Choose Your Session:

Four-Week Session

Summer 2023 4-week session dates: May 15 - June 8; UI holiday is Monday, May 30; final exam day is Friday, June 9. There are  3 Mondays, 4 Tuesdays, 4 Wednesdays, and 4 Thursdays in the 4-week session for a total of 15 days.

University Classrooms

Courses not requiring a university classroom should consider following this schedule for student convenience in planning summer classes.

  • Courses must be scheduled every day on Monday through Thursday. 
  • Courses must be offered in the morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending by 12:30 p.m. with courses starting on the half hour; a course cannot meet for more than three hours at one time. 
  • Courses must meet for the entire length of the session or be an off-cycle course meeting within the 4-week session; approval is required by the Office of the Registrar in workflow for off-cycle courses and they should be intended for special populations. 
  • Internships and 0 s.h. courses cannot be offered in the 4-week session. 

1 s.h. = 750 contact minutes (must meet MTWR)

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTWTh 15    50 min

2 s.h. = 1500 contact minutes (must meet MTWR)

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTWTh 15    100 min (1 hr 40 min)

3 s.h. = 2250 contact minutes (must meet MTWR)

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTWTh 15    150 min (2 hrs 30 min)

4 s.h. = 3000 contact minutes (must meet MTWR)

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTWTh 15    200 min (3 hrs 20 min)

Eight-Week Session

Summer 2023 8-week session dates: June 12 - August 3; UI holiday is Tuesday, July 4; final exam day is Friday, August 4. There are 8 Mondays, 7 Tuesdays, 8 Wednesdays, and 8 Thursdays in the 8-week session for a total of 31 days.

University Classrooms

Courses not requiring a university classroom should consider following this schedule for student convenience in planning summer classes.

  • Courses are preferred to be offered in the morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending by 12:30 p.m. with courses starting on the half hour; a course cannot meet for more than three hours at one time.
  • Courses that require a university classroom must be scheduled
    • Two days a week on MW or TTh;
    • Three days a week on MTW or TWTh; or
    • Four days a week on MTWTh.
  • All independent study courses must be offered in the 8- or 12-week session, regardless of meeting location.
  • Courses must meet for the entire length of the session; off-cycle courses cannot be offered in the 8-week session.

1 s.h. = 750 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
TTh                 15   50 min
MW 16   50 min

2 s.h. = 1500 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
TTh                  15    100 min (1 hr 40 min)
MW 16    95 min (1 hr 35 min)
MTW  23    70 min (1 hr 10 min)
TWTh 23    70 min (1 hr 10 min)
MTWTh 31    50 min 

3 s.h. = 2250 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
TTh      15    150 min (2 hrs 30 min)
MW 16    145 min (2 hrs 25 min)
MTW                23    100 min (1 hr 40 min)
TWTh 23    100 min (1 hr 40 min)
MTWTh 31    75 min (1 hr 15 min)

4 s.h. = 3000 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTW                23    135 min (2 hrs 15 min)
TWTh 23    135 min (2 hrs 15 min)
MTWTh 31    100 min (1 hr 40 min)

5 s.h. = 3750 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTWTh            31    125 min (2 hrs 5 min)

Six-Week Sessions

Six-Week Session I

Summer 2023 6-week session I dates: May 15 - June 22; UI holiday is Monday, May 29; final exam day is Friday, June 23. There are 5 Mondays, 6 Tuesdays, 6 Wednesdays, and 6 Thursdays in this 6-week session for a total of 23 days.

University Classrooms

Courses not requiring a university classroom should consider following this schedule for student convenience in planning summer classes.

  • Courses are preferred to be offered in the afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m. and must end by 6 p.m. with courses starting on the half hour; a course cannot meet for more than three hours at one time. 
  • Courses that require a university classroom must be scheduled 
    • Two days a week on MW or TTh; 
    • Three days a week on MTW or TWTh; or
    • Four days a week on MTWTh. 
  • Courses must meet for the entire length of the session or be an off-cycle course meeting within the 6-week session; approval is required by the Office of the Registrar in workflow for off-cycle courses and they should be intended for special populations.

