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.


2018-2019 School Year

Semester

Enrollment opens

Classes begin

Classes end

Fall Apr. 16, 2018 Aug. 26, 2018 Dec. 15, 2018
Fall Fast Track Session 1 Apr. 16, 2018 Aug. 26, 2018 Oct. 20, 2018
Fall Fast Track Session 2 Apr. 16, 2018 Oct. 21, 2018 Dec. 15, 2018
Spring Sept. 15, 2018 Jan. 27, 2019 May 18, 2019
Spring Fast Track Session 1 Sept. 15, 2018 Jan. 27, 2019 Mar. 23, 2019
Spring Fast Track Session 2 Sept. 15, 2018 Mar. 24, 2019 May 18, 2019
Summer Fast Track Jan. 21, 2019 June 2, 2019 July 27, 2019
Mentored Practicum-Fall (Admin majors) Apr. 16, 2018 Aug. 12, 2018 Jan. 5, 2019
Mentored Practicum-Spring (Admin majors) Sept. 15, 2018 Jan. 13, 2019 June 8, 2019
Portfolio Project-Fall (Admin majors) Apr. 16, 2018 Aug. 12, 2018 Jan. 5, 2019
Portfolio Project-Spring (Admin majors) Sept. 15, 2018 Jan. 13, 2019 June 8, 2019
Doctoral Residencies Enrollment opens Date/s of residency
One-Day Virtual Residency #1 Apr. 16, 2018
Apr. 16, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Aug, 18, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018
Jan 19, 2019
May 18, 2019
One-Day Virtual Residency #2 Apr. 16, 2018
Apr. 16, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Aug, 18, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018
Jan 19, 2019
May 18, 2019
One-Day Virtual Residency #3 Apr. 16, 2018
Apr. 16, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Aug, 18, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018
Jan 19, 2019
May 18, 2019
One-Day Virtual Residency #4 Apr. 16, 2018
Apr. 16, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Aug, 18, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018
Jan 19, 2019
May 18, 2019
International Virtual Leadership Residency Jan. 21, 2019 Aug. 4-10, 2019

2019-2020 School Year

Semester

Enrollment opens

Classes begin

Classes end

Fall May 4, 2019 Aug. 25, 2019 Dec. 14, 2019
Fall Fast Track Session 1 May 4, 2019 Aug. 25, 2019 Oct. 19, 2019
Fall Fast Track Session 2 May 4, 2019 Oct. 20, 2019 Dec. 14, 2019
Spring June 22, 2019 Jan. 26, 2020 May 16, 2020
Spring Fast Track Session 1 June 22, 2019 Jan. 26, 2020 Mar. 21, 2020
Spring Fast Track Session 2 June 22, 2019 March 22, 2020 May 16, 2020
Summer Fast Track TBA June 7, 2020 Aug. 1, 2020
Mentored Practicum-Fall (Admin majors) May 4, 2019 Aug. 11, 2019 Jan. 4, 2020
Mentored Practicum-Spring (Admin majors) June 22, 2019 Jan. 12, 2020 June 6, 2020
Portfolio Project-Fall (Admin majors) May 4, 2019 Aug. 11, 2019 Jan. 4, 2020
Portfolio Project-Spring (Admin majors) June 22, 2019 Jan. 12, 2020 June 6, 2020
Doctoral Residencies Enrollment opens Date/s of residency
One-Day Virtual Residency #1 May 4, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 22, 2019
TBA
Aug, 18, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018
Jan 19, 2019
May 18, 2019
One-Day Virtual Residency #2 May 4, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 22, 2019
TBA
Aug, 18, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018
Jan 19, 2019
May 18, 2019
One-Day Virtual Residency #3 May 4, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 22, 2019
TBA
Aug, 18, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018
Jan 19, 2019
May 18, 2019
One-Day Virtual Residency #4 May 4, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 22, 2019
TBA
Aug, 18, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018
Jan 19, 2019
May 18, 2019
International Virtual Leadership Residency May 4, 2019 Aug. 4, 2019 Aug. 10, 2019


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)