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


August 1: Move-in day, new students to Bard Hall

August 22: Orientation begins for all new students; Language placement exams held

August 23: Language classes begin

September 2:
Orientation classes end; Language exams held

September 5:
Labor Day Holiday

September 6:
Fall classes begin; Graduate Committee Meeting

September 12:
Add/Drop period ends (5PM)

September 16:
Last day to withdraw from classes (with partial refund)

October 9:
Open House (11AM)

October 10–14: Mid-term examination week

October 11:
Graduate Committee Meeting

October 23: Open House (11AM)

November 1:
Graduate Committee Meeting

November 7:
Open House (6PM)

November 10: Open House (6PM)

November 13: Open House (11AM)

November 14: Advisement coffee hour with faculty

November 16–18: Registration for spring term

November 23: Fall term regular classes end

November 24–25: Thanksgiving holiday

November 28–December 2: Make-up week

December 5–9:
Reading week

December 5: Fall language exams

December 6: Graduate Committee Meeting

December 12–16: Final examinations week

December 17–January 16: Winter break; No classes


January 6: Applications due for fall 2017

January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr holiday

January 17: Spring classes begin

January 17: Graduate Committee Meeting

January 23: Add/Drop period ends (5PM)

February 7–9: PhD admissions interviews

February 13–17: MA admissions interviews

February 14: Graduate Committee Meeting

February 27–March 3: Mid-term examination week

March 3:
Commencement applications due; Doctoral dissertations due

March 6–10: Spring break; No classes

March 14:
Graduate Committee Meeting

April 3:
MA qualifying papers due

April 14:
Spring term regular classes end

April 17–21:
Make-up week

April 18: Graduate Committee Meeting

April 19:
Advisement coffee hour with faculty

April 20–21: Registration for fall 2017

April 24–28: Reading week

April 28:
Qualifying Paper Symposium

May 1–5: Finals week

May 9: Graduate Committee Meeting

May 10: Spring language exams

May 27: Commencement