2009-2010 Academic Calendar

Summer 2009 | Fall 2009 | Spring 2010 | Degree Calendar | Academic Year Summary
Note on Religious Holidays

SUMMER 2009
Wednesday, July 1 Summer Registration/Orientation – No Classes
Thursday, July 2 First Day of Classes
Friday, July 3 Independence Day – holiday observed
Friday, July 24 Summer1 Term ends
Monday, July 27 -
Friday, August 14
Summer2 Term inclusive
Friday, July 31 GRADES DUE: Summer1 courses
Tuesday, August 4 **Fall Pre-Registration Begins
Friday, August 21 GRADES DUE: Summer2 courses and all summer courses research credits
FALL 2009
Monday, August 17 Deadline to submit Intent to Register form: for TAP/Affiliates and Non- Harvard Cross-Registrants for Fall Semester and Fall1 Term courses
Monday, August 24 Check-in, new students (1:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
Monday, August 24 -
Friday, August 28
Orientation Programs
Wednesday,
September 2
Fall Semester and Fall1 Term courses begin
Friday, September 4 Deadline: for students to update address information on OASIS
Monday, September 7 Labor Day – a holiday
Monday,
September 14
Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Fall Semester and Fall1 Term courses for all degree and non-degree students
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Friday,
September 25
Withdrawal Deadline: Fall1 Term Courses*
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day – a holiday
Tuesday, October 13 Deadline to Submit Intent to Register Form: for TAP/Affiliates and Non-Harvard Cross-Registrants for Fall2 Term courses
Friday, October 23 Fall1 Term courses end
Monday, October 26 Fall2 Term courses begin
Friday, October 30 GRADES DUE: Fall1 Term courses
Tuesday, November 3 November Degree Voting Date
Friday, November 6 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Fall2 Term courses for all degree and non-degree students.  Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Wednesday,
November 11
Veterans’ Day – a holiday
Friday, November 20 Withdrawal Deadline: Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses*
Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, December 3 **Registration for Spring 2010 begins
Thursday,
December 17
Deadline to Submit Intent to Register Form: for TAP/Affiliates and Non-Harvard Cross-Registrants for WinterSession Term courses
Friday, December 18 Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses end
Monday,
December 21 -
Friday, January 1
Winter Recess
Spring 2010
Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day – a holiday
Monday, January 4 WinterSession courses begin
Monday, January 4 Add Deadline: WinterSession: for all degree and non-degree students.
(Drop/Change deadline is the second day of the course)
Monday, January 4 GRADES DUE: Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a holiday
Tuesday, January 19 Deadline to submit Intent to Register form: for TAP/Affiliates and Non-Harvard Cross-Registrants for Spring Semester and Spring1 Term courses.
Friday, January 22 WinterSession courses end
Monday, January 25 Spring Semester and Spring1 Term courses begin
Friday, January 29 GRADES DUE: WinterSession courses
Friday, February 5 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Spring Semester and Spring1 Term courses for all degree and non-degree students
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Monday, February 15 Presidents’ Day – a holiday
Friday, February 19 Withdrawal Deadline: Spring1 Term courses*
Tuesday, March 9 March Degree Voting Date
Friday, March 12 Spring1 Term courses end
Monday, March 15 Deadline to submit Intent to Register form: for TAP/Affiliates and Non-Harvard Cross-Registrants for Spring2 Term courses.
Monday, March 15 -
Friday, March 19
Spring Recess
Friday, March 19 GRADES DUE: Spring1 Term Courses
Monday, March 22 Spring2 Term courses begin
Friday, April 2 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Spring2 Term coursesfor all degree and non-degree students.
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Friday, April 16 Withdrawal Deadline: Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses*
Friday, May 14 Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses end
Tuesday, May 18 GRADES DUE: Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses
Thursday, May 27 Commencement

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

 

2009-2010 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 3, 2009 September 11, 2009 October 2, 2009
March 9, 2010 January 8, 2010 January 22, 2010
May 27, 2010 February 19, 2010 May 3, 2010

 

 

Academic Year Summary 2009-2010
Summer   Fall   Spring
July 1 – August 14 September 2 -
December 18
 January 4 – May 14
Summer1
Term
Summer2
Term
Fall1
Term
Fall2
Term
WinterSession Spring1
Term
Spring2
Term
July 1-
July 24
July 27 -
August 14
Sept. 2 -
Oct. 23
Oct. 26 -
Dec. 18
January 4 -
January 22
Jan. 25 -
March 12
March 22 -
May 14

 

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.