Make-up examinations

Spring term 2016
August 30, September 1, and 7, 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.

Fall Term 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 17 — Thursday, Sept. 8 Registration period for graduate and undergraduate students.
Sunday Aug. 21 Residence halls open for new undergraduate students.
Tuesday, Aug. 23 Residence halls open for returning students.
Thursday, Aug. 25 First day of instruction.
Monday, Sept. 5 Labor Day: No university exercises, staff holiday.
Thursday, Sept. 8 Last day to add classes. All work for spring and summer term 2016 undergraduate and graduate incompletes due to instructors. Last day for seniors graduating in Dec. to declare or drop a major or minor.
Thursday, Sept. 8 Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 First day for undergraduates to elect a pass/fail option for a class taken in the current term.
Thursday, Sept. 15 Grades replacing spring and summer 2016 undergraduate and graduate incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 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.)
Thursday, Sept. 29 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module I courses to audit (instructor’s permission required).
Monday, Oct. 3 — Tuesday, Oct. 4 Rosh Hashanah: No university exercises. Staff holiday Monday.
Friday, Oct. 7 Last day for undergraduates to apply for midyear graduation. Last day for undergraduates to submit a Reduced Rate Senior application.
Monday, Oct. 10 Indigenous Peoples' Day: Classes in session, staff holiday.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses without a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Yom Kippur:  No university exercises, staff holiday.
Monday, Oct. 17 Sukkot: No university exercises
Friday, Oct. 21 Undergraduate midterm grades due.
Monday, Oct. 24 Shmini Atzeret:  No university exercises.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 Brandeis Monday: Monday class schedule in effect.
Thursday, Oct. 27 Grades replacing summer 2016 incompletes due in the University Registrar's Office.
Friday, Oct. 28 Fall Module I grades due.
Monday, Oct. 31 Early registration for spring term 2017 business courses for undergraduate business majors and minors only.
Tuesday, Nov. 1 Early registration for spring term 2017 Module 1 & 2 courses for International Business School students only.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Monday, Nov. 7 Registration period for spring term 2017.
Tuesday, Nov. 8 Last day to add Module II classes.
Thursday, Nov. 10 Last day for undergraduates to drop courses with a "W" transcript notation (instructor's permission required).
Thursday, Nov. 10 Last day for graduate students to drop semester courses or change grading option of semester courses to audit (instructor's permission required).
Friday, Nov. 11 Veteran's Day:  Classes in session.
Monday, Nov. 21 Last day to drop or change grading option of Module II courses to audit (instructor's permission required).
Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving holiday: No university exercises, staff holiday Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 Last day of instruction. Last day to voluntarily withdraw from the term (written notification required).
Thursday, Dec. 8 - Friday, Dec. 9 Study days.
Monday, Dec. 12 – Monday, Dec. 19 Final examination period.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 12 noon Residence halls close.
Friday, Dec. 23 Fall term grades due.
Thursday, Dec. 29 Last day for graduating seniors to convert current term pass/fail enrollments to a "P."