Academic Calendar

This abridged version of Candler School of Theology’s academic calendar indicates key dates in current and upcoming school terms. The calendar is specific to Candler and may vary from other Emory University calendars, and dates are subject to change.


The full academic calendar is available on Candler’s intranet, Inside Candler (login required) as well as on the Academic calendar page of the Candler Catalog. Please contact the office of the Candler Registrar with any questions.

DateEvent or Deadline
August 7-28Full August Term Intensive Session
August 11-22Candler Orientation Activities
August 23First day of classes, Fall regular session
August 24Fall Convocation
September 4Labor Day Holiday (No Classes)
October 9-10Fall Break (No Classes)
October 12Date of Record
November 7Election Day (No Classes)
November 23-24Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
December 5Last Day of Classes, Fall Regular Session
December 6-7Reading Period
December 8-13Final Exams
DateEvent or Deadline
January 8-12January Term Mini Session Classes
TBDNew Student Orientation
January 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
January 16First Day of Classes, Spring Regular Session
January 16Spring Convocation
March 4Date of Record
March 11-15Spring Break (No Classes)
March 29Good Friday (No Classes)
April 25Honors Day Convocation
April 29Last Day of Classes
April 30-May 2Reading Period
May 3-7Final Exams
May 11Candler Graduate Recognition Ceremony
May 13Emory University Commencement Ceremony
DateEvent or Deadline
May 15-24May Term Intensive Session
May 27Memorial Day Holiday (No Classes)
June 19Juneteenth Holiday (No Classes)
July 4U.S. Independence Day Holiday (No Classes)
August 9End of Summer Term
August 13Date of Record
DateEvent or Deadline
TBDFull August Term Intensive Session
TBDCandler Orientation Activities
TBDFirst Day of Classes, Fall Regular Session
TBDFall Convocation
TBDLabor Day Holiday (No Classes)
TBDFall Break (No Classes)
TBDDate of Record
TBDElection Day (No Classes)
TBDThanksgiving Break (No Classes)
TBDLast Day of Classes, Fall Regular Session
TBDReading Period
TBDFinal Exams