An academic calendar is a timetable of all the events that take place during the academic year. Exam dates, vacations or any program or competitive event, and even the last day of the academic session are examples of such events. Academic calendars, including dates, can be presented at the semester level or as part of a year-long calendar. The academic calendar refers to the dates and events that a post-secondary institution follows. The add, withdraw, and decline deadlines for each session within each semester are usually included in academic calendars.
The purpose of an academic calendar is to remind students, faculty, and staff of important dates throughout the academic session and year. It can also be beneficial to potential students, alumni, and parents. Each educational institution develops its very own academic calendar with specific dates.