January

Date Activity 
2 - 11 January Intersession
6 - 11 MFA in Writing for Film and Television in residence (LA)
10 New Undergraduate residence hall move-in

New Graduate Student Orientation
10 - 13 New Undergraduate Orientation
11 Last day to withdraw from the College for Spring with a full refund - a withdrawal/leave of absence form must be filed by this date with the College
12 Residence halls open for returning students who did not live in Boston on-campus housing during the fall semester
13 Residence halls open for returning students who lived in Boston on-campus housing during the fall
14 Classes begin at 8:00 am
20 Last day to add a class without instructor permission
21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
23 January Intersession grades due
28 Last day to add or drop courses for Spring
29 Course withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund) 

February

Date Activity 
4 Last day to file an Application to Graduate for students wishing to graduate in May
18 President's Day (no classes)
19 (Tuesday) Monday class schedule observed

March

Date Activity 
1 Classes end at 9:45 pm for Spring Break
2 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon; Spring break begins
4 - 8 Spring Break (no classes)
10 Residence halls open at 12:00 noon
11 Classes resume at 8:00 am

Fall registration advising for all currently enrolled students begins

Summer registration begins online
12 First Seven-Week Session ends
13 Second Seven-Week Session begins
20 Midterm grades (below C only) for undergraduate students due online at 12:00 noon ET
25 Fall registration for all currently enrolled students begins
30 (Saturday) Official Makeup Day

April

Date Activity 
15 Patriots Day (no classes)
16

Master's Theses/Projects due to Committee Chairs for approval for May degree candidates

Last day to withdraw from a Spring course with a WP/WF grade; must submit appropriate paperwork to the Registrar's Office by 5:00 pm

Last day to withdraw from the College for Spring; must file the appropriate paperwork by 5:00 pm

17 (Wednesday) Monday class schedule observed
24

Last day for graduate students to submit Master's Theses/Projects to 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 Application to Graduate for students wishing to graduate in September

May

Date Activity 
1

Last day of classes

Last day to submit Summer and Fall 2019 directed study proposals to Department Chairs

2 Residence halls close at 2:00 pm for students not participating in Commencement
3

Final Grades Due Online at Noon

Last day incomplete grades from Fall can be changed; incomplete grades not changed become I/F (incomplete failing)

6 - 17 May Intersession - part of Summer Semester
12 (Mother's Day) COMMENCEMENT
13 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon for students who participated in Commencement

** Additional Saturdays may be used for makeup days at the College’s discretion.  To make a classroom reservation for an individual class on a makeup day or for Final Exam Conflict day, please email registrar [at] emerson.edu.

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.

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.