Elon university academic calendar 2023-24

Introduction to Elon University’s Academic Calendar 

Elon education will challenge students’ perspectives and prepare them to be global change activists. Immersive experiences are weaved throughout the curriculum to help students connect their learning to the real world. 

Elon University’s vast academic programmes include over 70 undergraduate majors, nine graduate programmes, and a diverse range of interdisciplinary programmes and rewarding intellectual and research opportunities.

Important Dates to Note in Academic Calendar 

Fall 2023

  • August 17-18: Student Orientation
  • August 22: Classes Begin 
  • October 5: Mid-Semester Assessments Due at 3:00 PM
  • October 5: First Half Semester Courses End
  • October 6: First Day of Second Half Semester Courses; Drop – Add Begins for Second Half Semester Courses
  • October 16: Fall Break Ends at 8:00 AM
  • October 31: Registration for Winter, Spring, & Summer 2024
  • November 27: Thanksgiving Holiday Ends at 8:00 AM
  • December 1: Classes End
  • December 2: Reading Day
  • December 4-8: Examinations


Winter 2024 

  • January 4: Classes Begin; Drop-Add Begins
  • January 5:  Drop -Add Ends at 11:59 PM
  • January 17: Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with a “W”
  • January 24: Classes End
  • January 25: Examinations
  • January 29: Grades Due at 12:00 PM


Spring 2024 

  • February 1: Classes Begin for First Half Semester Courses and Thru Semester Courses; Drop-Add Begins
  • March 4: Last day to withdraw from first half semester courses (grade of “W”)
  • March 19: Mid-Semester Assessments Due at 3:00 PM
  • March 19: Last Day of First Half Semester Courses
  • March 20: First Day of Second Half Semester Courses; Drop – Add Begins for Second Half Semester Courses
  • April 1: Classes Resume
  • April 12:  Last day to withdraw from Thru Term courses (grade of “W”)
  • April 18: Registration Begins for Fall 2024
  • April 30: SURF Presentations
  • April 30: Last day to Withdraw from Second Half Semester Courses (grade of “W”)
  • May 13: Classes End
  • May 14: Reading Day (Evening Exams Begin)
  • May 15-21: Examinations
  • May 22: Graduate-Level Commencement Exercises
  • May 22: Senior Grades Due by 1:00 PM
  • May 24: All Remaining Grades Due at 3:00 PM
  • May 24: Undergraduate Commencement; Last Day of the Academic Year


Holidays and Breaks in Academic Calendar 

  • October 11, 2023: Fall Break Begins 
  • November 17: Thanksgiving Holiday Begins After Evening Classes
  • December 1, 2023: Classes End
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • March 22: Spring Break Begins Following Afternoon Classes


Elon is linked to the rest of the world by a variety of centres and specific programmes that have earned a reputation for excellence. Special programmes that connect the institution to the local community, as well as projects that give outreach to the region, the nation, and scholars worldwide, are examples of these.


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