2017-2018

Academic Calendar 2017 - 2018


Autumn Term 2017September 6 – December 22
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
April 24 Monday Registration for summer and autumn term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 1 Monday Registration for summer and autumn term begins for new students.
August 31 Thursday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
September 1 Friday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.
September 4 Monday Labor Day. University holiday.
September 5 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 5 Tuesday New student orientation program.
September 6 Wednesday Classes begin. Autumn term.
September 6 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 7 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 7 Thursday Last day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
September 8 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 8 Friday Fall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 14 Thursday Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the autumn term.
September 19 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the autumn term.
September 20 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 Saturday Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
October 3 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable point courses.
October 13 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 13 Friday Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
October 13 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 18 Wednesday Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 19 Thursday Midterm date, autumn term.
October 20 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 Wednesday 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 22 Wednesday No classes. Offices open.
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
November 24 Friday Thanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
December 22 Friday Autumn term ends.
December 22 Friday Termination 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 Add to Google Calendar
December 4 Monday Registration for the spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
January 2 Tuesday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.
January 14 Sunday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
January 15 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday. No classes. No offices open.
January 16 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 16 Tuesday New student orientation program.
January 17 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 17 Wednesday Classes begin. Spring term.
January 18 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 18 Thursday Last day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
January 19 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 19 Friday Spring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 25 Thursday Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during spring term.
January 30 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for spring term.
January 31 Wednesday Requests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
February 1 Thursday 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 9 Friday Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 9 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 9 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 13 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 14 Wednesday Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 15 Thursday Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 16 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 1 Thursday Midterm date, spring term.
March 11 Sunday First day of spring holidays. No classes during spring holidays.
March 16 Friday No offices open.
March 18 Sunday Last day of spring holidays.
April 23 Monday Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 27 Friday Last day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 27 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 Tuesday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for May degree candidates.
May 8 Tuesday End of spring term.
May 9 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 14 Monday Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 15 Tuesday Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 16 Wednesday Conferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.
May 18 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 2018May 17 – August 17
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
April 30 Monday Registration for summer and autumn terms for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 14 Monday Registration for summer and autumn terms begins for new students.
May 14 Monday Summer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students
May 14 Monday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session A.
May 17 Thursday Session A courses begin.
May 18 Friday Summer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 18 Friday Last day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
May 22 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 23 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 23 Wednesday Last day to add or drop Session A courses.
May 28 Monday Memorial Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
June 6 Wednesday Last day to add/drop points in summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 15 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 27 Wednesday End of summer session A courses.
June 28 Thursday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for summer session B.
July 4 Wednesday Independence Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
July 5 Thursday In-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 6 Friday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session B.
July 9 Monday Session B courses begin.
July 10 Tuesday 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 13 Friday Last day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 13 Friday Summer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 20 Friday Last day to add/drop points in summer B variable-point courses.
August 1 Wednesday 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 17 Friday End of summer session B courses.
August 18 Saturday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the autumn term.
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