Annual Calendar

Meiji University’s academic calendar is comprised of two terms. Exchange students can study at Meiji University for one or two semesters.

Spring Semester    April 1 - September 19
Entrance ceremony   April-19
Orientation    April 1 - 9
Course term    April 10 - July 23
Holding of first half intensive course classes (S1)* April 10- June 4
Holding of second half intensive course classes (S2)* June 5 - July 23
Holiday compensation class (1) * Use of normal Saturday periods May 18, May 25
Holiday compensation class (2) * Use of normal Saturday periods July 6, July 13
Classes held on holiday (1)   May 6 (Substitute holiday)
Classes held on holiday (2)   July 15 (Marine Day)
Final exams    July 24 - July 31 
Summer Break    August 1 - September 19
Autumn Graduation Ceremony    September-19
Fall Semester    September 20 -March 31
Autumn Entrance Ceremony    September-19
Orientation    September-19
Course term    September 20- January 23
Holding of first half intensive course classes (F1)* September 20- November 14
Holding of first half intensive course classes (F2)* November 15 - January 23
University Festival Week *All classes suspended during this period  November 1- November 7
Meiji Festival   November 2 - November 4
Ikuta Meiji Festival   November 2 - November 4
Holiday comepnsation class (1) *Use of normal Staturday periods October 19, October 26
Holiday compensation class (2) *Only supplementary instruction on all days  January-19
Holiday compensation class (3) *Only supplementary instruction on all days  January-19
Classes held on holiday (1)   September 23 (Autumnal Equinox Day)
Classes held on holiday (2)   October 14 (Sport and Health Day)
Classes held on holidays (3)   November 23 (Labor Thanksgiving Day)
Foundation Day Holiday   November-19
Winter Break    December 25- January 7
Foundation Day   January-19
Temporary closing (class suspension) day   January-19
Final exams    January 24- February 3
Spring Break    February 4 - March 31 
Graduation Ceremony    March-19
*Enrollment in first and second half intensive course classes in each semester are limited to schools that
introduce classes which can be completed in seven weeks as part of their classes.
*Class susupension measures during University Festival Week will apply across all campuses. 
However, classes may be held during University Festival Week in the Graduate School and Professional Graduate School. 

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