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Spring 2024 key dates for students

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2023) Spring Semester will be here before you know it. To prepare, below are key dates you should be aware of. 


  • Jan. 6, 2024: Residence halls closed over break will reopen at noon
  • Jan. 8, 2024: Classes begin
  • Jan. 12, 2024: Last day to add a class
  • Jan. 15, 2024: Academic Holiday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)


  • Feb. 24, 2024: Last day to request Break Housing for Spring Break
  • Feb. 28, 2024: Returner cancellation deadline for 2024-25 Housing and Dining application (penalty fees begin)


  • March 9, 2024: Residence halls closed over break will close 10 a.m.
  • March 11-16, 2024: Academic Holiday — Spring Break (no classes)
  • March 17, 2024: Residence halls closed for Spring Break reopen at noon


  • April 1, 2024: Degree Application Deadline
  • April 24, 2024: Last day of classes
  • April 25-26, 2024: Reading days
  • April 29-May 2, 2024: Final exams


  • May 3-4, 2024: Commencement
  • May 4, 2024: Residence halls close at noon

For additional student resources, visit the Student Success website here.

At the University of Kentucky, students are at the center of all that we do. From the moment you become a Wildcat through graduation and beyond, the Office for Student Success is committed to supporting you. Comprised of five areas and 25 units, together, they have one vision — to help students live a life of meaning. Student Success works through an equitable, holistic and inclusive lens to design and deliver unparalleled services and support a diverse community of learners in achieving their wildest ambitions. In the Office for Student Success this is what we do — this is who we are. You can explore resources available to you here. If you have additional questions, you can reach a Student Success team member by calling the helpline 859-218-YouK (9685).