2017-18 Calendar

Biola University operates on three 14-16 week academic terms with classes meeting for either the full term or in 7-week sessions (session A & B dates listed below) within the term. On-campus undergraduate programs follow the semester schedule which operates during Fall and Spring terms with an optional Summer term. Trimester programs operate during Fall, Spring, and a mandatory Summer term.

The following programs adhere to the trimester schedule:

Graduate

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Undergraduate Online Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biblical Ministries
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Fall 2017
EventDay(s) of the weekDate
Enrollment and payment for Fall 2017 term Wednesday - TuesdayJune 21 - August 15
Full term & Session A classes begin; ConvocationMondayAugust 28
Labor Day holiday (university closed)MondaySeptember 4
Last day to add full term & Session A classes; last day to complete late enrollment and payment MondaySeptember 4
Last day to withdraw from Session A classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a Session A classSundaySeptember 24
Torrey Memorial Bible ConferenceWednesday - FridayOctober 11 - 13
Session A endsSaturdayOctober 14
Break for Trimester Students Only (See programs listed above)Sunday - SundayOctober 15 - 22
Academic Advising for Spring 2018 termMonday - FridayOctober 16 - November 3
Last day to withdraw from full term classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a full term class SundayOctober 22
Session B beginsMondayOctober 23
Last day to add Session B classesSundayOctober 29
Registration for Spring 2018 termMonday - MondayNovember 6 - January 15
Last day to withdraw from Session B classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a Session B classSundayNovember 19
Thanksgiving holiday (university closed Nov. 23-26)Wednesday - SundayNovember 22 - 26
Final exam weekMonday - FridayDecember 11 - 15
Fall CommencementFridayDecember 15
Payment due for Spring 2018 termFridayDecember 15
Full term & Session B classes end; Fall degree conferral dateSaturdayDecember 16
Christmas/New Year's holiday (university closed)Friday - MondayDecember 22 - January 1
Grades dueTuesdayJanuary 2
Spring 2018
EventDay(s) of the weekDate
Full term & Session A classes beginMondayJanuary 8
ConvocationWednesdayJanuary 10
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (university closed)MondayJanuary 15
Last day to add full term & Session A classes; last day to complete late enrollment and payment MondayJanuary 15
Last day to withdraw from Session A classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a Session A classSundayFebruary 4
Session A endsSaturdayFebruary 24
Spring breakMonday - FridayFebruary 26 - March 2
Last day to withdraw from full term classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a full term classSundayMarch 4
Session B beginsMondayMarch 5
Academic Advising for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 termsMonday - FridayMarch 5 - 23
Last day to add Session B classesSundayMarch 11
Missions ConferenceWednesday - FridayMarch 14 - 16
Registration begins for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 termsMondayMarch 26
Good Friday holiday (university closed)FridayMarch 30
Last day to withdraw from Session B classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a Session B classSundayApril 1
Session B endsSaturdayApril 21
Final exam weekMonday - FridayApril 30 - May 4
Spring Commencement FridayMay 4
Full term classes end; Spring degree conferral date SaturdayMay 5
Summer 2018
EventDay(s) of the weekDate
Full term & Session A classes beginMondayMay 7
Spring grades dueFridayMay 11
Last day to add full term & Session A classesSundayMay 13
Memorial Day holiday (university closed)MondayMay 28
Last day to withdraw from Session A classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a Session A classSundayJune 3
Session A endsSaturdayJune 23
Last day to withdraw from full term classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a full term classSundayJuly 1
Session B beginsMondayJuly 2
Independence Day holiday (university closed)WednesdayJuly 4
Last day to add Session B classesSundayJuly 8
Last day to withdraw from Session B classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a Session B classSundayJuly 29
Full term & Session B classes end; Summer degree conferral dateSaturdayAugust 18
Summer grades dueFridayAugust 24