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2012-2013 academic calendar

AUTUMN TERM 2012 (September 5 - December 21)

April
2012
23 Monday.  Registration for the Autumn Term 2012 for continuing students via web registration begins.
May
2012
14 Monday. Opening day of Registration for the Autumn Term 2012 for new students via web. Registration is a continuous process through the end of add/drop on September 19.Students should contact their departments for program specific procedures and timelines.
August
2012
30 Thursday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending  the Autumn Term.

September
2012

3-4 Monday. Labor Day. University Holiday.
Tuesday. New Student Experience  (Orientation).
  4 Tuesday. In-person Registration for Autumn Term. Hours: 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.   Advisors available from 2p.m. to 7p.m.
  5 Wednesday. Classes begin. Autumn Term 2012.
  5-7 Wednesday-Friday.  Registration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. Friday. Advisors available from 3:00p.m. to5:00p.m.
  6 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.)to be given October 19 or November 2.
  13 Thursday. Last day to file notification in Office of Doctoral Studies of intention to defendEd.D. and Ph.D. dissertation during the Autumn Term 2012.
  14 Friday.  Last day to submit, to the Registrar’s Office, formal Master’s essays for the October 17 award of degree
  19 Wednesday. Last day to add and drop courses for the Autumn 2012 term, file aCertificate of Equivalency, and enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the ColumbiaHealth  Program and the Columbia Student Medical Insurance.
  20 Thursday.  Requests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar’s approval and payment of $100 late registration fee.
  24 Monday. Last day to complete the final deposit of Ed.D. dissertation which has been corrected in accordance with the Dissertation Secretary’s evaluation for the October 17award of degree.
October
2012
2 Tuesday. Last day to change points in variable point courses.
  12 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit  Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the October 17 award of  degree.
  17 Wednesday. Award of October degrees and certificates.  No ceremony.
  19 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
  25 Thursday. Midterm date, Autumn Term 2012.
November
2012
1 Thursday. Last day to file or to renew an application, in the Registrar’s Office, for Master’s degrees and certificates to be awarded in February.  (After this date, application may be filed only until November 15 upon payment of $25 late fee.)
  2 Friday.   Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring  in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
  21 Wednesday. No Classes. Offices open.
  22-25 Thursday - Sunday. Thanksgiving Holidays.
December
2012
3 Monday. Registration for the Spring Term 2013 for continuing students via web registration begins.
  21 Friday. End of Autumn Term 2012.
  22 Saturday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Autumn Term students not returning for Spring Term 2013.

SPRING TERM 2013 (January 23 - May 14)
January
2013
15 Tuesday.  Last day to submit, to the Registrar’s Office, formal Master’s essays for the February 13 award of degree.
  20 Sunday. Beginning of occupancy in the Teachers College residence halls for the Spring Term.
  21 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday.
  22 Tuesday. New Student Experience (Orientation). Hours: 9a.m. to 1p.m.
  22 Tuesday. In-person Registration for Spring Term 2013. Hours: 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.  Advisors available from 2p.m. to 7p.m.
  23 Wednesday. Classes begin. Spring Term 2013.
  23-25 Wednesday-Friday.  Late registration and change period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00p.m.; Friday 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. Advisors available from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
  24 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.)
to be given February 22 or March 1.
  31 Thursday. Last day to file notification in Office of Doctoral Studies of intention to defend
Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during Spring Term 2013.
February
2013
1 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit Ed.D. dissertation which have been corrected in accordance with Dissertation Secretary’s evaluation for February 13 award of degree.
  1 Friday. Last day to file or to renew an application, in Registrar’s Office, for Master’s degrees and certificates to be awarded in May. (After this date, application may be filed only until February 15 upon  payment of $25 late fee.)
  5 Tuesday. Last day to add and drop courses for Spring Term 2013, file a Certificate of Equivalency, and for new students to enroll in, upgrade and waive the Columbia Health Program and the Columbia Student Medical Insurance.
  6 Wednesday. Requests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar’s approval and payment of $100 late registration fee.
  8 Friday. Last day to deposit Ph.D. dissertation with the Office of Doctoral Studies and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the February 13 award of degree.
  13 Wednesday. Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
  19 Tuesday. Last day to change points in variable-point courses.
  22 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring  in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
March
2013
1 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring  in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
  14 Thursday. Midterm date, Spring Term 2013.
  17-24 Sunday - Sunday. Spring Holidays.
April
2013
1 Monday.  Last day to submit, to the Registrar’s Office formal Master’s essay for May 22 award of degree.
  29 Monday. Registration for the Summer Term 2013 and Autumn Term 2013 for continuing students via web registration begins.
  29 Monday.  Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for May 22 award of degree.
May
2013
3 Friday. Last day to deposit Ed.D. dissertation for May 22 award of degree.
  14 Tuesday. End of Spring Term 2013.
  15 Wednesday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Spring Term 2013 for students not remaining for Summer Session A. Extensions granted for students participating in Commencement.
  17 Friday. Last day to deposit  Ph.D. dissertation with the Office of Doctoral Studies and theGraduate School of Arts and Sciences for the May 22 award of degree.
  21 Tuesday. Teachers College Master’s degrees Convocations.
  22 Wednesday. Conferring of degrees at Columbia University, 10:30a.m.; Teachers CollegeDoctoral degrees Convocation.

SUMMER TERM 2013

April 2013 29

Monday. Registration for Summer Term 2013 and Autumn Term 2013 for continuing students via web registration begins.

May 2013 15

Wednesday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Spring Term students not remaining for the Summer Sessions. Extensions will be granted for students participating in Commencement

  19 Sunday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session A.
  20 Monday  In-person Registration for Session A courses (Session B courses may be included).   Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for Summer 2013 begins for new students.
  20

Monday.  Opening day of Registration for the Autumn Term 2013 for new students via the web. Registration is a continuous process through the end of add/drop on September 17.  Students should contact their departments for program specific procedures and timelines.

  21 Tuesday.  Teachers College Master’s Degrees Convocations.
  22 Wednesday. Commencement.  Conferring of degrees, 10:30 a.m.  Teachers College Doctoral  Convocation, 2:00 p.m.
  23 Thursday. Session A courses begin.
  23

Thursday.  Registration and changes in registration.  Hours: 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.  Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.

  24 Friday. No Registration.
  27 Monday. Memorial Day Observed. University Holiday
  28-29 Tuesday-Wednesday. Late Registration and changes in registration for Session A (changes in Session B courses are also accepted). Hours: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.
  29 Wednesday. Last day to add or drop Session A courses.
  30 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.), to be given June 14, 2013.
June 2013 12 Wednesday. Last day to add/drop points in variable-point courses.
  14

Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to  4:45 p.m.

July 2013 3 Wednesday. End of Summer Session A courses.
  4

Thursday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for Summer Session B.

SESSION B (JULY 9 - AUGUST 19)

  7 Sunday.  Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence hall for Summer Session B.
  8

Monday. In-person Registration for Session B courses.  Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.

  9 Tuesday. Classes in Session B courses begin.
  9-10 Tuesday - Wednesday. Late Registration and changes in registration for Session B courses.   Hours: 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m. 
  15 Monday. Last day to add or drop Session B courses.
  22

Monday. Last day to add/drop points in variable-point courses.

August 2013 1

Thursday. Last day to file or to renew an application, in the Registrar's Office, for Master's degrees and certificates to be awarded in October. (After this date, application may be filed only  until August 15 upon payment of a $25 late fee.)

  19 Monday.  End of Summer Session B courses.
  20 Tuesday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not  remaining for the Autumn Term 2013.