Dates and Deadlines


(8-WEEK SESSIONS) JIU's Academic Calendar is continuous for all degrees. Students typically take one to two courses every eight week term and move to the next course in the program sequence without a break. For start dates and other calendar information:

The JIU Administrative Offices are closed on the following major holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

When a major holiday occurs on a Saturday, the deadline for that date is generally deferred to the next day.

For more information on JIU Policies and Procedures, click here for the Student Handbook.