2018-2019

Academic Calendar 2018 - 2019


Autumn Term 2018
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
April 30 Monday Registration for Summer Term and Autumn Term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 7 Monday Registration for Summer and Autumn Term begins for new students.
August 30 Thursday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
September 3 Monday Labor Day. University holiday.
September 4 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 4 Tuesday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.
September 4 Tuesday New student orientation program.
September 5 Wednesday Classes begin. Autumn term.
September 5 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 6 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 6 Thursday Last day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
September 7 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 7 Friday Fall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 13 Thursday Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the autumn term.
September 18 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the autumn term.
September 19 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 Sunday Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
October 2 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable point courses.
October 12 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 12 Friday Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
October 12 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 17 Wednesday Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 18 Thursday Midterm date, autumn term.
October 19 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 Thursday 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 21 Wednesday No classes. Offices open.
November 22 Thursday Thanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
November 23 Friday Thanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
December 21 Friday Autumn term ends.
December 21 Friday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for autumn term students not returning for spring term.
Spring Term 2019
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
December 3 Monday Registration for the spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 10 Monday Registration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 2 Wednesday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.
January 20 Sunday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday. No classes. No offices open.
January 22 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 22 Tuesday New student orientation program.
January 23 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 23 Wednesday Classes begin. Spring term.
January 24 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 24 Thursday Last day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
January 25 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 25 Friday Spring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 31 Thursday Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during spring term.
February 1 Friday 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 5 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for spring term.
February 6 Wednesday Requests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
February 8 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 Friday Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 13 Wednesday Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 15 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 15 Friday Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 19 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 22 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 7 Thursday Midterm date, spring term.
March 17 Sunday First day of spring holidays. No classes during spring holidays.
March 22 Friday No offices open.
March 24 Sunday Last day of spring holidays.
April 22 Monday Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 26 Friday Last day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 26 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 Wednesday Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for May degree candidates.
May 14 Tuesday End of spring term.
May 15 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 20 Monday Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 21 Tuesday Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 22 Wednesday Conferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.
May 24 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 2019
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
April 29 Monday Registration for summer and autumn terms for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 6 Monday Registration for summer and autumn terms begins for new students.
May 20 Monday Summer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students
May 20 Monday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session A.
May 23 Thursday Session A courses begin.
May 24 Friday Summer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 24 Friday Last day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
May 27 Monday Memorial Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
May 28 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 29 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 29 Wednesday Last day to add or drop Session A courses.
June 12 Wednesday Last day to add/drop points in summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 14 Friday Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
July 3 Wednesday End of summer session A courses.
July 4 Thursday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for summer session B.
July 4 Thursday Independence Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
July 5 Friday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session B.
July 8 Monday In-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 9 Tuesday Session B courses begin.
July 10 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 12 Friday Summer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 16 Tuesday Last day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 23 Tuesday Last day to add/drop points in summer B variable-point courses.
August 1 Thursday 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 19 Monday End of summer session B courses.
August 20 Tuesday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the autumn term.
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