University of Wisconsin–Madison
UW-Madison Summer students engaged in conversation at the Memorial Union as the sun sets.


Summer Term offers 90+ 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!

Want 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 Summer 2017 session lengths to get a sense of start and end dates for 2018 courses.

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 Enrollment Services Helpline, 608-262-0920, with questions.

Popular Sessions

NEW 4-week Session:

May 1 – June 12, 2018

Early 3-week Session:

May 29 – June 17, 2018

8-week Session:

June 18 – August 12, 2018

4-week Session:

June 18 – July 15, 2018

4-week Session:

July 16 – August 12, 2018