Academic Calendar

In Japan, the academic year usually starts in April and ends in March, so most students at Keio University are admitted in April and graduate in March. However, the situation varies according to faculty/graduate school and some students are admitted and graduate in September.

Spring Semester Early April - Late September
Fall Semester Late September - Late March

(In principle, there are 15 weeks of classes in each semester.)

Summer vacation Late July - Late September
Winter vacation Late December - Early January
Spring vacation Early February - Late March

April - Spring semester begins
- Entrance ceremony
- Orientation
- Keio Foundation Day
May - The Yukichi Fukuzawa Francis Wayland Memorial Lecture
- Homecoming Day for alumni who graduated more than 51 years ago
- Keio-Waseda spring baseball games
July - SFC Tanabata Festival (university festival)
- Final exams for spring semester
- Summer vacation begins
August - Open campus
September - Fall Commencement
- Fall semester begins
- Fall Entrance ceremony
- Orientation
October - Keio-Waseda fall baseball games
- Yagami Festival (university festival)
- SFC Fall Festival (university festival)
- Shiba-Kyoritsu Festival (university festival)
- Homecoming Day (Keio Rengo Mitakai Taikai)
November - Mita Festival (university festival)
- Yotsuya Festival (university festival)
December - Winter vacation begins
January - Founder's Birthday
- Final exams for fall semester
March - Commencement