Dates and Deadlines
See also full academic calendar.
Fall Term '15
Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Classes begin at 8:00 A.M.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Last day to add courses and last day to drop courses without a fee
Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30 – Midterms
Saturday, Oct. 31 – Fall Recess begins
Monday, Nov. 9 – Fall recess ends
Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving recess begins
Monday, Nov. 30 – Last day to drop a course or rescind P/D/F option
Monday, Nov. 30 – Thanksgiving recess ends
Friday, Dec. 11 – Deadline for seniors to select spring term courses
Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Deadline for juniors to select spring term courses
Wednesday, Dec.16 – Deadline for sophomores to select spring term courses
Friday, Dec. 18 – Deadline for Freshman to select spring term courses.
Friday, Dec. 18 – Winter recess begins after last class.
Sunday, Jan. 4 – Winter recess ends
Monday, Jan. 4 – Reading period begins
Tuesday, Jan. 5 – Undergraduate deadline for submitting junior independent work
Tuesday, Jan. 12 – Reading period ends.
Tuesday, Jan. 12 – "Dean's Date" deadline for written work
Wednesday, Jan. 13 – Exams begin
Monday, Jan. 18 – Deadline for submission of take-home exercise
Saturday, Jan. 23 – Exams end
Spring Term '16
Monday, Feb. 1 – Classes begin at 8:00 A.M.
Friday, Feb. 12 – Undergraduate deadline to add or drop courses without a fee.
Monday, Mar. 7 – Midterms begin
Saturday, Mar.12 – Spring recess begins
Sunday, Mar. 20 – Spring recess ends
Monday, Mar. 21 – Classes resume. Undergraduate selection of P/D/F option begins.
Friday, Apr. 8 – Undergraduate deadline to drop spring term courses or select P/D/F option
Wednesday, Apr. 20 – Deadline for juniors to select fall term 2016-2017 courses
Friday, Apr. 22 – Deadline for sophomores to select fall term 2016-2017 courses
Wednesday, Apr. 27 – Deadline for freshman to select fall term 2016-2017 courses
Monday, May 2 – Reading period begins
Monday, May 2 – Deadline for submitting senior thesis
Tuesday, May 3 – University deadline for submitting junior independent work (some department deadlines may be earlier)
Tuesday, May 10 – Reading period ends
Tuesday, May 10 – "Dean's Date" deadline for written work
Wednesday, May 11 – exams begin
Wednesday, May 11 – Senior Departmental/Comprehensive exams begin
Thursday, May 12 – Senior Departmental/Comprehensive exams end
Monday, May 16 – Deadline for submission of take-home exercises
Saturday, May 21 – Spring term exams end
Sunday, May 29 – Baccalaureate
Monday, May 30 – Class Day
Tuesday, May 31 – Commencement Day, Class of 2016
Fellowship Deadlines by Month:
More information about these opportunities and specific deadlines can be found through the office of Dean Frank Ordiway.
September – Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes
October – DAAD,Canadian Rhodes, Churchill, Gates, Keasbey, ITO, LUCE, Mitchell,
Sachs, St. Andrew’s of New York
November – Ford, Hertz, NSF, Soros
December – ReachOut ’56
January – Dale, Labouisse, Department of Defense (DOD)
March – Jack Kent Cooke, Rotary (for juniors)
Thesis Research Deadlines
Check with your individual department and/or the Office of the Dean of the College for exact dates.
End of October – Deadline for seniors to apply for thesis research funds
End of March – Deadline for juniors to apply for thesis research funds