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 are tentative, and students should read all messages from the Registrar's Office or consult 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 2021

June 7–11 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2021 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
14–18 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2021 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
July 26-30 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2021 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
August 2-6 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2021 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
25-27 Tuesday–Thursday. Online registration for Fall 2021 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.


Fall Term 2021

August 2 Monday. Last day for new students entering in Fall 2021 to submit vaccination documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella and COVID-19 and to certify meningitis decision via the Columbia Health Patient Portal (secure.health.columbia.edu). Vaccination documentation is due 30 days prior to registration; students are not permitted to register for classes without this documentation.
30 Monday. New Student Orientation Program begins for new students entering in Fall 2021.
September 1 Wednesday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in October 2021. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
3-4 Friday–Saturday. Fall 2021 online registration for first-year students via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment.
4 Saturday. Fall 2021 online registration for continuing and transfer students via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment.
6 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
8 Wednesday. Last day for new Fall 2021 students to submit Student Health History form using the Columbia Health Portal.
9 Thursday. Classes begin (on a Thursday schedule) for the 268th academic year.
9-21 Weekdays only. Fall 2021 Change of Program period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL): all students.
10; 13 Friday; Monday. Deferred examination dates.
16 Thursday. Soft deadline to submit a request for a waiver (domestic students) or exception (international students) from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan.
21 Tuesday. 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 2021 course taken Pass/D/Fail.
21–October 8 Weekdays only. Post Change of Program Add/Drop period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL).
30 Thursday. Last day to confirm, enroll dependents, or request a waiver (domestic students only) from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan.
October 12 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop Fall courses via Student Services (SSOL).
20 Wednesday. Award of October degrees.
21 Thursday. Midterm Date.
November 1 Monday. Academic Holiday. No classes held. Administrative offices open. 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.
2 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
15-19 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Spring 2022 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
18 Thursday. Last Day to declare Pass/D/Fail or to withdraw from a course. 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.
24 Wednesday. Academic holiday. No classes held. Administrative offices open.
25–28 Thursday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays.
December 1 Tuesday. 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.
6-10 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Spring 2022 courses via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
TBD Last day for new Spring 2022 students to submit vaccination documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella, COVID-19, and seasonal influenza, and to certify meningitis decision online via the Columbia Health Patient Portal (secure.health.columbia.edu) Vaccination documentation is due 30 days prior to registration; students are not permitted to register for classes without this documentation.
13 Monday. Last day of classes.
14-15 Tuesday–Wednesday. Study days.
16–23 Thursday–Thursday. Final examinations.
23 Thursday. Fall term ends.
23 Thursday, December 23, 2021–Sunday, January 16, 2022. Winter holidays.

Spring Term 2022

January 1 Saturday. Last day for applicants to the Class of 2026 to apply for admission.
4-14 Weekdays only. Online registration for Spring 2022 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.
10 Monday. Last day for new Spring 2022 students to submit Student Health History form using the Columbia Health Patient Portal.
17 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University holiday.
18 Tuesday. Classes begin for Spring courses (on a Tuesday schedule).
18–28 Weekdays only. Change of Program period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL).
21; 24 Friday; Monday. Deferred examination dates.
28 Friday. End of Change of Program period. Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 points. Last day to add Spring courses. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Last day to uncover letter grade for Fall 2021 course taken Pass/D/Fail.
February 1 Soft deadline to submit a request for a waiver (domestic students) or exception (international students) from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan for Spring new incoming students.
9 Wednesday. Award of February 2022 degrees.
15 Tuesday. Last day for new Spring 2022 students to confirm, enroll dependents, or submit a request for a waiver (domestic students only) or exception (international students) from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan.
22 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop courses via Student Services (SSOL).
March 7 Monday. Midterm date.
14-18 Monday–Friday. Spring recess.
TBD Major Declaration.
24 Thursday. Last Day to declare Pass/D/Fail or to withdraw from a course. 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.
April TBD Monday-Friday. Online registration for Fall 2022 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
May 2 Monday. Last day of classes.
3-5 Tuesday-Thursday. Study days.
5 Thursday. Deadline for continuing students to apply for financial aid for 2022–2023.
6-13 Friday–Friday. Final examinations.
18 Wednesday. Commencement.

Summer Registration Dates for Fall 2022 to be posted