Make-up examinations

Fall term 2012
January 16, 17, and 22, 2013.

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 2013


Thursday, Jan. 10 – Monday, Jan. 28 Registration period for graduate and undergraduate students.
Thursday, Jan. 10 New students arrive on campus; residence halls open for new students only.
Sunday, Jan. 13 Residence halls open for returning students.
Monday, Jan. 14 First day of instruction.
Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Monday, Jan. 28 Last day to add classes. All work for fall term 2012 undergraduate incompletes due to instructors. Last day for seniors graduating in May to declare or drop a major or minor.
Monday, Feb. 4
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 2012 undergraduate incompletes due.
Monday, Feb. 11
Last day to drop or change grading option of Module I courses to audit (instructor’s and chair’s permission required).
Monday, Feb. 18 President's Day:  Staff holiday.
Monday, Feb. 18 – Friday, Feb. 22
Midterm Recess: No university exercises.
Monday, Mar. 4
Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Friday, Mar. 8
Undergraduate midterm grades due.
Monday, Mar. 18
Spring Module I grades due.
Friday, Mar. 22 Last day to add Module II courses.
Monday, March 25 – Tuesday, Apr. 2
Passover and spring recess: No university exercises.
Wednesday, April 3
Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Wednesday, Apr. 10
Grades replacing graduate incompletes from fall term 2012 due.
Wednesday, Apr. 10
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. 15 Patriots Day: classes in session, staff holiday
Tuesday, Apr. 16 — Monday, Apr. 22
Registration period for fall term 2013.
Wednesday, Apr. 17 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module II courses to audit (instructor's and chair's permission required).
Wednesday, May 1
Last day of instruction. Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the term (written notification required).
Thursday, May 2
Study day.
Friday, May 3 – Friday, May 10 Final examination period.
Monday, May 6
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 12, at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8
Grades for courses without final exams due for all graduate degree candidates.
Saturday, May 11 at 12 noon Residence halls close for undergraduates.
Monday, May 13 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."
Tuesday, May 14 Department degree meetings.
Friday, May 17, 9:00am
Faculty meeting.
Sunday, May 19 Commencement.
Monday, May 20 at 12 noon Residence halls close for all students.
Tuesday, May 21 All other spring term grades due.
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day: staff holiday.