NOTICE: Classes canceled today due to weather conditions. Check Blackboard for communication from your instructors.
|August 17||Move-In Day for new students - Bolivar|
|17-20||Welcome Weekend for new students - Bolivar|
|19-20||Returning Students Arrive|
|21||Fall classes begin|
|September 4||Labor Day - No classes, offices open|
|12-13||Fall Break - No classes, offices open|
|20-21||Fall Bearcat Days (Admissions event)|
|November 11||Fall Preview Day (Admissions event)|
|20-24||Thanksgiving Break - No classes, offices closed|
|December 8||Last day of classes|
|January 6-7||Returning students arrive|
|8||Spring classes begin|
|15||Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No classes, offices closed|
|27||Scholars Day (Admissions event)|
|February 19||SBU Showcase (Admissions event)|
|March 8-9||Spring Bearcat Days (Admissions event)|
|25-28||Spring Break - No classes, offices open|
|29||Good Friday - No classes, offices closed|
|April 1||Easter Monday - No classes, offices closed|
|26||Last day of classes|
|April 29-May 2||Final examinations|
|May 3-4||Commencement ceremonies|
|May 6||May online courses begin|
|27||Memorial Day - No classes, offices closed|
|31||Final examinations, Last day of May Classes|
|June 1||Summer Orientation (Admissions event)|
|3||June and July 8-week term courses begin|
|15||Summer Orientation (Admissions event)|
|19||Juneteenth - No classes, offices closed|
|24||SBU Summer Showcase (Admissions event)|
|28||Final examinations, Last day of June Term|
|July 1||July term begins|
|4||Independence Day - No classes, offices closed|
|26||Final examinations (including online courses), Last day for all active terms|
Use our class schedules, academic calendars and course catalog to learn about the academic offerings at SBU and plan your path to success!
Class SchedulesAcademic Calendar 2022-23 (PDF)Course Catalogs
Academic Calendar 2023-24 (PDF)
Select your campus or program below to view and download class schedules and other information.
Search for courses through the Self-Service portal. If you are already logged into the MySBU portal, you will be automatically logged in here. If not, you will be logged in as a guest. Logging in as a valid user will give you access to more features than guest access.
To register for classes, work with your academic advisor to develop a plan that is appropriate for your academic program and individual goals. Students will enroll for Fall and Summer 2023 classes during the following dates based on credit hours completed.
For each grouping listed below, registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on the first date indicated.
NOTE: Hours the student is presently enrolled in ARE NOT to be included in the hour totals listed above.
Priority registration is given to military members, veterans, and students using veterans educational benefits. These students will be able to enroll during the opening enrollment period each semester.
Graduate education courses are typically scheduled in eight-week rotations, providing greater flexibility for students wishing to begin graduate education programs. Upcoming course rotations will begin in March, June and July.
SBU offers a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree that offers courses both as concurrent enrollment for undergraduate students in a 4+1 degree plan and for graduate students in a 4+2 degree plan.
SBU offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with both residential and professional tracks.
Southwest Baptist University participates in the Foreign Language Institute, a partnership with other Springfield area colleges and universities. Most courses are held in the evenings at the MSU campus in Springfield. Courses are available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. To learn more or to enroll in an FLI course as an SBU student, please contact Roberta Rasor, SBU Registrar, at rrasor@SBUniv.edu.
2022-23 Academic Calendar (PDF)
Download Undergraduate Catalog (PDF)
Download Graduate Catalog (PDF)