ACADEMIC CALENDAR


CLAS | CGES | Columbia—Forum


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Fall Semester Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Faculty & Staff Fall Workshop Aug. 16, 2018 (R) Thur., Aug. 15, 2019
Freshmen Arrive Aug. 17, 2018 (F) Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
Upperclassmen Return Aug. 19, 2018 (Su) Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
Registration Validation Aug. 20, 2018 (M) Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
Classes Begin Aug. 20, 2018 (M) Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
Last Day to Add an online course (Term I) Aug. 22, 2018 (W) Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
Convocation Aug. 23, 2018 (Th) Thur., Aug. 22, 2019
Last Day to Add & Drop w/o “W” Aug. 24, 2018 (F) Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Labor Day (no classes all day) Sept. 3, 2018 (M) Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
Family Weekend Sept. 8, 2018 (Sa) Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Homecoming Weekend Sept. 29, 2018 (Sa) Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
Mid-Term Grades Due Oct. 16, 2018 (T) Tues., Oct. 15, 2019
Fall Break (no classes all day) Oct. 15, 2018 (M) Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Pre-Registration for Spring Begins Oct. 17, 2018 (W) Tues., Oct. 15, 2019
Term 2 Begins   Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
Last Day to Drop Courses w/”W” Nov. 26, 2018 (M) Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Nov.17, 2018 (Sa) Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
Thanksgiving Recess Ends Nov. 25, 2018 (Su) Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
Last Day of Classes Dec. 7, 2018 (F) Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
December Commencement Dec. 8, 2018 Sat., Dec. 7, 2019
Number of classes for the semester    
Final Exams Dec. 10-14, 2018 (M – F) Monday - Friday, Dec. 9-13, 2019
Final Grades due by 8 a.m. Dec. 17, 2018 (M) Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Students may view grades on myCMU Dec. 19, 2018 (W) Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
January Term  Jan. 2019
Jan. 2020
Registration for January Classes Oct. 17, 2018 Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
January Session Begins Dec. 17, 2018 (M) Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
January Session Ends Jan. 11, 2019 (F) Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
Final Grades due by 8 a.m. Jan. 14, 2019 (M) Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Students may view grades on myCMU Jan. 15, 2019 (T) Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Spring Semester  Spring 2019
Spring 2020
Residence Halls Open Jan. 13, 2019 (Su) Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
Registration Validation Jan. 14, 2019 (M) Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Classes Begin Jan. 14, 2019 (M) Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Last Day to add an Online Course (Term III) Jan. 16, 2019 (W) Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Last Day to Add & Drop w/o “W” Jan. 18, 2019 (F) Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes) Jan. 21, 2019 Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Mid-Term Grades Due Mar. 4, 2019 (M) Mon., March 9, 2020
Pre-Registration for May, Summer, & Fall Begins March 12, 2019 (T) Mon., March 9, 2020
Spring Recess Begins Mar. 23, 2019 (Sa) Sat., March 21, 2020
Spring Recess Ends Mar. 31, 2019 (Su) Sun., March 29, 2020
Service Day - no classes, except labs Ap. 4, 2019 (Th) Thurs., April 2, 2020
Good Friday (no classes all day) Ap. 19, 2019 (F) Fri., April 10, 2020
Last Day to Drop Courses w/”W” April 19, 2019 (F) Fri., April 24, 2020
Last Day of Classes May 3, 2019 (F) Fri., May 1, 2020
Number of classes per semester    
Final Exams May 6-10, 2019 (M–F) Monday - Friday, May 4-8, 2020
Commencement (Fayette) May 11, 2019 (Sa) Sat., May 9, 2020
Final Grades due by 8 a.m. May 13, 2019 (M) Mon., May 11, 2020
Students may view grades on myCMU May 15, 2019 (W) Wed., May 13, 2020
Summer Session Summer 2019
Summer 2020
Summer Registration Mar. 25, 2019 Mon., March 23, 2020
Summer Classes Begin May 13, 2019 (M), June 3, 2019 (M), and other dates Mon., May 18, 2020
Mon., June 8, 2020
and other dates.
Last Day to Drop Summer Courses w/o ”W” One week before end of course One week before end of course.
Fourth of July (no classes all day) July 4, 2019 (R) Fri., July 3, 2020
Summer Session ends Aug. 16, 2019 (F) Fri., Aug. 14, 2020
Summer Session grades due Aug. 19, 2019 (M) Mon., Aug. 17, 2020
Students may view grades on myCMU Aug. 20, 2019 (T) Tues. Aug. 18, 2020

College of Graduate & Extended Studies

Graduate Aug. 20 - Dec. 14, 2018
Aug. 19 - Dec. 13, 2019
Last day to add a course August 24, 2018 Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Last day to withdraw November 26, 2018 Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Labor Day Holiday September 3, 2018 Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 17 - 25, 2018 Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2019
Final Grades due by 8:00 a.m.   Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
     
EXFA: 16-week
Aug. 20 - Dec. 14, 2018
 Aug. 19 - Dec. 13, 2019
Last day to add a course August 24, 2018 Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Last day to withdraw November 26, 2018 Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Labor Day Holiday September 3, 2018 Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 17 - 25, 2018 Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2019
Final Grades Due by 8:00 a.m.   Mon. Dec. 16, 2019
     
Term 1 (T1): 8-week Aug. 20 - Oct. 12, 2018
Aug. 19 - Oct. 11, 2019
Last day to add a course August 22, 2018  Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
Last day to withdraw October 5, 2018  Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
Final Grades Due by 5 p.m. Oct. 17, 2018  Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
     
Term 2 (T2): 8-week Oct. 22 - Dec. 14, 2018
 Oct. 21 - Dec. 13, 2019
Last day to add a course October 24, 2018  Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
Last day to withdraw December 7, 2018  Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. December 17, 2018  Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
     
