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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 2022

MAT Written Comprehensive Exams August 18-19
UST Classes Begin* September 7
SPSSOD Classes Begin September 8
Day of Recollection for Seminarians October 3
MAT Written Comprehensive Exams October 20-21
Indigenous Peoples Day October 10
Midterm Break October 28-30
Day of Recollection for Seminarians November 1
Thanksgiving Break November 24-27
Day of Recollection for Seminarians December 8
Morning of Recollection for Graduate Students December 10
Fall Classes End December 14
Study Day and Evening Final Exams Begin December 15
Final Exams December 16-21

Spring 2023

UST Classes Begin* January 30
SPSSOD Classes Begin February 1
Day of Recollection for Seminarians
(Ash Wednesday)
February 22
Morning of Recollection for Graduate Students February 25
Day of Recollection for Seminarians March 14
MAT Written Comprehensive Exams March 9-10
Midterm Break March 20-26
Holy Thursday April 6
Easter Break April 7-10
Day of Recollection for Seminarians April 19
Spring Classes End May 12
Study Day and Evening Final Exams Begin May 15
Final Exams May 16-19
Graduate Commencement May 21
ASPM Ordination to the Priesthood May 27
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