ECC Academic Calendar 2023/2024

ECC Academic Calendar – Elgin Community College (ECC) has been serving the educational needs of District 509 in northern Illinois since 1949. Originally founded as Elgin Junior College, ECC was a two-year community college to provide affordable and accessible higher education opportunities in the local area. Over the past 75 years, ECC has grown tremendously and now offers over 90 degree and certification programs across various disciplines like health sciences, business, liberal arts, STEM fields, and career & technical programs.

The Higher Learning Commission accredits the college and serves over 20,000 credit and non-credit students annually. ECC has two campuses—a 150-acre main campus in Elgin and a satellite campus in Hanover Park. Additional courses are offered online and at various off-campus sites. ECC promotes excellence in teaching and student success through academic support services, honors programs, technical training, community education classes, and more.

The 2023-2024 Academic Calendar outlines important dates and deadlines for the upcoming school year at ECC. This includes registration dates, class start and end dates, holidays, final exam periods, graduation, and more. This calendar will help students stay on track as they pursue their studies. Key highlights and events are noted to assist with planning.


Beginning Fri., June 2, and ending Sun., Aug. 6, all general use facilities will be closed Fridays through Sundays. The University
& Business Center, Early Childhood Lab School, Events Center, and Visual & Performing Arts Center will be open as scheduled.
Sat., May 27 – Mon., May 29: All Facilities Closed: Memorial Day Weekend
Mon., June 5: Summer Session I Begins
Mon., June 12: Summer Session II Begins
Mon., June 19: All Facilities Closed: Juneteenth Observed
Tue., July 4: All Facilities Closed: Independence Day
Mon., July 10: Summer Session III Begins
Thurs., Aug. 10: End of Summer Session Classes
Note: Summer session grades are due by 4 pm the Monday following the last day of class.


Tues., Aug. 15 – Wed., Aug. 16: New Full-Time Faculty Orientation
Thurs., Aug. 17: College Convocation
Fri., Aug. 18: New Student Convocation
Mon., Aug. 21: Fall Semester Begins
Sat., Sept. 2 – Mon., Sept. 4: All Facilities Closed: Labor Day (No Classes Labor Day Weekend)
Mon., Sept. 25: 12-Week Fall Session Begins
Mon., Oct. 16: 2nd 8-Week Fall Session Begins
5:00 pm Wed., Nov. 22 – Sun., Nov. 26: All Facilities Closed: Thanksgiving Recess
Thurs., Dec. 14: Fall Semester Classes End
Fri., Dec. 15: Grading Day/Semester Ends
Sat., Dec. 16: Graduation
Mon., Dec. 18: Grades due by 4 pm
5:00 pm Thurs., Dec. 21 – Mon., Jan. 1: All Facilities Closed: Winter Recess


Tues., Jan. 2: Offices Reopen
Tues., Jan. 9 – Wed., Jan. 10: New Full-Time Faculty Orientation
Thurs., Jan. 11: College Convocation
Fri., Jan. 12: New Student Convocation
Mon., Jan. 15: All Facilities Closed: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tues., Jan. 16: Spring Semester Begins
Mon., Feb. 19: All Facilities Closed: Presidents’ Day
Tues., Feb. 20: 12-Week Spring Session Begins
Mon., Mar. 11: 2nd 8-Week Spring Session Begins
Mon., Mar. 25 – Sun., Mar. 31: All Facilities Closed: Spring Recess
Wed., May 15: Spring Semester Classes End
Thurs., May 16: Grading Day/Semester Ends
Fri., May 17: High School Equivalency Graduation Ceremony
Sat., May 18: Graduation
Mon., May 20: Grades due by 4:00 pm
Mon., May 27: All Facilities Closed: Memorial Day


The Elgin Community College Academic Calendar provides an important planning resource for students, faculty, staff and the community. Following its timeline helps ensure classes, programs, and services run smoothly. Key dates connecting the fall, spring and summer terms provide the framework for the academic year. It notes important academic deadlines like withdrawals, final exam periods, and grade submissions along with details on registration for returning students and new applicants. College closures and holidays are indicated as well. Using and referencing the calendar regularly will help students stay organized, meet critical deadlines, and achieve their educational goals on schedule during the 2023-2024 school year. With strong commitment and utilizing resources like the calendar, ECC will continue serving District 509 for years to come.

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