Academic calendar

Undergraduate courses and most graduate courses and certificate programs at Saint Martin's main campus in Lacey are offered on a 16-week semester calendar, including fall, spring and summer. Graduate courses in accounting and business are offered in five eight-week sessions per year with some classes on the semester schedule. Courses at Saint Martin's JBLM campus are offered in 8-week sessions: two sessions in fall, two sessions in spring and one session in summer. Check Self-Service to confirm when a program's courses are being offered.

Note: All dates are subject to change.

*Adjusted for holiday

What is Self-Service?

Self-service is the online portal you will use to:

  • View degree requirements
  • View and register for classes
  • Review grades and financial balance

SELF-SERVICE

2022-2023

Main, 04, STAR (16 week) 

Event Date
Faculty and student convocation  Aug. 26
Residence halls open for first year students  Aug. 26
Residence halls open for upper class students  Aug. 27-28
Lacey campus fall semester class begins  Aug. 29
Add deadline  Sept. 2
Labor Day (holiday) Sept. 5

Mass of the Holy Spirit & Presidential Inaugural Community Events (no classes) with exception to:

*Nursing students with clinical assignments MUST still attend in order to successfully completed required hours.

*Graduate courses and courses that meet once a week, cancellation will be determined by individual instructors.

Sept. 8
Drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
Sept. 9
Mid-term grades due to registrar  Oct. 24
Fall break (Lacey 16 week sessions only)  Oct. 24-25 
Advising Day; no Lacey classes 
Students encouraged to schedule meeting with advisors 
Nov. 2 
Saint Martin's Day/Veteran's Day (holiday)  Nov. 11
Priority registration for spring 2023 begins  Nov. 14
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  Nov. 18 
Thanksgiving recess; no Lacey classes (University open)  Nov. 23 
Thanksgiving recess (holiday)  Nov. 24-25 
Study Week - no University-sponsored social or club activities  Dec. 5-8 
Last day of classes  Dec. 8 
Saint Thomas Aquinas Study Day (no classes)  Dec. 9
Semester final exams  Dec. 12-16
Conferral date for fall graduates  Dec. 17
Final grades due to registrar  Dec.20

Sessions 01, 08, 10 (eight week)

Event  Date
Classes begin  Aug. 29 
Labor Day (holiday)  Sept. 5 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
Sept. 6* 

Mass of the Holy Spirit & Presidential Inaugural Community Events (no classes) with exception to:

*Nursing students with clinical assignments MUST still attend in order to successfully completed required hours.

*Graduate courses and courses that meet once a week, cancellation will be determined by individual instructors.

Sept.8
Mid-term grades due to registrar  Sept. 26 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  Oct. 7 
Indigenous Peoples' Day (JBLM campus closed; Lacey open)  Oct. 10 
Last day of classes   Oct. 22 
Final grades due to registrar  Oct. 25 

Sessions 02, 09, 11 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin  Oct. 24 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
Oct. 31 
Saint Martin's Day/Veteran's Day (holiday)  Nov. 11 
Priority registration for spring 2023 begins  Nov. 14 
Mid-term grades due to registrar  Nov. 21 
Thanksgiving recess 
Lacey campus only (no classes; University open) 
JBLM classes meet 
Nov. 23 
Thanksgiving recess (holiday)  Nov. 24-25 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  Dec. 2* 
Last day of classes  Dec. 17 
Final grades due to registrar  Dec. 20 

Main, 04, STAR (16 week) 

Event Date
Residence halls open  Jan. 7 
Classes begin  Jan. 9 
Add deadline  Jan. 13 
Martin Luther King Day (holiday)  Jan. 16 
Drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
Jan. 20 
Presidents Day (holiday)  Feb. 20 
Mid-semester break  March 6-10 
Mid-term grades due to registrar  March 6 
Saint Benedict's Day (holiday) March 21 
Advising Day (No Lacey courses meet)  March 23 
Priority registration begins for summer/fall 2023  April 3 
Good Friday (holiday)  April 7 
Easter Monday (holiday)  April 10 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)   April 11* 
Study Week 
No University-sponsored social or club activities 
April 24-27
Honors Convocation and Scholars Day  April 25 
Senior Commencement Fair  April 27 
Saint Thomas Aquinas Study Day  
No Lacey campus classes 
April 28 
Final examinations  May 1-5 
Chancellor's Baccalaureate Mass & Hooding Ceremony  May 5 
Commencement - fall 2022, spring 2023 and summer 2023 candidates  May 6 
Final grades due to registrar  May 9 

