January

Date Activity 
2 – 10 January Intersession
5 – 10 MFA in Writing for Film and Television in residence (LA)
9 New Undergraduate residence hall move-in

New Graduate Student Orientation
9 – 12 New Undergraduate Orientation
10 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
11 Residence halls open for returning students who did not live in Boston on-campus housing during the fall semester
12 Residence halls open for returning students who lived in Boston on-campus housing during the fall
14 Classes begin at 8:00 am
20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
21 Monday schedule observed
Last day to add a class without instructor permission
22 January Intersession grades due
28

Last day to add or drop courses for Spring

Last day to file an Application to Graduate for students wishing to graduate in May

29 Course withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund) 

February

Date Activity 
17 President's Day (no classes)
19 (Wednesday) Monday class schedule observed
28 Classes end at 9:45 pm for Spring Break
29 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon; Spring break begins

March

Date Activity 
2 – 6 Spring Break (no classes)
8 Residence halls open at 12:00 noon
9 Classes resume at 8:00 am

Fall registration advising for all currently enrolled students begins

Summer registration begins online
10 First Seven-Week Session ends
11 Second Seven-Week Session begins
23 Fall registration for all currently enrolled students begins
25 Midterm grades (below C only) for undergraduate students due online at 12:00 noon ET

April

Date Activity 
10 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
20 Monday schedule observed. Classes will be held online. Administrative offices closed.
22

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 August

24 (Friday) Monday class schedule observed

May

Date Activity 
1

Last day of classes

Last day to submit Summer and Fall directed study proposals to Department Chairs. Proposals due to the Registrar's Office Sept 16

2 Residence halls close at 2:00 pm for students not participating in Commencement
8

Final grades due from faculty at 12:00 noon (EDT)
Final grades available to students at 5:00 pm (EDT)

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

9 Graduate Hooding Ceremonies
10 (Mother's Day) Commencement
11 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon 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.