Academic Calendar

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Student Cycle

Fall Term 2020

DATE

DETAILS

Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 24 Early Registration (continuing students only) 
Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
Monday, August 31 – Friday, September 4 Last day to apply for October degrees (fall 2019 cycle)
Monday, August 17  – Friday, September 4 Regular Registration (new and continuing students) 
Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
Friday, July 17 – Friday, September 4 IHN Orientation (various live and pre-recorded sessions throughout the summer)
Monday, August 31 Start of Fall Classes
Monday, September 7 Labor Day – **University Holiday
Tuesday, September 8  – Friday, September 18 Change of Program Period 
Students who have not registered prior to this period will be assessed a late registration fee. Students may add/drop via SSOL. Students may register for non-IHN courses. Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
Friday, September 18 End of Change of Program Period 
Last day to add/drop via SSOL. Last day to receive a tuition refund for classes dropped.
Wednesday, October 21 October Degrees Conferred (fall 2019 cycle)
Monday, November 2 *Academic Holiday
Tuesday, November 3 Election Day – **University Holiday
Thursday, November 19 Last day to drop a class or switch to P/F
TBD Early Registration for Spring Semester (continuing students only) 
Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
Wednesday, November 25 *Academic Holiday
Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving  – **University Holiday
Tuesday, December 1 Last day to apply for February degrees (off-cycle graduation)
Monday, December 14 Last Day of Classes
Tuesday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 16 Study Days
Thursday, December 17 – Wednesday, December 23 Final Examinations
Wednesday, December 23 Term Ends
Thursday, December 24 – Friday, January 8 No classes - Winter Holiday

Spring Term 2021

There is a lot of movement in the Columbia Spring semester schedule, particularly around the term end date. We appreciate your patience as we finalize our schedule. 

DATE

DETAILS

Wednesday, January 6 Deadline for submitting Fall 2020 grades
TBD Regular Registration for Spring Semester (new and continuing students) 
Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
TBD Change of Program Period 
Students who have not registered prior to this period will be assessed a late registration fee. Students may add/drop via SSOL. Students may register for non-IHN courses. Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
Monday, January 11 First Day of Spring Classes
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - **University Holiday
Friday, January 29 End of Change of Program Period 
Last day to add/drop via SSOL. Last day to receive a tuition refund for classes dropped.
Monday, February 1 Last day to apply for May degrees (off-cycle graduation)
Wednesday, February 10 February Degrees Conferred (off-cycle graduation)
Monday, February 15 Presidents Day – **University Holiday
Thursday, March 25 Last day to drop a class or switch to P/F
Monday, March 1 – Friday, March 5 Spring Recess – *Academic Holiday
Tuesday, March 30 IPE Day (campus-wide day of interprofessional learning)
Thursday, April 15 Last Day of Classes
Friday, April 16 - Friday, April 26 Reading and Exam Days
Friday, April 26 Term Ends
Deadline for submitting grades for graduating students
Tuesday, April 27-Friday, April 30 Columbia University Commencement Week
Wednesday, May 19 May Degrees Conferred (off-cycle graduation)
TBD IHN Year-End Ceremony
Deadline for submitting grades for non-graduating students

Summer Term 2021

DATE

DETAILS

TBD Early Registration for Summer Semester (continuing students only) 
Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
TBD Regular Registration for Summer Semester (new and continuing students) 
Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
Monday, May 3 Summer Term Begins
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day – **University Holiday
TBD Change of Program Period 
Students who have not registered prior to this period will be assessed a late registration fee. Students may add/drop via SSOL. Students may register for non-IHN courses. Students must check SSOL for their individual registration date(s)/time(s).
TBD Independence Day – **University Holiday
Thursday, July 8 MS Poster Day
Monday, August 2 Last day to apply for October degrees
Tuesday, August 31 Summer Term Ends

Fall Term 2021

DATE

DETAILS

Monday, September 20 MS Thesis Due
Wednesday, October 20 MS Degree Conferred

*Academic Holiday: offices open, no classes

**University Holiday: offices closed, no classes

Academic Calendar: Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Student Cycle