2016-2017

Academic Calendar 2016 - 2017


Autumn Term 2016September 7 – December 23
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April 25 Monday Registration for Summer Term 2016 and Autumn Term 2016 for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 2 Monday Registration for Summer 2016 and Autumn Term 2016 begins for new students.
August 31 Wednesday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the Autumn Term.
September 1 Thursday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.
September 5 Monday Labor Day. University Holiday.
September 6 Tuesday In-person registration for Autumn Term. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advisors available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 6 Tuesday New student orientation program.
September 7 Wednesday Classes begin. Autumn Term.
September 7 Wednesday Registration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday. Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.
September 8 Thursday Registration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday. Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.
September 8 Thursday Last day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
September 9 Friday Registration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday. Advisors and/or their representatives available from 3 to 5 p.m.
September 9 Friday Fall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 15 Thursday Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the Autumn Term.
September 20 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the Autumn term.
September 21 Wednesday Requests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
September 30 Friday Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
October 4 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable point courses.
October 14 Friday Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
October 14 Friday Doctoral 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 14 Friday Last 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 19 Wednesday Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 20 Thursday Midterm date, Autumn Term.
October 21 Friday Doctoral 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 1 Tuesday Last 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 23 Wednesday No Classes. Offices open.
November 24 Thursday Thanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
November 25 Friday Thanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
December 23 Friday Autumn Term ends.
December 23 Friday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Autumn Term students not returning for Spring Term 2017.
Spring Term 2017January 18 – May 9
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December 5 Monday Registration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 12 Monday Registration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 3 Tuesday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.
January 15 Sunday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the Autumn Term.
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday. No classes. No offices open.
January 17 Tuesday In-person registration for Spring Term.  Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Advisors available from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
January 17 Tuesday New student orientation program.
January 18 Wednesday Registration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Advisors available from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
January 18 Wednesday Classes begin. Spring Term.
January 19 Thursday Registration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Advisors available from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
January 19 Thursday Last day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
January 20 Friday Registration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Advisors available from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
January 20 Friday Spring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 26 Thursday Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during Spring Term.
January 31 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for Spring Term.
February 1 Wednesday Requests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
February 1 Wednesday Last 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 3 Friday Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 3 Friday Last 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 8 Wednesday Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 10 Friday Doctoral 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 14 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 15 Wednesday Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 17 Friday Doctoral 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 2 Thursday Midterm date, Spring Term.
March 12 Sunday First day of spring holidays. No classes during spring holidays.
March 17 Friday No offices open.
March 19 Sunday Last day of spring holidays.
April 24 Monday Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 28 Friday Last day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 28 Friday Last 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 1 Monday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for May degree candidates.
May 9 Tuesday End of Spring Term.
May 10 Wednesday Termination 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 15 Monday Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 16 Tuesday Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 17 Wednesday Conferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.
May 19 Friday Termination 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 2017May 18 – August 16
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April 24 Monday Registration for Summer and Autumn Terms for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 15 Monday Registration for Summer and Autumn Terms begins for new students.
May 15 Monday Summer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students
May 15 Monday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session A.
May 18 Thursday Session A courses begin.
May 19 Friday Summer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 19 Friday Last day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
May 23 Tuesday 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.
May 24 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.
May 24 Wednesday Last day to add or drop Session A courses.
May 29 Monday Memorial Day Observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
June 7 Wednesday Last day to add/drop points in Summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 16 Friday Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
June 28 Wednesday End of Summer Session A courses.
June 29 Thursday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for Summer Session B.
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day observed. College Holiday.
July 5 Wednesday In-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 5 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.
July 5 Wednesday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session B.
July 6 Thursday 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.
July 6 Thursday Session B courses begin.
July 7 Friday Summer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 12 Wednesday Last day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 19 Wednesday Last day to add/drop points in Summer B variable-point courses.
August 1 Tuesday Last 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 16 Wednesday End of Summer Session B courses.
August 17 Thursday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the Autumn Term.
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