ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2006-2007

Academic Calendar - Fall 2006

Academic Calendar - Spring 2007

FALL TERM 2006

Tuesday, August 15-Thursday, September 14

Registration period for graduate students.

Sunday, August 27

Residence halls open for new undergraduate students.

Monday, August 28-Thursday, September 14

Registration period for all undergraduate students.

Tuesday, August 29

Residence halls open for returning students.

Thursday, August 31

First day of instruction.

Monday, September 4

Labor Day: No University exercises, staff holiday.

Thursday, September 14

Last day to add/drop classes.

Thursday, September 14 All work for spring term 2006 undergraduate incompletes due to instructors.

Thursday, September 21

Last day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for the current term and to request a P grade for the preceding term.

Thursday, September 21 Grades replacing spring 2006 undergraduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.

Monday, October 2

Yom Kippur: No University exercises.

Tuesday, October 3

Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.

Tuesday, October 3

February Ph.D. candidates should submit penultimate copies of dissertations to program chairs.

Friday, October 6

Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).

Friday, October 6

Last day to drop Module I courses (instructor's and chair's permission required).

Monday, October 9

Columbus Day: Classes in session, staff holiday.

Friday, October 13

Undergraduate midterm grades due.

Tuesday, October 31- Friday, November 10

Registration period for spring term 2007.

Wednesday, November 1 Last day for February graduate degree candidates (certificates, final and continuing master's and Ph.D.) to file Application for Degree in the Office of Student Financial Services. Final day for February Heller School degree candidates to file Application for Degree at the Heller School Registrar.

Friday, November 10

Last day for undergraduates to drop courses with a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).

Wednesday, November 22

Last day to drop courses for graduate students (instructor's and chair's permission required).

Thursday, November 23-Friday, November 24

Thanksgiving holiday: No University exercises, staff holiday.

Friday, December 1

Final day for faculty certification that all February master's candidates have completed degree requirements, including language(s) and theses, and all Ph.D. candidates have defended dissertations.

Tuesday, December 5

Last day of instruction.

Tuesday, December 5 Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the semester (written notification required).

Wednesday, December 6-Thursday, December 7

Study days.

Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15

Final examination period.

Friday, December 15

Final day for February graduate doctoral degree candidates to deposit their dissertations at their graduate school office.

Saturday, December 16 at noon Residence halls close.

Friday, December 22

Fall term grades due.

Friday, December 22 Grades replacing spring 2006 graduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.

 

SPRING TERM 2007

Tuesday, January 9-Monday, January 29

Registration period for graduate students.

Sunday, January 14

Residence halls open for new undergraduate students.

Monday, January 15

Martin Luther King Day: No University exercises, staff holiday.

Tuesday, January 16-Monday, January 29

Registration period for all undergraduate students.

Tuesday, January 16

First day of instruction.

Monday, January 29

Last day to add/drop classes.

Monday, January 29 All work for fall term 2006 undergraduate incompletes due to instructors.

Wednesday, January 31

Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.

Monday, February 5

Grades replacing fall 2006 undergraduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.

Monday, February 5

Last day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for the current term and to request a P grade for the preceding term.

Monday, February 19 Presidents Day: No University exercises, staff holiday.

Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23

Midterm Recess: No University exercises.

Monday, February 26

Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).

Monday, February 26

Last day to drop Module I courses (instructor's and chair's permission required).

Thursday, March 1

Last day for May graduate degree candidates (certificates, final and continuing master's and Ph.D.) to file Application for Degree in the Office of Student Financial Services. Final day for February Heller School degree candidates to file Application for Degree at the Heller School Registrar.

Thursday, March 1 May Ph.D. candidates should submit penultimate copies of dissertations to program chairs.

Friday, March 9

Undergraduate midterm grades due.

Monday, April 2-Tuesday, April 10

Passover and spring recess: No University exercises.

Wednesday, April 11-Friday, April 20

Registration period for fall term 2007.

Thursday, April 12

Final day for faculty certifications that May Ph.D. candidates have defended dissertations.

Thursday, April 12 Last day to drop courses for graduate students (instructor's and chair's permission required).

Friday, April 13

Last day for undergraduates to drop courses with a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).

Monday, April 16

Patriots Day: Classes in session, staff holiday.

Wednesday, May 2

Last day of instruction.

Wednesday, May 2 Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the semester (written notification required).

Thursday, May 3

Study day.

Friday, May 4-Friday, May 11

Final examination period.

Wednesday, May 9

Final day for May graduate doctoral degree candidates to deposit dissertations at their graduate school office.

Wednesday, May 9

Final day for faculty certification that all May master's candidates have completed degree requirements, including language(s) and theses.

Wednesday, May 9

Grades for all graduate degree candidates due.

Saturday, May 12 at 12noon Residence halls close for undergraduates.

Monday, May 14

Senior grades for all courses without final exams due by 10:00 a.m. 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 14, at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, May 14

Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."

Tuesday, May 15 at 9:30am

Department degree meetings.

Thursday, May 17 at 3:00pm

Faculty meeting.

Sunday, May 20

Commencement.

Monday, May 21 Residence halls close for all students.

Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00am

All other spring term grades due.

Tuesday, May 22

Grades replacing graduate incompletes from fall term 2006 due.

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day: Staff holiday.

 

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. Jewish holidays begin at sundown of the previous evening and end at nightfall of the day listed.