2007-2008 Academic Calendar

Summer 2007 | Fall 2007 | Spring 2008 | Degree Calendar |Academic Year Summary
Note on Religious Holidays

Summer 2007
Monday, July 2 Summer Registration/Orientation – No Classes
Tuesday, July 3 First Day of Classes
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day – a holiday
Thursday, July 26 Summer1 Term ends
Monday, July 30 -
Friday, August 17
Summer2 Term inclusive
Friday, August 3 GRADES DUE: Summer1 courses
Tuesday,
August 7
**Fall Pre-Registration Begins
Friday,
August 24
GRADES DUE: Summer2 courses and all summer courses research credits
Fall 2007
Monday,
August 20
Deadline to Submit Intent to Register Form: for TAP/Affiliates and Non-Harvard Cross-Registrants for Fall Semester & Fall1 Term courses
Monday, August 20 – Tuesday,
August 28
Professional Communication Seminar
Tuesday, August 28 Check-in, new students (8:30 am to 2:30 pm)
Tuesday, August 28 – Friday,
August 31
Orientation Programs
Monday,
September 3
Labor Day – a holiday
Tuesday, September 4 Check-in, returning students (9:30 am to 2:30)
Tuesday, September 4 Fall Semester and Fall1 term courses begin
Tuesday,
September 4
Add/Drop/Change Deadline: for TAP/Affiliates and Cross-Registration into HSPH for Fall Semester & Fall1 Term courses.
Friday,
September 7
Deadline: for students to update address information on OASIS
Friday,
September 14
Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Fall Semester & Fall1 Term courses for HSPH degree candidates including all Cross-Registration out of HSPH.
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Friday,
September 28
Withdrawal Deadline: Fall1 Term Courses*
Monday,
October 8
Columbus Day – a holiday
Friday,
October 26
Fall1 Term courses end
Monday,
October 29
Fall2 Term courses begin
Monday,
October 29
Add/Drop/Change Deadline: forTAP/Affiliates and Cross-Registration into HSPH for Fall2 Term courses.
Friday,
November 2
GRADES DUE: Fall1 Term courses
Tuesday,
November 6
November Degree Voting Date
Friday, November 9 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Fall2 Term courses for HSPH degree candidates including all Cross-Registration out of HSPH.
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Monday,
November 12
Veterans’ Day Observed – a holiday
Wednesday, November 21 Withdrawal Deadline: Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses*
Thursday, November 22 – Friday,
November 23
Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, December 6 **Registration for Spring 2008 begins.
Friday,
December 21
Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses end
Classes end at noon
Monday,
December 24 – Tuesday,
January 1
Winter Recess
Spring 2008
Tuesday,
January 1
New Year’s Day – a holiday
Wednesday,
January 2
WinterSession courses begin
Add Deadline: WinterSession: for HSPH, Cross-Registration and TAP/Affiliates
(Drop/Change deadline is the second day of the course)
Friday, January 4 GRADES DUE: Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses
Monday,
January 14
Deadline to submit Intent to Register form: for TAP/Affiliates and Non-Harvard Cross-Registrants for Spring Semester & Spring1 Term courses.
Monday,
January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a holiday
Thursday, January 24 WinterSession courses end
Monday,
January 28
Spring Semester and Spring1 Term courses begin
Monday,
January 28
Add/Drop/Change Deadline: for TAP/Affiliates and to Cross-Register into HSPH courses for Spring Semester & Spring1 Term courses
Friday,
February 1
GRADES DUE: WinterSession courses
Friday,
February 8
Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Spring Semester & Spring1 Term courses for HSPH degree candidates including all Cross-Registration out of HSPH.
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Monday,
February 18
Presidents’ Day – a holiday
Friday,
February 22
Withdrawal Deadline: Spring1 term courses*
Tuesday,
March 4
March Degree Voting Date
Friday, March 21 Spring1 Term courses end
Monday,
March 24 – Friday, March 28
Spring Recess
Friday, March 28 GRADES DUE: Spring1 Term courses
Monday,
March 31
Spring2 Term courses begin
Monday,
March 31
Add/Drop/Change Deadline: for TAP/Affiliates and Cross-Registration into HSPH for Spring2 Term courses
Friday, April 11 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Spring2 Term courses for HSPH degree candidates including all Cross-Registration.
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Friday, April 25 Withdrawal Deadline: Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses*
Friday, May 23 Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses end
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day – a holiday
Wednesday,
May 28
GRADES DUE: Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses
Monday, June 2 June Degree Voting Date
Thursday, June 5 Commencement

*The notation WD will be permanently noted in the student’s academic record.
**Dates are subject to change.

2007-2008 Degree Calendar
For a diploma to be awarded in: Degree applications are due to the Registrar’s Office on: Dissertations are due to the Registrar’s Office on:
November 6, 2007
September 14, 2007
October 5, 2007
March 4, 2008
January 4, 2008
January 25, 2008
June 5, 2008
February 22, 2008
May 1, 2008

 

Academic Year Summary 2007-2008
Summer
Fall
Spring
July 3 – August 17
September 4 – December 21
January 2 – May 23
Summer1 Term Summer2 Term Fall1 Term Fall2 Term WinterSession Spring1 Term Spring2 Term
July 3 -
July 26
July 30 -
August 17
Sept. 4
- Oct. 26
October 29 -
December 21
January 2 -
January 24
Jan. 28 -
March 21
March 31-
May 23

 

Religious Holidays
According to Chapter 151c, Section 2B, of the General Laws of Massachusetts, any student in an educational or vocational training institution, other than a religious or denominational training institution, 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 which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day, provided that such makeup examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon the school. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making such opportunity available to the student, and no adverse or prejudicial effect shall result to any student for availing himself or herself of these provisions.