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 Term 2017

AUGUST

6/12–6/16,
6/19–6/23,
7/31–8/4,
8/7–8/11,
8/22–8/24
Monday–Friday, Tuesday–Thursday. Open summer registration appointments for Fall 2017.
8/29–8/31 Tuesday–Thursday. Registration for the Fall 2017 semester. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
8/30 Wednesday. GSAS Orientation for entering students in Arts and Sciences programs.

SEPTEMBER

9/1

Friday. Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in October.
Last day for PhD candidates to distribute in the Summer 2017 term.

9/4 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
9/5 Tuesday. Classes begin for the fall semester.
9/5–9/8,
9/11–9/15
Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.
9/15 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.
9/30 Saturday. Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

OCTOBER

10/1 Sunday. Last day to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
10/10 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.
10/13

Friday

10/18 Wednesday. October degrees conferred.

NOVEMBER

11/1 Wednesday. Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in February.
11/6 Monday. Academic holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.
11/7 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
11/16

Thursday

 

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

11/20–11/22 Monday–Wednesday. Advance registration for Spring 2018.
11/2211/26 Wednesday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays. University holidays 11/22 and 11/24.

DECEMBER

12/1 Friday. Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in May.
12/4–12/8 Monday–Friday. Advance registration for Spring 2018.
12/11

Monday 

  • Last day of classes.
  • Last day to withdraw from or take a leave of absence from the Fall 2017 semester.
12/12–12/14 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
12/15

Friday 

12/15–12/22 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
12/22 Friday. Fall term ends.
12/25–1/15 Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 15. Winter holidays.
12/30 Saturday. Deadline for students with Incompletes from the Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 terms to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.
Spring Term 2018

JANUARY

1/3–1/5 Wednesday–Friday. Advance registration for Spring 2018.
1/8–1/12 Monday–Friday. Registration for the Spring 2018 term. Students who register after these dates must pay a late fee.
1/12 Friday. Last day for PhD candidates to distribute in the Fall 2017 semester.
1/15 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed. University holiday.
1/16 Tuesday. Classes begin for the spring semester.
1/16–1/19, 1/22–1/26 Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program.
1/26 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.

FEBRUARY

2/9

Friday

2/14 Wednesday. February degrees conferred.
2/15 Thursday. Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan (for new students only).
2/20 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

3/1 Thursday. Last day to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
3/123/16 Monday–Friday. Spring break.
3/22

Thursday

 

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

APRIL

4/13

Friday

4/16–4/20 Monday–FridayAdvance registration for the Fall 2018 term.
4/27

Friday. Last day for the doctoral candidate to deposit the dissertation for May 2018 degree conferral and have his/her name appear in the addendum to the Convocation Booklet.

4/30

Monday 

  • Last day of classes.
  • Last day to withdraw from or take a leave of absence from the Spring 2018 semester.

MAY

5/1–5/3 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
5/4 Friday. Last day for the department or program to submit the MPhil application for May 2018 degree conferral.
5/4–5/11 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
5/11 Thursday. Spring term ends.
5/13 SundayGSAS Convocation.
5/16 Wednesday. University Commencement.
5/25 Friday. Last day for PhD candidates to distribute in the Spring 2018 semester.
5/28 Monday. Memorial Day. University holiday.

JUNE

6/1 Friday. Last day to submit the Application for Child-Care Subsidy.
6/30

Saturday. Deadline for students with Incompletes from the Fall 2017 semester to submit outstanding work. Departments and instructors may set an earlier deadline, which supersedes the GSAS deadline.

JULY 

7/15 Sunday. Last day to submit the Return from a Leave of Absence form for students returning in Fall 2018.
Summer Term 2018

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