The academic year is divided into two terms (semesters). The autumn or fall semester runs from September through December, and the spring semester runs from the middle of January through early May. A one-month winter vacation, between mid-December and mid-January, divides the two semesters.
Between mid-May and mid-August, two six-week sessions are offered (Summer A and Summer B). Course selection during the summer sessions are typically limited, although departments often provide special courses and workshops during the summer.
Consult the TC Academic Calendar for more information about academic year starting and ending dates, deadlines, and holidays.