2003-2004 Academic Calendar

Summer 2003 | Fall 2003 | Spring 2004 | Degree Calendar |Academic Year Summary
Note on Religious Holidays

Summer 2003
Tuesday, July 1 Summer Registration
Friday, July 4 Independence Day – a holiday
Wednesday, July 2 -
Friday, July 25
Summer1 Term inclusive
Monday, July 28 -
Friday, August 15
Summer2 Term inclusive
Friday, August 1 GRADES DUE: Summer1 courses
Friday, August 22 GRADES DUE: Summer2 courses and all summer courses research credits
Fall 2003
Monday, September 1 Labor Day – a holiday
Tuesday, September 2-
Friday, September 5
Orientation Programs
Tuesday, September 2 Check-in, new students (8:30am-2:30pm)
Wednesday, September 3-
Friday, September 12
Check-in, returning students
Monday, September 8 Fall Semester and Fall1 term courses begin
Wednesday,
September 10
Deadline: for students to update address information on OASIS
Friday, September 19 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Fall Semester & Fall1 Term courses
Cross Registration Deadline: Fall Semester & Fall1 Term courses
TAP/Affiliate registration Deadline: Fall Semester & Fall1 Term courses
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Monday, October 13 Columbus Day – a holiday
Friday, October 24 Fall1 Term courses end
Monday, October 27 Fall2 Term courses begin
Friday, October 31 GRADES DUE: Fall1 Term courses
Friday, November 7 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Fall2 Term courses
Cross Registration Deadline: Fall2 Term courses
TAP/Affiliate registration Deadline: Fall2 Term courses
Registration Printouts with Fall2 term changes due (5:00pm)
Tuesday, November 11 Veterans’ Day – a holiday
Tuesday, November 18 November Degree Voting Date
Thursday, November 27 – Sunday, November 30 Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, December 11 Registration for Spring 2004 begins. This includes registration for WinterSession courses which are part of the spring semester.
Friday, December 19  

Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses end

Saturday, December 20 – Sunday, January 4 Winter Recess
Wednesday, December 24 (beginning at 12:30 pm) -
Thursday, January 1
Administrative Offices Closed
Monday, January 5 GRADES DUE: Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses
Spring 2004
Monday, January 5 WinterSession courses begin
Add/Drop/Change deadline for a WinterSession course is 4:00 PM on the day of the first course meeting.
Cross Registration deadline for a WinterSession course is 4:00 PM on the day of the first course meeting.
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni registration deadline for a WinterSession course is 4:00 PM on the day of the first course meeting.
Monday, January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a holiday
Wednesday, January 28 WinterSession courses end
Monday, February 2 Spring Semester and Spring1 Term courses begin
Friday, February 6 GRADES DUE: WinterSession courses
Friday, February 13 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Spring Semester & Spring1 Term courses
Cross Registration Deadline: Spring Semester & Spring1 Term courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni registration Deadline: Spring Semester & Spring1 Term courses
Final signed Registration printouts due (5:00pm)
Monday, February 16 Presidents’ Day – a holiday
Tuesday, March 9 March Degree Voting Date
Friday, March 19 Spring1 Term courses end
Saturday, March 20 -
Sunday, March 28
Spring Recess
Monday, March 29 Spring2 Term courses begin
Friday, April 2 GRADES DUE: Spring1 Term courses
Friday, April 9 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Spring2 Term courses
Cross Registration Deadline: Spring2 Term courses
TAP/Affiliate/Alumni registration Deadline: Spring2 Term courses
Registration Printouts with Spring2 term changes due (5:00pm)
Friday, May 21 Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses end
Wednesday, May 26 GRADES DUE: Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day – a holiday
Wednesday, June 9 June Degree Voting Date
Thursday, June 10 Commencement

2003-2004 Degree Calendar
For a diploma to be awarded on: Degree applications are due to the Registrar’s Office on: Dissertations are due to the Registrar’s Office on:
November 18, 2003
September 19, 2003
October 10, 2003
March 9, 2004
January 2, 2004
February 6, 2004
June 10, 2004
February 27, 2004
May 14, 2004

Academic Year Summary 2003-2004
Summer
Fall
Spring
July 2 – August 15
September 8 – December 19
January 5 – May 21
Summer1 Term Summer2 Term Fall1 Term Fall2 Term WinterSession Spring1Term Spring2 Term
July 2-
July 25
July 28-
August 15
Sept. 8-Oct. 24 Oct. 27-
Dec. 19
January 5-
January 28
February 2-
March 19
March 29-
May 21

 

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 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.