Academic Calendar

Our academic year is divided into three terms: Spring Term, Summer Term, and Fall Term. 

Beginning in summer 2022, we are testing a one-week summer break during the week of Mythmoot in June. This means the total length of the Summer Term is actually 13 weeks instead of the usual 12.

Signum Semester Breakdown

TermsTimeframe
SpringJanuary – April
SummerMay – July
FallAugust – November

Important Application & Registration Dates

2022

The following table provides dates for the 2022 calendar year. Note that these are not deadlines – please submit your application well in advance of the semester you wish to start your first M.A. class. We strive to process all applications in a timely manner; however, as the beginning of each semester nears, the Registrar Team can be very busy, and application processing may take longer.

DateDescription
Jan. 10, 2022Spring 2022 semester begins
Jan. 21, 2022Last day to enroll in classes for the Spring 2022 semester
March 15, 2022Thesis applications for Summer 2022 semester due
May 2, 2022Summer 2022 semester begins
May 13, 2022Last day to enroll in classes for the Summer 2022 semester
July 15, 2022Thesis applications for Fall 2022 semester due
Aug. 29, 2022Fall 2022 semester begins
Sept. 9, 2022Last day to enroll in classes for the Fall 2022 semester
Nov. 15, 2022Thesis applications for Spring 2023 semester due

2023

The following table provides dates for the 2023 calendar year. Note that these are not deadlines – please submit your application well in advance of the semester you wish to start your first M.A. class. We strive to process all applications in a timely manner; however, as the beginning of each semester nears, the Registrar Team can be very busy, and application processing may take longer.

DateDescription
Jan. 16, 2023Spring 2023 semester begins
Jan. 27, 2023Last day to enroll in classes for the Spring 2023 semester
March 15, 2023Thesis applications for Summer 2023 semester due
May 1, 2023Summer 2023 semester begins
May 12, 2023Last day to enroll in classes for the Summer 2023 semester
July 15, 2023Thesis applications for Fall 2023 semester due
Aug. 28, 2023Fall 2023 semester begins
Sept. 8, 2023Last day to enroll in classes for the Fall 2023 semester
Nov. 15, 2023Thesis applications for Spring 2024 semester due

2024

The following table provides dates for the 2024 calendar year. Note that these are not deadlines – please submit your application well in advance of the semester you wish to start your first M.A. class. We strive to process all applications in a timely manner; however, as the beginning of each semester nears, the Registrar Team can be very busy, and application processing may take longer.

DateDescription
Jan. 15, 2024Spring 2024 semester begins
Jan. 26, 2024Last day to enroll in classes for the Spring 2024 semester
March 15, 2024Thesis applications for Summer 2024 semester due
April 29, 2024Summer 2024 semester begins
May 10, 2024Last day to enroll in classes for the Summer 2024 semester
July 15, 2024Thesis applications for Fall 2024 semester due
Aug. 26, 2024Fall 2024 semester begins
Sept. 6, 2024Last day to enroll in classes for the Fall 2024 semester
Nov. 15, 2024Thesis applications for Spring 2025 semester due

Upcoming courses are available in our course catalog. Potential future courses are listed on our Upcoming Courses page.