Sessions 01, 08 and 10 (eight week) 

Event Date
Classes begin  Jan. 9 
Martin Luther King Day (holiday)  Jan. 16 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
Jan.17* 
Mid-term grades due to registrar  Feb. 6 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  Feb. 17 
Presidents Day (holiday)  Feb. 20 
Last day of classes  March 4 
Final grades due to registrar  March 6 

Sessions 02, 09 and 11 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin  March 13 
Saint Benedict's Day (holiday)  March 21 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
March 20
Priority registration begins for summer/fall 2023  April 3
Good Friday  
No Lacey campus classes 
JBLM classes meet 
April 7 
Easter Monday  
No Lacey campus classes 
JBLM classes meet
 
April 10
Midterm grades due to registrar  April 11 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  April 21
Honors Convocation and Scholars Day  April 25 
Senior Commencement Fair  April 27 
Chancellor's Baccalaureate Mass & Hooding Ceremony  May 5
Last day of classes  May 6 
Main campus Commencement  May 6
Final grades due to registrar  May 9 

 *Adjusted for Holiday 

Calendar is subject to change 

Main session (12 weeks) 

Event Date
Classes begin  May 15 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting du
May 22 
Memorial Day (holiday)  May 29
Juneteenth (holiday)  June 19 
Midterm grades due to registrar  June 26 
Independence Day (holiday)  July 4
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  July 14
Summer main session ends  Aug. 5
Final grades due to registrar  Aug. 8 
Conferral date for summer graduates  Aug. 19 

Session 01 (six weeks) 

Event Date
Classes begin  May 15 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
May 16 
Memorial Day (holiday)  May 29 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  June 14
Juneteenth (holiday)  June 19 
Summer 01 session ends  June 24 
Final grades due to registrar  June 27 

Session 02 (six weeks) 

Event Date
Independence Day observed (holiday)  July 4 
Classes begin  July 5 * 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
July 6 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  Aug. 2 
Summer session 02 ends  Aug. 12 
Final grades due to registrar  Aug. 15 
Conferral date (summer graduates)  Aug. 19 

Sessions 05 and 07 (eight weeks) 

Event Date
Classes begin  May 15 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
May 22 
Memorial Day (holiday)  May 29 
Midterm grades due to registrar  June 12 
Juneteenth (holiday)  June 19 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  June 23 
Independence Day observed (holiday)  July 4 
Summer sessions 05 and 07 end  July 8
Final grades due to registrar  July 11 

Session 08 (eight weeks) 

Events Dates
Classes begin  May 8 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
May 15
Midterm grades due to registrar  June 5 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  June 16 
Juneteenth (holiday)  June 19 
Summer session 08 ends  July 1 
Independence Day observed (holiday)  July 4
Final grades due to registrar  July 5 

STAR session (eight weeks) 

Event Date
Classes begin  June 26 
Independence Day observed (holiday)  July 4 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
July 6* 
Midterm grades due to registrar  July 24 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  Aug. 4 
STAR session ends  Aug. 19 
Conferral date for summer graduates  Aug. 19 
Final grades due to registrar  Aug. 22 

Session 09 (seven weeks) 

Event Date
Independence Day observed (holiday)  July 4 
Classes begin  July 5* 
Add/drop deadline (no notation) 
Attendance accounting due 
July 10 
Midterm grades due to registrar  July 31 
Last day for withdrawal (W grade)  Aug. 11 
Summer session 09 ends  Aug. 19 
Conferral date for summer graduates  Aug. 19 
Final grades due to registrar  Aug. 22 

*Adjusted for Holiday 

Calendar is subject to change 

2021-2022

Main, 04, STAR (16 week)

