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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.

*Pre-Theology students in University of St. Thomas Philosophy courses follow the University of St. Thomas academic calendar. This calendar can be found here.

Fall 2021

MAT Written Comprehensive Exams August 19-20
SPSSOD Classes Begin September 9
Day of Recollection for Seminarians October 4
MAT Written Comprehensive Exams October 21-22
Midterm Break October 29-31
Day of Recollection for Seminarians November 16
Thanksgiving Break November 25-28
Day of Recollection for Seminarians December 8
Day of Recollection for Lay Students December 11
Fall Classes End December 15
Study Day and Evening Final Exams Begin December 16
Final Exams December 17-22

Spring 2022

UST Classes Begin* January 31
SPSSOD Classes Begin February 2
Day of Recollection for Seminarians February 7
Day of Recollection for Seminarians
(Ash Wednesday)
March 2
MAT Written Comprehensive Exams March 17-18
Midterm Break March 21-27
Holy Thursday April 14
Easter Break April 15-18
Day of Recollection for Lay Students April 23
Day of Recollection for Seminarians April 27
Spring Classes End May 13
Study Day and Evening Final Exams Begin May 16
Final Exams May 17-20
Commencement May 21
ASPM Ordination to the Priesthood May 28

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