Academic Year Policy

Custodian of Policy: Registrar

Relevant Minnesota State System Policy:

Effective Date: Fall 2014

Last Review: Spring 2022

Next Review: Spring 2029


The academic year at Minnesota State University Moorhead is arranged into fall and spring semesters of approximately 16 weeks each and a summer semester offering a variety of start and end dates comprised of variable week and short-term workshop sessions.

Students may enter the university at the beginning of any term although the academic year begins officially with the fall semester.