SIPA Academic Calendar

Summer 2021

​MPA- Economic Policy Management (MPA-EPM) 

May 13 Thursday Computer Training and Summer Registration
May 24 - 28 Monday - Friday Orientation for 2021-2022 Incoming Class
June 1 Tuesday First Day of Classes
August 20 Friday Last Day of Class

 Program in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) 

June 1 Tuesday Orientation for 2022-2022 Incoming Class
June 2 Wednesday First Day of Summer Classes
August 13 Friday Last Day of Class
August 16 - 20 Monday - Friday Final Exams

 Executive MPA (EMPA) 

May 24 Monday First Day of Summer Classes
July 30 Friday Last Day of Classes
August 2 - 6 Monday - Friday Final Exams

Fall 2021 

August 21 Saturday Executive MPA - New Student Orientation
August 23 - 30 Monday - Monday Registration Available to Continuing SIPA Students Only
August 23 - 27 Monday - Friday MPA in Development Practice - New Student Orientation
Aug 30 - Sept 3 Monday - Friday MIA/MPA - New Student Orientation
September 1 Wednesday Application for Degree Deadline for October 2021 graduates
September 1 - 2 Wednesday - Thursday Registration Available to New SIPA Students Only
September 3 - 21 Friday - Tuesday Registration Open to all SIPA Students
September 6 Monday Labor Day - University Holiday - No Classes
September 7-8 Tuesday-Wednesday No Classes
September 9 Thursday First Day of Classes
September 11 Saturday Executive MPA - First Day of Classes
September 21 Tuesday Last Day of Registration via SSOL for all SIPA Students
Last Day to Add a Full Semester Course (excludes short courses)
Deadline to Submit the Application for Individual Research (3 credit course only)
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Class Without Receiving the Mark of ‘W’ and Incurring Financial Responsibility for a Class. Last Day to Change Grading Option to “R” Credit
Note: Short courses Can be Registered Anytime Prior to the First Session. Short Courses Must be Dropped a Day Prior to the Second Class Session. A Mark of 'W' Will be Posted for Short Courses Dropped After this Time
October 12 Tuesday Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Course ("W" posted). Students May Not Withdraw from Full Semester Courses After This Date. Note that the Course and Credits Remain on Students' Schedules
October 20 Wednesday October Degrees Conferred
October 21 Thursday Mid-semester Date
Deadline to Submit the Application for Individual Research (1.5 credit only)
November 1 Monday Application for Degree Deadline for February 2022 Graduates
November 1 Monday Academic Holiday - No Classes
November 2 Tuesday Election Day - University Holiday - No Classes
November 15 - 24 Monday-Wednesday Pre-registration for Spring 2022 (Non-SIPA courses only)
November 18 Thursday Last Day to Change Grading Option to Pass/Fail or Letter Grade for Full Semester Courses. For Short Courses Pass/fail Requests Must be Submitted Prior to the Final Course Session.
November 24 Wednesday Academic Holiday - No Classes
November 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday - No Classes
November 26 Friday University Holiday - No Classes
December 1 Tuesday Application for Degree Deadline for May Graduates
December 6 - 11 Monday-Saturday Executive MPA - Last Week of Evening and Saturday Classes
December 13 Monday Last Day of Classes
December 14 - 15 Tuesday-Wednesday Study Days (during this time there are to be no exams, make-up classes, or assignments due)
December 16 - 23 Thursday-Thursday Final Exams

Spring 2022 

January 11 - 12 Tuesday - Wednesday Registration Open to Continuing SIPA Students Only
January 13 Wednesday Executive MPA - New Student Orientation
January 12-13 Wednesday - Thursday MIA/MPA New Student Orientation
January 13 Thursday Registration Open to New SIPA Students Only
January 14- 28 Friday - Friday Registration Open to All SIPA Students
January 17 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed - University Holiday - No Classes
January 18 Tuesday First Day of Classes
January 22 Saturday Executive MPA - First Day of Classes
January 28 Friday Last Day of Online Registration for All SIPA Students
Last Day to Add a Class (excludes short courses)
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Class Without Receiving the Grade of "W" and Incurring Financial Responsibility for a Class (Excludes Short Courses). Last day to Change Grading Option to "R" Credit
Deadline to submit the Application for Individual Research (3 credit course only)
Note: Short Courses Can Be Registered Anytime Prior to the First Session. Short Courses Must be Dropped A Day Prior to the Second Class Session. A "W" Will be Posted for Short Courses Dropped After This Time.
February 9 Wednesday February Degrees Conferred
February 22 Tuesday Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Course ("W" posted). Students May Not Withdraw from Full Semester Courses After This Date. Note that the Course and Credits Remain on Students' Schedules
Mid-semester Date
Deadline to submit the Application for Individual Research (1.5 credit course only)
March 14 - 18 Mon-Fri Spring Recess - No Classes
March 24 Thursday Last Day to Change Grading Option to Pass/Fail or Letter Grade for Full Semester Courses. For Short Courses Pass/fail Requests Must be Submitted Prior to the Final Course Session.
April 25 - 30 Friday - Thursday Executive MPA - Last Week of Evening and Saturday Classes
May 2 Monday Last Day of Classes
May 3 - 5 Tuesday - Thursday Study Days (during this time there are to be no exams, make-up classes, or assignments due)
May 6 - 13 Friday - Friday Final Exams
TBA TBA SIPA Graduation
May 18 Wednesday University Commencement