Important Dates

Academic Calendar


2013–2014

When an official deadline falls on a holiday observed by the University, the effective deadline is the next working day.

 

July 2013
 

July 1, Monday

  • Applications for non-resident status for the fall term or academic year are due in department offices.
  • Applications for part-time study are due in the GSAS Dean’s Office, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center.

 

July 31, Wednesday

  • Fall deadline for waiving health insurance, if eligible. Waiver available online.
     

August 2013
 

August 12, Monday

  • Applications due at the Registrar’s Office for November degrees. 
  • Last day upon which November degree candidates may submit a completed and signed application for a secondary field.

 

August 26, Monday

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., orientation for international students, Harvard Hall 202.

 

August 27, Tuesday

  • Spring term registration period ends on the day before fall term registration. 
  • Last day to submit work for Incomplete grades from the fall term 2012–2013.

 

August 28, Wednesday

  • 10:30 a.m., orientation for new students, Sanders Theatre.
  • 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., DudleyFest, Dudley House and Boylston Hall.
  • All GSAS students must register online by midnight. 
  • GSAS students can inquire about holds placed on registration at DudleyFest or at the office placing the hold during regular business hours. 
  • All Special Students and Visiting Fellows must register online by midnight.

 

August 28 and 29, Wednesday and Thursday

 

September 2013
 

September 2, Monday

  • Labor Day: a holiday.

 

September 3, Tuesday

  • Fall term begins; first meeting of classes.

 

September 10, Tuesday.

  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., final study cards for GSAS and Special Students for the fall term due in Dudley House.

 

September 12, Thursday

  • Last day on which GSAS degree candidates may cancel their registration for the fall term without payment of tuition.

 

September 12, Thursday

  • Approved dissertations due in the Registrar’s Office for November degrees.

 

September 18, Wednesday

  • Make-up examinations for spring term 2012–2013 begin.

 

September 20, Friday

  • Last day students from other schools may file cross-registration petitions with the FAS Registrar’s Office.

  

September 30, Monday

  • The fall (or full-year) enrollment deadline for dependent health coverage, and enrollment deadline for dental insurance.

 

October 2013
 

October 14, Monday

  • Columbus Day: a holiday.

 

October 21, Monday

  • Last day to register for or add courses for the term. After this date students may add or register for TIME only. 
  • Last day for graduate students to add or change SAT/UNS grading option for designated language courses. After this date a petition to add must be completed and returned to the GSAS Student Affairs office, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center.

 

October 29, Tuesday

  • Last day to drop a course. After this date a petition to withdraw must be completed and returned to the GSAS Student Affairs office, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center.

 

November 2013
 

November 11, Monday

  • Veterans’ Day: a staff holiday (observed). JFAS classes will be held as scheduled.

 

November 25, Monday

  • Applications are due at the Registrar’s Office for March degrees.
  • Last day upon which March degree candidates may submit a completed and signed application for a secondary field.

 

November 27, Wednesday

  • Thanksgiving recess begins.

  

December 2013
 

December 1, Sunday

  • Recess ends. 

 

December 2, Monday

  • Applications for non-resident status for the spring term are due in department offices. Late fees apply as in the fall.
  • Applications for part-time study are due in the GSAS Dean’s Office, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center.

 

December 4, Wednesday

  • Last day of Fall classes. 

 

December 5, Thursday

  •  Fall term Reading Period begins.
     

December 11, Wednesday

  • Last day to petition the Dean’s Office for late withdrawal from course.
  • Fall term Reading Period ends.

 

December 12, Thursday

  • Mid-year examinations begin.

 

December 20, Friday

  • Mid-year examinations end.

 

December 21, Saturday

  • Winter recess begins.

 

January 2014
 

January 1, Wednesday

  • Winter recess ends.

 

January 2, Thursday

  • Optional winter session begins. 
  • Applications from continuing students for 2013–2014 grants due in the GSAS Financial Aid office, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center.

 

January 6, Monday

  • January@GSAS begins.

 

January 17, Friday

  • Approved dissertations due in the Registrar’s Office for March degrees.

 

January 20, Monday

  • Martin Luther King Day: a holiday.

 

January 26, Sunday

  • Optional winter session ends.
  • Fall term registration period ends on the day before the spring term begins.
  • Last day to submit work for Incomplete grades from the spring term 2012–2013.

 

January 27, Monday

  • Spring term begins; first meeting of classes.
  • Continuing resident students and students returning from non-resident status must register online by midnight.
  • All Special Students and Visiting Fellows must register online by midnight.

 

January 31, Friday

  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., final study cards for GSAS and Special Students for the spring term due in Dudley House.

 

February 2014
 

February 7, Friday

  •  Last day on which GSAS degree candidates may cancel their registration for the spring term without payment of tuition.

 

February 7, Friday

  • Spring registration will be canceled for students who have filed approved dissertations at the Registrar’s Office by this date. 

 

February 10, Monday

  • Make-up examinations for fall term 2013 begin.

 

February 14, Friday

  • Last day students from other schools may file cross-registration petitions with the FAS Registrar’s Office.

 

February 17, Monday

  • Presidents’ Day: a holiday.

 

February 27, Thursday

  • Tuition and health-care fees will be removed from the term bills of all GSAS degree candidates who are not registered by this date.

 

February 28, Friday

  • Spring deadline for waiving health insurance, if eligible. Waiver available online.
  • The spring enrollment deadline for dependent health coverage.

 

March 2014
 

March 10, Monday

  • Last day to register for or add courses. After this date students may add or register for TIME only.
  • Last day for graduate students to add or change SAT/UNS grading option for designated language courses.

 

March 15, Saturday.

  • Spring recess begins.

 

March 23, Sunday

  • Spring recess ends.

 

March 25, Tuesday

  • Last day to drop a course.

 

March 28, Friday

  • Applications are due at Registrar’s Office for May degrees.
  • Last day upon which May degree candidates may submit a completed and signed application for a secondary field.

 

April 2014

 

April 30, Wednesday

  • Last day of Spring classes. 

 

May 2014

 

May 1, Thursday

  • Spring term Reading Period begins.

 

May 8, Thursday

  • Last day to petition the Dean’s Office for late withdrawal from a course.
  • Spring term Reading Period ends.

 

May 9, Friday

  • Final examinations begin.

 

May 16, Friday

  • Approved dissertations due in the Registrar’s Office for May degrees.

 

May 17, Saturday

  • Final examinations end.

 

May 26, Monday

  • Memorial Day: A holiday.

 

May 29, Thursday

  • Commencement.