Academic Calendar 2022–2023

The 2022–2023 GSAS Academic Calendar can also be found on the FAS Registrar's website. 

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

Fall 2022 

JULY 1, friday

  • Start of the term for continuing GSAS students

JULY 31, Sunday

AUGUST 1, MONDAY 

  • Fall check-In opens in my.harvard

  • Crimson Cart opens to allow shopping for courses for fall 2022 term

  • Final degree applications for November 2022 degree candidates due through my.harvard

  • Final application for a November 2022 secondary field due through my.harvard

AUGUST 15, monday 

  • GSAS deadline for paying fall tuition and fees

AUGUST 17, wednesday 

  • Course registration opens to allow enrolling in fall 2022 courses

  • Deadline for all students, including special students and visiting fellows, to check in for the fall 2022 term. Students who fail to check in will be charged a late check-in fee of $50 plus an additional $5 for each week thereafter. 

AUGUST 26, friday

  • Fall full-term course registration for all students due. ​Students must submit enrollments for minimum course load (typically 16 credits) at my.harvard by 11:59 p.m. Students who do not submit enrollments by this time will be charged $40 for each week late. If students experience a late registration fee as a result of an administrative delay, they can apply for a fee waiver through the Office of Student Affairs.

AUGUST 29, MONDAY 

  • Fall 1 Session Begins (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health).

AUGUST 31, wednesday 

  • Academic year begins for incoming GSAS students. First meeting of fall term courses. Follow a Monday schedule.

SEPTEMBER 5, MONDAY 

  • University Holiday: Labor Day

SEPTEMBER 7, WEDNESDAY 

  • Deadline for electronic submission of approved dissertations for November 2022 degree candidates who wish to have the Student Health Fee and Student Health Insurance Plan removed from their student account. Submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m. EDT. Students who submit dissertations on or before this date will have health coverage canceled retroactive to July 31, 2022.

  • After this date, students must obtain permission from all instructors to enroll in courses.

SEPTEMBER 8, thursday

  • November 2022 degree candidates can submit their dissertation electronically, will retain the Student Health Fee and the Student Health Insurance Plan through January 31, 2022, and will be charged accordingly.  

September 9, Friday

SEPTEMBER 19, MONDAY (3RD MONDAY) 

  • Deadline to add or drop a fall course without paying a fee

SEPTEMBER 30, friday

  • Fall Harvard University Student Health Insurance Plan late waiver deadline

OCTOBER 3, MONDAY (5TH MONDAY) 

  • Last day students from other Schools may file cross-registration petitions for fall term with the FAS Registrar’s Office. Some Schools have earlier deadlines. 

OCTOBER 10, MONDAY (6TH MONDAY)

  • University Holiday: Columbus Day (Federal); Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) 

OCTOBER 17, MONDAY (7TH MONDAY) 

  • Last day to change to or from SAT/UNS grading option for designated language courses

  • Students who fail to register by this date for a minimum required course load, withdraw from their academic program, or submit an application for non-resident status for the fall 2022 term are subject to disciplinary action and may be placed on an involuntary leave of absence, also known as an administrative leave of absence, for the remainder of the academic term. 

  • Spring 2022 Crimson Cart Opens in my.harvard

OCTOBER 18, TUESDAY 

  • Degree recommendations from academic programs for November 2022 degree candidates due

OCTOBER 21, Friday

  • Fall 1 Session ends (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health).

OCTOBER 24, Monday (8TH MONDAY)

  • Fall 2 Session begins (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health).

October 31, MONDAY (9TH MONDAY) 

  • Last day to drop a fall course via my.harvard. To withdraw from a fall course after this date, an approved Petition to Withdraw must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. A notation of WD will be recorded on the student’s transcript for the course if the petition is approved. 

NOVEMBER 8, TUESDAY 

  • Conferral date for November 2022 degrees

November 9, Wednesday 

November 10, Thursday

  • Fall 2 Session deadline to withdraw (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health).

NOVEMBER 11, Friday

  • University holiday: Veterans’ Day (observed for staff). Classes will be held on a regular Friday schedule. 

NOVEMBER 23, WEDNESDAY 

  • Thanksgiving recess begins. 

NOVEMBER 27, SUNDAY 

  • Thanksgiving recess ends. 

DECEMBER 1, Thursday

DECEMBER 2, FRIDAY 

  • Fall term Reading Period begins. 

DECEMBER 7, WEDNESDAY 

  • Last day on which students may submit an approvedPetition to Withdraw from fall term course to the Office of Student Affairs. A notation of WD will be recorded on the student’s transcript for the course if the petition is approved. 

