University Academic Year and Religious Observance Calendar

The University Academic Year and Religious Observance Calendar lists the first day of classes, final examination week, commencement ceremony dates, official Western Washington University holidays, and religious observances, for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters. The calendar is subject to change. Dates appearing in Admissions or for registration take precedence over those in the University catalog. Some extension programs have varying start dates, check with the site or program office to verify the date classes begin.

In recognition of the diversity of our campus community and to assist with planning the academic year, religious holidays and days of observance are provided for your reference. The Registrar’s Office recommends that students communicate early with their faculty if they may be absent from class in observance of a religious holiday. Flexibility with academic attendance policies is supported and encouraged. If you have any questions please contact the Registrar.