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University of Nebraska Academic Calendar

The tables below provide a general calendar for the academic years listed.  For a more detailed calendar by campus, and for Summer term dates, please refer to the links below:

Academic Year 2015 - 2016


Fall Semester, 2015

Classes Begin

August 24


Labor Day 

September 7


Semester Break

October 19-20



November 25-28


Classes End

December 12




Spring Semester, 2016 

Classes Begin 

January 11


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18 


Spring Break

March 20-27


Classes End 

April 30


Note: Depending on your program's final exam schedule, you may have exams scheduled after classes end.

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