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.

Fall 2021

SEPTEMBER

1

Wednesday

  • Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in October.
  • GSAS Orientation (virtual) for entering students in Arts and Sciences graduate programs.
3

Friday. Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Summer 2021 term.

6 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
9 Thursday. First day of classes.
9–10, 13–17, 20–21 Thursday–Friday, Monday–Friday, Monday–Tuesday. Late registration and change of program.
21 Tuesday. End of change of program period. Fall courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges.
30 Thursday. Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

OCTOBER

1 Friday. Last day for doctoral students to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
12

Tuesday

  • Last day to drop fall courses courses. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript.
15

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

20 Wednesday. October degrees conferred.

NOVEMBER

1

Monday

  • Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in February.
  • Academic holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.
2 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
18

Thursday

  • Last day to exercise Pass/Fail option for a fall course.
  • Last day to file to take a full-term fall course for R credit.

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

22–24 Monday–Wednesday. Advance registration for Spring 2022.
2426 Wednesday–Friday. Thanksgiving holidays. University holidays 11/25 and 11/26.

DECEMBER

1

Wednesday. Last day for students returning in Spring 2021 to submit the Return from a Leave of Absence form.

6–10 Monday–Friday. Advance registration for Spring 2022.
13

Monday 

  • Last day of classes for the fall term.
  • Last day to withdraw from or take a leave of absence effective in the Fall 2021 semester.
14–15 Tuesday–Wednesday. Study days.
15

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

16–23 Thursday–Thursday. Final examinations for fall courses.
23 Thursday. Fall term ends.
24–1/7 Friday, December 24 through Friday, January 7. Winter holidays.
30 Wednesday. Deadline for students with grades of IN or CP from the Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 terms to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.

JANUARY

1

Saturday. Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in May.

Spring 2022

JANUARY

3–7, 10–14 Monday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Registration for the Spring 2022 term. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
14 Friday. Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Fall 2021 semester.
17 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University holiday.
18 Tuesday. First day of spring classes.
18–21, 24–28 Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.
28

Friday

  • End of change of program period. Spring courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges.
  • Last day for the department to submit the MPhil application for February degree conferral.

FEBRUARY

4

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

9 Wednesday. February degrees conferred.
15 Tuesday. 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 2021 only).
22 Tuesday. Last day to drop spring courses. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript.

MARCH

1 Tuesday. Last day for doctoral students who became parents since December 15 to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
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.

MAY

2

Monday

3–5 TuesdayThursday. Study days.
6 Friday. Last day for the department to submit the MPhil application for May degree conferral.
6–13

FridayFriday. Final exams for spring courses.

13 Thursday. Spring term ends.
18

Wednesday. Last day for doctoral candidates to distribute in the Spring 2022 semester.

TBD

GSAS Convocation.

20

Friday. University Commencement.

30

Monday. Memorial Day. University holiday.

JUNE

1 Wednesday. Last day for doctoral students who became parents since March 1 to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
30 Thursday. Deadline for students with grades of IN or CP from the Fall 2021 term to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.

JULY

15 Thursday. Last day for students returning in Fall 2022 to submit the Return from a Leave of Absence form.
Summer 2022

For dates and deadlines related to the summer term, see the School of Professional Studies website.