2019-2020

Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020


Autumn Term 2019
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
April 29 Monday Registration for summer term and autumn term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 6 Monday Registration for summer term and autumn term begins for new students.
August 29 Thursday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the autumn term.
September 2 Monday Labor Day. University holiday.
September 3 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 3 Tuesday Due date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for October degree candidates.
September 3 Tuesday New student orientation program.
September 4 Wednesday Classes begin. Autumn term.
September 4 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 5 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 5 Thursday Last day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
September 6 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 12 Thursday Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the autumn term.
September 17 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the autumn term.
September 18 Wednesday Requests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
September 20 Friday Fall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
September 30 Monday Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.
October 1 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable point courses.
October 4 Friday Last day to submit all required materials for October award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.)
October 11 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 11 Friday Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.
October 11 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 16 Wednesday Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 17 Thursday Midterm date, autumn term.
October 18 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 Friday 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 27 Wednesday No classes. Offices open.
November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving holidays.
November 29 Friday Thanksgiving holidays.
December 20 Friday Autumn term ends. Grades due from faculty one week after last class session or 48 hours after last class session for graduating students.
December 21 Saturday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for autumn term students not returning for spring term.
Spring Term 2020
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
December 2 Monday Registration for the spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.
December 9 Monday Registration for the spring term for new students via web registration begins.
January 2 Thursday Due date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for February degree candidates.
January 19 Sunday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the spring term.
January 20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday.
January 21 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 21 Tuesday New student orientation program.
January 22 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 22 Wednesday Classes begin. Spring term.
January 23 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 23 Thursday Last day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
January 24 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 30 Thursday Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during spring term.
January 31 Friday Last day to submit all required materials for February award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.)
February 3 Monday 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 4 Tuesday Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for spring term.
February 5 Wednesday Requests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.
February 7 Friday Spring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
February 7 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 7 Friday Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for February award of degree.
February 12 Wednesday Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 14 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 Saturday (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 18 Tuesday Last day to change points in variable-point courses.
February 21 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 5 Thursday Midterm date, spring term.
March 15 Sunday First day of spring holidays.
March 20 Friday No offices open.
March 22 Sunday Last day of spring holidays.
April 20 Monday Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 24 Friday Last day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 24 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 Friday Due date for advisors to indicate completion of integrative project or formal essay completion on degree audit system for May degree candidates.
May 8 Friday Last day to submit all required materials for May award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.)
May 12 Tuesday End of spring term. Grades due from faculty one week after last class session or 48 hours after last class session for graduating students.
May 13 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 18 Monday Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 19 Tuesday Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.
May 20 Wednesday Conferring of degrees at Columbia University.
May 22 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 2020
Date Day of the Week Deadline Add to Google Calendar
April 27 Monday Registration for summer term and autumn term for continuing students via web registration begins.
May 4 Monday Registration for summer term and autumn term begins for new students.
May 18 Monday Summer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students
May 18 Monday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session A.
May 21 Thursday Session A courses begin.
May 22 Friday Summer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
May 22 Friday Last day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.).
May 25 Monday Memorial Day Observed. College holiday.
May 26 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 27 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 27 Wednesday Last day to add or drop Session A courses.
June 10 Wednesday Last day to add/drop points in summer A and full summer variable-point courses.
June 12 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 1 Wednesday End of Summer Session A courses. Grades due from faculty one week after last class session or 48 hours after last class session for graduating students.
July 2 Thursday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for summer session B.
July 2 Thursday Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for summer session B.
July 3 Friday Independence Day observed. College holiday.
July 6 Monday In-person registration for Session B courses. Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
July 6 Monday Session B courses begin.
July 7 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 10 Friday Summer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.
July 13 Monday Last day to add or drop Session B courses.
July 20 Monday Last day to add/drop points in summer B variable-point courses.
August 3 Monday 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 14 Friday End of Summer Session B courses. Grades due from faculty one week after last class session or 48 hours after last class session for graduating students.
August 15 Saturday Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the autumn term.
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