Ohio University

Academic Calendar and System Committee


The Academic Calendar and System Committee was charged with looking at both the calendar (the dates when we start and stop and take breaks) and the system (quarters versus semesters).  The committee  researched the issues involved, gathered input from all across the University, and submitted its recommendation to the President in June 2007.

A copy of the cover letter to the President is available here:  LETTER

The Executive Summary of the Report is available here:  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Committee's report and recommendations is available here:  REPORT

The Committee gathered information from a variety of sources.  The following is information from those efforts: 

Other Institutions
Functional Areas Across Ohio University
Surveys of Students, Faculty and Staff


A list of Committee members, and their email addresses is available here:  COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP.

The Committee, in its deliberations, was guided by specific guidelines and principles.  The are listed here:  GUIDELINES AND PRINCIPLES.


There are several options when it comes to the calendar.  It is possible in the quarter system to begin and end earlier in the year, or to begin and later in the year and have a shorter winter break.  There are also options in the semester system.  Most institutions on semesters do the early semester options; a few do late semesters.  Examples of all of these can be downloaded here:  SAMPLE CALENDARS.

Meeting Minutes:   

February 8, 2007
February 21, 2007
March 14, 2007
March 28, 2007
April 11, 2007
April 25, 2007
May 9, 2007
May 23, 2007
June 6, 2007
June 20, 2007
June 27, 2007


If you would like to share your comments with the committee, please email them to acadcalendar@ohio.edu