Make-up examinations

Fall term 2009
January 20, 21, and 26, 2010.

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.

Spring Term 2010


Tuesday, Jan. 12 –
Monday, Feb. 1
Registration period for graduate and undergraduate students.
Friday, Jan. 15 New students arrive on campus; residence halls open for new students only.
Sunday, Jan. 17 Residence halls open for returning students.
Monday, Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Tuesday, Jan. 19 First day of instruction.
Monday, Feb. 1 Last day to add classes. All work for fall term 2009 undergraduate incompletes due to instructors. Last day for seniors graduating in May to declare or drop a major or minor.
Monday, Feb. 8 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 fall 2009 undergraduate incompletes due.
Monday, Feb. 15 – Friday, Feb. 19 Midterm Recess: No university exercises.
Tuesday, Feb. 23 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module I courses to audit (instructor’s and chair’s permission required).
Tuesday, Mar. 9 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Friday, Mar. 12 Undergraduate midterm grades due.
Friday, Mar. 26 Last day to add Module II courses.
Monday, Mar. 29 – Tuesday, Apr. 6 Passover and spring recess: No university exercises.
Thursday, Apr. 1 Grades replacing graduate incompletes from fall term 2009 due.
Wednesday, Apr. 7 Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Monday, Apr. 12 — Monday, Apr. 19 Registration period for fall term 2010.
Wednesday, Apr. 14 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 basis to audit (instructor's and chair's permission required).
Monday, Apr. 19 Patriots Day: Classes in session, staff holiday
Wednesday, May 5 Last day of instruction. Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the term (written notification required).
Thursday, May 6 Study day.
Friday, May 7 – Friday, May 14 Final examination period.
Monday, May 10 Senior grades for all courses without final exams due by 10:00 a.m. Senior and all graduate degree recipient 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 Sunday, May 16, at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12 Grades for classes without final exams due for all graduate degree candidates.
Saturday, May 15 at 12 noon Residence halls close for undergraduates.
Monday, May 17 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."
Tuesday, May 18 Department degree meetings.
Friday, May 21 Faculty meeting.
Sunday, May 23 Commencement.
Monday, May 24 at 12 noon Residence halls close for all students.
Tuesday, May 25 All other spring term grades due.
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day: Staff holiday.