Academic Calendar for 2017-2018

Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Orientation 7/14 onsite for MCHS
8/7 online for MSMW students and 9/11 onsite 
9/12-14 for ND students
9/19-20 for other students
Classes Start for First-Year MACP Students -summer 2017 7/8/2017
Classes Start for First-Year Midwifery Students  9/12  1/8  4/9   
Classes Start for First-Year ND Students1 9/18 1/8 4/9 7/9
ND Remediation Exams and Exercises2 1/4-5/18 4/5-6 7/5-6 9/13-14
Classes/Clinic Start for All Others/Payment Due 9/25 1/8 4/9 7/9 (Clinic 7/2)
Convocation 9/25 (9:00 a.m.)
Last Day to Withdraw with a W Grade 11/17 3/2 6/1 8/17
Classes End 12/1 3/16 6/15 8/31
Final Exams End 12/8 3/23 6/23 8/31
Clinic Ends 12/9 3/24 6/23 9/15
Interim Clinic3 12/11-22 &
1/2-6, 2018
Commencement Ceremony BUC 6/23
BUK 6/25
Clinic Closure4 12/23-1/1 4/2-7 6/25-30 9/17-22
Bastyr Community Day5 5/23
Official Holidays6 11/23-25 1/15, 2/19 5/28 7/4, 9/3
Priority Applications Due – ND, Midwifery and MSN Programs 2/1
Priority Applications Due – All other BS and Master’s Programs 3/15
Financial Aid Application Priority Due Date 4/1

Calendar Notes

1In fall quarter only, first-year naturopathic medicine classes begin a week earlier to accommodate a few study days distributed during the quarter when there are no scheduled classes.

2Students earning PCs in naturopathic medicine modules in year one and two will need to return to campus before the start of the following quarter to complete remediation exams and exercises.

3During interim clinic, all clinic services run normally. Interim clinic is required; exceptions must be approved in advance. Students staff the shifts in which they were registered in the quarter just ended.

4During clinic closure, the clinic does not offer patient visits, but appointment phones and dispensary are open (except when one of the clinic closure days falls on a paid holiday). Appointment phones and dispensary hours may be altered from their standard operating hours. The clinic is closed on all official University holidays.

5Bastyr Community Day is focused on the health and well-being of members of the Bastyr community. Activities are scheduled for the afternoon and classes and clinic shifts are cancelled from noon to 5 p.m. so that members of the community can participate.

6Although religious holidays are NOT official University holidays, the University’s policy is to attempt to accommodate the observance of religious practices. Students are responsible for the material covered but will not have religious absences count against any attendance requirement. Students observing such holidays are required to notify faculty during the first week of classes and find substitutes for clinic shifts affected. Students should follow the reschedule exam procedures in the event an exam falls on a religious holiday.

Major religious holidays in the coming academic year that occur when the University is in session are 9/21, 9/30 2017 and 5/16-6/15 2018. Bastyr University schedules clinical training and occasional required courses or intensives on weekends. Students who have religious restrictions against attending classes on weekends must contact their program chair or dean, in advance, when such a conflict occurs. Efforts will be made to resolve such conflicts, but a resolution cannot be guaranteed.

Revised: June 2017

The calendar is subject to change without notice.