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Academic Calendar 2015-2016

AUTUMN TERM 2015
(September 2 – December 21)

April

27

Monday. Registration for Summer Term 2015 and Autumn Term 2015 for continuing students via web registration begins.

May

18

Monday. Registration for Summer Term 2015 and Autumn Term 2015 begins for new students.

August

26

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

 

31

Monday. New student orientation program for students in Arts & Humanities; Curriculum & Teaching; Education Policy & Social Analysis; International & Transcultural Studies; and Mathematics, Science, & Technology.

September

1

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.

 

1

Tuesday. New student orientation program for students in Biobehavioral Sciences, Counseling & Clinical Psychology, Health & Behavior Studies, Human Development, and Organization & Leadership.

 

1

Tuesday. Confirmation of master's degree integrative project completion due to Registrar's Office for October degree candidates.

 

2

Wednesday. Classes begin. Autumn Term 2015

 

2

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.

 

3

Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given October 16 and October 23.

 

3

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.

 

4

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.

 

4

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

 

7

Monday. Labor Day. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.

 

10

Thursday. Last day to file notification of intention to defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertations during the Autumn Term 2015.

 

11

Friday. Last day to file Master's essays for the October degree award.

 

16

Wednesday. Last day to add and drop courses for the Autumn term, file a Certificate of Equivalency, and enroll in, upgrade, or submit a waiver request for the Columbia Health Fee and Columbia Student Health Insurance.

 

17

Thursday. Requests for late registration under exceptional circumstances on or after this date require Registrar's approval and payment of $100 late registration fee.

 

28

Monday. Last day to make final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for October award of degree.

 

29

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

October

9

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.

 

15

Thursday. Midterm date, Autumn Term.

 

16

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.

 

21

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

 

23

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

2

Monday. 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.)

 

25

Wednesday. No classes. Offices open.

 

26

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

 

27

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

December

21

Monday. Autumn Term 2015 ends.

 

22

Tuesday. Termination of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Autumn Term students not returning for Spring Term 2016.

SPRING TERM 2016
(January 20 – May 10)

December

7

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

January

4

Monday. Confirmation of master's degree integrative project completion due to Registrar's Office for February degree candidates.

 

11

 

Monday. Last day to file Master's essays for the February degree award.

 

17

Sunday. Beginning of occupancy in the Teachers College residence halls for the Spring Term.

 

18

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

 

19

Tuesday. In-person registration for Spring Term 2016.  Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Advisors available from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

19

Tuesday. New student orientation program.

 

20

Wednesday. Classes begin. Spring Term 2016.

 

20

Wednesday. Late registration and change 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.

 

21

Thursday. Late registration and change 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.

 

21

Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given February 12 and February 19.

 

22

Friday. Late registration and change 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.

 

22

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

 

28

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

 

29

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

February

1

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.)

 

2

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

 

3

Wednesday. Requests for late registration on or after this date require registrar's approval and payment of $100 late registration fee.

 

5

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.

 

10

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

 

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.

 

15

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

 

16

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

 

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.

March

3

Thursday. Midterm date, Spring Term.

 

13

Sunday. First day of spring holidays.

 

18

Friday. No offices open.

 

20

Sunday. Last day of spring holidays.

April

1

Friday. Last day to file Master's essays for the May degree award.

 

25

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

 

29

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

May

2

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

 

6

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.)

 

10

Tuesday. End of Spring Term 2016.

 

11

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.

 

16

Monday. Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.

 

17

Tuesday. Teachers College Master’s degree Convocations.

 

18

Wednesday. Conferring of degrees at Columbia University 10:30 a.m.; Teachers College Doctoral degree Convocation,  2:00 p.m.

 

20

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.

 

20

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

SUMMER TERM 2016
(May 19 – August 16)

April

25

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

May

2

Monday. Registration for Summer 2016 and Autumn Term 2016 begins for new students.

 

16

Monday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session A. Move-in times: 8 A.M. to 10 A.M.

 

19

Thursday. Session A courses begin.

 

19

Thursday. Session A courses begin.

 

24

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.

 

25

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.

 

25

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

 

27

Friday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination  (Ed.D./Ph.D.), to be given June 17.

 

30

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

June

8

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

 

17

Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.), 9 a.m.. to 12 Noon and 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

 

29

Wednesday. End of Summer Session A courses.

 

30

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

July

4

Monday. Independence Day observed. University holiday. No classes. No offices open.

 

5

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

 

5

Tuesday. Beginning of occupancy in Teachers College residence halls for Summer Session B. Move-in times: 8 A.M. to 10 A.M.

 

6

Wednesday. Session B courses begin.

 

6

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.

 

7

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.

 

8

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

 

12

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

 

19

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

August

1

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.)

 

16

Tuesday. End of Summer Session B courses.

 

17

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