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The GSAS Academic Calendar is the table below that provides a schedule for students and faculty to meet important deadlines specified in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Academic Rules. You can view the time and location of the scheduled GSAS events in the GSAS events calendar below the table. You may also find the Five-Year Academic Calendar (PDF) and other College Calendars useful.

GSAS Academic Calendar 

Fall 2023

Aug. 29-30 New Student Orientation
Aug. 30 TA Orientation
Aug. 31- Sept. 1  Diagnostic language exams
Aug. 31 Last date to
Aug. 29-Sept. 15  Add/Drop period and registration through BiONiC for Fall 2023
Sept. 5 First Day of Classes
Sept. 15 Last date to drop or add a course for Fall 2023
Sept. 29 Deadline to change incomplete grades to S or U from the 2022-2023 academic year.
Oct. 13 Deadline to submit  M.A. Candidacy online for a December degree through the required online
Oct. 13 Deadline to schedule Preliminary Examinations for Fall 2023
Oct. 14-22 Fall Break
Oct. 30 For students in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art, last date for Ph.D. dissertation submission for a December degree; dissertations must be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed defense date. Dissertations should be prepared and submitted according to the Guidelines for Dissertation Format and Submission through the online
Oct. 31 Deadline for graduate student applications for GSAS travel and research funds for the current academic year
Nov. 11-20 Pre-Registration for Spring 2023
Nov. 19 For students in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, last date for Ph.D. dissertation submission for a December degree; dissertations must be submitted at least three weeks before the proposed defense date. Dissertations should be prepared and submitted according to the Guidelines for Dissertation Format and Submission through the online
Nov. 20 Deadline for applications for GSAS Financial Support from all continuing students for the academic year of 2024-2025
Nov. 22-27 Thanksgiving Break begins after last class and ends 11/27 at 8 a.m. 
Dec. 8 Last date for Ph.D. final oral examinations (defense of dissertation) for the Dec. degree.
Dec. 14 Last Day of Classes. Last date for final oral and/or written M.A. examinations for a December degree
Dec. 15 Last date for reporting course grades of M.A. candidates to the Registrar's Office for a December degree.
Last date for departments to submit signed Record of M.A. Completion Forms to the GSAS office
Dec. 15 Deadline for deposit of final revised version of all Ph.D. dissertations for the December degree and for all GSAS Ph.D. completion checklist items
Dec. 18 Deadline to submit application for Curatorial Fellowship
Dec. 18  online due for students planning to take Preliminary Examinations in Semester II
Dec. 18 Deadline for submitting supplemental materials for competitive fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024
Dec. 23 Winter Break Begins
Dec. 23-Jan. 2 GSAS Office Closed

Spring 2024

Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 19 Deadline for evaluations of student work completed in Fall 2023
Jan. 22 Classes Begin
Jan.22-Feb. 5  Add/Drop period and registration through BiONIiC for Spring 2024
Feb. 9 Deadline to submit  M.A. Candidacy online for a May degree through the required online
Feb. 9 Deadline to schedule Preliminary Examinations in Spring 2024
Mar. 8 Deadline to submit Supplemental Summer Research Fellowship (SSRF) Application
Mar. 8-17 Spring Break
Mar. 19 For students in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art, last date for Ph.D. dissertation submission for a May degree; dissertations must be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed defense date. Dissertations should be prepared and submitted according to the Guidelines for Dissertation Format and Submission through the online .
Apr. 8 For students in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, last date for Ph.D. dissertation submission for a May degree; dissertations must be submitted at least three weeks before the proposed defense date. Dissertations should be prepared and submitted according to the Guidelines for Dissertation Format and Submission through the online .
Apr. 15-26 Pre-Registration for Fall 2024
Apr. 19 Last date for Ph.D. preliminary examinations this semester
May 3 Last date for Ph.D. final oral examinations (defense of dissertation) for the May degree
May 3 Last Day of Classes
May 10 Last date for final oral and/or written M.A. examinations for the May degree
May 10  online due for students planning to take Preliminary Examinations in the fall of next year
May 14 Last date for reporting course grades of the M.A. candidates for a May degree; grades are due in the Registrar's Office by noon.
Last date for departments to submit signed Record of M.A. Completion Forms to the GSAS office
May 14 Deadline for deposit of final revised version of all dissertations for the May degree and for all GSAS Ph.D. completion checklist items
May 17 Graduate Commencement
May 27 Deadline for letter grades for work completed in Spring 2024
May 27 Deadline for evaluations of student work completed in Spring 2024

 


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