UW Madison Academic Calendar – See the official University of Wisconsin–Madison academic calendar showing important dates, academic events, and deadlines.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW, UW-Madison, or simply Madison) is a public land-grant research university in Madison, Wisconsin. UW-Madison is the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System and the official state university of Wisconsin. It was established when Wisconsin became a state in 1848. It was the first public university of Wisconsin and is still the oldest and largest public university in the state. It was later designated as a land-grant institution in 1866.
The main campus is 933 acres (378 ha) and includes four National Historic Landmarks on the shores of Lake Mendota. The university also owns and operates the 1,200-acre (486 ha) Madison Arboretum, which is located 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the main campus.
The UW Madison Academic Calendar 2022-2023 contains all the important dates and deadlines you’ll need as a student. The University of Wisconsin-Madison uses a semester system. Most classes are available during the 15-week Fall and Spring semesters, known as the A1 or Regular session. Other classes may last fewer weeks, begin on a different week, or have different deadlines.
In this guide, you’ll find a list of helpful and important dates to look out for in the 2023-2024 academic calendar years.
Madison Academic Calendar: Fall Session 2023-2024
- August 21, 2023: Faculty Contract Year Begins
- September 4, 2023: Labor Day Holiday – No Classes
- September 6, 2023: First Day of Classes – Instruction Begins
- November 23-26, 2023: Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
- December 13, 2023: Last Day of Classes
- December 14, 2023: Study Day – No Classes
- December 15, 2023: First Day of Final Exams
- December 21, 2023: Last Day of Final Exams
- December 17, 2023: Commencement Ceremony
- December 24, 2023: Grading Deadline for Faculty to Submit Final Grades
UW Madison Academic Calendar: Spring Session 2023-2024
- January 15, 2024: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday – No Classes
- January 23, 2024: First Day of Classes – Instruction Begins
- March 23-31, 2024: Spring Break – No Classes
- April 1, 2024: Classes Resume after Spring Break
- May 3, 2024: Last Day of Classes
- May 4, 2024: Study Day – No Classes
- May 5, 2024: First Day of Final Exams
- May 10, 2024: Last Day of Final Exams
- May 10-12, 2024: Commencement Weekend
- May 13, 2024: Grading Deadline for Faculty to Submit Final Grades
- May 19, 2024: Faculty Contract Year Ends
UW Madison Academic Calendar: SUMMER SESSIONS 2023-2024
- May 27, 2024: Memorial Day Holiday – No Classes
- May 28 – June 16, 2024: Three-Week Summer Session
- May 20 – June 16, 2024: Four-Week Summer Session
- June 17 – August 11, 2024: Eight-Week Summer Session
- July 4, 2024: Independence Day Holiday – No Classes
- August 14, 2024: Grading Deadline for Faculty to Submit Final Grades for Eight-Week Summer Session