2000-2001 Academic Calendar

Summer 2000 | Fall 2000 | Spring 2001 | Degree Calendar
Summer Semester 2001 | Note on Religious Holidays
The academic year is divided into three semesters. The fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins at the end of January. Each semester is divided into two eight week periods: “a” and “b” in the fall semester and “c” and “d” in the spring semester. The “e” period takes place between the semesters in January and is considered part of fall semester. It is a week dedicated to field work and special projects. The “f” period is similar to “e” period and takes place during spring recess (considered part of spring semester). The first three-week summer session (“s” period ) begins the first week of July. The second summer session (“t” period) begins the last week of July.

 

Summer 2000
July 5 Summer term Registration
July 6 to July 28 Summer “s” period, inclusive (Clinical Effectiveness Program & Summer Session)
July 4 Independence Day, observed
July 8 Add/Drop/Change & Registration Deadline for “s” period courses
July 31-Aug. 18 Summer “t” period, inclusive (Clinical Effectiveness Program & Summer Session)
Aug. 2 Add/Drop/Change & Registration Deadline for “t” period courses
Aug. 4 GRADES DUE:  “s” period courses
Aug. 25 GRADES DUE:  “t” period courses and all summer research credits
August 21-
Sept. 1
English for Professional Communication course, inclusive
Fall 2000
September 4 Labor Day – a holiday
September 6-15 Strategies for Success
September 11 Registration for new students and students with a previous HSPH degree beginning a new program, and returning students not cleared through registration. (8:30am – 2:30pm)
September 11-15 Orientation Programs
September 15 Deadline for November degree application
September 18 “a” and “ab” period courses begin
September 20 Last day for pre-registered returning students to check-in at Registrar’s Office
September 29 Add/Drop/Change Deadline “a” period courses
Cross Registration Deadline “a” period courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni registration deadline “a” period courses
October 6 Add/Drop/Change Deadline for “ab” period courses
Final signed Registration Printouts due (4:30pm)
Cross Registration Deadline for “ab” period courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni Registration deadline for “ab” period courses
October 9 Columbus Day – a holiday
October 13 Deadline for submission of theses for November degree
November 9 “a” period courses end
November 10 Veteran’s Day – a holiday
November 13 “b” period courses begin
November 17 GRADES DUE: “a” period courses
November 23-26 Thanksgiving Recess
November 28 Drop/Add/Change Deadline for “b” period courses
Cross Registration Deadline for “b” period courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni Registration deadline for “b” period courses
Registration Printouts with “b” period changes due (4:30pm)
December 21-
January 1
Student Winter Recess, inclusive
December 23-
January 1
Administrative Offices Closed
January 2 “ab” and “b” period courses resume
Deadline for March degree application
January 8-18 Registration for Spring 2001
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a holiday
January 19 “ab” and “b” period courses end
January 22-26 “e” period, inclusive
January 22 Add/Drop/Change deadline for “e” period courses
Cross Registration Deadline for “e” period courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni Registration deadline for “e” period courses
January 26 GRADES DUE:  “ab” and “b” period courses
Spring 2001
Note: Registration dates will be distributed with spring registration materials.
January 29 “c” and “cd” period courses begin
February 2 GRADES DUE:  “e” period courses
Deadline for submission for theses for March degree
February 9 Add/Drop/Change deadline for “c” period courses
Cross Registration deadline for “c” period courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni Registration deadline for “c” period courses
February 16 Add/Drop/Change deadline for “cd” period courses
Final signed Registration Printouts due (4:30pm)
Cross Registration deadline for “cd” period courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni Registration deadline for “cd” period courses
February 19 President’s Day – a holiday
March 2 Deadline for June degree application
March 23 “c” period courses end
March 24-
April 1
Spring Recess
March 26-
March 30
“f” period, inclusive
March 26 Add/Drop/Change deadline for “f” period courses
Cross Registration deadline for “f” period courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni Registration deadline for “f” period courses
March 30 GRADES DUE:  “c” period courses
April 2 “d” period courses begin
April 6 GRADES DUE:  “f” period courses
April 13 Add/Drop/Change Deadline “d” period courses
Cross Registration Deadline “d” period courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni registration deadline “d” period courses
May 7- 11 Pre-Registration for Fall 2001, returning students
May 18 Deadline for submission of theses for June degree
May 25 “cd” and “d” period courses end
May 28 Memorial Day – a holiday
May 30 GRADES DUE:  “cd” and “d” period courses
June 7 Commencement

 

  2000-2001 Degree Calendar
For a diploma to be awarded in: Degree applications are due at the Registrar’s Office on: Theses are due at Registrar’s Office on:
November 2000 September 15, 2000 October 13, 2000
March 2001 January 2, 2001 February 2, 2001
June 2001 March 2, 2001 May 18, 2001

 
Note: All degree candidates expecting to graduate must file a degree application according to the dates outlined above. If deadlines are missed, students may apply for a degree to be conferred on a later date.

 

 

 Summer Semester 2001
July 2, 2001 Summer Session in Public Health Studies and Clinical Effectiveness registration.
July 3 – 27, 2001 “s” period – Summer Session in Public Health Studies, Clinical Effectiveness
and SM in Health Care Management
July 4, 2001 Independence Day, a holiday
July 30 – August 17, 2001 “t” period – Summer Session in Public Health Studies, Clinical Effectiveness
August 3, 2001 Grades Due: “s” period courses
August 24, 2001 Grades Due: “t” period courses and all Summer courses/research credits

 

Religious Holidays
As a matter of policy, law, and commitment, the Harvard School of Public Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of religion.  Any student who is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study or work requirement on a particular day shall be excused from any such examination or requirement, provided that such makeup examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon the school.

Please note the following religious holidays fall while classes are in session:
September 29 – Rosh Hashanah
October 8-9 – Yom Kippur