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Strayer University Academic Calendar

Student-Friendly Schedules

Quarter System

At Strayer University, we understand a big concern for students going back to school is whether or not they have the time for it. We use a quarterly system to help you better incorporate our academic calendar into your busy everyday life—and even get through school faster. The majority of our classes are 11 weeks long, which means a more manageable workload.

2019 Academic Calendar

Winter 2019 Quarter
Winter Quarter BeginsWednesday, January 2
Add/Drop PeriodWednesday, January 2 - Monday, January 7
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (University Closed)Monday, January 21
Financial Aid Census Date*Tuesday, January 22
Last Day to Drop without Academic PenaltyFriday, February 15
Winter Quarter EndsMonday, March 18
Mini-Session IWednesday, January 2 - Monday, February 4
Mini-Session IIMonday, February 11- Monday, March 18


Spring 2019 Quarter
Spring Quarter BeginsMonday, April 1
Add/Drop PeriodMonday, April 1 - Monday, April 8
Easter (University Closed)Saturday, April 20 - Sunday, April 21
Financial Aid Census Date*Monday, April 22
Last Day to Drop without Academic PenaltyFriday, May 17
Memorial Day (University Closed)Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27
Spring Quarter EndsMonday, June 17
Mini-Session IMonday, April 1 - Monday, May 6
Mini-Session IIMonday, May 13 - Monday, June 17


Summer 2019 Quarter
Summer Quarter BeginsMonday, July 1
Independence Day Holiday (University Closed)Thursday, July 4
Add/Drop PeriodMonday, July 1 - Monday, July 8
Financial Aid Census Date*Monday, July 22
Last Day to Drop without Academic PenaltyFriday, August 16
Labor Day (University Closed)Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2
Summer Quarter EndsMonday, September 16
Mini-Session IMonday, July 1- Monday, August 5
Mini-Session IIMonday, August 12 - Monday, September 16


Fall 2019 Quarter
Fall Quarter BeginsTuesday, October 1
Add/Drop PeriodTuesday, October 1 - Monday, October 7
Financial Aid Census Date*Monday, October 21
Veteran's Day (No Classes - University Observed)Monday, November 11
Last Day to Drop without Academic PenaltyFriday, November 15
Thanksgiving (University Closed)Thursday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1
Fall Quarter EndsMonday, December 16
Mini-Session ITuesday, October 1 - Monday, November 4
Mini-Session IITuesday, November 12 - Monday, December 16

*The census date is the date the university uses to determine enrollment status when either recalculating federal Pell grant awards or assessing satisfactory academic progress (SAP).

NOTE: Columbus Day and President's Day are not Strayer University holidays.

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