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.

2017-2018 School Year

Semester

Enrollment opens

Classes begin

Classes end

Fall

May 12, 2017

Aug. 27, 2017

Dec. 16, 2017

Fall Fast Track Session 1

May 12, 2017

Aug. 27, 2017

Oct. 21, 2017

Fall Fast Track Session 2

May 12, 2017

Oct. 22, 2017

Dec. 16, 2017

Spring

Sept. 15, 2017

Jan. 28, 2018

May 19, 2018

Spring Fast Track Session 1

Sept. 15, 2017

Jan. 28, 2018

Mar. 24, 2018

Spring Fast Track Session 2

Sept. 15, 2017

Mar. 25, 2018

May 19, 2018

Summer Fast Track

TBA

June 3, 2018

July 28, 2018

Mentored Practicum-Fall (Admin majors)

May 12, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

Jan. 6, 2018

Mentored Practicum-Spring (Admin majors)

Sept. 15, 2017

Jan. 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

Portfolio Project-Fall (Admin majors)

May 12, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

Jan. 6, 2018

Portfolio Project-Spring (Admin majors)

Sept. 15, 2017

Jan. 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

Doctoral Residencies

Enrollment opens Date/s of residency  
One-Day Virtual Residency #1 

May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017
Sept. 15, 2017
TBA

Aug, 19, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017
Jan 13, 2018
June 2, 2018

 
One-Day Virtual Residency #2

May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017
Sept. 15, 2017
TBA

Aug, 19, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017
Jan 13, 2018
June 2, 2018

 
One-Day Virtual Residency #3

May 12, 2017
Sept. 15, 2017
TBA

Oct. 28, 2017
Jan 13, 2018
June 2, 2018

 
One-Day Virtual Residency #4

May 12, 2017
Sept. 15, 2017
TBA
Oct. 28, 2017
Jan 13, 2018
June 2, 2018
 
International Virtual Leadership Residency

TBA Aug. 5-11, 2018  

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)