January Term: 4-week
Dec. 17, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019
 Dec. 16, 2019 - Jan. 10, 2020
Last day to add a course December 19, 2018  Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
Last day to withdraw January 4, 2019  Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. January 14, 2019  Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
     
Graduate Jan. 14 - May 10, 2019
Jan. 13 - May 8, 2020
Last day to add a course January 18, 2019 Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw April 19, 2019 Fri., April 24, 2020
Spring Break Mar. 23 - Mar. 31, 2019 March 21 - 29, 2020
Grades Due by 8:00 a.m.   Mon., May 11, 2020
     
EXSP: 16-week Jan. 14 - May 10, 2019
 Jan., 13 - May 8, 2020
Last day to add a course January 18, 2019  Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw April 19, 2019 Fri., April 24, 2020
Spring Break Mar. 9 - Mar. 17, 2019  Mar. 21-29, 2020
Grades due by 8 a.m. May 13, 2019  Mon., May 11, 2020
     
Term 3 (T3): 8-week Jan. 14 - Mar. 8, 2019
 Jan. 13 - March 6, 2020
Last day to add a course January 16, 2019  Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Last day to withdraw March 1, 2019  Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
Final Grades Due by 5 p.m. March 13, 2019  Wed., March 11, 2020
     
Term 4 (T4): 8-week Mar. 18 - May 10, 2019
 March 16 - May 8, 2020
Last day to add a course March 20, 2019  Wed., March 18, 2020
Last day to withdraw May 3, 2019  Fri., May 1, 2020
Final Grades Due by 8 a.m. May 13, 2019  Mon., May 11, 2020
     
EXSU: Undergraduate: May 13 - Aug. 16, 2019
 May 18 - Aug. 14, 2020
1st, 3-week session (S1): Undergraduate May 13 – May 31, 2019  May 18 - June 5, 2020
Last day to add a course: May 15, 2019  Wed., May 20, 2020
Last day to withdraw: May 24, 2019  Friday, May 29, 2020
1st, 4-week session (S2): Undergraduate June 3 - June 28, 2019  June 8 - July 3, 2020
Last day to add a course: June 5, 2019  Wed., June 10, 2020
Last day to withdraw: June 21, 2019  Fri., June 26, 2020
8-week session (S8): Undergraduate June 3 - July 26, 2019  June 8 - July 31, 2020
Last day to add a course: June 5, 2019  Wed., June 10, 2020
Last day to withdraw: July 19, 2019  Fri., July 24, 2020
2nd, 4-week session (S3): Undergraduate July 1 - July 26, 2019  July 6 - July 31, 2020
Last day to add a course: July 3, 2019  Wed., July 8, 2020
Last day to withdraw: July 19, 2019  Fri. July 24, 2020
2nd, 3-week session (S4): Undergraduate July 29 - August 16, 2019  Aug. 3 - Aug. 21, 2020
Last day to add a course: July 31, 2019  Wed., Aug. 5, 2020
Last day to withdraw: August 9, 2019  Fri., Aug. 14, 2020

Columbia—Forum

This calendar is for onsite, seated classes.

Fall Semester Fall 2018
Fall 2018 enrollment begins May 1, 2018 (T)
Fall 2018 classes begin Aug. 20, 2018 (M)
Last day to Add & Drop Aug. 29, 2018 (W)
Labor Day (no classes) Sep. 3, 2018 (M)
Thanksgiving recess begins (no classes) Nov. 17, 2018 (Sa)
Thanksgiving recess ends Nov. 25, 2018 (Su)
Last day to drop a course/withdraw Nov. 26, 2018 (M)
Last day of class (final examinations) Dec. 10 (M)–Dec. 14, 2018 (F)
Final Grades DUE Dec. 17, 2018 (M)
Spring Semester Spring 2019
Spring 2019 enrollment begins Oct. 1, 2018 (M)
Spring 2019 classes begin Jan. 22, 2019 (T)
Last day to Add & Drop Jan. 31, 2019 (R)
Spring Recess Begins Mar. 23, 2019 (Sa)
Classes resume after Spring Recess Apr. 1, 2019 (M)
Last day to drop a course/withdraw Apr. 19, 2019 (F)
Last days of class (final examinations) May 6-10, 2019 (M–F)
Final Grades DUE May 20, 2019 (M)
Summer Session (8-week session) Summer 2019
Summer (8-week session) enrollment begins Mar. 1, 2019 (F)
Summer (8-week session) classes begin Jun. 3, 2019 (M)
Last day to Add & Drop Jun. 5, 2019 (W)
Independence Day recess Jul. 4, 2019 (R)
Last day to drop an 8-week course/withdraw Jul. 21, 2019 (F)
Summer (8-week session) classes end Jul. 26, 2019 (F)
Final Grades DUE Jul. 29, 2019 (M)
Summer Session (first 4-week session) Summer 2019
Summer (4-week sessions) enrollment begins Mar. 1, 2019 (F)
Summer (first 4-week session) classes begin Jun. 3, 2019 (M)
Last day to drop a 4-week course/withdraw Jun. 21, 2019 (F)
First 4-week summer session end Jun. 28, 2019 (F)
Final Grades DUE Jul. 1, 2019 (M)
Summer Session (second 4-week session) Summer 2019
Summer (4-week sessions) enrollment begins Mar. 1, 2019 (F)
Summer (second 4-week session) classes begin Jul. 2, 2019 (M)
Independence Day recess Jul. 4, 2019 (R)
Last day to drop a 4-week course/withdraw Jul. 19, 2019 (F)
Second 4-week summer session end Jul. 26, 2019 (F)
Final Grades DUE Jul. 29, 2019 (M)