1 s.h. = 750 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MW       11    70 min (1 hr 10 min)
TTh   12    65 min (1 hr 5 min)

2 s.h. = 1500 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MW       11    140 min (2 hrs 20 min)
TTh 12    125 min (2 hrs 5 min)

3 s.h. = 2250 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTW     17    135 min (2 hrs 15 min)
TWTh 18    125 min (2 hrs 5 min)
MTWTh 23    100 min (1 hr 40 min)

4 s.h. = 3000 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTW 17    180 min (3 hrs)
TWTh 18    170 min (2 hrs 50 min)
MTWTh 23    135 min (2 hrs 15 min)

5 s.h. = 3750 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTWTh 23    165 min (2 hrs 45 min)

Six-Week Session II

Summer 2023 6-week session II dates: June 26 - August 3; UI holiday is Tuesday, July 4; final exam day is Friday, August 4. There are 6 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays, 6 Wednesdays, and 6 Thursdays in this 6-week session for a total of 23 days.

University Classrooms

Courses not requiring a university classroom should consider following this schedule for student convenience in planning summer classes.

  • Courses are preferred to be offered in the afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m. and must end by 6 p.m. with courses starting on the half hour; a course cannot meet for more than three hours at one time.
  • Courses that require a university classroom must be scheduled
    • Two days a week on MW or TTh;
    • Three days a week on MTW or TWTh; or
    • Four days a week on MTWTh.
  • Courses must meet for the entire length of the session or be an off-cycle course meeting within the 6-week session; approval is required by the Office of the Registrar in workflow for off-cycle courses and they should be aimed at special populations.

1 s.h. = 750 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
TTh                11    70 min (1 hr 10 min)
MW 12    65 min (1 hr 5 min)

2 s.h. = 1500 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
TTh                11   140 min (2 hrs 20 min)
MW 12   125 min (2 hrs 5 min)

3 s.h. = 2250 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTW              17    135 min (2 hrs 15 min)
TWTh 17    135 min (2 hrs 15 min)
MTWTh 23    100 min (1 hr 40 min)

4 s.h. = 3000 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTW              17    180 min (3 hrs)
TWTh 17    180 min (3 hrs) 
MTWTh 23    135 min (2 hrs 15 min)

5 s.h. = 3750 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MTWTh            23    165 min (2 hrs 45 min)

Twelve-Week Session

Summer 2023 12-week session dates: May 15 - August 3; UI holidays are Monday, May 29 and Tuesday, July 4; final exam day is Friday, August 4. There are 11 Mondays, 11 Tuesdays, 12 Wednesdays, and 12 Thursdays in the 12-week session for a total number of 46 days.

University Classrooms

Courses not requiring a university classroom should consider following this schedule for student convenience in planning summer classes.

  • Courses are preferred to be offered in the afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m. and must end by 6 p.m. with courses starting on the half hour; a course cannot meet for more than three hours at one time.
  • Courses that require a university classroom must be scheduled
    • Two days a week on MW or TTh;
    • Three days a week on MTW or TWTh; or
    • Four days a week on MTWTh.
  • All independent study courses must be offered in the 8- or 12-week session, regardless of meeting location.
  • Courses must meet for the entire length of the session; off-cycle courses cannot be offered in the 12-week session.

2 s.h. = 1500 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MW       23    70 min (1 hr 10 min)
TTh 23    70 min (1 hr 10 min)

3 s.h. = 2250 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MW 23    100 min (1 hr 40 min)
TTh 23    100 min (1 hr 40 min) 
MTW 34    70 min (1 hr 10 min)
TWTh 35    65 min (1 hr 5 min)
MTWTh 46    50 min 

4 s.h. = 3000 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MW 23    135 min (2 hrs 15 min)
TTh 23    125 min (2 hrs 15 min)
MTW 34    90 min (1 hr 30 min)
TWTh 35    90 min (1 hr 30 min)
MTWTh  46    70 min (1 hr 10 min)

5 s.h. = 3750 contact minutes

  Number of Days Number of Minutes per Day
MW 23    165 min (2 hrs 45 min)
TTh 23    165 min (2 hrs 45 min)
MTW 34    115 min (1 hr 55 min)
TWTh 35    110 min (1 hr 50 min)
MTWTh 46    85 min (1 hr 25 min)