Academic Calendar

Monday, May 20 – Summer classes begin

Tuesday, May 28 – Summer add/drop ends

Wednesday, Aug. 14 – Summer classes end

Saturday, Aug. 17 – Data Journalism/Documentary Graduation

Friday, Aug. 30 – Last day of summer classes for continuing PT students

Thursday, Aug. 15 – M.S./Data/SEAS International Orientation

Friday, Aug. 16 – M.S./Data/SEAS Orientation

Monday, Aug. 19 - M.S./Data/SEAS Orientation

Tuesday, Aug. 20 – M.S./Data/SEAS classes begin

Friday, Aug. 23 – Add/Drop opens for M.S. students

Monday, Aug. 26 – Cross Registration opens

Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Last day for August starts to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Wednesday, Aug. 28 – M.A./Ph.D./Spencer International Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 29 – M.A./Ph.D./Spencer Orientation

Friday, Aug. 30 – Fall Prep Day

Friday, Aug. 30 - Affinity Group Meeting

Monday, Sept. 2 – Labor Day – University holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 3 - M.A./PhD/Spencer/PT & SEAS continuing - classes begin

Friday, Sept. 13 - Last day for September starts to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Friday, Sept. 13 – Add/Drop and Cross Registration close

Monday, Oct. 14 – Columbus Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – October degrees conferred

Monday, Oct. 21 - M.S. 1st seven week classes end

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - M.S. 2nd seven week classes begin

Monday, Nov. 4 – University Holiday – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Election Day —Classes are not meeting, Election Reporting Project day

Monday, Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Friday, Nov. 29 – Thanksgiving break

Saturday, Nov. 30 – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Saturday, Dec. 14 – Fall Semester Ends

Sunday, Dec. 15 – Thursday, Jan. 2 – Winter break

Friday, Jan. 3 – Tuesday, Jan 21 - Master's Project/Master's Thesis reporting time

Friday, Jan. 3 – Add/Drop opens

Monday, Jan. 6 – Cross Registration opens

Tuesday, Jan. 21 – University classes begin; Classes for M.A., Ph.D., Dual Degree students and Knight-Bagehot and Spencer fellows begin

Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Spring Prep Day (Mandatory for all FT M.S. and Data J Students)

Thursday, Jan. 23 – Classes for M.S. Full-time, M.S. Part-time and M.S. Data Journalism begin

Friday, Jan 24 – Last day to withdraw with a full tuition refund for the spring semester

Friday, Jan. 24 – Add/Drop and Cross Registration closes

Wednesday, Feb. 12 – February degrees conferred

Friday, Mar. 7 – MS Master's Project: Final Project Due

Monday, Mar. 17 – Friday, Mar. 21- Spring Break

Saturday, May 17 – Spring semester ends

Tuesday, May 20 – Journalism Day

Wednesday, May 21 – Graduation 

Summer 2020 Semester

Saturday, May 23 -  Part-time M.S. & Doc MP class begins

Friday, September 4 - Part-time M.S. & Doc MP Final Submission Due


Fall 2020 Semester

Monday, Aug. 10 – Cross registration opens

Monday, Aug. 17 – Tuesday, Aug. 18 – M.S./Data/SEAS Orientation

Wednesday, Aug. 19 – M.S./Data/SEAS (1st Year) classes begin

Thursday, Sept. 3 – M.A./Ph.D./Spencer Orientation

Friday, Sept. 4 - M.A./Ph.D./Spencer Orientation

Friday, Sept. 4 - Affinity Group Meeting

Monday, Sept. 7 – Labor Day – University holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 8 - Fall schedule begins

Friday, Sept. 18 - Cross registration closes

Monday, Oct. 12 – Columbus Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Wednesday, Oct. 21– October degrees conferred

Friday, Oct. 23 - M.S. 1st seven week classes end

Wednesday, Oct. 28 - M.S. 2nd seven week classes begin

Monday, Nov. 2 – University Holiday – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Election Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Friday, Nov. 27 – Thanksgiving break

Saturday, Dec. 19 - Semester Ends

Sunday, Dec. 20 - Sunday, Jan. 3 - Winter break

Monday, Jan. 4 - Wednesday, Jan 20 - MP/MT Reporting (two term students)


Spring 2021 Semester

Monday, Jan. 4 - Tuesday, Jan. 5 -  January Orientation

Wednesday, Jan. 6 - Wednesday, Jan. 20 - Intro/Pre-Reporting instruction for Jan admits

