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Academic Calendar 2016 - 2017

Autumn Term 2016September 7 – December 23
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.
August 31WednesdayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the Autumn Term.
September 1ThursdayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.
September 5MondayLabor Day. University Holiday.
September 6TuesdayIn-person registration for Autumn Term. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advisors available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 6TuesdayNew student orientation program.
September 7WednesdayClasses begin. Autumn Term.
September 7WednesdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 8ThursdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 8ThursdayLast day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
September 9FridayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 9FridayFall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 15ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the Autumn Term.
September 20TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the Autumn term.
September 21WednesdayRequests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
September 30FridayLast day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
October 4TuesdayLast day to change points in variable point courses.
October 14FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
October 14FridayDoctoral 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 14FridayLast 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 19WednesdayAward of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 20ThursdayMidterm date, Autumn Term.
October 21FridayDoctoral 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 1TuesdayLast 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 23WednesdayNo Classes. Offices open.
November 24ThursdayThanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
November 25FridayThanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
December 23FridayAutumn Term ends.
December 23FridayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Autumn Term students not returning for Spring Term 2017.
Spring Term 2017January 18 – May 9
Date Day of the Week Deadline
December 5MondayRegistration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 12MondayRegistration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 3TuesdayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.
January 15SundayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the Autumn Term.
January 16MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday. No classes. No offices open.
January 17TuesdayIn-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 17TuesdayNew student orientation program.
January 18WednesdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 18WednesdayClasses begin. Spring Term.
January 19ThursdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 19ThursdayLast day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
January 20FridayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 20FridaySpring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 26ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during Spring Term.
January 31TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for Spring Term.
February 1WednesdayRequests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
February 1WednesdayLast 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 3FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 3FridayLast 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 8WednesdayAward of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 10FridayDoctoral 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 14TuesdayLast day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 15WednesdayLast day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 17FridayDoctoral 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 2ThursdayMidterm date, Spring Term.
March 12SundayFirst day of spring holidays. No classes during spring holidays.
March 17FridayNo offices open.
March 19SundayLast day of spring holidays.
April 24MondayLast day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 28FridayLast day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 28FridayLast 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 1MondayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for May degree candidates.
May 9TuesdayEnd of Spring Term.
May 10WednesdayTermination 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 15MondayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 16TuesdayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 17WednesdayConferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.
May 19FridayTermination 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
Date Day of the Week Deadline
April 24MondayRegistration for Summer and Autumn Terms for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 15MondayRegistration for Summer and Autumn Terms begins for new students.
May 15MondaySummer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students
May 15MondayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session A.
May 18ThursdaySession A courses begin.
May 19FridaySummer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 19FridayLast day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
May 23TuesdayLate 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 24WednesdayLate 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 24WednesdayLast day to add or drop Session A courses.
May 29MondayMemorial Day Observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
June 7WednesdayLast day to add/drop points in Summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 16FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
June 28WednesdayEnd of Summer Session A courses.
June 29ThursdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for Summer Session B.
July 4TuesdayIndependence Day observed. College Holiday.
July 5WednesdayIn-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 5WednesdayLate 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 5WednesdayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session B.
July 6ThursdayLate 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 6ThursdaySession B courses begin.
July 7FridaySummer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 12WednesdayLast day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 19WednesdayLast day to add/drop points in Summer B variable-point courses.
August 1TuesdayLast 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 16WednesdayEnd of Summer Session B courses.
August 17ThursdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the Autumn Term.