A look ahead: Changes coming in 2023-24 academic calendar

In an effort to better support the mental well-being of University of Michigan students, faculty and staff, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved extending the break between fall and winter terms for the 2023-24 academic year by an additional week.  

The fall 2023 term will not be affected, with classes scheduled to start Monday, August 28.


Among the changes:

  • The 2024 winter term will move one week later on the calendar so that classes begin Jan. 10, 2024; previously, the 2024 winter term was scheduled to start Jan. 3.
  • Final examinations will now end May 2, 2024.
  • Commencement activities will move from the last weekend in April to May 3-5, 2024. 

The changes are the result of comments from members of the campus community that more time away from campus between terms would better support mental health and well-being.


Read more about changes to the 2023-24 academic year in the University Record. You can also view the academic calendar and registration deadlines for the Fall 2023 term and Winter 2024 term on the Office of the Registrar’s website.