Establishment of the academic calendar for the University of Wisconsin-Madison falls within the authority of the faculty as set forth in Faculty Policies and Procedures. Construction of the academic calendar is subject to various rules and guidelines prescribed by the Board of Regents, the Faculty Senate and State of Wisconsin legislation. Approximately every five years, the Faculty Senate approves a new academic calendar which spans a future five-year period. For specific questions about the governing rules and guidelines, call (608) 262-3958 or e-mail us.
To view the academic calendar for a particular semester, select the semester from the drop-down list below and click 'Go'. Printable versions for the five-year periods 2011-2016 and 2016-2021 are also available in .pdf format.
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