ACADEMIC CALENDAR 1997-98

 



  Academic Calendar - Fall 1997

  Academic Calendar - Spring 1998





ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR FALL TERM 1997*



Sunday,August 24 New Undergraduate Students Arrives.
Tuesday, August 26 Residence halls open for returning students.
Friday-Friday,
Aug. 22 - Sept. 12
Students register and enroll.
 Thursday, August 28 First day of instruction.
 Monday, September 1 No University exercises, staff holiday: Labor Day.
Thursday, September 11 All work for spring term undergraduate incompletes due to instructors.
Friday, September 12 Last opportunity to enroll in courses for all students.
Thursday, September 18 Grades replacing spring undergraduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.
Friday, September 26 Last day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for the current term and to convert to graded basis for the preceding term.
Thursday-Friday
October 2-3
No University exercises: Rosh Hashanah.
Monday, October 13 Staff holiday, classes in session: Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 15 Brandeis Thursday - Thursday class in effect.
Thursday, October 16 No University exercises: Sukkot.
Friday, October 17 Undergraduate midterm grades due in the University Registrar's Office.
Thursday, October 23 No University exercises: Shmini Atzeret.
Friday, October 31 Last day for undergraduates to drop a course.
Monday-Thursday,
November 10-20
Undergraduate preliminary enrollment period for spring term 1998.
Tuesday, November 25 Brandeis Thursday-Thursday class schedule in effect.
Thursday-Friday,
November 27-28
No University exercises, staff holidays: Thanksgiving.
Monday, December 1 Last day for February graduate degree candidates to submit penultimate copies of dissertations to program chairs and to file Application for Degree in the Office of the University Registrar. Last day for February Heller School degree candidates to submit penultimate copies o dissertations and Application for Degree at the Heller School Registrar.

Tuesday, December 2 Last day for all Graduate Arts and Sciences, Graduate International Economics and Finance,and Heller School students to drop a course.
Friday, December Last day of instruction.
Monday, December 8 Study day.
Tuesday-Tuesday,
December 9-16
Final examination period.
Monday, December 29
10:00 a.m.
Fall term grades due in the University Registrar's Office. Grades replacing Graduate Arts and Sciences, Graduate International Economics and Finance, and Heller School incompletes from spring term 1997 due. Final day for faculty certification that Februar master's candidates have completed degree requirements, including language(s) and theses, and that Ph.D. candidates have defended dissertations.
Monday, January 5 Final day for February graduate doctoral candidates to deposit dissertations at the Graduate School Office. Final day for February Heller School doctoral candidates to deposit dissertations at the Heller School Registrar.

*Note: Make-up examinations for spring term 1997 will be held September 4, 8, and 9, 1997.

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Policy of Brandeis University Pertaining to Religious Observance

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In constructing the academic calendar, religious holy days will not be the sole factor in determining days on which classes will be held or suspended. It is the policy of the University, however, that students be encouraged to observe their appropriate religious holy days; that instructors strive to facilitate this by allowing absence from classes for such purposes and by trying to insure that no examinations, written reports, oral reports, or other mandatory class assignments are scheduled for or due on such holy days; and that instructors provide ample opportunities for such students to make up work missed on such occasions without penalty.




ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR SPRING TERM 1998*


Sunday, January 18 New undergraduate students arrive. Residence halls open.
Monday, January 19 No University exercises, staff holiday: Martin Luther King Day.
Thursday-Monday,
Jan. 15 - Feb. 2
Students register and enroll.
Tuesday, January 20 First day of instruction.
Monday, February 2 Last opportunity to enroll in courses. All work for fall term incompletes due to instructors.
Monday, February 9 Grades replacing fall undergraduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.
Friday, February 13 Last day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail grading option for the current term and to
convert to graded basis for the preceding term.
Monday, February 16 Staff holiday, classes in session: Presidents' Day.
Friday, February 27 Last day for May Ph.D. degree candidates in Arts and Sciences to submit penultimate copies of dissertations to program chairs and to file Application for Degree in the Office of the University Registrar. Last day for May Heller School degree candidates to submit penultimate copies of dissertations and Application for Degree to the Heller School Registrar.
Monday-Friday,
March 2-6
No University exercises: midterm recess.
Friday, March 13 Undergraduate midterm grades due in the University Registrar's Office.
Friday, March 20 Last day for undergraduates to drop a course.
Monday, March 23 Final day for master's candidates to complete foreign language requirement(s) for May degree.
Monday-Wednesday, March 30-April 8 Undergraduate preliminary enrollment period for fall term 1998.
Tuesday, April 7 Brandeis Friday - Friday class schedule in effect.
Friday-Friday,
April 10-17
No University exercises: Passover and spring recess.
Monday, April 20 Staff holiday, classes in session: Patriot's Day.
Tuesday, April 21 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current pass/fail enrollments to graded basis. Final
day for faculty certifications that May Ph.D. candidates have defended dissertations.
Thursday, April 30 Last day for all Graduate Arts and Sciences, Graduate International Economics and Finance, and Heller School students to drop a course.
Tuesday, May 5 Last day of instruction.
Wednesday, May 6 Study day.
Thursday-Thursday,
May 7-14
Final examination period.

Monday, May 11
10:00 a.m.

 

Senior grades for all courses without final exams due in the University Registrar's Office by Senior grades for all courses with final exams due by 10:00 a.m. on the third day after the examination, and in no case later than Monday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. Final day for May graduate doctoral degree candidates to deposit dissertations at the Graduate School Office.
Final day for faculty certification that master's candidates' theses have been accepted. Grades replacing Heller School incompletes due. Final day for May Heller School doctoral degree candidates to deposit dissertations at the Heller School Registrar.
Friday, May 15
10:00 a.m.
Grades for all graduate degree candidates due in the University Registrar's Office.
Thursday, May 21 Department degree meetings at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, May 22 Faculty meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 24 Commencement.
Monday, May 25 Staff holiday: Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 26
10:00 a.m.
All other spring term grades due in the University Registrar's Office. Graduate incompletes from fall term 1997 due.

*Note: Make-up examinations for fall term 1997 will be held January 28, 29, and February 2, 1998.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Policy of Brandeis University Pertaining to Religious Observance
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
In constructing the academic calendar, religious holy days will not be the sole factor in determining days on which classes will be held or suspended. It is the policy of the University, however, that students be encouraged to observe their appropriate religious holy days; that instructors strive to facilitate this by allowing absence from classes for such purposes and by trying to insure that no examinations, written reports, oral reports, or other mandatory class assignments are scheduled for or due on such holy days; and that instructors provide ample opportunities for such students to make up work missed on such occasions without penalty.

 


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