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Office of Academic Affairs

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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We designed our 3-3 academic calendar to give our students both depth and flexibility in their academic pursuits.

In each of our three 10-week terms students take only three courses (hence the 3-3), giving them time and energy for a deeper level of study than what is often possible with a semester schedule. Each course is the equivalent of a semester's worth of work. Faculty members teach only two courses each term, giving them more time for one-on-one mentoring.

The long break between the fall and winter terms lets students engage in career and graduate school exploration, pursue an independent research project, take advantage of an internship, or pursue one of our off-campus study opportunities.

2020-21 Academic Calendar Key Dates

Fall Term 2020

September 10-13—New student arrival and orientation begins

September 14—Classes begin

November 20-22—Final exams

Winter Term 2021

January 4—Classes begin

March 19-20—Final exams

Spring Term 2021

March 24—Classes begin

May 31-June 1—Final exams

June 5—Commencement (June 6 - Severe Weather Contingency Date)

View the complete 2020-21 Academic Calendar. 

2021-22 Academic Calendar Key Dates

Fall Term 2021

September 9—New student orientation begins 

September 13—Classes begin

November 19-21—Final exams

Winter Term 2022

January 3—Classes begin

March 11-13—Final exams

Spring Term 2022

March 23—Classes begin

May 29-31—Final exams

June 5—Commencement

View the complete 2021-22 Academic Calendar.

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