Fall 2021

August
August 2, Fall 2021 Tuition, room, board and fee payments due for Fall semester
August 22, Fall 2021 New undergraduate international student and student of color residence hall move-in and pre-orientation (scheduled hours, TBD)
August 23, Fall 2021 New undergraduate international student and student of color pre-orientation
August 24-25, Fall 2021 New undergraduate student residence hall move-in (scheduled hours, TBD)
August 24-30, Fall 2021 Undergraduate New Student Orientation for first-year and transfer students
August 25–29, Fall 2021 Boston Residency for MFA in Writing for Film & Television (online)
August 27, Fall 2021 New International Graduate Student Orientation
August 27-29, Fall 2021 Returning Student Move-In (scheduled hours, TBD)
August 30, Fall 2021 New Graduate Student Orientation

Last day to withdraw from the College for Fall with a full refund (a Withdrawal or Leave of Absence must be filed with the Office of Student Success by 5:00 p.m. EDT on this date)
August 31, Fall 2021 First Day of Boston Fall Classes

(Tuesday) Monday Class Schedule Observed
September
September 6, Fall 2021 Labor Day – No classes
September 7, Fall 2021 Last day to Add a class without instructor permission
September 14, Fall 2021 Last day to Add or Drop a Fall class

Last day to file an Intent to Graduate form for students intending to graduate in December
September 15, Fall 2021 Course withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund)
October
October 1, Fall 2021 Winter Session course listings released to the web
October 5, Fall 2021 Winter Session Registration begins
October 11, Fall 2021 Indigenous People’s Day – No classes
October 15–17, Fall 2021 Family Weekend
October 22, Fall 2021 First Seven-week session ends

Midterm Grades (C or below only) for undergraduate students due at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Spring 2022 Course listings released to the web
October 25, Fall 2021 Second Seven-week session begins
October 25–5, Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Registration Advising for all currently enrolled students begins
November
November 4–16, Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Registration for all currently enrolled students (see specific assigned registration dates)
November 11, Fall 2021 Veteran’s Day – No classes
November 17, Fall 2021 Spring registration closed
November 18, Fall 2021 Spring Add/Drop begins

Eligible students may register for an overload

Employees with Tuition Remission begin registration
November 19, Fall 2021 Last day to withdraw from a fall class with a WP/WF grade

Last day to withdraw from the College for the fall semester (Withdrawal paperwork must be filed with the Office of Student Success by 5:00 p.m. ET on this date)

Master’s Theses/Projects due to Committee Chairs for approval for December degree candidates
November 23, Fall 2021 (Tuesday) Thursday class schedule observed
November 24, Fall 2021 Residence Halls close at 12:00 Noon EST
November 24–26, Fall 2021 Thanksgiving Break – No classes
November 28, Fall 2021 Residence Halls re-open at 12:00 p.m. EST
November 29, Fall 2021 Fall classes resume at 8:00 a.m. EST
December
December 8–17, Fall 2021 ProArts students may register for designated Emerson Online Winter Term courses.
December Dec 8–Jan 18, Fall 2021 ProArts students may register for designated Emerson Online Spring Term courses. (Please note that the Registrar's Office will be closed Dec 24-Jan 3)
December 14, Fall 2021 Last day of Boston Fall classes

Last day to submit Spring Directed Study Proposals to Department Chairs for approval

Last day for graduate students to submit Master’s Theses/Projects to the Graduate Studies Office for December degree candidates
December 15, Fall 2021 Tuition, room, board and fee payments due for Spring semester

Residence Halls close at 12:00 p.m. EST
December 17, Fall 2021 Final fall grades due at 12:00 p.m. EST

Final fall grades viewable to students at 5:00 p.m. ET

Last day incomplete grades from Spring/Summer can be changed; incomplete grades not changed become I/F (Incomplete Failure)

Winter Term

December
December 19, Winter Session Last day to add or drop a Winter Session class online
December 20, Winter Session First day of Winter Session classes (online)

