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Fall 2018 Semester

August

1 Wednesday Registration for continuing students (2nd year MALD/MIB; 2nd and 4th semester Januarians): Online course enrollment opens; continues until Tuesday, September 11 at 11:59 PM
3 Friday Deadline for completion of all August 2018 degree requirements, including grades, capstone projects, and foreign language requirements
13 Monday August pre-session class begins and continues through August 24 (mandatory for incoming MIBs)
25 Saturday Blakeley Hall opens for students living on-campus
27 Monday Mandatory orientation week activities begin; continues to August 31
29 Wednesday Registration for incoming students: Online course enrollment opens; continues until Tuesday, September 11 at 11:59 PM
31 Friday Equivalency exams administered in the morning for E201, E210m, and B205
NOTE: The equivalency exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year. If you miss the Fall equivalency exams, note that the final time the equivalency exams will be administered for the academic year is during orientation in January

September

3 Monday Labor Day Observed – University Holiday - NO CLASSES
4 Tuesday Shopping Day for selected course offerings
5 Wednesday Classes begin
7 Friday Convocation
11 Tuesday Registration ends - Online course enrollment for Fall Semester ends at 11:59 PM

Submit independent study registration forms and audit requests by 5:00 PM to the Office of the Registrar

Last day for non-Fletcher students to submit cross-registration petitions to the Office of the Registrar
20 Thursday CSAP petitions due to the Registrar's Office for next CSAP meeting
22 Saturday First Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exams: Non-Roman alphabet languages (1:00-3:00 PM); Roman alphabet languages (1:30-3:00 PM); Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (1:00-4:30 PM)
26 Wednesday Last day of the drop/late add period

October

8 Monday Indigenous People's Day Observed – University Holiday - NO CLASSES
10 Wednesday Follow MONDAY class schedule
11 Thursday CSAP petitions due to the Registrar's Office for next CSAP meeting
17 Wednesday First half of the term ends

Modular courses scheduled in the first half of the term end (full semester courses continue)
25 Thursday Second half of term begins

Add/Drop Period for modular courses scheduled in the second half of the term begins Thursday, October 25 and ends Wednesday, October 31

November

1 Thursday CSAP petitions due to the Registrar's Office for next CSAP meeting
12 Monday Veterans Day Observed – University Holiday - NO CLASSES
21 Wednesday Thanksgiving Recess begins at the end of classes
26 Monday Thanksgiving Recess ends

Classes resume
29 Thursday CSAP petitions due to the Registrar's Office for next CSAP meeting

December

10 Monday Last day of classes for the Fall 2018 term
11 Tuesday Reading Day
12 Wednesday Reading Day
13 Thursday Final exam period begins for in-class and self-scheduled final exams

Classrooms for in-class final exams are as assigned on the course schedule, one at 9:30 AM and one at 1:30 PM on each day during the final exam period.  No exams Saturday or Sunday
19 Wednesday Final exam period ends

The last three-hour in-class final exam will begin at 1:30 PM.  Winter Recess begins at conclusion of final exams

Spring 2019 Semester

January

2 Wednesday Registration opens for 2nd year MALD/MIB/MATA and 2nd semester LLM/MA at noon (12:00 PM); continues until Tuesday, January 22 at midnight (11:59 PM)
4 Friday Fall 2018 grades due by 12:00 noon

Deadline for completion of all February 2019 degree requirements, including grades, capstone projects, and foreign language requirements
9 Wednesday Registration opens for 1st year MALD/MIB/MATA and incoming Januarians at noon (12:00 PM); continues until Tuesday, January 22 at midnight (11:59 PM)
10 Thursday Equivalency exams administered in the morning for E201, E210m and B205

NOTE: The equivalency exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year. The equivalency exams for the next academic year will be administered in Fall 2019 during orientation week for incoming students and in Spring 2020 during orientation week for incoming January students
9-11 Wed-Fri Mandatory orientation for incoming January students
11 Friday NYC Career Trip
14 Monday Shopping Day for selected course offerings
15 Tuesday Classes begin
17 Thursday CSAP petitions due to the Registrar's Office for next CSAP meeting
21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed – University Holiday – NO CLASSES
22 Tuesday Follow MONDAY class schedule

Registration Ends - Online course enrollment for Spring Semester ends at midnight (11:59 PM)

Submit independent study registration forms and audit requests by 5:00 PM to the Office of the Registrar

Last day for non-Fletcher students to submit cross-registration petitions to the Registrar's Office
31 Thursday CSAP petitions due to the Registrar's Office for next CSAP meeting

February

5 Tuesday Last day of the drop/late add period
8 Friday Second Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exams: Non-Roman alphabet language (12:30-2:30 PM); Roman alphabet languages (1:00-2:30 PM); Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (12:30-4:00 PM)
18 Monday Presidents' Day Observed – University Holiday - NO CLASSES
20 Wednesday Follow MONDAY class schedule
21-22 Thurs-Fri Washington, D.C. Career Trip – NO CLASSES
28 Thursday CSAP petitions due to the Registrar's Office for next CSAP meeting

March

1 Friday First half of the term ends; Modular courses scheduled in the first half of the term end (full semester courses continue)
11 Monday Second half of the term begins; Modular courses scheduled in the second half of the term begin. The Add/Drop Period for modular courses in the second half of the term begins Monday, March 11 and ends Friday, March 15, 2019
15 Friday Spring Break begins at the end of classes
25 Monday Spring Break ends; classes resume
28 Thursday CSAP petitions due to the Registrar's Office for next CSAP meeting

April

6 Saturday Third and final offering of the Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exams. Non-Roman alphabet languages (9:00-11:00 AM); Roman alphabet languages (9:30-11:00 AM); Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (9:00 AM-12:30 PM)
15 Monday Patriots' Day – University holiday - NO CLASSES
19 Friday Last day to submit PhD dissertation (deposit copies) to the Director of PhD Program for May degree candidates
29 Monday Last day of classes for the Spring 2019 term

Deadline for completion of all May 2019 degree requirements, including grades (excluding Spring 2019), capstone projects, and foreign language requirements
30 Tuesday Reading Day

May

1 Wednesday Reading Day
2 Thursday The final exam period begins for in-class and self-scheduled final exams. Classrooms for in-class final exams are as assigned on the course schedule, one at 9:30 AM and one at 1:30 PM on each day during the final exam period. No exams Saturday or Sunday
8 Wednesday The final exam period ends. The last three-hour in-class final exam will begin at 1:30 PM
10 Friday Spring 2019 grades due by 12:00 noon
16 Thursday Executive and Full Faculty Meeting for degree vote
18 Saturday Class Day Ceremony
19 Sunday Commencement

 

Religious Holy Days

Check the University academic calendar for religious holy days*

*Class meetings are scheduled on these dates. Instructors should take religious holy days into consideration when scheduling guest speakers, exams, presentations, etc.