English Language Institute

Academic Calendar

Current semester: Spring Term 2018 (University Term: 2184)

Intensive English Program

  • January 9-April 12, 2018
  • Application deadline is January 8, 2018 (for students who do not need an F-1 visa or for students interested in part-time study).
  • Dates for social and cultural activities in the ELI can be found on the Activities and Events Calendar

For deadlines and dates for other courses and programs, please visit that program's page.


Important Events and Holidays:

  • January 12: first day of ELI classes
  • January 15:  Martin Luther King Day holiday (university closed)
  • January 22:  Last day to withdraw from an ELI class and get a refund
  • March 5-9:  Spring Break for students (No ELI classes)
  • April 6, 9, 10: ELI Final Exams
  • April 12:  Last day of classes and ELI CLlosing Ceremony


Dates for Future Terms in the Intensive English Program


Duration of term

September 5 - December 7

January 9 - April 12 May 8 - August 2 

Application deadline for students needing an F-1 visa

(Applications are accepted until the date listed or until enrollment is full. Applications may be accepted after the deadline if space is available; however, submitting an application after the deadline may not allow enough time to obtain a visa in the applicant's country.)
July 31 November 30, 2017  March 31

Application deadline for part-time or non-F-1 visa students

(Applications are accepted until the date listed or until enrollment is full.)
September 1

January 5

 May 4

Placement test



Classes begin

September 5

September 6

September 6-7

September 8 

January 9

January 10

January 10-11

January 12

 May 8

 May 9

 May 9-10

 May 11


Oct. 9: Fall Break 

Nov. 22-24:  Thanksgiving 

January 15: Martin Luther King Day

March 5-9: Spring Break 

May 28: Memorial Day 

July 4: Independence Day 

Final Exams December 1-4-5  April 6-9-10 

July 27-30-31

Last Day of Classes and Closing Ceremony December 7 April 12 August 2