Academic Calendar

Columbia University reserves the right to revise or amend this academic calendar, in whole or in part, at any time. Registration and Change of Program period dates are tentative, and students should consult their registration materials or speak with their advising dean in the Berick Center for Student Advising to confirm up-to-date deadlines. Updated calendar information is also available from the Registrar.

Summer Registration Dates for Fall 2020

June 8–12 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
15–19 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
August 3-7 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
10-14 Monday–Friday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
25–27 Tuesday–Thursday. Online registration for Fall 2020 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.


Fall Term 2020

July 31 Friday. Last day for new students entering in Fall 2020 to submit vaccination documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella; and to certify meningitis decision via secure.health.columbia.edu. Vaccination documentation is due 30 days prior to registration; students are not permitted to register for classes without this documentation.
August 31 Monday. New Student Orientation Program begins for new students entering in Fall 2020.
September 1 Tuesday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in October 2020. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
4-5 Friday–Saturday. Fall 2020 online registration for first-year students via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment.
5 Saturday. Fall 2020 online registration for continuing and transfer students via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment.
7 Monday. Labor Day. University holiday.
8 Tuesday. Last day to submit Student Health History form using the Columbia Health Portal.
8 Tuesday. First day of classes for Fall and Fall A courses (on a Tuesday schedule) for the 267th academic year.
8–18 Weekdays only. Fall 2020 Change of Program period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL): all students.
11; 14 Friday; Monday. Deferred examination dates.
11 Friday. Last day to add a Fall A class. Last day to join a Fall A class off the Wait List via Student Services Online (SSOL). The Wait List tool will close at 9:30 p.m.
18 Friday. End of Change of Program period. Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 points. Last day to add Fall or Fall B courses. Last day to join a Fall B class off of the Wait List via Student Services Online (SSOL). The Wait List tool will close at 9:30 p.m. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Last day to uncover grade for a Summer 2020 course taken Pass/D/Fail.
21–October 8 Weekdays only. Post Change of Program Add/Drop period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL).
22 Tuesday. Deadline to drop Fall A courses.
30 Wednesday. Last day to confirm, enroll dependents, or request a waiver (domestic students only) from the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan.
October 8 Thursday. Last day for students to drop Fall full-term courses via Student Services (SSOL). Last day to choose P/D/Fail for Fall A courses. Deadline to withdraw from a Fall A course.
20-23 Tuesday-Friday. Reading and final exam period for Fall A courses.
21 Wednesday. Award of October degrees.
22 Thursday. Midterm Date.
26 Monday. First day of Fall B courses.
November 1 Sunday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in February. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
2 Monday. Academic holiday.
3 Tuesday. Election Day. University holiday.
9 Monday. Deadline to drop Fall B courses.
25 Wednesday. Academic holiday. No classes held. Administrative offices open.
26–29 Thursday–Sunday. Thanksgiving holidays.
December 1 Tuesday. Last day to apply or reapply for the B.A. degree to be awarded in May. Applications received after this date are automatically applied to the next conferral date.
1-4 Tuesday–Friday. Online registration for Spring 2021, Spring A, and Spring B courses via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
4 Friday. Last day for new Spring 2021 students to submit vaccination documentation for measles, mumps, and rubella; and to certify meningitis decision online. Vaccination documentation is due 30 days prior to registration; students are not permitted to register for classes without this documentation.
7-11 Monday-Friday. Online registration for Spring 2021 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
14 Monday. Last day of classes. Last day for students to register for R credit. Last day to change a regular course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course for Fall and Fall B courses. Last day to withdraw from an individual course and receive a notation of “W” on the transcript in place of a letter grade.
15–16 Tuesday–Wednesday. Study days.
17–23 Thursday–Wednesay. Final examinations.
23 Wednesay. Fall term ends.
23 Wednesday, December 23, 2020–Sunday, January 10, 2020. Winter holidays.