Event Date
Faculty and student convocation Aug. 27
Residence halls open for first year students Aug. 27
Residence halls open for upper class students Aug. 28-29
Lacey campus fall semester class begins Aug. 30
Mass of the Holy Spirit (Lacey - no classes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9
Add deadline Sept. 3
Labor Day (holiday) Sept. 6
Drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Sept. 10
Mid-term grades due to registrar Oct. 25
Fall break (Lacey 16 week sessions only) Oct. 25-26
Advising Day; no Lacey classes
Students encouraged to schedule meeting with advisors
Nov. 3
Saint Martin's Day/Veteran's Day (holiday) Nov. 11
Priority registration for spring 2022 begins Nov. 15
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Nov. 19
Thanksgiving recess; no Lacey classes (University open) Nov. 24
Thanksgiving recess (holiday) Nov. 25-26
Study Week - no University-sponsored social or club activities Dec. 6-9
Last day of classes Dec. 9
Saint Thomas Aquinas Study Day (no classes) Dec. 10
Semester final exams Dec. 13-17
Conferral date for fall graduates Dec. 18
Final grades due to registrar Dec. 21

Sessions 01, 08, 10 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin Aug. 30
Labor Day (holiday) Sept. 6
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Sept. 7*
Mid-term grades due to registrar Sept. 27
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Oct. 8
Indigenous Peoples' Day (JBLM campus closed; Lacey open) Oct. 11
Last day of classes  Oct. 23
Final grades due to registrar Oct. 26

Sessions 02, 09, 11 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin Oct. 25
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Nov. 1
Saint Martin's Day/Veteran's Day (holiday) Nov. 11
Priority registration for spring 2022 begins Nov. 15
Mid-term grades due to registrar Nov. 22
Thanksgiving recess
Lacey campus only (no classes; University open)
JBLM classes meet
Nov. 24
Thanksgiving recess (holiday) Nov. 25-26
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Dec. 3*
Last day of classes Dec. 18
Final grades due to registrar Dec. 21

Main, 04, STAR (16 week)

Event Date
Residence halls open Jan. 8
Classes begin Jan. 10
Add deadline Jan. 14
Martin Luther King Day (holiday) Jan. 17
Drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Jan. 21
Presidents Day (holiday) Feb. 21
Mid-semester break March 7-11
Mid-term grades due to registrar March 7
Saint Benedict's Day (holiday) March 21
Advising Day (No Lacey courses meet) March 24

Priority registration begins for summer/fall 2022

April 4

Last day for withdrawal (W grade)

April 8
Good Friday (holiday) April 15
Easter Monday (holiday) April 18
Study Week
No University-sponsored social or club activities
April 25-28
Honors Convocation and Scholars Day April 26
Senior Commencement Fair April 28
Saint Thomas Aquinas Study Day 
No Lacey campus classes
April 29
Final examinations May 2-6
Chancellor's Baccalaureate Mass & Hooding Ceremony May 6
Commencement - fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022 candidates May 7
Final grades due to registrar May 10

Sessions 01, 08 and 10 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin Jan. 10
Martin Luther King Day (holiday) Jan. 17
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Jan.18*
Mid-term grades due to registrar Feb. 7
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Feb. 18
Presidents Day (holiday) Feb. 21
Last day of classes March 5
Final grades due to registrar March 7

Sessions 02, 09 and 11 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin March 14
Saint Benedict's Day (holiday) March 21
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
March 22
Priority registration begins for summer/fall 2022 April 4

Midterm grades due to registrar

April 11

Good Friday 
No Lacey campus classes
JBLM classes meet
April 15
Easter Monday 
No Lacey campus classes
JBLM classes meet
April 18
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) April 22
Honors Convocation and Scholars Day April 26
Senior Commencement Fair April 28
Chancellor's Baccalaureate Mass & Hooding Ceremony May 6
Last day of classes May 7
Main campus Commencement May 7
Final grades due to registrar May 10

