Calendars and Schedules

Loyola University Chicago's (Loyola Chicago) Academic calendar is structured using the policy established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). By adopting the ISO calendar standard, Loyola Chicago has added predictability and stability to its academic calendar, enabling schools and divisions to plan their courses and other collegiate activities well into upcoming school years. From year to year our terms and the breaks between the terms will always contain a predictable number of days. The ISO policy sets the first week of the calendar year as the week that contains a Thursday and the first week of a month as the week that also contains a Thursday.

By way of example, for the College of Arts and Sciences, the practical result of the adoption of this policy is that the Fall term (the beginning of the academic year) will always begin on the 4th Monday in August, the 35th week of the calendar year. It will always end on the Tuesday of the 51st week of the calendar year. The Spring term will always begin on the Monday of the 3rd week of the calendar year, ending on Tuesday of the 19th week. The Summer term will always begin on the Monday of the 21st week of the calendar year and end on Friday of the 32nd week.

Deadlines established by the Office of Registration and Records for the building of the course catalogue and for class scheduling utilize this structure. Additionally, Loyola’s student financial offices, i.e., the Bursar, rely on the predictability of this structure to set billing dates.

Colleges and Schools

Academic Semester Calendars

Examination Schedules

Current Course Offerings

Registration Access Schedule

Commencement Schedules

University Calendar

Graduation Application Deadlines

Registration Schedules, All Divisions

Class Holidays

Note: Loyola University Chicago reserves the right to cancel, modify or otherwise change the scheduling, credit or content of the courses, books used, fees charged, and regulations affecting students as announced in the class schedules.