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

January 11, 2021

  • First Day of Classes for Nurse Anesthesia Program 
  • First Day of Classes 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

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

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

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 

April 18 - 29, 2022

  • Continuing Student Registration for Summer 2022

May 13, 2022

  • Last Day of Classes

May 17, 2022

  • School of Nursing Commencement 

May 18, 2022

  • University Commencement 
  • May Degrees Conferred

2022-2023 Academic Calendar

Summer 2022

May 18, 2022

  • Summer Sessions Begin - Nurse Anesthesia Program (Continuing Students Only)

May 27, 2022

  • New and Continuing Student Registration 

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 

June 10, 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

June 20, 2022

  • Juneteenth Observed - University Holiday (No Classes Scheduled)

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 

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

August 29, 2022 - September 16, 2022

  • New and Continuing Student Registration 

September 1, 2022

  • First Day of Classes for MS Nurse Anesthesia Program

September 5, 2022

  • Labor Day - University Holiday 

September 6, 2022

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

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

January 3-13, 2023

  • New and Continuing Student Registration for Spring 2023 

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 

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

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 10 - 21, 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)

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Summer 2023

Dates TBD

Fall 2023

August 31, 2023

  • First Day of Classes for MS Nurse Anesthesia Program (Anticipated)

September 4, 2023

  • Labor Day - University Holiday (No Classes Scheduled)

September 5, 2023

  • First Day of Classes for MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students (Anticipated)

September 15, 2023

  • 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 (Anticipated)

October 18, 2023 

  • October Degrees Conferred (Anticipated)

November 7, 2023 

  • Election Day - University Holiday (No Classes Scheduled)

November 23, 2023

  • Thanksgiving Day - University Holiday (No Classes Scheduled)

November 24, 2023

  • University Holiday (No Classes Scheduled)

December 22, 2023

  • Last Day of Fall Semester or MDE Pre-licensure, MS, and Doctoral students 
  • Last Day of Semester for Nurse Anesthesia Program

Spring 2024

January 15, 2024

  • Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday Observed - University Holiday (No Classes Scheduled)

January 16, 2024

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

May 22, 2024

  • University Commencement (Anticipated)