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Summer Calendar

Take advantage of an early 4-week session. Choose from classes that fulfill a variety of requirements, from communication to ethnic studies and biological sciences. Complete a course early so you can savor your summer!

If the early session doesn’t fit your schedule, Summer Term has flexible class lengths throughout May, June, July, and August. Most courses are 3-to-8 weeks in length. Learn more about UW–Madison summer courses and programs.

With more than 1,000 course options, Summer Term offers great choices and convenient times for everyone both on campus and online.

Important Dates

Course Preview open:
October 19, 2021

Full Course Guide open:
January, 2022

Scholarship applications open:

Scholarship applications close:

Early Start

Wisconsin Experience Summer Launch application deadline:

International Student Summer Institute application deadline:

Engineering Summer Launch application deadline:

CALS Quickstart application deadline:

Study Abroad Summer Launch application deadline:

Transfer Early Start Program application deadline:


Enrollment times assigned:

Enrollment open for UW-Madison students:

Enrollment open for visiting students:

Popular Sessions

Early 4 week session:
May 23-Jun 17, 2022

8 week session:
Jun 20-Aug 12, 2022

4 week session:
June 20-July 15, 2022

4 week session:
July 18-Aug 12, 2022

Want to take a class at a certain time?

  • Go to the Schedule of Classes at the Office of the Registrar.
  • Look for General Public and click Public Class Search.
  • Under the drop-down menu for Term, choose Summer.
  • Under Class Meeting/Instructor, sort by start and end times and days of week.

View the list of 2022 Summer Session Codes.

Add & Drop Deadlines

Deadlines vary widely depending on the summer sessions(s) you are enrolled in. Specific deadline dates can be viewed in your MyUW Student Center. Use the calendar icon displayed on your Summary Grid on the Student Center homepage as well as your My Class Schedule page. Contact the Office of the Registrar with questions.