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Academic Calendar 2015 - 2016

Autumn Term 2015September 2 – December 21
Date Day of the Week Deadline
April 27MondayRegistration for Summer Term 2015 and Autumn Term 2015 for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 18MondayRegistration for Summer Term 2015 and Autumn Term 2015 begins for new students.
August 26WednesdayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the Autumn Term.
August 31MondayNew student orientation program for students in Arts & Humanities; Curriculum & Teaching; Education Policy & Social Analysis; International & Transcultural Studies; and Mathematics, Science, & Technology.
September 1TuesdayNew student orientation program for students in Biobehavioral Sciences, Counseling & Clinical Psychology, Health & Behavior Studies, Human Development, and Organization & Leadership.
September 1TuesdayIn-person registration for Autumn Term. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advisors available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 1TuesdayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.
September 2WednesdayClasses begin. Autumn Term 2015
September 2WednesdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 3ThursdayLast day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given October 16 and October 23.
September 3ThursdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 4FridayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 4FridayFall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 7MondayLabor Day. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
September 10ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the Autumn Term 2015.
September 11FridayLast day to file Master's essays for the October degree award.
September 16WednesdayLast day to add and drop courses for the Autumn term, file a Certificate of Equivalency, and enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
September 17ThursdayRequests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of $100 late registration fee.
September 28MondayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
September 29TuesdayLast day to change points in variable point courses.
October 9FridayLast day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the October award of the degree.
October 15ThursdayMidterm date, Autumn Term.
October 16FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of psychology, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
October 21WednesdayAward of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 23FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring in an area of psychology, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
November 2MondayLast day to file or to renew an application for Master's degrees and certificates to be awarded in February. (After this date, application may be filed only until November 16 upon payment of $25 late fee.)
November 25WednesdayNo classes. Offices open.
November 26ThursdayThanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
November 27FridayThanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
December 21MondayAutumn Term 2015 ends.
December 22TuesdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Autumn Term students not returning for Spring Term 2016.
Spring Term 2016January 20 – May 10
Date Day of the Week Deadline
December 7MondayRegistration for the Spring Term for continuing students via web registration begins.
January 4MondayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.
January 11MondayLast day to file Master's essays for the February degree award.
January 17SundayBeginning of occupancy in the Teachers College residence halls for the Spring Term.
January 18MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
January 19TuesdayIn-person registration for Spring Term 2016.  Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Advisors available from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
January 19TuesdayNew student orientation program.
January 20WednesdayClasses begin. Spring Term 2016.
January 20WednesdayLate registration and change period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 21ThursdayLate registration and change period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 21ThursdayLast day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given February 12 and February 19.
January 22FridayLate registration and change period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 22FridaySpring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 28ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during Spring Term.
January 29FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 1MondayLast day to file or to renew an application 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.)
February 2TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses for Spring Term, file a Certificate of Equivalency, and, for new spring students only, to enroll in, upgrade, and waive the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 3WednesdayRequests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of $100 late registration fee.
February 5FridayLast day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the award of the February degree.
February 10WednesdayAward of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 12FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of psychology, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
February 15MondayLast day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 16TuesdayLast day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 19FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring in an area of psychology, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
March 3ThursdayMidterm date, Spring Term.
March 13SundayFirst day of spring holidays.
March 18FridayNo offices open.
March 20SundayLast day of spring holidays.
April 1FridayLast day to file Master's essays for the May degree award.
April 25MondayLast day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 29FridayLast day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
May 2MondayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project completion due to Registrar's Office for May degree candidates.
May 6FridayLast day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the award of the May degree. (Deposit must be completed by 4:00 p.m.)
May 10TuesdayEnd of Spring Term 2016.
May 11WednesdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Spring Term for students not remaining for Summer Session A. Extensions granted for students participating in Commencement.
May 16MondayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 17TuesdayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 18WednesdayConferring of degrees at Columbia University 10:30 a.m.; Teachers College Doctoral degree Convocation,  2:00 p.m.
May 20FridayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Spring Term for students not remaining for Summer Session A and who are participating in Commencement.
Summer Term 2016May 19 – August 16
Date Day of the Week Deadline
April 25MondayRegistration for Summer Term 2016 and Autumn Term 2016 for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 2MondayRegistration for Summer 2016 and Autumn Term 2016 begins for new students.
May 16MondayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session A. Move-in times: 8 A.M. to 10 A.M.
May 19ThursdaySession A courses begin.
May 19ThursdaySession A courses begin.
May 20FridaySummer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 24TuesdayLate 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.
May 25WednesdayLate 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.
May 25WednesdayLast day to add or drop Session A courses.
May 27FridayLast day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), to be given June 17.
May 30MondayMemorial Day Observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
June 8WednesdayLast day to add/drop points in Summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 17FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
June 29WednesdayEnd of Summer Session A courses.
June 30ThursdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for Summer Session B.
July 4MondayIndependence Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
July 5TuesdayIn-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 5TuesdayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session B. Move-in times: 8 A.M. to 10 A.M.
July 6WednesdaySession B courses begin.
July 6WednesdayLate 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.
July 7ThursdayLate 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.
July 8FridaySummer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 12TuesdayLast day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 19TuesdayLast day to add/drop points in Summer B variable-point courses.
August 1MondayLast day to file or to renew an application for Master's degrees and certificates to be awarded in October. (After this date, application may be filed only until August 17 upon payment of a $25 late fee.)
August 16TuesdayEnd of Summer Session B courses.
August 17WednesdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the Autumn Term.