The Academic Year and Calendar

To facilitate systemwide planning efforts for the University of Wisconsin System, this at-a-glance compilation of calendars by academic year and term is published.

For more detailed information, view the current UW Academic Calendar for a specific university.

The regular academic year covers a full nine-month period which is the basis for academic year appointments. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents’ policy guidelines permit the universities to vary the academic calendar within the nine-month period.

The Chancellor of each university, in consultation with their faculty, determines the primary divisions of the academic year calendar. 

Read the academic year and calendar policy