Main session (12 weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin May 16
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
May 23
Memorial Day (holiday) May 30
Juneteenth (holiday) June 20
Midterm grades due to registrar June 27
Independence Day (holiday) July 4
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) July 15
Summer main session ends Aug. 6
Final grades due to registrar Aug. 9
Conferral date for summer graduates Aug. 21

Session 01 (six weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin May 16
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
May 17
Memorial Day (holiday) May 30
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) June 15
Juneteenth (holiday) June 20
Summer 01 session ends June 25
Final grades due to registrar June 28

Session 02 (six weeks)

Event Date
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 4
Classes begin July 5
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
July 6
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Aug. 3
Summer session 02 ends Aug. 13
Final grades due to registrar Aug. 16
Conferral date (summer graduates) Aug. 21

Sessions 05 and 07 (eight weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin May 16
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
May 23
Memorial Day (holiday) May 30
Midterm grades due to registrar June 13
Juneteenth (holiday) June 20
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) June 24
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 4
Summer sessions 05 and 07 end July 9
Final grades due to registrar July 12

Session 08 (eight weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin May 9
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
May 16
Midterm grades due to registrar June 6
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) June 17
Juneteenth (holiday) June 20
Summer session 08 ends July 2
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 4
Final grades due to registrar July 5

STAR session (eight weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin June 27
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 4
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
July 5*
Midterm grades due to registrar July 25
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Aug. 5
STAR session ends Aug. 20
Conferral date for summer graduates Aug. 21
Final grades due to registrar Aug. 23

Session 09 (seven weeks)

Event Date
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 4
Classes begin July 5*
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
July 11
Midterm grades due to registrar Aug. 1
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Aug. 12
Summer session 09 ends Aug. 20
Conferral date for summer graduates Aug. 21
Final grades due to registrar Aug. 23

2020-2021

Main, 04, STAR (16 week)

Event Date
Faculty convocation Aug. 28
Residence halls open for first year students Aug. 27-28
Residence halls open for upper class students Aug. 29-30
Lacey campus fall semester class begins Aug. 31
Mass of the Holy Spirit (Lacey - no classes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 3
Labor Day (holiday) Sept. 7
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Sept. 11
Mid-term grades due to registrar Oct. 26
Fall break canceled - courses will be held Oct. 26-27
Advising week; classes meet
Students encouraged to schedule meeting with advisors
Nov. 2-6
Saint Martin's Day/Veteran's Day (holiday) Nov. 11
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Nov. 20
Priority registration for spring 2021 begins Nov. 23
Thanksgiving recess; no Lacey class (University open) Nov. 23-25
Thanksgiving recess (holiday) - extended Nov. 23-27
All classes move to online instruction for remainder of semester Nov. 30
Study Week Dec. 7-10
Saint Thomas Aquinas Study Day (no classes) Dec. 11
Semester final exams Dec. 14-17
Conferral date for fall graduates Dec. 19
Final grades due to registrar Dec. 21

Sessions 01, 08, 10 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin Aug. 31
Labor Day (holiday) Sept. 7
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Sept. 8*
Mid-term grades due to registrar Sept. 28
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Oct. 9
Indigenous Peoples' Day (JBLM campus closed; Lacey open) Oct. 12
Last day of classes  Oct. 24
Final grades due to registrar Oct. 26

Sessions 02, 09, 11 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin Oct. 26
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Nov. 2
Saint Martin's Day/Veteran's Day (holiday) Nov. 11
Priority registration for spring 2021 begins Nov. 23
Mid-term grades due to registrar Nov. 23
Thanksgiving recess
Lacey campus Session 1 only (no classes; University open)
JBLM classes and Sessions 2 & 11 meet
Nov. 23-25
Thanksgiving recess (holiday) Nov. 26-27
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Dec. 7*
Last day of classes Dec. 19
Final grades due to registrar Dec. 21

Main, 04, STAR (16 week)