Monday, Jan. 11 - University classes begin

Thursday, Jan. 21 - Journalism Spring classes begin

Friday, Jan. 29 - Add/Drop and Cross Registration closes

Monday, Mar. 1 - Saturday, Mar. 6 - University Spring Break

Friday, Mar. 5 - M.S. 1st seven week classes end

Monday, Mar. 8 - 2nd seven week classes start for Jan start MS students

Monday, Mar. 15 - Friday, Mar. 19 - Spring Break for continuing students

Monday, Mar. 22 - 2nd seven week classes start for continuing M.S. students

Friday, April 23 - University classes end

Saturday, Apr. 24 - Spring semester ends for Jan start M.S. students

Saturday, Apr. 24 - Friday, May 7 - Spring Break for Jan start students

Wednesday, Apr. 28 - University Commencement

Saturday, May 15 - Spring semester ends for continuing students

Tuesday, May 18 - Journalism Day

Wednesday, May 19 - Graduation 


Summer 2021 Semester

Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 21 - M.S. MP Reporting time for Jan start students

Monday, May 24 - Summer classes begin

Friday, May 28 - Summer add/drop ends

Monday, Aug. 2 - M.A. Master's Thesis deadline

Friday, Aug. 13 - Classes end for FT MS; MA; Doc students

Friday, Sept. 3 - MP's due for PT continuing MS students


Fall 2021 Semester 

Monday, Aug. 16 – Tuesday, Aug. 17 – M.S./Data/SEAS Orientation

Wednesday, Aug. 18 – M.S./Data/SEAS classes begin

Friday, Aug. 27 - Last day for August starts to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Thursday, Sept. 2 –  Friday, Sept. 3– M.A./Ph.D./Spencer Orientation

Friday, Sept. 3 - Affinity Group Meeting

Monday, Sept. 6 – Labor Day – University holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 7 - Wednesday, Sept. 8 - NO CLASSES AT THE J-SCHOOL

Thursday, Sept. 9 - M.A./PhD/Spencer/PT & SEAS continuing - classes begin

Friday, Sept. 24 - Last day for September starts to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Monday, Oct. 11 – Columbus Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Wednesday, Oct. 20– October degrees conferred

Friday, Oct. 22 - M.S. 1st seven week classes end

Wednesday, Oct. 27 - M.S. 2nd seven week classes begin

Monday, Nov. 1 – University Holiday – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Election Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Thursday, Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Wednesday, Nov. 24 – Friday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving break

Saturday, Nov. 27 - NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Saturday, Dec. 18 - Semester Ends

Sunday, Dec. 19 - Sunday, Jan. 2 - Winter break

Monday, Jan. 3 - Wednesday, Jan 19- MP/MT Reporting 


Spring 2022 Semester

Tuesday, Jan. 18 - University classes begin

Thursday, Jan. 20 - Journalism Spring classes begin

Friday, Jan 28 - Last day to withdraw with a full tuition refund for the spring semester

Friday, Jan. 28 - Add/Drop and Cross Registration closes

Wednesday, Feb. 9 - February degrees conferred

Monday, Mar. 14 - Friday, Mar. 18 - Spring Break

Saturday, Mar. 26 - Career Expo (virtual)

Monday, Mar. 28 - Career Expo (virtual) - All J-School classes are cancelled

Saturday, May 14 - Spring semester ends

Tuesday, May 17 - Journalism Day

Wednesday, May 18 - Graduation 


Summer 2022 Semester

Monday, May 23 - Summer classes begin

Monday, May 30 - Summer add/drop ends

Friday, Aug. 12 - Summer classes end

Friday, Sept. 2 - Last day of summer classes - Continuing PT students


Fall 2022 Semester

Monday, Aug. 15 - M.S./Data/SEAS International Orientation

Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Wednesday, Aug. 17 – M.S./Data/SEAS Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 18 – M.S./Data/SEAS classes begin

Monday, Aug. 22 – Add/Drop opens for M.S. students

Friday, Aug. 26 – Last day for August starts to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Monday, Aug. 29 – Cross Registration opens

Wednesday, Aug. 31 – M.A./Ph.D./Spencer International Orientation

Thursday, Sept. 1 – M.A./Ph.D./Spencer Orientation

Friday, Sept. 2 – Fall Prep Day

Friday, Sept. 2 - Affinity Group Meeting

Monday, Sept. 5 – Labor Day – University holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 6 - M.A./PhD/Spencer/PT & SEAS continuing - classes begin

Friday, Sept. 16 - Last day for September starts to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Friday, Sept. 16 – Add/Drop and Cross Registration close

Monday, Oct. 10 – Columbus Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Friday, Oct. 14 - MA Thesis: Deadline to submit non-print requests

Wednesday, Oct. 19 – October degrees conferred

Friday, Oct. 21 - M.S. 1st seven week classes end

Friday, Oct. 14 - MA Thesis: Non-print approvals sent out

Wednesday, Oct. 26 - M.S. 2nd seven week classes begin

Monday, Nov. 7 – University Holiday – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Election Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Friday, Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Thursday, Nov. 17 - MA Thesis: Proposal and travel fund request deadline

Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving break

Saturday, Nov. 26 - NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Monday, Nov. 28 - MA Thesis: Travel fund request approvals sent out

Saturday, Dec. 17 - Semester Ends

Sunday, Dec. 18 – Monday, Jan. 2 - Winter break

Tuesday, Jan. 3 - Wednesday, Jan 18- MP/MT Reporting


Spring 2023 Semester

Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Add/Drop opens

Monday, Jan. 9 – Cross Registration opens

Tuesday, Jan. 17 - University classes begin

Thursday, Jan. 19 - Journalism Spring classes begin

Friday, Jan 27 - Last day to withdraw with a full tuition refund for the spring semester

Friday, Jan. 27 - Add/Drop and Cross Registration closes

Monday, Jan. 30 - MA Thesis: 1st Draft Due

Wednesday, Feb. 8 - February degrees conferred

Friday, Mar. 10 - MS Master's Project: Final Project Due

Monday, Mar. 13 - MA Thesis: 2nd Draft Due

Monday, Mar. 13 - Friday, Mar. 17- Spring Break

Friday, Apr. 14 - MA Thesis: Final Project Due

Saturday, May 13 - Spring semester ends

Tuesday, May 16 - Journalism Day

Wednesday, May 17 - Graduation 


Summer 2023 Semester

Monday, May 22 – Summer classes begin

Tuesday, May 30 – Summer add/drop ends

Friday, Aug. 11 – Summer classes end

Saturday, Aug. 12 – Data Journalism/Documentary Graduation

Friday, Sept. 1 – Last day of summer classes for continuing PT students


Fall 2023 Semester

Tuesday, Aug. 15 – M.S./Data/SEAS International Orientation

Wednesday, Aug. 16 – Thursday, Aug. 17 – M.S./Data/SEAS Orientation

Friday, Aug. 18 – M.S./Data/SEAS classes begin

Monday, Aug. 21 – Add/Drop opens for M.S. students

Friday, Aug. 25 – Last day for August starts to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Monday, Aug. 28 – Cross Registration opens

Wednesday, Aug. 30 – M.A./Ph.D./Spencer International Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 31 – M.A./Ph.D./Spencer Orientation

Friday, Sept. 1 – Fall Prep Day

Friday, Sept. 1 - Affinity Group Meeting

Monday, Sept. 4 – Labor Day – University holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 5 - M.A./PhD/Spencer/PT & SEAS continuing - classes begin

Friday, Sept. 15 - Last day for September starts to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Friday, Sept. 15 – Add/Drop and Cross Registration close

Monday, Oct. 9 – Columbus Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Friday, Oct. 13 - MA Thesis: Deadline to submit non-print requests

Wednesday, Oct. 18 – October degrees conferred

Friday, Oct. 20 - M.S. 1st seven week classes end

Friday, Oct. 20 - MA Thesis: Non-print approvals sent out

Wednesday, Oct. 25 - M.S. 2nd seven week classes begin

Monday, Nov. 6 – University Holiday – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Election Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Saturday, Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day – NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Thursday, Nov. 16 - MA Thesis: Proposal and travel fund request deadline

Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Friday, Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving break

Saturday, Nov. 25 - NOT A HOLIDAY AT THE J-SCHOOL, CLASSES IN SESSION

Monday, Nov. 27 - MA Thesis: Travel fund request approvals sent out

Saturday, Dec. 16 - Fall Semester Ends

Sunday, Dec. 17 – Tuesday, Jan. 2 - Winter break


Spring 2024 Semester

Wednesday, Jan. 3 – Add/Drop opens

Monday, Jan. 8 – Cross Registration opens

Tuesday, Jan. 16 - University classes begin; Classes for M.A., Ph.D., Dual Degree students and Knight-Bagehot and Spencer fellows begin

Wednesday, Jan. 17 - Spring Prep Day (Mandatory for all FT M.S. and Data J Students)

Thursday, Jan. 18 - Classes for M.S. Full-time, M.S. Part-time and M.S. Data Journalism begin

Friday, Jan 26 - Last day to withdraw with a full tuition refund for the spring semester

Friday, Jan. 26 - Add/Drop and Cross Registration closes

Monday, Jan. 29 - MA Thesis: 1st Draft Due

Wednesday, Feb. 14 - February degrees conferred

Friday, Mar. 8 - MS Master's Project: Final Project Due

Monday, Mar. 11 - MA Thesis: 2nd Draft Due

Monday, Mar. 11 - Friday, Mar. 15- Spring Break 

Friday, Apr. 12 - MA Thesis: Final Project Due

Saturday, May 11 - Spring semester ends

Tuesday, May 14 - Journalism Day

Wednesday, May 15 - Graduation