Academic Calendar

Students may enroll and begin their program at Acacia University five times a year:

  • Fall regular session and Fast Track Session 1
  • Fall Fast Track Session 2
  • Spring regular session and Fast Track Session 1
  • Spring Fast Track Session 2
  • Summer Fast Track

Regular sessions are 16 weeks and Fast Track sessions are 8 weeks. Exceptions are Mentored Practicum and Portfolio Project for Administration majors, which are 21 weeks each and EDA599: Principles of Continuous Improvement, which is 10 weeks and only offered in Fast Track and Summer sessions.

2016-2017 School Year

Semester

Enrollment opens

Classes begin

Classes end

Fall

June 15, 2016

Aug. 28, 2016

Dec. 17, 2016

Fall Fast Track Session 1

June 15, 2016

Aug. 28, 2016

Oct. 22, 2016

Fall Fast Track Session 2

June 15, 2016

Oct. 23, 2016

Dec. 17, 2016

Spring

Sept. 10, 2016

Jan. 29, 2017

May 20, 2017

Spring Fast Track Session 1

Sept. 10, 2016

Jan. 29, 2017

Mar. 25, 2017

Spring Fast Track Session 2

Sept. 10, 2016

Mar. 26, 2017

May 20, 2017

Summer Fast Track

March 25, 2017

June 4, 2017

July 29, 2017

Mentored Practicum-Fall (Admin majors)

June 15, 2016

Aug. 7, 2016

Dec. 31, 2016

Mentored Practicum-Spring (Admin majors)

Sept. 10, 2016

Jan. 8, 2017

June 3, 2017

Portfolio Project-Fall (Admin majors)

June 15, 2016

Aug. 7, 2016

Dec. 31, 2016

Portfolio Project-Spring (Admin majors)

Sept. 10, 2016

Jan. 8, 2017

May 3, 2017

Doctoral Residencies

Enrollment opens Date/s of residency  

One-Day Virtual Residency #1 

June 15, 2016

Aug. 6, 2016

Oct. 22, 2016

Jan. 7, 2017

May 27, 2017

 

One-Day Virtual Residency #2

June 15, 2016

Oct. 22, 2016

Jan. 7, 2017

May 27, 2017

 

One-Day Virtual Residency #3

Sept. 10, 2016

Jan. 7, 2017

May 27, 2017

 

One-Day Virtual Residency #4

Sept. 10, 2016 May 27, 2017  

International Virtual Leadership Residency

Sept. 10, 2016 Jan. 15-21, 2017  

Hours of Operation

General office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday. However, students may communicate asynchronously with university personnel via the online course forums, the online messaging system, email, and the help desk when the university is closed. Instructors maintain scheduled hours of availability and are available for online discussion at posted times. The help desk is available for technical support. Help desk requests may be submitted at any time and are addressed within 24 hours.

Acacia University is closed on all U.S. federal and state holidays and on weekends. The offices will be closed on the following observed holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day (December 31 and January 1)
  • President's Day (the third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (the last Monday of May)
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Labor Day (the first Monday of September)
  • Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday (the fourth Thursday and Friday in November)
  • Christmas Day and the day prior and after (December 24, 25, and 26)