NMU Academic Calendar 2023-2024

NMU Academic Calendar The following academic calendars outline important dates for Northern Michigan University’s 2023-2024 school year, spanning the Fall 2023, Winter 2024, and Summer 2024 semesters. These carefully planned calendars provide students, faculty, and staff with the key deadlines, breaks, and events that structure each term at NMU.

Following each semester’s official first day of classes, the calendars highlight holidays and recesses during which classes will not meet. Final exam periods, end-of-term commencement ceremonies, and faculty grade deadlines punctuate the conclusion of every semester. Additional dates of note include midsemester recesses, Session II start dates during summer terms, and other university closures.

These NMU academic calendars reflect a thoughtful organization of the school year. They balance meaningful blocks of engaged classroom learning with timely breaks for rest and renewal. The calendars demarcate focused terms for students while allowing faculty needed time for assessment and planning. Clear semester bookends aid multiple university operations from scheduling and housing to grading and staffing.

NMU Academic Calendar 2023-2024:

Fall Semester 2023

  • August 28, Monday – First official day of classes
  • September 4, Monday – Labor Day observance—no classes
  • November 18, Saturday – Thanksgiving recess begins at 5 p.m.
  • November 27, Monday – Classes resume
  • December 9, Saturday – Last day of classes
  • December 11-16, Monday-Saturday – Examination period
  • December 16, Saturday – Commencement
  • December 19, Tuesday – Final grades due from faculty

Winter Semester 2024

  • January 15, Monday – Martin Luther King Day observance—no classes
  • January 16, Tuesday – First official day of classes
  • March 2, Saturday – Midsemester recess begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • March 11, Monday – Classes resume
  • April 27, Saturday – Last day of classes
  • April 29 – May 4, Monday-Saturday – Examination period
  • May 4, Saturday – Commencement
  • May 7, Tuesday – Final grades due from faculty

Summer Semester 2024

  • May 20, Monday – First official day of classes
  • May 27, Monday – Memorial Day observance—no classes
  • July 1, Monday – First official day of Session II classes
  • July 4, Thursday – Independence Day observance – no classes
  • August 10, Saturday – Last day of classes
  • August 13, Tuesday – Final grades due from faculty


In all, these Northern Michigan University academic calendars demonstrate the institution’s commitment to providing transformative educational experiences. They outline coherent fall, winter, and summer semesters valued by Wildcats across campus. The calendars reflect NMU’s dedication to its mission of supporting student growth and vitality.

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