According to the Kansas Board of Regents Policy Manual:

  1. The Academic Calendar of each state university shall provide for an academic year minimally consisting of two sixteen week semesters totaling no fewer than 146 instructional days plus five final exam days each semester.

  2. Each state university shall file a three-year Academic Calendar adhering to holidays and breaks approved by the Board.  Each state university shall follow the calendar as approved by the Board.  Any deviation for reasons other than natural disasters or national emergencies must have prior approval of the Board.  

  3. The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Board shall have the authority to approve or deny non-substantive revisions to Board-approved three-year calendars and shall periodically report these changes to the Board.

Academic Calendars for 2021-2022 

Approved June 14, 2017
Amendments in Red 

Disclaimer: The following dates are subject to change as needed through the approval process.

Academic Calendar Year 2021 - 2022 Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2021

KU

K-State

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Aug 23 
Monday

Aug 23 
Monday

Aug 16 
Monday

Aug 23 
Monday

Aug 16 
Monday

Aug 23 
Monday

Classes 
End

Dec 09 
Thursday

Dec 10 
Friday

Dec 02 
Thursday

Dec 10 
Friday

Dec 03 
Friday

Dec 10 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

Dec 13 
Monday

Dec 13 
Monday

Dec 04 
Saturday

Dec 13 
Monday

Dec 06
Monday

Dec 11 
Saturday

Exams 
End

Dec 17 
Friday

Dec 17 
Friday

Dec 09 
Thursday

Dec 17 
Friday

Dec 10
Friday

Dec 17 
Friday

Fall
Break

October 9-12
Sat-Tues

--

October 9-12
Sat-Tues

October 14-17
Thurs-Sun

--

--

Thanksgiving
Break

Nov 24-28
Wed-Sun

Nov 22-28
Mon-Sun

Nov 24-28
Wed-Sun

Nov 24-28
Wed-Sun

Nov 22-28
Mon-Sun

Nov 22-28
Mon-Sun

Spring 2022

KU

K-State

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Jan 18 
Tuesday

Jan 18 
Tuesday

Jan 18 
Tuesday

Jan 19 
Wednesday

Jan 18 
Tuesday

Jan 18
Tuesday

Classes 
End

May 05 
Thursday

May 06 
Friday

May 05 
Thursday

May 06 
Friday

May 06 
Friday

May 06 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

May 09 
Monday

May 9 
Monday

May 07 
Saturday

May 09 
Monday

May 09
Monday

May 07 
Saturday

Exams 
End

May 13 
Friday

May 13 
Friday

May 12 
Thursday

May 13 
Friday

May 13 
Friday

May 13
Friday

Spring
Break

March 14-20

March 13-20

March 14-20

March 14-20

March 12-20

March 14-18

Notes:
(a) Universities are closed to observe Labor Day on September 6, 2021, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 17, 2022.
(b) Pittsburg State University has been approved to move its 2021 through 2024 Fall Break days to their Thanksgiving Breaks.
(c) Spring Break Alignment was approved by the Board on December 16, 2020. For more information visit https://www.kansasregents.org/about/regent_meetings_agendas_and_minutes