Course withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund)
December 24, Winter Session Christmas Eve – No classes
December 31, Winter Session Last day to withdraw from a Winter Session class with a WP/WF grade
January
January 2 (Sunday), Winter Session Los Angeles Residency for MFA in Writing for Film & Television move-in
January 3–7, Winter Session Los Angeles Residency for MFA in Writing for Film & Television
January 7, Winter Session Last Day of Winter Session Classes

Spring 2022

January
January 3, Spring 2022 Last day to join a Spring 2022 waitlist
January 6, Spring 2022 Residence Halls Open for New First Time and Transfer Student Move-In (8am - 11am)
January 7, Spring 2022 New Graduate Student Orientation (International and General)

Spring 2022 Waitlists are dissolved
January 7–9, Spring 2022 Residence Halls Open for Returning Students (8am - 5:30pm). Students are required to sign up for a specific date and time.
January 10, Spring 2022 First day of Boston spring classes
January 17, Spring 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No classes
January 18, Spring 2022 Last day to add a class without instructor permission
January 19, Spring 2022 Winter Session grades due
January 24, Spring 2022 Last day to add or drop a Spring class

Last day to file an Intent to Graduate Form for students intending to Graduate in May
January 25, Spring 2022 Course withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund)
February
February 21, Spring 2022 President’s Day – No classes
February 22, Spring 2022 (Tuesday) Monday Class Schedule Observed
March
March 4, Spring 2022 First seven-week session ends

Classes end at 9:45 p.m. EST for Spring Break
March 5, Spring 2022 Residence Halls close at 12:00 Noon EST; Spring Break begins
March 9, Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Course listings released to the web (during Spring Break)
March 7–11, Spring 2022 Spring Break – No classes
March 11, Spring 2022 Summer 2022 course listings released to the web
March 13, Spring 2022 Residence Halls re-open at 12:00 p.m. EDT
March 14, Spring 2022 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m. EDT

Second seven-week session begins

Summer 2022 Registration begins
March 14–25, Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Registration Advising for all currently enrolled students
March 18, Spring 2022 Midterm Grades (C or below only) for undergraduate students due at 12:00 p.m. EDT
March 28–4, Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Registration for all currently enrolled students (see specific assigned registration dates)
April
April 5, Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Registration closed
April 6, Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Add/Drop begins

Eligible students may register for an overload

Employees with Tuition Remission begin registration
April 8, Spring 2022 Last day to withdraw from a Spring class with a WP/WF grade

Last day to withdraw from the College for the Spring semester (Withdrawal paperwork must be filed with the Office of Student Success by 5:00 p.m. EDT on this date)

Master’s Theses/Projects due to Committee Chairs for approval for May degree candidates
April 14, Spring 2022 Class Make-up day**
April 18, Spring 2022 Patriot’s Day – No classes
April 20, Spring 2022 (Wednesday) Monday class schedule observed
April 28, Spring 2022 Last day of Boston Spring classes

Last day to submit Summer and Fall directed study proposals to Department Chairs for approval

Last day for graduate students to submit Master’s Theses/Projects to the Graduate Studies Office for May degree candidates

Last day for Summer graduating students to register for Summer classes in order to be reviewed to participate in the Commencement Ceremony

Last day to file an Intent to Graduate Form for students intending to graduate in August
April 29, Spring 2022 Residence halls close at 12:00 p.m. EDT for students not participating in Commencement
May
May 2, Spring 2022 Final Grades for all Graduating Students due at 12:00 p.m. EDT
May 4, Spring 2022 Final Grades for all other students due at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Final Grades viewable to students at 5:00 p.m. ET

Last day incomplete grades from Fall can be changed; incomplete grades not changed become I/F (Incomplete Failure)
May 7, Spring 2022 Graduate Hooding Ceremonies
May 8, Spring 2022 Commencement
May 9, Spring 2022 Residence halls close at 12:00 p.m. EDT for students who participated in Commencement

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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.