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Academic Calendar 2018 - 2019

Autumn Term 2018
Date Day of the Week Deadline
April 30MondayRegistration for Summer Term and Autumn Term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 7MondayRegistration for Summer and Autumn Term begins for new students.
August 30ThursdayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
September 3MondayLabor Day. University holiday.
September 4TuesdayDue date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for October degree candidates.
September 4TuesdayIn-person registration for autumn term. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advisors available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 4TuesdayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.
September 4TuesdayNew student orientation program.
September 5WednesdayClasses begin. Autumn term.
September 5WednesdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 6ThursdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 6ThursdayLast day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
September 7FridayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
September 7FridayFall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 13ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the autumn term.
September 18TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the autumn term.
September 19WednesdayRequests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
September 30SundayLast day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
October 2TuesdayLast day to change points in variable point courses.
October 12FridayDoctoral 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 12FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
October 12FridayLast 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 17WednesdayAward of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 18ThursdayMidterm date, autumn term.
October 19FridayDoctoral 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 1ThursdayLast 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 21WednesdayNo classes. Offices open.
November 22ThursdayThanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
November 23FridayThanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.
December 21FridayAutumn term ends.
December 21FridayTermination 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
December 3MondayRegistration for the spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 10MondayRegistration for the Spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 2WednesdayDue date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for February degree candidates.
January 2WednesdayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.
January 20SundayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
January 21MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday. No classes. No offices open.
January 22TuesdayIn-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 22TuesdayNew student orientation program.
January 23WednesdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 23WednesdayClasses begin. Spring term.
January 24ThursdayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 24ThursdayLast day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
January 25FridayRegistration and add/drop period. Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 25FridaySpring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
January 31ThursdayLast day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during spring term.
February 1FridayLast 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 5TuesdayLast day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for spring term.
February 6WednesdayRequests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
February 8FridayLast 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 8FridayLast day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 13WednesdayAward of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 15FridayDoctoral 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 15Friday(New spring students only) Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
February 19TuesdayLast day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 22FridayDoctoral 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 7ThursdayMidterm date, spring term.
March 17SundayFirst day of spring holidays. No classes during spring holidays.
March 22FridayNo offices open.
March 24SundayLast day of spring holidays.
April 22MondayLast day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 26FridayLast day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 26FridayLast 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 1WednesdayDue date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for May degree candidates.
May 1WednesdayConfirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for May degree candidates.
May 14TuesdayEnd of spring term.
May 15WednesdayTermination 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 20MondayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 21TuesdayTeachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 22WednesdayConferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.
May 24FridayTermination 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
April 29MondayRegistration for summer and autumn terms for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 6MondayRegistration for summer and autumn terms begins for new students.
May 20MondaySummer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students
May 20MondayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session A.
May 23ThursdaySession A courses begin.
May 24FridaySummer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 24FridayLast day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
May 27MondayMemorial Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
May 28TuesdayLate 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 29WednesdayLate 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 29WednesdayLast day to add or drop Session A courses.
June 12WednesdayLast day to add/drop points in summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 14FridayDoctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
July 3WednesdayEnd of summer session A courses.
July 3WednesdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for summer session B.
July 4ThursdayIndependence Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.
July 5FridayBeginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session B.
July 8MondayIn-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 9TuesdaySession B courses begin.
July 10WednesdayLate 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 12FridaySummer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 16TuesdayLast day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 23TuesdayLast day to add/drop points in summer B variable-point courses.
August 1ThursdayLast 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 19MondayEnd of summer session B courses.
August 20TuesdayTermination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the autumn term.