Academic Calendar

Columbia University reserves the right to revise or amend this academic calendar, in whole or in part, at any time. Registration and Change of Program period dates are tentative, and students should consult their registration materials or speak with their advising dean in the Berick Center for Student Advising to confirm up-to-date deadlines. Updated calendar information is also available from the Registrar.

 Summer Registration Dates for Fall 2017

June 12–16 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2017 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
19–23 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2017 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
July 31–August 4 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2017 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
August 7–11 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2017 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
22–24 Tuesday–Thursday. Online registration for Fall 2017 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.


Fall Term 2017

August 1 Tuesday. Last day for new students entering in Fall 2017 to submit vaccination documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella; and to certify meningitis decision online. Vaccination documentation is due 30 days prior to registration; students are not permitted to register for classes without this documentation.
27 Sunday. New Student Orientation Program begins for new students entering in Fall 2017.
September 1 Friday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in October 2017. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
1–2 Friday–Saturday. Fall 2017 online registration for first-year students via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment.
2 Saturday. Fall 2017 online registration for continuing students and transfer students via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment.
4 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
5 Tuesday. Classes begin for the 264th academic year.
5–15 Weekdays only. Fall 2017 Change of Program period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL): all students.
8,11 Friday and Monday. Deferred examination dates.
14 Thursday. Last day to join a class off the Wait List via Student Services Online (SSOL). The Wait List tool will close at 9:30 p.m.
15 Friday. End of Change of Program period. Last day to add courses. Last day to uncover grade for Spring or Summer 2017 course taken Pass/D/Fail. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Must be registered for a minimum of 12 points.
18–October 10 Weekdays only. Post Change of Program Add/Drop period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL).
29 Friday. Last day to confirm, upgrade, or request a waiver from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan.
October 10 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop individual courses.
18 Wednesday. Award of October degrees.
19 Thursday. Midterm Date.
November 1 Wedsday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in February. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
6 Monday. Academic holiday.
7 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
13–17 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Spring 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
16 Thursday. Last day for students to register for R credit, to change a regular course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course, and/or to withdraw from an individual course and receive a notation of “W” on the transcript in place of a letter grade.
22 Wednesday. Academic holiday. Administrative offices open; no classes held.
23–26 Thursday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays.
December 1 Friday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in May. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
1 Friday. Last day for new Spring 2018 students to submit vaccination documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella; and to certify meningitis decision online. Vaccination documentation is due 30 days prior to registration; students are not permitted to register for classes without this documentation.
4–8 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Spring 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
11 Monday. Last day of classes.
12–14 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
15–22 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
22 Friday. Fall term ends.
22 Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 15, 2018. Winter holidays.

Spring Term 2018

January 1 Monday. Last day for applicants to the Class of 2022 to apply for admission.
2–12 Weekdays only. Online registration for Spring 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.
15 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University holiday.
16 Tuesday. Classes begin.
16–26 Weekdays only. Change of Program period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL).
19, 22 Friday and Monday. Deferred examination dates.
25 Thursday. Last day to join a class off the Wait List via Student Services Online (SSOL). The Wait List tool will close at 9:30 p.m.
26 Friday. End of Change of Program period. Last day to add courses. Last day to uncover grade for Fall 2017 course taken Pass/D/Fail. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Must be registered for a minimum of 12 points.
February 14 Wednesday. Awarding of February 2018 degrees.
20 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop individual courses.
March 5 Monday. Midterm date.
6–9 Tuesday–Friday. Major Declaration.
12–16 Monday–Friday. Spring recess.
22 Thursday. Last day for students to register for R credit, to change a regular course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course, and/or to withdraw from an individual course and receive a notation of “W” on the transcript in place of a letter grade.
April 16–20 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
30 Monday. Last day of classes.
May 1–3 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
4 Friday. Deadline for continuing students to apply for financial aid for 2018–2019.
4–11 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
11 Friday. Spring term ends.

Commencement

May 14 Monday. Baccalaureate Service.
15 Tuesday. Columbia College Class Day. Academic Awards and Prizes Ceremony. Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony.
16 Wednesday. Award of May 2018 degrees. University Commencement.

 Summer Registration Dates for Fall 2018

June 11–15 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
18–22 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
July 30–August 3 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
August 6–10 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
21–23 Tuesday–Thursday. Online registration for Fall 2018 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.