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2023-2024 Academic Year

Fall 2023

Session 1

August 21 - October 13

IEP arrival for students is August 14

New Student Orientation is August 16

No Class Days: September 4 (Labor Day-University Closed)

Fall Break: October 9-10 (no classes)

Final Exams: October 11, 12, 13

Fall 2023

Session 2

October 18 - December 15

IEP arrival for students is October 11

New Student Orientation is October 12

No Class Days: November 22, 23, 24 (Thanksgiving Break-University Closed) 

Final Exams: December 13, 14, 15

Winter Recess: December 22 - January 2 (University Closed)

Spring 2024

Session 1

January 8 - March 1

IEP arrival for students is January 3

New Student Orientation is January 4

No Class Days: January 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr Day)

Final Exams: February 28, 29 and March 1

Spring Break: March 4-8 (no classes)

Spring 2024

Session 2

March 11 - May 3

IEP arrival for students is March 5

New Student Orientation is March 6

No Class Days: March 29 (Good Friday-University Closed)

Final Exams: May 1, 2, 3

Summer 2024


May 13 - July 5

IEP arrival for students is May 7

New Student Orientation is May 8

No Class Days: May 27 (Memorial Day), June 19 (Juneteenth), and July 4 (Independence Day) University Closed all days

Final Exams:  July 2, 3, 5


Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend all their classes as assigned in their schedules. At the beginning of each session, students sign the attendance policy which informs the students of the requirements and expectations. The attendance policy will also be described in each instructor's syllabus.

Attendance is crucial in order to improve language skills and maintain legal status while in the U.S. 

Appropriate measures will take place if a student is absent a certain percentage of the classes. A meeting with the director of the Intensive English Program and/or the Assistant Provost will be arranged for individual counseling to address attendance, immigration as it relates to attendance and other issues that may arise.


Please refer to the USI Academic calendar and refund policy link for more information.