Fall Semester 2025

Academic & Planning Calendar

New Student Orientation beginsWednesday, Aug. 20, 2025
First-year schedule changes beginsFriday, Aug. 22, 2025
ConvocationSunday, Aug. 24, 2025
CLASSES BEGINMonday, Aug. 25, 2025
Last day to clear holds/enroll without dean's permissionFriday, Aug. 29, 2025
Last day to drop/add (two-week period)Friday, Sept. 5, 2025
Labor Day (classes in session)Monday, Sept. 1, 2025
Applications for January master's graduates dueMonday, Sept. 8, 2025
Homecoming & Family WeekendFriday, Sept. 19, 2025 - Sunday, Sept. 21, 2025
Last Day for four-week withdrawalFriday, Sept. 19, 2025
Fall Break Monday, Oct. 13, 2025 and Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2025
Mid-semester GRADES DUEWednesday, Oct. 15, 2025
Advising for Spring 2026 beginsMonday, Oct. 27, 2025
Registration for Spring 2026 beginsMonday, Nov. 3, 2025
Last day for 10-week withdrawalTuesday, Nov. 4, 2025
Thanksgiving recess begins at 5 p.m.Friday, Nov. 21, 2025
Thanksgiving recess ends at 8 a.m.Monday, Dec. 1, 2025
CLASSES ENDTuesday, Dec. 9, 2025
Last day to submit master's thesis to Graduate Studies for format approvalTuesday, Dec. 9, 2025
Reading period beginsWednesday, Dec. 10, 2025
Final examinations beginThursday,  Dec. 11, 2025
Final examinations/reading period endThursday, Dec. 18, 2025
Completed master's thesis submitted via myBucknellThursday, Dec. 18, 2025
GRADES DUEMonday, Dec. 22, 2025
January graduation (no ceremony)Thursday, Jan. 15, 2026