Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 

The Academic Calendar is subject to change. Please check back regularly to confirm important academic dates and deadlines. 

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Spring 2021

DATE

DETAILS

January 11, 2021

First Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program 
First Day of Casses for MDE Pre-Licensure
First  Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral Programs

January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday Observed - University Holiday
No Classes Scheduled

January 22, 2021

End of Change of Program Period - Last Day to Add a Course;
Last Day to Drop a Course with Full Tuition Refund and Without "W" Grade on Transcript

February 1, 2021

Last Day to Submit Degree Application for May 2021 Degree

February 10, 2021

February Degrees Conferred

March 1-5, 2021

Spring Recess
No Classes Scheduled

March 25, 2021

Last Day to Drop Individual Courses or Change Grading Option

April 19-30, 2021

Continuing Student Registration for Summer 2021 

April 26, 2021

Last Day of Classes

Course Requirement Deadline for April Degree Conferral Date 

April 30, 2021

April Degrees Conferred

University Commencement 

Summer 2021

DATE

DETAILS

May 3, 2021

Summer Session A Begins (University Calendar)

May 3- June 4, 2021

MDE Integration

May 3- May 14, 2021

Continuing Student Change of Program Period (Degree Programs Only)

May 12, 2021 

Course Requirement Deadline for May Degree Conferral Date 

May 18, 2021

School of Nursing Graduation Ceremony 

May 19, 2021

May Degrees Conferred 

May 24 - June 1, 2021

New Student Registration (Degree Programs Only)

June 7, 2021

School of Nursing Summer Session Begins (All Columbia Nursing Classes)

June 7 - June 11, 2021

New Student Change of Program Period (Degree Programs Only)

June 18, 2021

Juneteenth Observed - University Calendar (No Classes)

Summer Session A Ends (University Calendar)

Course Requirement Deadline for June Degree Conferral Date 

June 21-25, 2021

Summer Break (University Calendar) (Columbia Nursing in Session) 

June 28, 2021

Summer Session B Begins (University Calendar)

June 30, 2021

June Degrees Conferred

July 5, 2021

Independence Day Observed (University Calendar) (Columbia Nursing in Session)

July 19-30, 2021

Continuing Student Early Registration for Fall 2021

August 16, 2021

Summer Session B Ends (University Calendar)

School of Nursing Summer Session Ends (All Columbia Nursing Classes)

August 23 - September 3

New and Continuing Student Registration for Fall 2021

Fall 2021

DATE

DETAILS

September 6, 2021

Labor Day - University Holiday 

September 9, 2021

First  Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral Programs

First Day of Classes for Certificate in Professional Achievement Programs

Beginning of Change of Program Period 

September 21, 2021

End of Change of Program Period - Last Day to Add a Course;
Last Day to Drop a Course with Full Tuition Refund and Without "W" Grade on Transcript

October 20, 2021

October Degrees Conferred 

November 1, 2021

No MDE Classes* (subject to change)

November 2, 2021

Election Day - University Holiday 

November 18, 2021

Last Day to Drop a Course

November 24, 2021

Academic Holiday (No Classes)

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday 

November 26, 2021

University Holiday 

November 29 -December 17, 2021

Continuing Student Registration for Spring 2022 

December 23, 2021

Last Day of Classes

Spring 2022

DATE

DETAILS

January 4-14, 2022

New and Continuing Student Registration for Spring 2022

January 6-28, 2022

Change of Program Period for Continuing Students 

January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed - University Holiday

January 18, 2022

First  Day of Classes for MS and Doctoral Programs

First Day of Classes for Certificate in Professional Achievement Programs

Beginning of Change of Program Period for New Students

January 28, 2022

End of Change of Program Period - Last Day to Add a Course;
Last Day to Drop a Course with Full Tuition Refund and Without "W" Grade on Transcript

February 9, 2022

February Degrees Conferred

February 21, 2022

Presidents' Day - University Holiday (Columbia Nursing in Session) 

March 14-18, 2022

Spring Recess

No Classes Scheduled

March 24, 2022

Last Day to Drop a Course

April 4 - May 13, 2022

MDE Integration 

May 13, 2022

Last Day of Classes

May 18, 2022

University Commencement 

 

2022-2023 Academic Calendar

Summer 2022

DATE

DETAILS

May 18, 2022

Summer Sessions Begin - Nurse Anesthesia Program 

Continuing Students Only

May 27, 2022

New and Continuing Student Registration (Anticipated)

June 6, 2022

First day of classes for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students

June 6-10, 2022

Change of Program period 

Late registration with fee period (Anticipated)

June 10, 2022

End of Change of Program Period - Last day to add a course (Anticipated)

Last day to drop a course with full tuition refund and without “W” grade on transcript

July 4, 2022

Independence Day (No Classes Scheduled)

July 13, 2022

Last Day to Drop Individual Courses or Change Grading Option (Anticipated)

July 18 - 29, 2022

Continuing Student Registration for Fall 2022 (Anticipated)

August 5, 2022

Last Day to Submit Degree Application for October 2022 degree (Anticipated)

August 15, 2022

Last Day of Classes for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students

August 31, 2022

Summer Sessions End - Nurse Anesthesia Program 

 

Fall 2022

DATE

DETAILS

September 1, 2022

First Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program

September 3, 2022

New Student Orientation

New and Continuing Student Registration (Anticipated)

September 6, 2022

First Day of Classes for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students

September 9, 2022

Labor Day - University Holiday 

September 16, 2022

End of Change Program Period - Last Day to Add a Course

Last Day to Drop a Course with Full Tuition Refund and Without “W” Grade on Transcript (Anticipated)

September 17, 2022

Change of Program Period with Late Registration Fee (Anticipated)

October 11, 2022

Last Day to Drop Individual Courses or Change Grading Option (Anticipated)

October 19, 2022

October Degrees Conferred 

November 8, 2022 

Election Day - University Holiday

November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday

No Classes Scheduled

November 25, 2022

University Holiday

No Classes Scheduled

November 30 - December 11, 2022

Continuing Student Registration for Spring 2023 (Anticipated)

December 9, 2022

Last Day to Submit Degree Application for February 2023 Degree (Anticipated)

December 23, 2022

Last Day of Fall Semester or MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students 

Last Day of Semester for Nurse Anesthesia Program

 

Spring 2023

DATE

DETAILS

   

January 4, 2023

First day of classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program

   

January 16, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday observed - University Holiday

No Classes Scheduled

   

January 17, 2023

First Day of Classes for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral Students

   

January 19-29, 2023

Change of Program Period

Late Registration with Fee Period (Anticipated)

   

January 27, 2023

End of Change of Program Period - Last Day to Add a Course

Last Day to Drop a Course with Full Tuition Refund and Without “W” Grade on Transcript (Anticipated)

   

February 1, 2023

Last Day to Submit Degree Application for May 2023 (Anticipated)

   

February 8, 2023

February Degrees Conferred

   

February 20, 2023

President’s Day Observed - University Holiday

No Classes Scheduled 

   

March 13 - 17, 2023

Spring Recess 

No Classes Scheduled (Anticipated)

   

March 23, 2023

Last Day to Drop Individual Courses or Change Grading Option (Anticipated)

   

April 11 - 22, 2023

Continuing Student Registration for Summer 2023 (Anticipated)

   

May 12, 2023

Last Day of Spring Semester or MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students 

Last Day of Semester for Nurse Anesthesia Program

   

May 17, 2023

University Commencement (Anticipated)