Academic Calendar

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

  • Fall regular session (16 weeks) and Session 1 (8 weeks)
  • Fall Session 2 (8 weeks)
  • Spring regular session (16 weeks) and Session 1 (8 weeks)
  • Spring Session 2 (8 weeks)
  • Summer (8 weeks)

Exceptions are Mentored Practicum and Portfolio Project for Administration majors and Special Education Internship which are 21 weeks each.


2021-2022 School Year

Semester

Enrollment opens

Classes begin

Classes end

Fall Apr. 30, 2021 Aug. 29, 2021 Dec. 18, 2021
Fall Fast Track Session 1 Apr. 30, 2021 Aug. 29, 2021 Oct. 23, 2021
Fall Fast Track Session 2 May 30, 2021 Oct. 24, 2021 Dec. 18, 2021
Spring TBA Jan. 30, 2022 May 21, 2022
Spring Fast Track Session 1 TBA Jan. 30, 2022 March 26, 2022
Spring Fast Track Session 2 TBA March 27, 2022 May 21, 2022
Summer Fast Track TBA June 5, 2022 July 30, 2022
Mentored Practicum-Fall (Admin majors) Apr. 30, 2021 Aug. 15, 2021 Jan. 8, 2022
Mentored Practicum-Spring (Admin majors) TBA Jan. 9, 2022 June 4, 2022
Portfolio Project-Fall (Admin majors) Apr. 30, 2021 Aug. 15, 2021 Jan. 8, 2022
Portfolio Project-Spring (Admin majors) TBA Jan. 9, 2022 June 4, 2022
Doctoral Residencies Enrollment opens Date/s of residency
One-Day Virtual Residency #1 Apr. 30, 2021
May 30, 2021
TBA
TBA
Aug. 21, 2021
Oct. 23, 2021
Jan. 22, 2022
May 7, 2022
One-Day Virtual Residency #2 Apr. 30, 2021
May 30, 2021
TBA
TBA
Aug. 21, 2021
Oct. 23, 2021
Jan. 22, 2022
May 7, 2022
One-Day Virtual Residency #3 Apr. 30, 2021
May 30, 2021
TBA
TBA
Aug. 21, 2021
Oct. 23, 2021
Jan. 22, 2022
May 7, 2022
One-Day Virtual Residency #4 Apr. 30, 2021
May 30, 2021
TBA
TBA
Aug. 21, 2021
Oct. 23, 2021
Jan. 22, 2022
May 7, 2022
International Virtual Leadership Residency Apr. 30, 2021
TBA
Aug. 8-14, 2021
Jan. 9-15, 2022


2020-2021 School Year

Semester

Enrollment opens

Classes begin

Classes end

Fall May 14, 2020 Aug. 30, 2020 Dec. 19, 2020
Fall Fast Track Session 1 May 14, 2020 Aug. 30, 2020 Oct. 24, 2020
Fall Fast Track Session 2 May 14, 2020 Oct. 25, 2020 Dec. 19, 2020
Spring July 20, 2020 Jan. 31, 2021 May 22, 2021
Spring Fast Track Session 1 July 20, 2020 Jan. 31, 2021 Mar. 27, 2021
Spring Fast Track Session 2 July 20, 2020 March 28, 2021 May 22, 2021
Summer Fast Track March 6, 2021 June 6, 2021 July 31, 2021
Mentored Practicum-Fall (Admin majors) May 14, 2020 Aug. 16, 2020 Jan. 9, 2021
Mentored Practicum-Spring (Admin majors) July 20, 2020 Jan. 10, 2021 June 5, 2021
Portfolio Project-Fall (Admin majors) May 14, 2020 Aug. 16, 2020 Jan. 9, 2021
Portfolio Project-Spring (Admin majors) July 20, 2020 Jan. 10, 2021 June 5, 2021
Doctoral Residencies Enrollment opens Date/s of residency
One-Day Virtual Residency #1 May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020
July 20, 2020
March 6, 2021
Aug. 15, 2020
Oct. 17, 2020
Jan 16, 2021
May 15, 2021
One-Day Virtual Residency #2 May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020
July 20, 2020
March 6, 2021
Aug. 15, 2020
Oct. 17, 2020
Jan 16, 2021
May 15, 2021
One-Day Virtual Residency #3 May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020
July 20, 2020
March 6, 2021
Aug. 15, 2020
Oct. 17, 2020
Jan 16, 2021
May 15, 2021
One-Day Virtual Residency #4 May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020
July 20, 2020
March 6, 2021
Aug. 15, 2020
Oct. 17, 2020
Jan 16, 2021
May 15, 2021
International Virtual Leadership Residency May 14, 2020
July 20, 2020
Aug. 4-10, 2020
Jan. 23-30, 2021


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)