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GS Academic Calendar 2018-2019

The following Academic Calendar was correct and complete when compiled; however, the University reserves the right to revise or amend it, in whole or in part, at any time. Information on the current status of the University Academic Calendar may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

Note: Deadlines that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or University Holiday are moved to the next business day.

Fall 2018

August

27-9/2

Monday–Sunday. New Student Orientation Week.

September

3

Monday. Labor Day. University Holiday.

4

Tuesday. Classes begin for the Fall 2018 semester.

4-7, 10-14

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program online for Fall 2018.

7, 10

Friday, Monday. Spring-semester deferred examination dates (by petition and approval only).

14

Friday.

  • Last day to make registration changes (add/drop courses) for the fall semester. Courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges.
  • Last day to uncover the mark of Pass for a spring- or summer-semester course.

30

Sunday. Deadline to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

October

1-31

Major declaration month.

1

Sunday. Deadline for submitting the Study Abroad Clearance Form to the Dean of Students Office for studying abroad in the spring semester.

9

Tuesday. Late course drop deadline. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript. Late drops must be approved by a student's advisor.

17

Wednesday. October degrees conferred.

18

Thursday. Midterm date.

November

1

Thursday. Deadline to apply or reapply for degrees to be awarded in February.

5

Monday. Academic Holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.

6

Tuesday. Election Day. University Holiday.

12-16

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2019.

15

Thursday.

  • Last day to exercise Pass/D/Fail option.
  • Senior thesis stipend application deadline for fall-term or academic-year senior theses.
  • Deadline to submit completed Study Abroad Registration and Course Approval forms online for studying abroad in the spring semester.
21

Wednesday. Academic Holiday. University offices are open, but classes are not in session.

22

Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. University Holiday.

23

Friday. University Holiday

December

3

Monday. Last day to drop a course for a mark of W (withdrew).

3-7

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2019.

10

Monday.

  • Last day of classes for Fall 2018.
  • Last day to apply for an incomplete on written work.
  • Last day to completely withdraw from semester in progress.
15

Saturday. Deadline for completed re-enrollment applications for students who have withdrawn from GS and wish to return for the spring semester.

11-13

Tuesday–ThursdayStudy days.

14-21

FridayFriday. Final examinations.

21

Friday. Fall 2018 semester ends.

24

Monday. Christmas Eve. University Holiday.

25

Tuesday. Christmas Day. University Holiday.

31

Monday. New Year's Eve. University Holiday.

Spring 2019

January

1

Tuesday. New Year's Day. University Holiday.

14-18

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2019.

14-20

Monday–Sunday. New Student Orientation Week.

21

Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Observed). University Holiday.

22

Tuesday. Classes begin for the Spring 2019 semester.

22-25; 28-2/1

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program online for Spring 2019.

25, 28

Friday, Monday. Fall-term deferred examination dates (by petition and approval only).

February

1

Friday.

  • Last day to make registration changes (add/drop courses) for the spring semester. Courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges.
  • Last day to uncover the mark of Pass for a fall-term course.
13

Wednesday. February degrees conferred.

15

Friday. Deadline to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

26

Tuesday. Late course drop deadline. Courses dropped by this deadline are charged at full tuition but do not appear on a student's transcript. Late drops must be approved by a student's advisor.

March

1-31

Major declaration month.
1

Thursday. Senior thesis stipend application deadline for spring-term-only senior theses.

11

Monday. Midterm date.

12

Tuesday. Deadline to apply or reapply for degrees to be awarded in May (or October, if participating in preceding May graduation ceremony).

18-22

Monday–Friday. Spring Break.

15

Friday. Deadline for submitting the Study Abroad Clearance Form to the Dean of Students Office for studying abroad in the fall semester or full academic year.

28

Thursday. Last day to exercise Pass/D/Fail option.

April

15

Monday.

  • Deadline to submit completed Study Abroad Registration and Course Approval forms online for studying abroad in the fall semester or full academic year.
  • Deadline to submit the Study Abroad Clearance Form to the Dean of Students Office for studying abroad in the summer term.

15-19

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

29

Monday. Last day to drop a course for a mark of W (withdrew).

May

1

Wednesday.

  • Deadline for completed re-enrollment applications for students who have withdrawn from GS and wish to return for the summer semester.
  • Senior thesis stipend application deadline for calendar-year or EALAC senior theses.
6

Monday. 

  • Last day of classes for Spring 2019.
  • Last day to apply for an incomplete on written work.
  • Last day to completely withdraw from a semester in progress.

7-9

TuesdayThursday. Study days.

10-17

Friday–Friday. Final examinations.

15 

Wednesday. Deadline to submit completed Study Abroad Registration and Course Approval forms online for studying abroad in the summer term.

17

Friday. Spring semester ends.

20

Monday. School of General Studies Class Day.
22

Wednesday. Commencement.

27

Monday. Memorial Day. University Holiday.

Summer 2019

Visit the Columbia Summer website to review summer registration deadlines, add/drop periods, and term dates.

June

10-14

Monday-Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

17-21

Monday-Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

July

4

Wednesday. Independence Day. University Holiday.

29-8/2

Monday-Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

August

1

Thursday. Application deadline for October degree conferral (if not participating in preceding May ceremony).

5-9

Monday-Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

15

Thursday. Re-enrollment deadline for fall-semester courses.

20-22

Tuesday-Thursday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.

27-29

Tuesday-Thursday. Online course registration for Fall 2019.