Academic Calendar

Calendar information is also available on the Registrar's website

NOTE: The deadline for taking a fall or spring half-semester course Pass/Fail or for R credit is the Friday of the fourth week of the course. A half-semester course must be dropped within the first two weeks of the course.

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

Fall 2018 Semester

AUGUST

6–10,
21–23
Monday–Friday, Tuesday–Thursday. Open summer registration appointments for Fall 2018.
28–30 Tuesday–Thursday. Registration for the Fall 2018 semester. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
29 Wednesday. GSAS Orientation for entering students in Arts and Sciences graduate programs.
31

Friday

  • Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in October.
  • Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Summer 2018 term.

SEPTEMBER

3 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
4 Tuesday. Classes begin for the fall semester.
4–7,
10–14
Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.
14 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. Students may not add courses after this date.
30 Sunday. Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

OCTOBER

1 Monday. Last day for doctoral students to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
9 Tuesday. Last day to drop individual courses. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript.
12

Friday

17 Wednesday. October degrees conferred.

NOVEMBER

1 Thursday. Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in February.
5 Monday. Academic holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.
6 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
15

Thursday

Note: Decisions to take a particular course Pass/Fail or for R credit are not reversible after this date.

19–21 Monday–Wednesday. Advance registration for Spring 2019.
2125 Wednesday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays. University holidays 11/22 and 11/23.

DECEMBER

1 Saturday. Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in May.
3–7 Monday–Friday. Advance registration for Spring 2019.
10

Monday 

  • Last day of classes for the fall term.
  • Last day to withdraw from or take a leave of absence effective in the Fall 2018 semester.
11–13 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
14

Friday 

14–21 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
21 Friday. Fall term ends.
24–1/18 Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 18. Winter holidays.
30 Sunday. Deadline for students with grades of IN or CP from the Spring 2018 or Summer 2018 terms to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.
Spring 2019 Semester

JANUARY

7–11,
14–18
Monday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Registration for the Spring 2019 term. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
18 Friday. Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Fall 2018 semester.
21 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University holiday.
22 Tuesday. Classes begin for the spring semester.
22–25,
28–2/1
Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.

FEBRUARY

1 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. Students may not add courses after this date.
8

Friday

13 Wednesday. February degrees conferred.
15 Friday. Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan (for new students or students returning from a leave of absence in Spring 2019 only).
26 Tuesday. Last day to drop individual courses. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript.

MARCH

1 Friday. Last day for doctoral students who became parents since December 1 to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
1822 Monday–Friday. Spring break.
28

Thursday

Note: Decisions to take a particular course Pass/Fail or for R credit are not reversible after this date.

APRIL

12

Friday

15–19 Monday–FridayAdvance registration for the Fall 2019 term.
26

Friday. Last day for the doctoral candidate to deposit the dissertation for May degree conferral and have his/her name appear in the addendum to the Convocation Booklet.

MAY

6

Monday 

  • Last day of spring term classes.
  • Last day to withdraw from or take a leave of absence from the Spring 2019 semester.
7–9 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
10 Friday. Last day for the department to submit the MPhil application for May degree conferral.
10–17 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
17 Friday. Spring term ends.
TBD GSAS Convocation.
22 Wednesday. University Commencement.
24 Friday. Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Spring 2019 semester.
29 Monday. Memorial Day. University holiday.

JUNE

1 Saturday. Last day for doctoral students who became parents since March 1 to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
30

Sunday. Deadline for students with grades of IN or CP from the Fall 2018 semester to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.

JULY 

15 Monday. Last day for students returning in Fall 2019 to submit the Return from a Leave of Absence form.
Summer 2019 Term

For dates and deadlines related to the Summer Term, see the School of Professional Studies.