Fall 2013 Academic Calendar

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AUGUST 1 Tuition, room, board and fee payments due for Fall 2013
24 New Undergraduate International Student residence hall move-in and Orientation
25 International Student Parent Orientation
26-27 New Undergraduate residence hall move-in
27 Parent Orientation
28 New International Graduate Student Orientation
New Undergraduate Orientation continues
29 New Graduate Student Orientation
SEPTEMBER 1,2 Residence halls open for returning students
2 Labor Day (no classes)
3 Last day to withdraw from the College for Fall 2013 with a full refund - a withdrawal/leave of absence form must be filed by this date with the Student Service Center (undergraduate students) or Graduate Studies Office (graduate students)
4 First Day of Classes
10 Last day to add a class without instructor permission
11 Instructor permission required to add any class
17 Last day to add or drop classes for Fall 2013
Last day to file an Application to Graduate for students wishing to graduate in December 2013
18 Course Withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund) – deadline is Nov. 22, 2013
OCTOBER 14 Columbus Day (no classes)
15 (Tuesday) Monday class schedule observed
18-20 Family Weekend 2013
22 First Seven-Week Session ends
23 Second Seven-Week Session begins
25 Midterm grades (below C only) for undergraduate students due online by 12:00 noon ET
NOVEMBER 4 Advising for Spring 2014 registration begins
11 Veterans Day (no classes)
18 Spring 2014 registration begins
22 Master's Theses/Projects due to Committee Chairs for approval for December 2013 degree candidates
Last day to withdraw from a Fall 2013 class
Last day to withdraw from the College for Fall 2013
26 Classes end 9:45 pm for Thanksgiving break
27 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon
27-29 Thanksgiving Vacation (no classes)
DECEMBER 1 Residence halls open at 12:00 noon
7 (Saturday) Makeup day**
10 Last day of regular instruction
Last day for graduate students to submit Master's Theses/Projects to Graduate Studies Office for December 2013 degree candidates
11 Reading day
12-17 Final Examinations (Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday)
17 Last day of Fall 2013
Last day to submit Spring 2014 directed study proposals to Department Chairs
18 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon
20 Fall 2013 grades due online by 12:00 noon ET
Last day incomplete grades from Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 can be changed; incomplete grades not changed become I/F (incomplete failing)

** Additional Saturdays may be used for makeup days at the College’s discretion.  If the College closes due to inclement weather, the College may use a Saturday to make up the day, and will notify the Emerson community in that event.
To make a classroom reservation for an individual class on a makeup day, please email

Policy of Emerson College Pertaining to Religious Observance:
Students who are unable, because of religious beliefs, to attend class or participate in any examination, study or class-related activity on a particular day should contact their instructors ahead of time to facilitate their absence without prejudice.