Make-up examinations

Spring term 2009
September 2, 3, and 8, 2009.

Religious Observance Policy

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.

Fall Term 2009


Monday, Aug. 17 — Thursday, Sept. 10 Registration period for graduate and undergraduate students.
Sunday, Aug. 23 Residence halls open for new undergraduate students.
Tuesday, Aug. 25 Residence halls open for returning students.
Thursday, Aug. 27 First day of instruction.
Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Thursday, Sept. 10 Last day to add classes. All work for spring term 2009 undergraduate incompletes due to instructors. Last day for seniors graduating in Dec. to declare or drop a major or minor.
Tuesday, Sept. 15 Grades replacing spring 2009 graduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.
Thursday, Sept. 17 Last day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for the current term and to request a P grade for the preceding term. Grades replacing spring 2009 undergraduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.
Friday, Sept. 25 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module I courses to audit (instructor’s and chair’s permission required).
Monday, Sept. 28 Yom Kippur: No University exercises.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Monday, Oct. 5 Sukkot: No university exercises.
Monday, Oct. 12 Columbus Day: Classes in session, staff holiday.
Thursday, Oct. 15 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Friday, Oct. 16 Undergraduate midterm grades due.
Thursay, Oct. 29 Last day to add Module II classes.
Monday, Oct. 26 – Monday, Nov. 2 Registration period for spring term 2010.
Monday, Nov. 9 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses with a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required). Last day for graduate students to drop courses or change grading option of classes to audit (instructor's and chair's permission required).
Thursday, Nov. 26 – Friday, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving holiday: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 Last day of instruction. Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the term (written notification required).
Thursday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 4 Study days.
Monday, Dec. 7 – Monday, Dec. 14 Final examination period.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 12 noon Residence halls close.
Tuesday, Dec. 22 Fall term grades due.
Thursday, Dec. 31 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."