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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar was correct and complete when compiled; however, the University reserves the right to revise or amend it, in whole or in part, at any time. Registration and change-of-program dates are tentative, and students should consult their registration materials. Information on the current status of the Academic Calendar may be obtained in the Student Service Center, 205 Kent; 212-854-4400. Calendar information is also available at the Registrar’s website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/registrar/.

Fall Term 2013

July
26 Friday. Last day to submit immunity documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella; and to certify meningitis decision on-line (for new Fall 2013 students).
August
1 Thursday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in October. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
 26 Monday. Orientation begins for entering Fall 2013 students.
30 Friday. Change of program by appointment: first-year students.
September
2 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
3 Tuesday. Classes begin for the 258th academic year.
3-6 Tuesday–Friday. Change of program by appointment: all students.
 6, 9
Friday and Monday. Deferred examination dates.
9-13 Monday–Friday. Change of program by appointment.
13 Friday. Last day to add courses. Last day to uncover grade for Spring or Summer 2013 course taken Pass/D/Fail. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Must be registered for a minimum of 12 points.
30 Monday. Last day to confirm, update, or request a waiver from the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan.
October
8 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop individual courses.
16 Wednesday. Award of October degrees.
17
Thursday. Midterm Date.
November
1 Friday. Last day to apply for February degrees. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
4 Monday. Academic Holiday.
5 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
14 Thursday. Last day for students to register for R credit and to change a regular course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course.
18-22 Monday–Friday. Registration by appointment for Spring 2014 for continuing students only.
28-December 1
Thursday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays.
December
1 Sunday. Last day to apply for May degrees. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
9 Monday. Classes end.
10-12 Tuesday–Thursday. Reading period.
 13 Friday. Last day to submit immunity documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella; and to certify meningitis decision on-line (for new Spring 2014 students only).
13-20 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
20 Friday. Fall term ends.
23 Monday, through January 20, 2014, Monday.
Winter holidays.

Spring Term 2014

January
1 Wednesday. Last day for applicants to the Class of 2018 to apply for admission.
14-17 Tuesday–Friday. Change of program by appointment.
20 Monday. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University holiday.
21 Tuesday. Classes begin.
21-24, 27-31
Tuesday–Friday, Monday–Friday. Change of program by appointment.
24, 27 Friday and Monday. Deferred examination dates.
31 Friday. Last day to add courses. Last day to uncover grade for Fall 2013 course taken Pass/D/Fail. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Must be registered for a minimum of 12 points.
February
1 Saturday. Last day for new Spring 2014 students to confirm, update, or request a waiver from the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan.
12 Wednesday. Award of February degrees.
25 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop individual courses.
March
10 Monday. Midterm date.
17-21 Monday–Friday. Spring holidays.
27 Thursday. Last day for students to register for R credit and to change a regular course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course.
April
14-18 Monday–Friday. Registration by appointment for Fall 2014 for continuing students only.
May
5 Monday. Classes end. Last day for continuing students to apply for financial aid for 2014–2015.
6-8 Tuesday–Thursday. Reading period.
9-16 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
16 Friday. Spring term ends.

Commencement

May
18 Sunday. Baccalaureate Service.
20 Tuesday. Columbia College Class Day. Academic Awards and Prizes Ceremony. Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony.
21 Wednesday. Award of May degrees.
University Commencement, 2014.