Academic Calendar 2021 - 2022

The academic calendar of Lake Forest College is based on two 15-week semesters (14 weeks of classes plus a 5-day final exam period), from late August through mid-December and from mid-January to early May. Students normally take four course credits per semester (the equivalent of 16 semester hours). All courses run for 15 weeks.

Three summer sessions offer a number of courses, the great majority being taught by regular members of the College’s faculty. Each session is four weeks in length, during which a student may enroll in a single course.

Fall Semester 2021


Thursday, August 26
First day of classes 


Thursday, September 2
Last day for permissible change of registration

Thursday, September 23

Academic Early Alerts due

Monday, October 18
Mid-Semester break

Tuesday, October 19
Mid-Semester break

Wednesday, October 20
Classes resume 


Friday, October 29
Last day for approved withdrawal from a course with an automatic “W” and last day to register for Pass-Fail option 


Wednesday, November 24

Thanksgiving break

Thursday, November 25

Thanksgiving break

Friday, November 26

Thanksgiving break

Monday, November 29

Classes resume 


Wednesday, December 8

Last day of classes

Thursday, December 9
Reading day 


Friday, December 10

Final exams

Saturday, December 11

Reading days 


Sunday, December 12

Reading days

Monday, December 13
Final exams

Tuesday, December 14

Final exams

Wednesday, December 15
Final exams 


Thursday, December 16
Final exams


Spring Semester 2022

Tuesday, January 11

First day of classes

Tuesday, January 18

Last day for permissible change of registration

Tuesday, February 8
Academic Early Alerts due

Monday, March 7

Mid-semester break

Tuesday, March 8

Mid-semester break

Wednesday, March 9
Mid-semester break

Thursday, March 10

Mid-semester break

Friday, March 11

Mid-semester break

Monday, March 14
Classes resume

Monday, March 21

Last day for approved withdrawal from a course with an automatic “W” and last day to register for Pass-Fail option

Tuesday, April 5

Student Symposium

Tuesday, April 26

Last day of classes 


Wednesday, April 27

Reading days

Thursday, April 28

Reading days

Friday, April 29

Final exams 


Saturday, April 30

Final exams 


Sunday, May 1

Reading day

Monday, May 2

Final exams

Tuesday, May 3

Final exams

Wednesday, May 4

Final exams 


Saturday, May 7

Commencement 


Summer 2022
Learn more about the Summer Session at Lake Forest College. 

May Term


Tuesday, May 10
May Term: classes begin 


Thursday, May 12

May Term: last day for permissible change of registration

Friday, May 20

May Term: last day for withdrawal with automatic W and P/F registration 


Monday, May 30

May Term: no class on Memorial Day 


Thursday, June 2

May Term: last day of classes

Friday, June 3

May Term: final exams 


June Term


Monday, June 6

June Term: classes begin

Wednesday, June 8

June Term: last day for permissible change of registration

Thursday, June 16

June Term: last day for withdrawal with automatic W and P/F registration

Wednesday, June 29

June Term: last day of classes

Thursday, June 30

June Term: final exams 


July Term


Tuesday, July 5

July Term: classes begin

Thursday, July 7

July Term: last day for permissible change of registration

Thursday, July 14

July Term: last day for withdrawal with automatic W and P/F registration

Thursday, July 28

July Term: last day of classes 


Friday, July 29

July Term: final exams