Schedule of Academic Dates and Deadlines

Fall Term 2018

Aug. 20 M New student orientation week begins
Oral Performance Assessment for continuing international students in Ph.D. programs
Aug. 22 W Fall-term online course selection begins
Aug. 23 TH Matriculation ceremony
Aug. 27 M Teaching @ Yale Day: orientation for all new Teaching Fellows
Aug. 29 W Fall-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.
Aug. 31 F Monday classes meet on Friday
Due date to notify department of intention to submit dissertation for award of the Ph.D. in December
Sept. 3 M Labor Day. Classes do not meet
Sept. 7 F Final day to apply for a fall-term personal leave of absence
The entire fall-term tuition charge or continuous registration fee (CRF) will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a leave of absence effective on or before this date
Sept. 12 W Fall-term online course selection ends
Final day for registration. A fee of $50 is assessed for course schedules accepted after this date
Sept. 14 F Final day to file petitions for M.A., M.S., and M.Phil. degrees to be awarded in December
Sept. 21 F One-half of the fall-term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated
Oct. 1 M Due date for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committee for award of the Ph.D. in December
Final date for the faculty to submit grades to replace grades of Temporary Incomplete (TI) awarded during the previous academic year
Oct. 16 T October recess begins, 5:20 p.m.
Oct. 22 M Classes resume, 8:20 a.m.
Oct. 26 F Midterm
Final day to change enrollment in a fall-term course from Credit to Audit or from Audit to Credit
Final day to withdraw from a fall-term course
One-quarter of the fall-term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated
Teaching appointments will not appear on the transcripts of students who withdraw from the assignment on or before this date
Nov. 1 TH Readers’ Reports are due for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committee for award of the Ph.D. in December
Nov. 7 W Final day to withdraw a degree petition for degrees to be awarded in December
Nov. 8 TH Oral Proficiency Assessment for international students in all GSAS degree programs
Nov. 12 M Deadline for departments to return Degree Recommendation Forms for December degrees to registrar
Nov. 16 F November recess begins, 5:20 p.m.
Nov. 26 M Classes resume, 8:20 a.m.
Final day to submit petitions for extended registration and Dissertation Completion status for the spring term
Dec. 13 TH Classes end, 5:20 p.m.
Dec. 14 F Final examinations begin
Dec. 19 W Examinations end. Winter recess begins
Dec. 20 TH Date of December degree award

Spring Term 2019

Jan. 2 W Final grades for fall-term courses due
Final day that faculty may submit a request for the assignment of a grade of Temporary Incomplete
Jan. 9 W Spring-term online course selection begins
Jan. 11 F Teaching @ Yale Day: orientation for all new Teaching Fellows
Jan. 14 M Spring-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.
Jan. 18 F Monday classes meet on Friday
Jan. 21 M Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Administrative offices are closed; classes do not meet
Jan. 24 TH Final day to apply for a spring-term personal leave of absence
The entire spring-term tuition charge or CRF will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a leave of absence effective on or before this date
Jan. 25 F Spring-term online course selection ends
Final day for registration. A fee of $50 is assessed for course schedules accepted after this date
Feb. 8 F One-half of the spring-term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated
Feb. 15 F Due date to notify department of intention to submit dissertation for award of the Ph.D. in May
Mar. 1 F Final day to file petitions for M.A.S., M.A., M.S., and M.Phil. degrees to be awarded in May
Mar. 8 F Midterm
Final day to change enrollment in a spring-term course from Credit to Audit or from Audit to Credit
Final day to withdraw from a spring-term course
Spring recess begins, 5:20 p.m.
One-quarter of the spring-term full-tuition charge will be canceled for students who withdraw from the Graduate School on or before this date or who are granted a medical leave of absence effective on or before this date. The CRF is not prorated
Teaching appointments will not appear on the transcripts of students who withdraw from the assignment on or before this date
Mar. 15 F Due date for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committee for award of the Ph.D. in May
Mar. 25 M Classes resume, 8:20 a.m.
Apr. 15 M Readers’ Reports are due for dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committee for award of the Ph.D. in May
Oral Proficiency Assessment for international students in all GSAS degree programs
Apr. 18 TH Deadline for departments to return Degree Recommendation Forms for May graduation
Final day to withdraw a degree petition for degrees to be awarded in May
Apr. 19 F Good Friday. Administrative offices closed; classes meet
May 1 W Final day to submit Dissertation Progress Reports
May 2 TH Classes end, 5:20 p.m.
May 3 F Final examinations begin
May 8 W Final examinations end
May 10 F Final grades for spring-term courses are due for candidates for terminal M.A.S., M.A., and M.S. degrees to be awarded at Commencement
May 19 SU Graduate School Convocation
May 20 M University Commencement
Date of May degree award
May 31 F Final grades for spring-term courses and full-year courses are due
Final day that faculty may submit a request for the assignment of a grade of Temporary Incomplete
June 1 SA Final day to submit petitions for extended registration and Dissertation Completion status for the fall term