Pre-Theology Calender

Semester I

Monday, August 18

Orientation Week begins

Monday, August 25

First class day of semester

Friday, August 29 –

  Monday, September 1

Labor Day Weekend
(Students free after lass class on Friday)

Thursday, September 4

Mass of the Holy Spirit with Archbishop

Wednesday, October 1

Kenrick Alumni Day

Saturday, October 4

Day of Recollection

Monday, October 13

Mid-term exams begin

Friday, October 17 –

  Tuesday, October 21

Fall Break
(Students free after last class on Friday)

Saturday, November 1

Convivium Mass & Dinner Auction

Saturday, November 8

 Day of Recollection

Tueday, November 25 –

  Sunday, November 30

Thanksgiving Break
(students free after last class on Tuesday)

Monday, December 8

Last class day of semester

Wednesday, December 12 –
Tuesday, December 16


Tuesday, December 16

Christmas Break (Pre-Theology Students free to depart after last exam)

Semester II

Sunday, January 4

Annual Retreat begins

Monday, January 12

First class day of semester

Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes

Wednesday, January 28

Candidacy Mass and Reception

Sunday February 8

 Day of Recollection

Friday, February 13 –

  Sunday, February 15

Priesthood Discernment Retreat
– 40 Hours Devotion

Monday, February 16

Presidents’ Day Holiday – No Classes

Monday, March 2 –

  Friday, March 6


Wednesday, March 11 –

  Sunday, March 15

Spring Break
(Begins after last class on Wednesday)

Friday, March 27 –

  Monday, April 6

Easter Break

(Students free after last class on Friday)

 Sunday April 19

Day of Recollection

Tuesday, April 21

Vespers Followed by Deacon Oaths

Saturday, April 25

Installation of Reader, Followed by Dinner

Tuesday, April 28

Installation of Acolyte, Followed by Dinner

Saturday, May 2

Saint Louis Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate

Monday, May

Last class day of semester

Priesthood Oaths, Followed by Deacon Banquet

Wednesday, May 6 –

  Tuesday, May 12

Final Exams

Summer Break begins after last exam

Saturday, May 9

Kenrick Graduation