Academic Calendar

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity follows an academic calendar with two semesters, each approximately 15 weeks in length, a one-month January Term, and summer sessions. January term provides time for research projects, language study, or special offerings of the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools.

More information regarding the University of St. Thomas academic calendar can be found at http://www.stthomas.edu/calendars/.

Fall 2015

Orientation for new Lay Students

August 26

Orientation for Seminarians

September 2-8

Opening Mass and Banquet

September 9

Classes Begin

September 10

Day of Recollection
(no class for seminarians)

October 14

MAT Written Comprehensive Exams

October 15 - 16

Mid-term Break
(students free after last class Thursday)

October 23 - 25

Day of Recollection
(no class for seminarians)

November 10

 

Thanksgiving Break

November 26 - 29

Day of Recollection
(no class for seminarians)

December 10

Classes End

December 15

Study Day (Lay & Pre-Theology)

December 16

Final Exams (Lay & Pre-Theology)

Theology I-IV

December 17-22

December 16 - 18

SPRING 2016

Classes Begin
Pre-Theo & UST Evening Classes

February 1

Classes Begin
SPSSOD

February 8

Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection
(no class for seminarians)

February 10

Day of Recollection
(no class for seminarians)

March 8

MAT Written Comprehensive Exams

March 17-18

Student Spring Break

March 21 - 28

Classes Resume

March 29

Day of Recollection
(no class for seminarians)

April 14

 

Classes End

May 13

Study Day

May 16

Final Exams

May 17-20

Commencement

May 21

ASPM Ordination to Priesthood

May 28