Marquette to add instructional days at end of semester; no changes to Spring Break, Easter Break or Commencement  

2021 Students wearing masks

Following the recent announcement that Marquette University is delaying the start of undergraduate, Graduate School and Law School classes to Monday, Jan. 24, the Office of the Provost announces the following plan to add instructional days at the end of the semester.

This plan was developed with input from the Academic Deans Council, University Academic Senate executive committee, COVID-19 academic planning group, COVID-19 Response Team, Marquette University Student Government executive board, Graduate Student Organization leaders and department chairs.

The following information applies to undergraduate and Graduate School classes, including classes in online undergraduate and graduate programs: 

  • Final day of classes: The last day of spring semester classes will be Tuesday, May 10.  
  • Finals Week: Per the normal process, finals will take place over six days, from Wednesday, May 11, through Tuesday, May 17, excluding Sunday. Saturday finals are generally reserved for finals for Saturday-only classes, along with makeup exams for students with conflicts. 
  • No changes to Spring Break or Easter Break: Spring Break will take place as planned, March 13-19, 2022. Easter Break will take place as planned on the following dates: 
    • April 14-18, 2022: Undergraduate students 
    • April 14-17, 2022: Graduate School students 
  • May 2022 Commencement: Commencement Weekend will remain as planned, May 21-22, 2022. Watch Marquette Today for additional information on the venue and timing.  
  • Residence hall move-out: To provide extra flexibility, students living in residence halls will have 48 hours after their last final exam to move out (typically students have 24 hours after their last final). Residence halls will close Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m.  

The Law School and the Graduate School of Management are communicating directly with their students, faculty and staff concerning revisions to their schedules to make up the instructional time. The School of Dentistry started the semester on Jan. 3, and there will be no changes to the original schedule. Classes taught to School of Dentistry students by the College of Health Sciences (BISC classes) will be held the week of Jan. 18, as planned. Health Sciences Professional programs (HESP) will resume in accordance with their original schedules – any course exceptions will be communicated to students from the College of Health Sciences dean’s office.  

Students in specific programs may receive additional information from their dean’s office.

Additional information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the COVID-19 website.