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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is subject to change. Please check back regularly to confirm important academic dates and deadlines. 

Summer 2018

Date Details
May 30, 2018 New Student Orientation
New and continuing student registration
May 31-June 1, 2018 New MDE (pre-licensure) Student orientation
New and continuing student registration
June 4, 2018 First day of classes for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students
June 4-8, 2018 Change of Program period Late registration with fee period
June 8, 2018 End of change of program period - Last day to add a course;
Last day to drop a course with ull tuition refund and without "W" grade on transcript
July 4, 2018 Independence Day Observed
No classes scheduled
July 9, 2018 Last day to drop individual courses or change grading option
July 16-27, 2018 Continuing Student Registration for Fall 2018 (anticipated)
August 1, 2018 Last day to submit Degree Application for October 2018 degree
August 10, 2018 Last day of classes for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students

Fall 2018

Date Details
August 29, 2018 New Student Orientation
New and continuing student registration
September 3, 2018 Labor Day - University Holiday
September 4, 2018 First day of classes for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students
September 4-14, 2018 Change of Program period
Late registration with fee period
September 14, 2018

End of change of program period - Last day to add a course
Last day to drop a course with full tuition refund and without "W" grade on transcript

October 17, 2018 October Degrees Conferred
November 5, 2018 MDE Pre-Licensure students do not have class
November 6, 2018 Election Day - University Holiday (MS & Doctoral Students do not have class)
MDE Pre-Licensure students have class
November 15, 2018 Last day to drop individual courses or change grading option
November 19-21, 2018 No MDE Pre-Licensure classes held
November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday
No classes scheduled
November 23, 2018 University Holiday
No classes scheduled
November 26-December 7, 2018 Continuing Student Registration for Spring 2019 (anticipated dates)
December 1, 2018 Last day to submit Degree Application for February 2019 degree
December 21, 2018 Last day of Fall semester for MDE Pre-licensure,  MS, and Doctoral students

Spring 2019

University Holidays

Please visit the University Holidays page on the Columbia University Human Resources Web site.

Major Religious Holidays

It is the policy of the University to respect its members' religious beliefs. In compliance with New York State law, each student who is absent from school because of his or her religious beliefs will be given an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study, or work requirements that he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. No student will be penalized for absence due to religious beliefs, and alternative means will be sought for satisfying the academic requirements involved. 

 

Officers of administration and of instruction responsible for scheduling of academic activities or essential services are expected to avoid conflict with religious holidays as much as possible. If a suitable arrangement cannot be worked out between the student and the instructor involved, they should consult the appropriate dean or director. If an additional appeal is needed, it may be taken to the Provost.