Make-up examinations

Fall term 2015
January 13, 19, and 21, 2016.

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 2016


Tuesday, Jan. 5 – Wednesday, Jan. 27 Registration period for graduate and undergraduate students.
Friday, Jan. 8 New students arrive on campus; residence halls open for new students only.
Tuesday, Jan. 12 Residence halls open for returning students.
Wednesday, Jan. 13 First day of instruction.
Monday, Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Wednesday, Jan. 20

Brandeis Monday - Monday class schedule in effect.

Wednesday, Jan. 27 Last day to add semester and module 1 classes. All work for fall term 2015 undergraduate incompletes due to instructors. Last day for seniors graduating in May to declare or drop a major or minor.
Wednesday, Feb. 3 Grades replacing fall 2015 undergraduate incompletes due.
Friday, Feb. 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 (at 5 p.m.)
Wednesday, Feb. 10 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module I courses to audit (instructor’s and chair’s permission required).
Monday, Feb. 15 President's Day:  Staff holiday.
Monday, Feb. 15 – Friday, Feb. 19 Midterm Recess: No university exercises.
Wednesday, Mar. 2 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Friday, Mar. 11 Undergraduate midterm grades due.
Wednesday, Mar. 16 Spring Module I grades due.
Thursday, Mar. 24 Last day to add Module II courses.
Thursday, Mar. 24 All work for fall term 2015 graduate incompletes due to instructors.
Friday, Mar. 25 – Monday, Mar. 28 March Recess: No university exercises.
Friday, Apr. 1 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses with a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Friday, Apr. 1 Last day for graduate students to drop semester courses or change grading basis to audit (instructor's and chair's permission required).
Friday, Apr. 1 Grades replacing graduate incompletes from fall term 2015 due.
Monday, Apr. 4 Early registration for fall term 2016 business courses for undergraduate business majors and minors only.
Tuesday, Apr. 5 Early registration for fall term 2016 Module 1 & 2 courses for International Business School students only.
Wednesday, Apr. 6 — Monday, Apr. 11 Registration period for fall term 2016.
Thursday, Apr. 7 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module II courses to audit (instructor's and chair's permission required).
Monday, Apr. 18 Patriots Day: classes in session, staff holiday
Thursday, Apr. 21

Brandeis Friday - Friday class schedule in effect.

Friday, April 22 – Friday, Apr. 29 Passover and spring recess: No university exercises.
Monday, May 2

Last day of instruction. Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the term (written notification required).

Tuesday, May 3— Wednesday, May 4 Study days.
Thursday, May 5 – Thursday, May 12 Final examination period.
Monday, May 9 Grades for May degree recipients for all courses without final exams due by 10:00 a.m. For all courses with final exams, such grades are due by 10:00 a.m. on the third day after the examination, and in no case later than Sunday, May 15, at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13 at 12 noon Residence halls close for undergraduates.
Monday, May 16 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."
Tuesday, May 17 Department degree meetings.
Thursday, May 19 Faculty meeting.
Sunday, May 22 Commencement.
Monday, May 23 at 12 noon Residence halls close for all students.
Tuesday, May 24 All other spring term grades due.
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day: staff holiday.