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 2019

June 10–14 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2019 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
17–21 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2019 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
July 29–August 2 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2019 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
August 5–9 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2019 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
20–22 Tuesday–Thursday. Online registration for Fall 2019 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.


Fall Term 2019

July 31 Wednesday. Last day for new students entering in Fall 2019 to submit vaccination documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella; and to certify meningitis decision via secure.health.columbia.edu. Vaccination documentation is due 30 days prior to registration; students are not permitted to register for classes without this documentation.
August 25 Sunday. New Student Orientation Program begins for new students entering in Fall 2019.
30–31 Friday–Saturday. Fall 2019 online registration for first-year students via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment.
31 Saturday. Fall 2019 online registration for continuing students and transfer students via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment.
September 1 Sunday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in October 2019. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
2 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
3 Tuesday. Classes begin (on a Tuesday schedule) for the 266th academic year.
3–13 Weekdays only. Fall 2019 Change of Program period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL): all students.
6,9 Friday and Monday. Deferred examination dates.
12 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.
13 Friday. End of Change of Program period. Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 points. Last day to add courses. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Last day to uncover grade for Spring or Summer 2019 course taken Pass/D/Fail.
17–October 8 Weekdays only. Post Change of Program Add/Drop period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL).
29 Sunday. Last day to confirm, enroll dependents, or request a waiver (domestic students only) from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan.
October 8 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop individual courses via Student Services (SSOL).
16 Wednesday. Award of October degrees.
17 Thursday. Midterm Date.
November 1 Friday. 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.
4 Monday. Academic holiday.
5 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
14 Thursday. Last day for students to register for R credit. Last day to change a regular course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course. Last day to withdraw from an individual course and receive a notation of “W” on the transcript in place of a letter grade.
18-22 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Spring 2019 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
27 Wednesday. Academic holiday. No classes held. Administrative offices open.
28–December 1 Thursday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays.
30 Saturday. Last day for new Spring 2020 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.
December 1 Sunday. 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.
9–13 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Spring 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
9 Monday. Last day of classes.
10–12 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
13–20 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
20 Friday. Fall term ends.
20 Friday, December 20, 2019–Monday, January 20, 2020. Winter holidays.

Spring Term 2020

January 1 Wednesday. Last day for applicants to the Class of 2024 to apply for admission.
7–17 Weekdays only. Online registration for Spring 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.
20 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University holiday.
21 Tuesday. Classes begin (on a Tuesday schedule).
21–31 Weekdays only. Change of Program period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL).
24, 27 Friday and Monday. Deferred examination dates.
30 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.
31 Friday. End of Change of Program period. Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 points. Last day to add courses. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Last day to uncover grade for Fall 2019 course taken Pass/D/Fail.
February 12 Wednesday. Award of February 2020 degrees.
25 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop individual courses via Student Services (SSOL).
March 9 Monday. Midterm date.
10–13 Tuesday–Friday. Major Declaration.
16–20 Monday–Friday. Spring recess.
26 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 20–24 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
May 4 Monday. Last day of classes.
5 Tuesday. Deadline for continuing students to apply for financial aid for 2020–2021.
5–7 Tuesday–Thursday. Study days.
5–15 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
15 Friday. Spring term ends.

Commencement

May 18 Monday. Baccalaureate Service.
19 Tuesday. Columbia College Class Day. Academic Awards and Prizes Ceremony. Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony.
20 Wednesday. Award of May 2020 degrees. University Commencement.

 Summer Registration Dates for Fall 2020

June 8–12 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
15–19 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
July 27–31 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
August 3–7 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
25–27 Tuesday–Thursday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.