Event Date
Residence halls open Jan. 16
Martin Luther King Day (holiday) Jan. 18
Classes begin Jan. 19
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Jan. 29
Presidents Day (holiday) Feb. 15
Mid-semester break March 8
Mid-term grades due to registrar March 15
Saint Benedict's Day March 21
Advising Days: classes meet
Students encouraged to schedule meeting with advisors
March 22-25
Advising Day (No Lacey courses meet) March 26
Good Friday (holiday) April 2
Easter Monday (holiday) April 5
Priority registration begins for summer/fall 2021 April 6
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) April 9
Study Week
No University-sponsored social or club activities
April 26-30
Honors Convocation and Scholars Day April 27
Senior Commencement Fair April 29
Saint Thomas Aquinas Study Day 
No Lacey campus classes
April 30
Final examinations May 3-6
Chancellor's Baccalaureate Mass & Hooding Ceremony May 7
Commencement - fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021 candidates May 8
Final grades due to registrar May 10

Sessions 01, 08 and 10 (eight week)

Event Date
Martin Luther King Day (holiday) Jan. 18
Classes begin Jan. 19
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
Jan. 26
Presidents Day (holiday) Feb. 15
Mid-term grades due to registrar Feb. 16
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Feb. 26
Last day of classes March 13
Final grades due to registrar March 15

Sessions 02, 09 and 11 (eight week)

Event Date
Classes begin March 15
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
March 22
Good Friday 
No Lacey campus classes
JBLM classes meet
April 2
Easter Monday 
No Lacey campus classes
JBLM classes meet
April 5
Priority registration begins for summer/fall 2021 April 6
Midterm grades due to registrar April 12
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) April 23
Honors Convocation and Scholars Day April 27
Senior Commencement Fair April 29
Chancellor's Baccalaureate Mass & Hooding Ceremony May 7
Last day of classes May 8
Main campus Commencement May 8
Final grades due to registrar May 10
JBLM Commencement June 4

Main session (12 weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin May 17
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
May 24
Memorial Day (holiday) May 31
Independence Day (holiday) July 4
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 5
Midterm grades due to registrar June 28
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) July 16
Summer main session ends Aug. 7
Final grades due to registrar Aug. 9
Conferral date for summer graduates Aug. 21

Session 01 (six weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin May 17
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
May 18
Memorial Day (holiday) May 31
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) June 16
Summer 01 session ends June 26
Final grades due to registrar June 28

Session 02 (six weeks)

Event Date
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 5
Classes begin July 6
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
July 7
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Aug. 4
Summer session 02 ends Aug. 14
Final grades due to registrar Aug. 16
Conferral date (summer graduates) Aug. 21

Sessions 05 and 07 (eight weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin May 17
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
May 24
Memorial Day (holiday) May 31
Midterm grades due to registrar June 14
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) June 25
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 5
Summer sessions 05 and 07 end July 10
Final grades due to registrar July 12

Session 08 (eight weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin May 10
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
May 17
Midterm grades due to registrar June 7
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) June 18
Summer session 08 ends July 3
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 5
Final grades due to registrar July 6

STAR session (eight weeks)

Event Date
Classes begin June 28
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 5
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
July 6*
Midterm grades due to registrar July 26
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Aug. 6
STAR session ends
Conferral date for summer graduates
Aug. 21
Final grades due to registrar Aug. 23

Session 09 (seven weeks)

Event Date
Independence Day observed (holiday) July 5
Classes begin July 6*
Add/drop deadline (no notation)
Attendance accounting due
July 12
Midterm grades due to registrar Aug. 2
Last day for withdrawal (W grade) Aug. 13
Summer session 09 ends
Conferral date for summer graduates
Aug. 21
Final grades due to registrar Aug. 23

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Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost oversees all academic programs and academic co-curricular activities; coordinates academic projects and events; recommends faculty sabbaticals, leaves, and advancement; supports faculty development; plans the academic budget; and works with deans, directors, and other University offices to ensure that academic excellence defines the teaching experience of faculty and the learning experience of students at Saint Martin’s University.

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The Office of the Registrar has many roles at the University, each designed to assist students as they pursue a lifetime of learning and accomplishment. Some of these roles include: registration functions (add/drop/withdrawals), transcript processing, enrollment verifications, VA certifications, and graduation processing and diplomas.

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