Course Access Dates for Students

Canvas courses are created for all academic-graded sections, but using a Canvas course is an instructor’s choice.
If your Canvas course is not published after the first day of classes, check with your instructor to see what resources they will use.

  • Courses usually open the Friday before each semester starts
  • Courses close a few weeks after each semester ends
  • Summer is treated as one big semester

Most Canvas courses open and close for students on these dates:

SemesterOpen (12:00 am)Close (12:00 am)
Spring 2023January 13, 2023June 1, 2023
Summer 2023May 12, 2023August 18, 2023
Fall 2023August 18, 2023January 12, 2024
Spring 2024January 12, 2024June 1, 2024
Summer 2024May 10, 2024August 16, 2024
Fall 2024August 16, 2024January 10, 2025