Dates and Deadlines
See also full academic calendar.
Fall Term '14
Wednesday, Sept. 10 – Classes begin at 8:00 A.M.
Tuesday, Sept. 23 – Last day to add courses and last day to drop courses without a fee
Monday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 24 – Midterms
Saturday, Oct. 25 – Fall Recess begins
Monday, Nov. 3 – Fall recess ends
Friday, Nov. 21 – Last day to drop a course or rescind P/D/F option
Tuesday, Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving recess begins
Monday, Dec. 1 – Thanksgiving recess ends
Friday, Dec. 5 – Deadline for seniors to select spring term courses
Tuesday, Dec. 9 – Deadline for juniors to select spring term courses
Wednesday, Dec.10 – Deadline for sophomores to select spring term courses
Friday, Dec. 12 – Deadline for Freshman to select spring term courses.
Friday, Dec. 12 – Winter recess begins after last class.
Sunday, Jan. 4 – Winter recess ends
Monday, Jan. 5 – Reading period begins
Tuesday, Jan. 6 – Undergraduate deadline for submitting junior independent work
Tuesday, Jan. 13 – Reading period ends.
Tuesday, Jan. 13 – "Dean's Date" deadline for written work
Wednesday, Jan. 15 – Exams begin
Monday, Jan. 19 – Deadline for submission of take-home exercise
Saturday, Jan. 23 – Exams end
Spring Term '15
Monday, Feb. 2 – Classes begin at 8:00 A.M.
Friday, Feb. 13 – Undergraduate deadline to add or drop courses without a fee.
Monday, Mar. 9 – Midterms begin
Saturday, Mar.14 – Spring recess begins
Sunday, Mar. 22 – Spring recess ends
Monday, Mar. 23 – Classes resume. Undergraduate selection of P/D/F option begins.
Friday, Apr. 10 – Undergraduate deadline to drop spring term courses or select P/D/F option
Wednesday, Apr. 22 – Deadline for juniors to select fall term 2014-2015 courses
Friday, Apr. 24 – Deadline for sophomores to select fall term 2014-2015 courses
Wednesday, Apr. 29 – Deadline for freshman to select fall term 2014-2015 courses
Monday, May 4 – Reading period begins
Monday, May 4 – Deadline for submitting senior thesis
Tuesday, May 5 – University deadline for submitting junior independent work (some department deadlines may be earlier)
Tuesday, May 12 – Reading period ends
Tuesday, May 12 – "Dean's Date" deadline for written work
Wednesday, May 13 – exams begin
Wednesday, May 13 – Senior Departmental/Comprehensive exams begin
Thursday, May 14 – Senior Departmental/Comprehensive exams end
Monday, May 18 – Deadline for submission of take-home exercises
Saturday, May 23 – Spring term exams end
Sunday, May 31 – Baccalaureate
Monday, June 1 – Class Day
Tuesday, June 2 – Commencement Day, Class of 2015
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