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2024 - 2025 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2024 - 2025 Cowley College Academic Catalog

Current Academic Year


Cowley College develops an academic schedule of course offerings for Fall, Spring and Summer terms that ensure program and degree requirements are available to students, as well as meeting minimum class time requirements.

Courses are associated with one of the semester terms within an Academic Year. Full semester courses normally run for the duration of 16 weeks in the Fall and Spring terms, and eight weeks in the Summer term. Within each semester, designated “sub-terms” with pre-determined dates may exist (e.g. first and second eight weeks) however, courses may also fall in a shorter or longer session with variable start and end dates. Some program courses may cross over into an additional semester term, yet on the transcript are designated as associated with only one semester.

Cowley College offers a Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer Semester. A Winter session between the Fall and Spring Semesters also may be scheduled that is tied to the Fall semester, as well as a Spring Post session between Spring and Summer semesters that is tied to the Spring Semester.

Typically, enrollment for Fall Semester and Summer Session opens in late March, and enrollment for Spring Semester opens in late October.

Below is a high-level view of the Academic Calendar for the Academic Year. Visit the Cowley College Events page for a detailed listing of weekly and monthly events.

Academic Year 2023-2024

(Cowley offices closed on Fridays in June and July)

May 29 Memorial Day Holiday
June 5 - June 30 4-week Summer Session
June 5 - July 28 8-week Summer session
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday
July 4 Holiday Observed

FALL 2023

August 8 New Faculty Orientation
August 9 Faculty Report for Duty 
August 11 Welcome Day in-service 
August 12 Dorm Storm Move-in day
August 14 New student orientation
August 15 Fall Semester Begins
August 21 Online full semester classes begin
September 4 Labor Day Holiday
October 13 First 8 week Session Ends
October 16 Second 8 week Session Begins
October 27 Fall Break (No Classes & Offices closed)
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Break
December 11-15 Final Exams 
December 18 Final Grades Due
December 22 Offices Close -Start of Winter Break
December 22 - January 2 Winter Break (Offices closed)
December 15 - January 12              Winter (Post-Session)


January 3                                                                   Offices Re-open 
January 10 Faculty Report for Duty 
January 12 Spring semester in-service 
January 15 MLK Jr. Day Holiday - College Closed
January 16 Spring Semester & Online Begins (Some Monday Night classes could begin Jan. 15)
March 8 First 8 week Session Ends
March 11 - 15 Student Spring Break (College Closed March 11-15)
March 18 Second 8 week Session Begins
May 4 Commencement (Faculty Work day) 
May 6 - 10 Final Exams
May 13 Final Grades Due
May 13 Full Time Faculty Last Day/Checkout

(Offices will be closed on Fridays in June and July)

May 27                                Memorial Day Holiday
June 3 - June 27 4-week Summer Session (1st 4 weeks)
June 3 - July 25 8-Week Summer Session
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday
July 4 Holiday