2004-2005 Academic Calendar

Summer 2004 | Fall 2004 | Spring 2005 | Degree Calendar |Academic Year Summary
Note on Religious Holidays

Summer 2004
Thursday, July 1 Summer Registration
Thursday, July 1 –
Friday, July 23
Summer1 Term inclusive
Monday, July 5 Independence Day – observed
Monday, July 26 –
Friday, August 13
Summer2 Term inclusive
Friday, July 30 GRADES DUE: Summer1 courses
Friday, August 20 GRADES DUE: Summer2 courses and all summer courses research credits
Fall 2004
Wednesday, September 1 – Friday, September 3 Orientation Programs
Wednesday, September 1 Check-in, new students (8:30am-2:30pm)
Monday, September 6 Labor Day – a holiday
Tuesday, September 7 Fall Semester and Fall1 term courses begin
Check-in, returning students (8:30am-2:30pm)
Friday, September 10 Deadline: for students to update address information on OASIS
Friday, September 17 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Fall Semester & Fall1 Term courses, and for Cross Registration and TAP/Affiliate
Final Signed Registration Printouts Due (5:00pm)
Friday, October 1 Withdrawal Deadline: Fall1 Term Courses*
Monday, October 11 Columbus Day – a holiday
Friday, October 22 Fall1 Term courses end
Monday, October 25 Fall2 Term courses begin
Friday, October 29 GRADES DUE: Fall1 Term courses
Friday, November 5 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Fall2 Term courses, and for Cross Registration and TAP/Affiliate
Tuesday, November 9 November Degree Voting Date
Thursday, November 11 Veterans’ Day – a holiday
Friday, November 19 Withdrawal Deadline: Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses*
Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26 Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, December 9 Registration for Spring 2005 begins. This includes registration for WinterSession courses which are part of the spring semester.
Thursday, December 23 Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses end
Friday, December 24 – Friday, December 31 Winter Recess
Spring 2005
Monday, January 3 WinterSession courses begin
Add Deadline: WinterSession, and for Cross Registration and TAP/Affiliate
Friday, January 7 GRADES DUE: Fall Semester and Fall2 Term courses
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a holiday
Wednesday, January 26 WinterSession courses end
Monday, January 31 Spring Semester and Spring1 Term courses begin
Friday, February 4 GRADES DUE: WinterSession courses
Friday, February 11 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Spring Semester & Spring1 Term courses, and for Cross Registration and TAP/Affiliate
Final signed Registration printouts due (5:00pm)
Monday, February 21 Presidents’ Day – a holiday
Friday, February 25 Withdrawal Deadline: Spring1 term courses*
Tuesday, March 8 March Degree Voting Date
Friday, March 18 Spring1 Term courses end
Monday, March 21 –
Friday, March 25
Spring Recess
Monday, March 28 Spring2 Term courses begin
Friday, April 1 GRADES DUE: Spring1 Term courses
Friday, April 8 Add/Drop/Change Deadline: Spring2 Term courses, and for Cross Registration and TAP/Affiliate
Registration Printouts with Spring2 term changes due (5:00pm)
Friday, April 22 Withdrawal Deadline: Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses*
Friday, May 20 Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses end
Wednesday, May 25 GRADES DUE: Spring Semester and Spring2 Term courses
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day – a holiday
Wednesday, June 8 June Degree Voting Date
Thursday, June 9 Commencement

*The notation WD will be permanently noted in the student’s academic record

2004-2005 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 9, 2004
September 17, 2004
October 8, 2004
March 8, 2005
January 3, 2005
January 28, 2005
June 8, 2005
February 25, 2005
May 6, 2005

Academic Year Summary 2004-2005
July 1 – August 13
September 7- December 23
January 3 – May 20
Summer1 Term Summer2 Term Fall1 Term Fall2 Term WinterSession Spring1Term Spring2 Term
July 1 –
July 23
July 26 –
August 13
Sept. 7-Oct. 22 Oct. 25-
Dec. 23
January 3 –
January 26
January 31 –
March 18
March 28 –
May 20


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.