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Academic Calendar

GS Academic Calendar 2016-2017

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 Term 2016

August

29-9/5

Monday, August 29–Monday, September 5. New Student Orientation Week.

30-9/1

Tuesday–Thursday. Online course registration for Fall 2016.

September

5

Monday. Labor Day. University Holiday.

6

Tuesday. Classes begin for the Fall 2016 semester.

6-9, 12-16

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program online for Fall 2016.

9, 12

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

16

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

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

October

1-31

Major declaration month.

1

Wednesday. Early Action admission deadline for Spring 2017 enrollment.

11

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.

15

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

19

Wednesday. October degrees conferred.

20

Thursday. Midterm date.

November

1

Tuesday.

  • Deadline to apply or reapply for degrees to be awarded in February.
  • Regular Decision admission deadline for Spring 2017 enrollment.
7

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

8

Tuesday. Election Day. University Holiday.

15

Tuesday. Senior thesis stipend application deadline for fall-term or academic-year senior theses.

14-18

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2017.

16

Wednesday.

  • Deadline to submit completed Study Abroad Registration Form and Course Approval Form to the Dean of Students Office for studying abroad in the spring semester.
17

Thursday.

  • Last day to exercise Pass/D/Fail option.
  • Last day to drop a course for a mark of W (withdrew).

24

Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. University Holiday.

25

Friday. University Holiday

December

5-9

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2017.

12

Monday.

  • Last day of classes for Fall 2016.
  • Last day to apply for an incomplete on written work.
  • Last day to completely withdraw from semester in progress.
15

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 Deadline for completed re-enrollment applications for students who have withdrawn from GS and wish to return for the spring semester.

13-15

Tuesday–ThursdayStudy days.

16-22

FridayThursday. Final examinations.

22

Wednesday. Fall 2016 semester ends.

26

Monday. Christmas Day (Observed). University Holiday.

27

Tuesday. University Holiday.

Spring Term 2017

January

2

Monday. New Year's Day (Observed). University Holiday.

3

Tuesday. University Holiday.

3-6; 9-13

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Spring 2017.

9-15

Monday–Sunday. New Student Orientation Week.

16

Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University Holiday.

17

Tuesday. Classes begin for the Spring 2017 semester.

17-20, 23-27

Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Late registration and change of program online for Spring 2017.

20, 23

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

27

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.

February

8

Wednesday. February degrees conferred.

15

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

21

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

Wednesday.

  • Early Action admission deadline for Fall 2017 enrollment.
  • Senior thesis stipend application deadline for spring-term-only senior theses.

6

Monday. Midterm date.

13

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

13-17

Monday–Friday. Spring Break.

15

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

23

Thursday.

  • Last day to exercise Pass/D/Fail option.
  • Last day to drop a course for a mark of W (withdrew).

April

17-21

Monday–Friday. Online course registration for Fall 2017.

15

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

May

1

Monday.

  • Last day of classes for Spring 2017.
  • Last day to apply for an incomplete on written work.
  • Last day to completely withdraw from a semester in progress.
  • 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.

2-4

TuesdayThursday. Study days.

5-11

Friday–Thursday. Final examinations.

11

Thursday. Spring 2017 semester ends.

17

Wednesday. Commencement.

29

Monday. Memorial Day. University Holiday.

Summer Term 2017

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

June

1

Thursday. Regular Decision admission deadline for Fall 2017 enrollment.

12-16

MondayFriday. Online course registration for Fall 2017.

19-23

MondayFriday. Online course registration for Fall 2017.

July

4

Tuesday. Independence Day. University Holiday.

31-8/4

MondayFriday. Online course registration for Fall 2017.

August

1

Tuesday. Deadline to apply or reapply for degrees to be awarded in October (if not participating in preceding May graduation ceremony).

7-11

MondayFriday. Online course registration for Fall 2017.

15

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

22-24

TuesdayThursday. Online course registration for Fall 2017.

29-31

TuesdayThursday. Online course registration for Fall 2017.