Academic Calendar

The academic calendar provided below outlines the start and end dates for the semester, as well as holidays for which the School is closed for students.

Spring 2017

 January 16  Martin Luther King Jr. Day (School Closed)
 January 17  First Day of Spring Semester
 March 20-24  Spring Break
 May 19  Last Day of Spring Semester

Fall 2017

 August 21  First Day of Fall Semester
 September 4  Labor Day (School Closed)
 November 23-24  Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)
 December 22  Last Day of Fall Semester

School Holidays and Closings

The School of Pharmacy anticipates dramatically reduced operations around the Independence Day break in July and the Winter Break in December and January.


HolidayDate EarnedDate Observed
New Year's Day (2017) January 1, 2017 January 2, 2017
Martin Luther King's Birthday January 2, 2017 January 16, 2017
Lincoln's Birthday (Former) February 12, 2017 FLOATER: See notes below
Presidents' Day February 20, 2017 December 26, 2017
Maryland Day (Former) March 25, 2017 December 27, 2017
Good Friday (Former) April 14, 2017 FLOATER: See notes below
Memorial Day May 29, 2017 May 29, 2017
Independence Day July 4, 2017 July 4, 2017
Labor Day September 4, 2017 September 4, 2017
Columbus Day October 9, 2017 December 28, 2017
Veteran's Day November 11, 2017 December 29, 2017
Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017 November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Break November 24, 2017 November 24, 2017
Christmas Day December 25, 2017 December 25, 2017
New Year's Day (2018) January 1, 2018 January 2, 2018

Notes for Employees

A holiday may be used at any time after it is earned. While the schedule below is the standard for observing holidays and winter breaks, schools and departments that have programs or functions that require employees to be present during these times may institute alternative schedules. Please note that holidays must be used during the calendar year that they are earned and cannot be carried over into the next year.

Employees should review the SOP 2017 Holiday Schedule by Employee Type chart (login required) to confirm the holidays they earn.

For 2017 there are two unscheduled floater holidays, February 12, 2017 and April 14, 2017. Employees who earned floater holidays may use them following the calendar date of occurrence. Employees are responsible for working with their immediate supervisor for scheduling and using floater holidays during the calendar year in which the holiday occurs.

Employees should discuss this holiday schedule with their immediate supervisor to ensure they have earned the holiday and to determine if there are operational needs that prohibit them from using the holiday on the scheduled observance date.

Questions? Contact the SOP Payroll-Human Resources Services Office at 410-706-7298.