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 2019 Semester

AUGUST

5–9,
20–22
Monday–Friday, Tuesday–Thursday. Open summer registration appointments for Fall 2019.
27–29 Tuesday–Thursday. Registration for the Fall 2019 semester. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
28 Wednesday. GSAS Orientation for entering students in Arts and Sciences graduate programs.
30

Friday. Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Summer 2019 term.

SEPTEMBER

1 Sunday. Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in October.
2 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
3 Tuesday. Classes begin for the fall semester.
3–6,
9–13
Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.
13 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 Monday. Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

OCTOBER

1 Tuesday. Last day for doctoral students to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
4 Friday. Last day for the department to submit the MPhil application for October degree conferral.
8 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.
11

Friday. Last day for the doctoral candidate to deposit the dissertation for October degree conferral.

16 Wednesday. October degrees conferred.

NOVEMBER

1 Friday. Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in February.
4 Monday. Academic holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.
5 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
14

Thursday

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

25–27 Monday–Wednesday. Advance registration for Spring 2020.
2712/1 Wednesday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays. University holidays 11/28 and 11/29.

DECEMBER

1

Sunday

9–13 Monday–Friday. Advance registration for Spring 2020.
9

Monday 

  • Last day of classes for the fall term.
  • Last day to withdraw from or take a leave of absence effective in the Fall 2019 semester.
10–12 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
15

Sunday. Last day for doctoral students who became parents since October 1 to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.

13–20 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
20 Friday. Fall term ends.
24–1/17 Tuesday, December 24 through Friday, January 17. Winter holidays.
30 Monday. Deadline for students with grades of IN or CP from the Spring 2019 or Summer 2019 terms to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.
Spring 2020 Semester

JANUARY

7–10,
13–17
Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Registration for the Spring 2020 term. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
17 Friday. Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Fall 2019 semester.
20 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University holiday.
21 Tuesday. Classes begin for the spring semester.
21–24,
27–31
Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.
31

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.
  • Last day for the department to submit the MPhil application for February degree conferral.

FEBRUARY

7

Friday. Last day for the doctoral candidate to deposit the dissertation for February degree conferral.

12 Wednesday. February degrees conferred.
15 Saturday. 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 2020 only).
25 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 Sunday. Last day for doctoral students who became parents since December 1 to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
1620 Monday–Friday. Spring break.
26

Thursday

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

APRIL

10

Friday. Submission deadline for the MA Graduation Ceremonies Participation Petition (only for October 2020 graduates).

20–24 Monday–FridayAdvance registration for the Fall 2020 term.
17 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.
24

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

4

Monday 

  • Last day of spring term classes.
  • Last day to withdraw from or take a leave of absence from the Spring 2020 semester.
5–7 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
8 Friday. Last day for the department to submit the MPhil application for May degree conferral.
8–15 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
15 Friday. Spring term ends.
TBD GSAS Convocation.
20 Wednesday. University Commencement.
22 Friday. Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Spring 2019 semester.
25 Monday. Memorial Day. University holiday.

JUNE

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

Tuesday. Deadline for students with grades of IN or CP from the Fall 2019 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 2020 to submit the Return from a Leave of Absence form.
Summer 2020 Term

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