Calendars & Events

Leaving home for the first time to attend a residential campus can be a life-changing event.  This section of our website is dedicated to the friends and family of traditional students attending main campus only.  We invite transfer students, high school students dual enrolled, online students or students on other campuses in our wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, to see their respective sites.

Orientation Week

For new undergraduate students, orientation week begins Sunday, August 18, 2019. Be sure to check out our Orientation page for more information about the week. There are also events planned specifically for parents and supporters, such as the Parent and Supporter Conversation and the President's "Farm-to-Table" Welcome Dinner. We especially invite you to the New Student and Parent Convocation and Matriculation Ceremony (Sunday, August 18), where we as a campus community–in partnership with you–commit our students to God's care as they begin this new part of their life's journey. At the end of the program, each student receives an "Andrews Study Bible" as a practical and tangible symbol of the Andrews University commitment to upholding the Word of God.

Key Dates

For a complete listing of holidays as well as registration, financial and academic deadlines, please refer to the Academic Calendar. Below is a snapshot of key dates.

Holidays 2019-2020  
Labor Day Monday, September 2
Fall Recess Monday, October 14 - Tuesday, October 15
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 27–Sunday, December 1
Christmas Break Friday, December 13–Sunday, January 5
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 20
Presidents' Day Monday, February 17
Spring Semester Break Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 22
Summer Break Begins Friday, May 1


Registration Deadlines 2019–2020  
First Day of Classes Monday, August 26, 2019
Registration opens Monday, March 23, 2020


Financial Deadlines 2019–2020  
First Payment Due Thursday, August 15, 2019
Priority Processing for FAFSA Sunday, March 1, 2020