Academic Calendar

Enactment & Revision History: 

Became a University of Oregon policy by operation of law on July 1, 2014. 

Former OUS Internal Management Directive 2.025.


The regular academic calendar of the System shall consist of fall, winter, and spring terms, and a summer session.

After consultation with interinstitutional councils, as appropriate, the Chancellor’s Office will set standard dates for the starting and ending of instruction for fall, winter, and spring terms, in order to facilitate interinstitutional curricular collaboration, articulation, and student access.

A rolling five-year System academic calendar will be published annually.

Within the framework of the regular academic calendar, institutions are encouraged to offer alternative course formats and schedules to ensure greater curricular access and flexibility to constituents whose personal and/or professional commitments might preclude access to the traditional academic schedule.

Responsible Office: 

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost at

Original Source: 
Internal Management Directive