  • Fall term reading period ends. 

DECEMBER 8, thursday 

  • Fall term examinations begin. 

DECEMBER 16, Friday

  • Fall 2 Session ends (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health).

DECEMBER 17, SATURDAY 

  • Fall term examinations end. 

DECEMBER 18, SUNDAY 

  • Winter recess begins. (Most University offices closed during recess.) 
      

Spring 2023 

JANUARY 3, tuesday 

  • University offices reopen. 

  • Winter recess ends.  

JANUARY 4, WEDNESDAY 

  • Spring term online check-in opens in my.harvard

January 11, Wednesday 

  • Deadline for all students, including special students and visiting fellows, to check in for the spring 2023 term. Students who fail to check in through my.harvard by 11:59 p.m. EST. will be charged a late check-in fee of $50. 

  • Course registration opens to allow enrolling in spring 2023 courses. 

JANUARY 16, monday

  • University Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

JANUARY 17, TUESDAY 

January 19, Thursday

  • Spring full-term course registration for all students due. ​Students must submit enrollments for minimum course load (typically 16 credits) at my.harvard by 11:59 p.m. EST. Students who do not submit full-time enrollments by this date will be charged a $40 late registration fee for each week late. If the delay is a result of circumstances beyond control, please fill out a late fee waiver request and send to the Office of Student Affairs for review and processing. 

JANUARY 23, MONDAY 

  • Spring term begins. First meeting of spring term courses. 

  • Spring 1 session begins (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health). 

January 24, Tuesday 

  • Degree recommendations for academic programs for March 2023 degree candidates due

JANUARY 30, monday

  • After this date, students must obtain permission from all instructors to enroll in courses. 

JANUARY 31, tuesday

FEBRUARY 6, MONDAY (3RD MONDAY) 

  • Deadline to add or drop a spring course in my.harvard without paying a $10 late add/drop fee 

  • Make-up examinations for fall 2022 term begin. 

FEBRUARY 8, WEDNESDAY 

  • Make-up examinations for fall 2022 term end. 

FEBRUARY 20, MONDAY 

  • University Holiday: President’s Day

FEBRUARY 21, TUESDAY 

  • Last day students from other Schools may file cross-registration petitions for spring term with the FAS Registrar’s Office. Some schools have earlier deadlines. 

FEBUARY 28, tuesday

MARCH 6, MONDAY (7TH MONDAY) 

  • Students who fail to register by this date for a minimum required course load, withdraw from their academic program, or submit an application for non-resident status for the spring 2023 term are subject to disciplinary action and may be placed on an involuntary leave of absence, also known as an administrative leave of absence, for the remainder of the academic term. 

MARCH 7, TUESDAY 

  • Conferral date for March 2023 degrees. 

MARCH 8, WEDNESDAY 

MARCH 10, friday 

  • Spring 1 Session ends (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health). 

MARCH 11, SATURDAY 

  • Spring recess begins. 

MARCH 19, SUNDAY 

  • Spring recess ends. 

MARCH 20, MONDAY (9TH MONDAY) 

  • Last day to drop a spring course via my.harvard. To withdraw from a spring course after this date, an approved Petition to Withdraw must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. A notation of WD will be recorded on the student’s transcript for the course if the petition is approved. 

  • Spring 2 Session Begins (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health). 

MARCH 31, friday

  • Spring Harvard University Student Health Insurance Plan late waiver deadline 

APRIL 3, monday

APRIL 26, wednesday

  • Last day of spring term classes 

​APRIL 27, THURSDAY 

  • Spring term reading period begins. 

MAY 3, WEDNESDAY 

  • Spring term reading period ends. 

  • Last day on which students may submit an approved Petition to Withdraw from spring term course to the Office of Student Affairs. A notation of WD will be recorded on the student’s transcript for the course if the petition is approved. 

MAY 4, THURSDAY 

  • Spring term examinations begin. 

MAY 11, THURSDAY 

MAY 12, FRIDAY 

  • Spring 2 Session ends (only applies to coursework at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health). 

MAY 13, SATURDAY 

  • Spring term examinations end. 

MAY 18, THURSDAY 

MAY 25, THURSDAY 

CONTACT INFO

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Office of Student Affairs
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center
1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 350
Cambridge, MA 02138

Policy Forms

Petition to Add/Withdraw from a Course
Application for Part-Time Study
Notice of Withdrawal from Degree Candidacy
Petition for the Extension of Time for an Incomplete Grade