Spring term 2017 Make-up examinations

August 30, September 5, and September 7, 2017.

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 2017

Wednesday, Jul. 19 — Monday, Aug. 21 Registration open for graduate and undergraduate students daily from noon to 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Tuesday, Aug. 22 — Wednesday, Sept. 13 Registration period for graduate and undergraduate students.
Sunday Aug. 27 Residence halls open for new undergraduate students.
Tuesday, Aug. 29 Residence halls open for returning students.
Wednesday, Aug. 30 First day of instruction.
Monday, Sept. 4 Labor Day: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Wednesday, Sept. 13 Last day to add classes. All work for summer term 2017 undergraduate and graduate incompletes due to instructors. Last day for seniors graduating in Dec. to declare or drop a major or minor.
Monday, Sept. 18 First day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for a class taken in the current term.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 Grades replacing summer 2017 undergraduate and graduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.
Thursday, Sept. 21 — Friday, Sept. 22 Rosh Hashanah: No university exercises. Staff holiday Thursday.
Tuesday, Sept. 26 Last day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for the current term and to request a P grade for the preceding term (at 5 p.m.)
Monday, Oct. 2 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module I courses to audit (instructor’s permission required).
Tuesday, Oct. 3 Brandeis Thursday: Thursday class schedule in effect.
Thursday, Oct. 5 Sukkot: No university exercises
Friday, Oct. 6 Last day for undergraduates to apply for midyear graduation. Last day for undergraduates to submit a Reduced Rate Senior application.
Monday, Oct. 9 Indigenous Peoples' Day: Classes in session, staff holiday.
Wednesday, Oct. 11 Brandeis Thursday: Thursday class schedule in effect.
Thursday, Oct. 12 Shmini Atzeret:  No university exercises.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Friday, Oct. 20 Undergraduate midterm grades due.
Monday, Oct. 30 Early registration for spring term 2018 business courses for undergraduate business majors and minors only.
Tuesday, Oct. 31 Early registration for spring term 2018 Module 1 & 2 courses for International Business School students only.
Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Monday, Nov. 6 Registration period for spring term 2018.
Friday, Nov. 3 Fall Module I grades due.
Wednesday, Nov. 8 Last day to add Module II classes.
Friday, Nov. 10 Veteran's Day (observed): Classes in session.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses with a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Tuesday, Nov. 14 Last day for graduate students to drop semester courses or change grading option of semester courses to audit (instructor's permission required).
Tuesday, Nov. 21 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module II courses to audit (instructor's permission required).
Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Friday, Nov. 24 Thanksgiving holiday: No university exercises, staff holiday Thursday and Friday.
Friday, Dec. 8 Last day of instruction. Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the term (written notification required).
Monday, Dec. 11 Study day.
Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Tuesday, Dec. 19 Final examination period.
Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 12 noon Residence halls close.
Tuesday, Dec. 26 Fall term grades due.
Friday, Dec. 29 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 All work for fall term 2017 incompletes due to instructors.