Spring Term 2021

January 1 Friday. Last day for applicants to the Class of 2025 to apply for admission.
4-8 Monday-Friday. Online registration for Spring 2021 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing and transfer students only.
11 Monday. Classes begin for Spring full-term and Spring A courses (on a Monday schedule).
11 Monday. Last day for new Spring 2021 students to submit Student Health History form using the Columbia Health Patient Portal.
11–22 Weekdays only. Change of Program period by online appointment via Student Services Online (SSOL).
15 Friday. Last day to join a Spring A class off the Wait List via Student Services Online (SSOL). The Wait List tool will close at 9:30 p.m.
18 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. University holiday.
22; 25 Friday; Monday. Deferred examination dates.
22 Friday. End of Change of Program period. Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 points. Last day to add Spring or Spring B courses. Last day to drop a Core Curriculum course. Last day to uncover grade for Fall 2020 course taken Pass/D/Fail.
25 Monday. Last day to drop a Spring A course.
February 8 Monday. Last day to declare P/D/Fail option for Spring A course. Deadline to withdraw from a Spring A course.
10 Wednesday. Award of February 2021 degrees.
16 Tuesday. Last day for students to drop individual full term courses via Student Services (SSOL).
23-26 Tuesday-Friday. Reading and final exam period for Spring A courses
March 1-5 Monday–Friday. Spring recess.
2 Monday. Midterm date. Date to be confirmed.
8 Monday. First day of Spring B classses.
TBD Major Declaration.
18 Thursday. Last day for students to register for R credit, to change a regular full term course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course, and/or to withdraw from an individual full term course and receive a notation of “W” on the transcript in place of a letter grade.
22 Monday. Deadline to drop a Spring B course.
April 5 Monday. Deadline to withdraw from a Spring B course. Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for a Spring B course
TBD Online registration for Fall 2021 via Student Services Online (SSOL) appointment: continuing students only.
15 Thursday. Last day of Spring and Spring B classes.
TBD Tuesday. Deadline for continuing students to apply for financial aid for 2021–2022.
16-19 Friday-Monday. Study days.
20-23 Tuesday–Friday. Final examinations.
26 Monday. Spring term ends.

Commencement

April 26-30 Monday-Friday. Class Day and University Commencement will take place during this week (specific dates to be announced).
TBD Columbia College Class Day. Academic Awards and Prizes Ceremony. Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony.
TBD Award of May 2021 degrees. University Commencement.

 Summer A Term

May 3 Monday. First day of classes for Summer (full term) and Summer A courses.
3 Monday. Last day for new Summer 2021 students to submit Student Helath History Form using the Columbia Health Patient Portal.
3-14 Weekdays only. Summer 2021 Change of Program Period.
7 Friday. Deadline to add Summer A courses.
14 Friday. Deadline to add Summer (full term) courses.
17 Monday. Deadline to drop a Summer A course.
19 Wednesday. Degree conferral date.
31 Monday. Memorial Day. University holiday.
June 1 Tuesday. Deadline to drop a Summer (full term) course.
7 Monday. Last day to withdraw from a Summer A class.
14 Monday. last day of classes for Summer A term.
15 Tuesday. Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for, or to withdraw from, Summer A courses.
15-18 Tuesday-Friday. Reading and final exam period for Summer A courses
21-25 Monday-Friday. Summer recess.

Summer B Term

June 28 Monday. Classes of Summer term B begin.
30 Wednesday. Degree conferral date
July 12 Monday. Deadline to drop a Summer B course.
15 Thursday. Deadline to withdraw from a Summer (full term) course. Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for Summer (full term) courses.
30 Friday. Deadline to withdraw from a Summer B course. Deadline to declare the pass/d/fail option for Summer B courses.
August 6 Friday. Last day of classes for Summer full term and Summer B classes.
9-10 Monday-Tuesday. Reading period for Summer full term and Summer B courses.
11-16 Wednesday - Monday. Final exam period for Summer (full term) and Summer B courses.