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Academic Calendar 2016-2017

AUTUMN TERM 2016

(September 7 – December 23)

 

April

25

Monday. Registration for Summer Term 2016 and Autumn Term 2016 for continuing students via web registration begins.

August

31

Wednesday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the Autumn Term.

September

1

Thursday. Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.

September

5

Monday. Labor Day. University Holiday.

September

6

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

6

Tuesday. New student orientation program.

September

7

Wednesday. Classes begin. Autumn Term.

September

7

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

8

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

8

Thursday. Last day to file application for October Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.).

September

9

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

9

Friday. Fall semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.

September

15

Thursday. Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the Autumn Term.

September

20

Tuesday. Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for the Autumn term.

September

21

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

Friday. Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.

October

4

Tuesday. Last day to change points in variable point courses.

October  

14

 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

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.

October

19

Wednesday. Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.

October

20

Thursday. Midterm date, Autumn Term.

October

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.

November

1

Tuesday. 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

23

Wednesday. No Classes. Offices open.

November

24

Thursday. Thanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.

November

25

Friday. Thanksgiving holidays. No classes. No offices open.

December

23

Friday. Autumn Term ends.

December

23

Friday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Autumn Term students not returning for Spring Term 2017.

 

 

SPRING TERM 2017

(January 18 – May 9)

 

December

5

Monday. Registration for the Spring term for continuing students via web registration begins.

January

3

Tuesday. Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.

January

15

Sunday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for new students attending the Autumn Term.

January

16

Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed. University Holiday. No classes. No offices open.

January

17

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

17

Tuesday. New student orientation program.

January

18

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

18

Wednesday. Classes begin. Spring Term.

January

19

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

19

Thursday. Last day to file application for February Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.).

January

20

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

20

Friday. Spring semester payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.

January

26

Thursday. Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertation during Spring Term.

January

31

Tuesday. Last day to add and drop courses and to file a Certificate of Equivalency for Spring Term.

February

1

Wednesday. Requests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of late registration fee.

February

1

Wednesday. 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

3

Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with  the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the February award of the degree.

February

8

Wednesday. Award of February degrees and certificates. No ceremony.

February

10

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

14

Tuesday. Last day to change points in variable-point courses.

February

15

Wednesday. Last day to enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.

February

17

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

2

Thursday. Midterm date, Spring Term.

March

12

Sunday. First day of spring holidays. No classes during spring holidays.

March

17

Friday. No offices open.

March

19

Sunday. Last day of spring holidays.

April

24

Monday. Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.

April

28

Friday. Last day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.

April 28 

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

Monday. Confirmation of master's degree integrative project or formal essay completion due to Registrar's Office for May degree candidates.

May

9

Tuesday. End of Spring Term.

May

10

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

15

Monday. Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.

May

16

Tuesday. Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.

May

17

Wednesday. Conferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.

May

19

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 2017

(May 18 – August 16)

 

April

24

Monday. Registration for Summer and Autumn Terms for continuing students via web registration begins.

May

15

Monday. Registration for Summer and Autumn Terms begins for new students.

May

15

Monday. Summer Welcome Session for new Summer A and B students

May

15

Monday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session A.

May

18

Thursday. Session A courses begin.

May

19

Friday. Summer A payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.

May

19

Friday. Last day to file application for June Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.).

May

23

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

24

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

24

Wednesday. Last day to add or drop Session A courses.

May

29

Monday. Memorial Day Observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.

June

7

Wednesday. Last day to add/drop points in Summer A and full summer variable-point courses.

June

16

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

28

Wednesday. End of Summer Session A courses.

June

29

Thursday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for Summer Session B.

July

4

Tuesday. Independence Day observed.  College Holiday.

July

5

Wednesday. In-person registration for Session B courses.  Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m.

July

5

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

5

Wednesday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session B.

July

6

Thursday. 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

6

Thursday. Session B courses begin.

July

7

Friday. Summer B payment due date for tuition, fees, and housing charges.

July

12

Wednesday. Last day to add or drop Session B courses.

July

19

Wednesday. Last day to add/drop points in Summer B variable-point courses.

August

1

Tuesday. 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

16

Wednesday. End of Summer Session B courses.

August

17

Thursday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for students not remaining for the Autumn Term.