Academic Calendar 2013-2014

This calendar is correct as of press time. For any changes, please consult the Academic Programs Office.

2013 August Orientation Session  

August 5
Move-in day, new students to Bard Hall
August 19 August orientation begins
August 23
Last day to withdraw
August 30
Orientation classes end; language exams held
September 2
Labor Day Holiday
NOTE: Registration will be reviewed during the August session at a meeting with new students.

Fall Term 2013
September 3 Fall classes begin
September 10 Drop/add period ends (5PM)
September 11 Last day to withdraw from classes
(for partial refund)
October 7–11
Midterm examinations
October 13 Open House, 11-1
November 3 Open House, 11-1
November 12 Advisement coffee hour with faculty
November 13 Registration for spring term
November 15 Registration for spring term ends (5PM)
November 22 Fall term regular classes end;
MA Qualifying Papers due for part-time students
November 24
Open House, 11-1
Nov. 25–27
Make-up week
November 28–December 1 Thanksgiving break

December 2

December 2–6

Fall language exam
Reading week

December 9–13
Final examinations week

December 14–Jan. 20: Winter break; no classes

Spring Term 2014
January 8
Fall 2013 grades due
January 10 Applications due for fall, 2014
January 21 Spring classes begin
January 28 Drop/Add period ends (5PM)
February 3–7
MA admissions interviews
February 10–12 PhD admissions interviews
March 3–7  
Midterm examinations
March 7 Commencement applications due; Doctoral Dissertations due
March 10–14: spring break; no classes

April 1 MA Qualifying Papers due
April 18 Spring term regular classes end
April 21–25
Make-up week
April 28  Spring language exam
April 28–May 2 Reading week
May 2
Qualifying Paper Symposium
May 5–9
Final examinations week
May 21
Spring 2014 grades due
May 24 Bard College Commencement

This calendar is subject to revision

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