Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Students in the following schools and programs should consult their schools for registration dates and information:
 
Fall Term 2020
 
Monday, September 7
Labor Day - University Holiday
 
Tuesday, September 8
First day of classes for Fall (full term) and Fall A courses.
 
Friday September 11
Deadline to add Fall A courses
 
Friday, September 18
End of Change of Program Period, Last Day to Add Class (full term or Fall B courses), last Day to Receive Tuition Refund for Class Dropped for Columbia College, General Studies, SEAS; Drop Deadline for SIPA
 
Tuesday, September 22
Deadline to drop Fall A courses for Columbia College, SEAS
General Studies: Deadline to drop Fall (full term) and Fall A courses without Financial Penalty
 
Thursday, October 8
Last Day to Drop (full term) courses for Columbia College, General Studies, SIPA, GSAS, and Continuing Education.
Deadline to declare the Pass/D/Fail option for Fall A courses for Columbia College, General Studies.
Deadline to withdraw from Fall A courses for Columbia College.
 
Monday, October 12
General Studies: Deadline to Withdraw from Fall A Courses
 
Tuesday, October 20 – Friday, October 23
Reading and final exam period for Fall A courses.
 
Wednesday, October 21
October Degrees Conferred
 
Thursday, October 22
Fall Midterm Date
 
Monday, October 26
First day of Fall B courses
 
Monday, November 2
Academic Holiday
 
Tuesday, November 3
Election Day - University Holiday
 
Monday, November 9
Deadline to drop Fall B courses for Columbia College, SEAS
Deadline to drop a Fall B course without Financial Penalty for General Studies
 
Monday, November 16 – Friday, November 20
Early registration for Spring (full term), Spring A, and Spring B courses
 
Thursday, November 19
Last Day to Drop Class for Schools Not Noted Above
Last Day to Pass/Fail
Deadline to withdraw from a Fall (full term) course for College, Deadline to drop a FULL Term course for SEAS
Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for, or to withdraw from Fall (full term) and Fall B courses for College, SEAS, General Studies
 
Wednesday, November 25
Academic Holiday No Classes
 
Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday
 
Friday, November 27
University Holiday
 
Monday, December 14
Last Day of Classes
General Studies: Last Day to Withdraw from the Fall Term
 
Tuesday, December 15 - Wednesday, December 16
Reading Period
 
Thursday, December 17- Wednesday, December 23
Final exam period for Fall (full term) and Fall B courses
 
Wednesday, December 23
End of Semester

 
Spring Term 2021
 
Monday, January 11
First day of classes for Spring (full term) and Spring A courses
 
Friday, January 15
Deadline to add Spring A courses
 
Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed - University Holiday
 
Monday January 11 – Friday, January 22
Change of Program Period
 
Friday, January 22
End of Change of Program Period, Last Day to Add Class, Last Day to Receive Tuition Refund for Class Dropped; Deadline to add Spring (full term) courses; Deadline to drop a Spring A course without financial penalty (for General Studies students); Drop Deadline for SIPA
 
Monday, January 25
Deadline to drop a Spring A course.
Deadline to drop a Spring (full term) course without financial penalty (for General Studies students). 
 
Monday February 8
Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for Spring A courses. Deadline to withdraw from a Spring A course (Columbia College).
 
Wednesday, February 10
February Degrees Conferred
 
Monday, February 15
General Studies: Deadline to withdraw from a Spring A course
 
Tuesday, February 16
Deadline to drop a Spring (full term) course.
 
Tuesday. February 23 – Friday, February 26
Reading and final exam period for Spring A courses
 
Monday, March 1-Friday, March 5
Spring Recess
 
Monday, March 8
Classes Resume
First Day of Spring B Classes
 
Thursday March 12
General Studies: Deadline to drop a Spring B course without financial penalty
 
Thursday, March 18
Deadline to withdraw from a Spring (full term) course for College, General Studies; deadline to drop a course for SEAS; deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for Spring full-term courses
 
Monday, March 22
Deadline to drop a Spring B course (late drop)
 
Monday, April 5
Deadline to withdraw from a Spring B course
Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for a Spring B course
 
Thursday, April 8
General Studies: Last day to withdraw from a Spring course (full-term) 
 
Thursday, April15
Last day of Spring (full term) and Spring B classes
 
General Studies: Last day to withdraw from the spring term
 
Friday, April 16 – Monday, April 19
Reading Days
 
Tuesday, April 20 – Friday, April 23
Final exam period for Spring (full term) and Spring B courses
 
Friday, April 26
Semester ends
 
Monday, April 26 – Friday, April 30
Class Day and University Commencement will take place during this week (specific dates to be announced.)

  
Summer 2021 Term  (Terms A & B)
 
Monday, May 3
First day of classes for Summer (full term) and Summer A courses
 
Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 14
Summer 2021 Change of Program Period
 
Friday, May 7
Deadline to add Summer A courses
 
Friday, May 14
End of Change of Program Period. Deadline to add Summer (full term) courses; Deadline to drop a Summer A course without financial penalty (for General Studies students); Drop Deadline for SIPA
 
Monday, May 17
Deadline to drop a Summer A course. Deadline to drop a Summer (full term) course without financial penalty (for General Studies students).
 
Wednesday, May 19
Degree conferral date
 
Monday, May 31
University Holiday Memorial Day
 
Tuesday, June 1
Deadline to drop a Summer (full term) course for Columbia College, General Studies.
 
Monday, June 7
Last day to withdraw from a Summer A class for Columbia College, General Studies
 
Monday, June 14
Last day of Summer A classes
 
Tuesday, June 15
Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for, or to withdraw from, Summer A courses.
 
Tuesday, June 15 – Friday, June 18
Reading and final exam period for Summer A courses
 
Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25
SUMMER BREAK
 
Monday, June 28
First day of Summer B classes
Classes Resume
 
Tuesday, June 30
June Degrees Conferred (Medical Center Only)
 
Friday, July 2
Deadline to drop a Summer B course without financial penalty (for General Studies students)
 
Monday, July 12
Deadline to drop a Summer B course
 
Thursday, July 15
Deadline to withdraw from a Summer (full term) course for Columbia College; deadline to drop a course for SEAS
 
Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for Summer (full term) courses
 
Friday, July 30
Deadline to withdraw from a Summer B course; Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for Summer B courses; Deadline to withdraw from Summer B and Summer (full term courses) (General Studies)
 
Friday, August 6
Last day of Summer (full term) and Summer B classes.
Last day to withdraw from the Summer (full term) (General Studies)
 
Monday, August 9 – Tuesday, August 10
Reading period
 
Wednesday, August 11 – August 16
Final exam period for Summer (full term) and Summer B courses
 
Monday, August 16
Semester Ends