Students

Academic Calendar

 

Calendar information is also available on the Registrar's website. For Summer Term dates and deadlines, see the School of Continuing Education website.


Fall Term 2015

AUGUST

3-7, 25-27 Monday-Friday, Tuesday-Thursday. Advance registration for Fall 2015.

SEPTEMBER

1 Tuesday. Deadline for students to apply for the M.A. degree (both free-standing and en-route) to be awarded in October.
1-3 Tuesday–Thursday. Registration for the Fall 2015 semester. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
2 Wednesday. Orientation for entering students in Arts and Sciences programs.
7 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
8 Tuesday. Classes begin for the fall semester.
8-11, 14-18 Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.
18 Friday. End of change of program period (add/drop courses) for the fall term. Courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges.
30 Wednesday

OCTOBER

13 Tuesday. Last day to add or drop individual courses. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript.
16 Friday
21 Wednesday. October degrees conferred.

NOVEMBER

2 Monday
  • Deadline for students to apply for the M.A. degree (both free-standing and en-route) to be awarded in February.
  • Academic holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.
3 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
19 Thursday
Note: Decisions to take a particular course Pass/Fail or for R credit are not reversible after this date.
23-25 Monday-Wednesday. Advance registration for Spring 2016.
26-29 Thursday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays. University holidays 11/26 and 11/27.

DECEMBER

1 Tuesday. Deadline for students to apply for the M.A. degree (both free-standing and en-route) to be awarded in May.
7-11 Monday-Friday. Advance registration for Spring 2016.
14 Monday. Last day of fall-term classes.
15-16 Tuesday-Wednesday. Study days.
17-23 Thursday–Wednesday. Final examinations.
23 Wednesday. Fall term ends.
24-1/18 Thursday, December 24 through Monday, January 18. Winter holidays.
31 Thursday. Deadline for students with Incompletes from the Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 term to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.

 

Spring Term 2016

JANUARY

4-8 Monday–Friday. Advance registration for Spring 2016.
11-15 Monday–Friday. Registration for the Spring 2016 term. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
18 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed. University holiday.
19 Tuesday. Classes begin for the spring semester.
19-22, 25-29 Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.
29 Friday. End of change of program period (add/drop courses) for the spring term. Courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges.

FEBRUARY

5 Friday
10 Wednesday. February degrees conferred.
15 Monday. Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan (for new students only).
23 Tuesday. Last day to add or drop individual courses. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript.

MARCH

14-18 Monday–Friday. Spring break.
24 Thursday
Note: Decisions to take a particular course Pass/Fail or for R credit are not reversible after this date.

APRIL

15 Friday. Last day for the doctoral candidate to deposit the dissertation for May degree conferral and have his/her name appear in the Convocation Booklet.
18-22 Monday-Friday. Advance registration for the Fall 2016 term.
29 Friday. Last day for the doctoral candidate to deposit the dissertation for May degree conferral. Last day to have his/her name appear in the addendum to the Convocation Booklet.

MAY

2 Monday. Last day of spring-term classes.
3-5 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
6 Friday. Last day for the department or program to submit the M.Phil. application (.pdf) for May degree conferral.
6-13 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
13 Friday. Spring term ends.
15 Sunday. GSAS Convocation.
18 Wednesday. University Commencement.
30 Monday. Memorial Day. University holiday.

JUNE

30 Thursday. Deadline for students with Incompletes from the Fall 2015 semester to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.

 

Summer Term 2016

For dates and deadlines related to the Summer Term, see the School of Continuing Education website.

 

* Deadlines that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or University holiday will be moved to the next business day.