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Academic Calendar 2017 - 2018

Autumn Term 2017September 6 – December 22
Date Day of the Week Deadline
April 24MondayRegistration for summer and autumn term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 1MondayRegistration for summer and autumn term begins for new students.
August 31ThursdayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
September 1FridayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.
September 4MondayLabor Day. University holiday.
September 5TuesdayIn-person registration for autumn term. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advisors available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 5TuesdayNew student orientation program.
September 6WednesdayClasses begin. Autumn term.
September 6WednesdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 7ThursdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 7ThursdayLast day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
September 8FridayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 8FridayFall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 14ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the autumn term.
September 19TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the autumn term.
September 20WednesdayRequests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
September 30SaturdayLast day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
October 3TuesdayLast day to change points in variable point courses.
October 13FridayDoctoral 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 13FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
October 13FridayLast 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 18WednesdayAward of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 19ThursdayMidterm date, autumn term.
October 20FridayDoctoral 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 1WednesdayLast 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 22WednesdayNo classes. Offices open.
November 23ThursdayThanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
November 24FridayThanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
December 22FridayAutumn term ends.
December 22FridayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for autumn term students not returning for spring term.
Spring Term 2018January 17 – May 8
Date Day of the Week Deadline
December 4MondayRegistration for the spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
January 2TuesdayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.
January 14SundayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
January 15MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday. No classes. No offices open.
January 16TuesdayIn-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 16TuesdayNew student orientation program.
January 17WednesdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 17WednesdayClasses begin. Spring term.
January 18ThursdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 18ThursdayLast day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
January 19FridayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 19FridaySpring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 25ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during spring term.
January 30TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for spring term.
January 31WednesdayRequests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
February 1ThursdayLast 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 9FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 9FridayDoctoral 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 9FridayLast 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 13TuesdayLast day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 14WednesdayAward of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 15ThursdayLast day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 16FridayDoctoral 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 1ThursdayMidterm date, spring term.
March 11SundayFirst day of spring holidays. No classes during spring holidays.
March 16FridayNo offices open.
March 18SundayLast day of spring holidays.
April 23MondayLast day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 27FridayLast day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 27FridayLast 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 1TuesdayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for May degree candidates.
May 8TuesdayEnd of spring term.
May 9WednesdayTermination 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 14MondayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 15TuesdayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 16WednesdayConferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.
May 18FridayTermination 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 2018May 17 – August 17
Date Day of the Week Deadline
April 30MondayRegistration for summer and autumn terms for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 7MondayRegistration for summer and autumn terms begins for new students.
May 14MondaySummer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students
May 14MondayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session A.
May 17ThursdaySession A courses begin.
May 18FridaySummer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 18FridayLast day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
May 22TuesdayLate 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 23WednesdayLate 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 23WednesdayLast day to add or drop Session A courses.
May 28MondayMemorial Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
June 6WednesdayLast day to add/drop points in summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 15FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
June 27WednesdayEnd of summer session A courses.
June 28ThursdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for summer session B.
July 4WednesdayIndependence Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
July 5ThursdayIn-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 6FridayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session B.
July 9MondaySession B courses begin.
July 10TuesdayLate 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 13FridayLast day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 13FridaySummer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 20FridayLast day to add/drop points in summer B variable-point courses.
August 1WednesdayLast 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 17FridayEnd of summer session B courses.
August 18SaturdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the autumn term.