2024-25 Academic Calendar & Catalog

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Mercy College of Health Sciences’ Academic Calendar is comprised of important semester and quarter dates, including start dates, payment deadlines, breaks, commencement, and more. Use the links and drop downs below to navigate to the necessary calendar.

Please note: the online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is offered in the 10-week quarter format. All other programs will follow the tentative dates outlined in the following semester format menus.

10-WEEK QUARTER CALENDAR      PAST & FUTURE CALENDARS

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

2024 – 25


 

Fall 2024
15-Week Semester
Labor Day – No Classes Monday, September 2, 2024
First Day of Class Tuesday, September 3, 2024
Tuition Payment or Payment Plan Established Tuesday, September 3, 2024
Last Day to Add a Class Monday, September 9, 2024
Last Day to Drop a Class with Refund Monday, September 9, 2024
College Colloquium (Fall Recess) – No Classes Friday, October 4, 2024
Mid Term Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Last Day to Drop Classes* Saturday, November 2, 2024
Senior/Junior Registration for Spring November 4 – 8, 2024
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Spring November 11 – 15, 2024
Thanksgiving Break (No Classes after 4 pm, Wed.) November 28 – Dec. 1, 2024
Last Day of Semester Saturday, December 14, 2024
Winter Break Dec. 15, 2024 – Jan. 5, 2025
Accelerated 8-Week Term (Fall)
Labor Day – No Classes Monday, September 2, 2024
Term I First Day of Class Tuesday, September 3, 2024
Term I Tuition Payment Deadline Tuesday, September 3, 2024
Term I Last Day to Add or Drop with a Refund Thursday, September 5, 2024
MidTerm Sunday, September 29, 2024
Term I Last Day to Drop Classes* Friday, October 4, 2024
College Colloquium (Fall Recess) – No Classes Friday, October 4, 2024
Term I Last Day of Class Saturday, October 26, 2024
Accelerated 7-Week Term (Fall)
Term II First Day of Class Monday, October 28, 2024
Term II Last Day to Add or Drop with a Refund Wednesday, October 30, 2024
Senior/Junior Registration for Spring November 4 – 8, 2024
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Spring November 11 – 15, 2024
MidTerm Wednesday, November 20, 2024
Term II Last Day to Drop Classes* Sunday, November 24, 2024
Thanksgiving Break (No Classes after 4 pm, Wed.) November 28 – Dec. 1, 2024
Last Day of Semester Saturday, December 14, 2024
Winter Break Dec. 15, 2024 – Jan. 5, 2025
Spring 2025
15-Week Semester
First Day of Class Monday, January 6, 2025
Tuition Payment or Payment Plan Established Monday, January 6, 2025
Last Day to Add a Class Sunday, January 12, 2025
Last Day to Drop Classes with Refund Sunday, January 12, 2025
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No Classes Monday, January 20, 2025
Mid Term Saturday, March 1, 2025
Last Day to Drop Classes* Wednesday, March 7, 2025
Senior/Junior Registration for Summer March 10 – 14, 2025
Spring Break March 17 – 21, 2025
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Summer March 24 – 28, 2025
Good Friday – No Classes Friday, April 18, 2025
Commencement Day Friday, April 25, 2025
Last Day of Semester Saturday, April 26, 2025
Accelerated 8-Week Term (Spring)
Term I First Day of Class Monday, January 6, 2025
Term I Tuition Payment Deadline Monday, January 6, 2025
Term I Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, January 8, 2025
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No Classes Monday, January 20, 2025
MidTerm Saturday, February 1, 2025
Term I Last Day to Drop Classes* Thursday, February 6, 2025
Term I Last Day of Class Saturday, March 1, 2025
Accelerated 7-Week (Spring)
Term II First Day of Class Monday, March 3, 2025
Term II Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, March 5, 2025
Senior/Junior Registration for Summer March 10 – 14, 2025
Spring Break** March 17 – 21, 2025
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Summer March 24 – 28, 2025
MidTerm Saturday, March 29, 2025
Term II Last Day to Drop Classes* Monday, April 7, 2025
Good Friday – No Classes Friday, April 18, 2025
Last Day of Semester Saturday, April 26, 2025
Summer 2025
14-Week Semester
First Day of Class Monday, May 12, 2025
Tuition Payment or Payment Plan Established Monday, May 12, 2025
Last Day to Add a Class Sunday, May 18, 2025
Last Day to Drop Classes with Refund Sunday, May 18, 2025
Memorial Day – No Classes Monday, May 26, 2025
Mid Term Saturday, June 28, 2025
Independence Day – No Classes Friday, July 4, 2025
Last Day to Drop Classes* Tuesday, July 8, 2025
Senior/Junior Registration for Fall July 7 – 11, 2025
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Fall July 14 – 18, 2025
Last Day of Semester Saturday, August 16, 2025
ABSN 15-Week Semester
First Day of Class Monday, May 5, 2025
Tuition Payment or Payment Plan Established Monday, May 5, 2025
Last Day to Add a Class Sunday, May 11, 2025
Last Day to Drop Classes with Refund Sunday, May 11, 2025
Memorial Day – No Classes Monday, May 26, 2025
Mid Term Friday, June 25, 2025
Independence Day – No Classes Friday, July 4, 2025
Last Day to Drop Classes* Saturday, July 5, 2025
Senior/Junior Registration for Fall July 7 – 11, 2025
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Fall July 14 – 18, 2025
Last Day of Semester Saturday, August 16, 2025
Accelerated 8-Week Term (Summer)
Term I First Day of Class Monday, May 5, 2025
Term I Tuition Payment Deadline Monday, May 5, 2025
Term I Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, May 7, 2025
Memorial Day – No Classes Monday, May 26, 2025
MidTerm Saturday, May 31, 2025
Term I Last Day to Drop Classes* Thursday, June 5, 2025
Term I Last Day of Class Saturday, June 28, 2025
Accelerated 7-Week Term (Summer)
Term II First Day of Class Monday, June 30, 2025
Term II Last Day to Add or Drop with a refund Wednesday, July 2, 2025
Independence Day – No Classes Friday, July 4, 2025
Senior/Junior Registration for Fall July 7 – 11, 2025
Sophomore/Freshman Registration for Fall July 14 – 18, 2025
MidTerm Wednesday, July 23, 2025
Term II Last Day to Drop Classes* Sunday, July 27, 2025
Last Day of Semester Saturday, August 16, 2025

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