Yale College Calendar with Pertinent Deadlines

This calendar includes a partial summary of deadlines given in the Academic Regulations and in the Yale College online publication Undergraduate Regulations. Unless otherwise specified, references are to sections in the Academic Regulations, and deadlines fall at 5 p.m.

Fall Term 2015
Aug. 26WResidences open to upperclassmen, 9 a.m.
Aug. 28FResidences open to freshmen, 9 a.m.
Required registration meetings for freshmen.
Sept. 1TRequired registration meetings for upperclassmen.
Sept. 2WFall-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.
Sept. 4FFriday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.
Sept. 7MLabor Day; classes do not meet.
Sept. 11FFinal deadline to apply for a fall-term Leave of Absence. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of fall-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Sept. 16WFinal course schedules due for the Classes of 2018 and 2019.*
Sept. 17THFinal course schedules due for the Classes of 2016 and 2017.*
All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition by this date. See Special Arrangements.
Sept. 25FLast day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Sept. 26SWithdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of fall-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Oct. 9FLast day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a course offered in the first half of the term. See Grades.
Oct. 14WDeadline to complete applications for financial aid for the 2016 spring term, for students not enrolled in the 2015 fall term. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Oct. 15THDeadline to apply for a spring-term 2016 Term Abroad. See Special Arrangements.
Oct. 16FLast day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Oct. 19MClasses begin for courses offered in the second half of the term.
Oct. 20TOctober recess begins, 11 p.m.
Oct. 26MClasses resume, 8:20 a.m.
Oct. 30FMidterm.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Nov. 13FLast day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a full-term course. See Grades.
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Nov. 21SNovember recess begins, 9 p.m.
Nov. 30MClasses resume, 8:20 a.m.
Last day to relinquish on-campus housing for the spring term without charge. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Dec. 4FLast day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a course offered in the second half of the term. See Grades.
Dec. 11FClasses end, 5:30 p.m.; reading period begins.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Dec. 16WReading period ends.
Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
Dec. 17THFinal examinations begin, 9 a.m.†
Dec. 22TExaminations end, 5:30 p.m.; winter recess begins.
Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student's residential college dean.
Dec. 23WResidences close, 12 noon.


Spring Term 2016
Jan. 13WResidences open, 9 a.m.
Jan. 18MMartin Luther King Jr. Day; classes do not meet.
Required freshman registration meetings, 9 p.m.
Jan. 19TSpring-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.
Upperclassmen pick up registration materials by 5 p.m. in their residential college dean's office.
Jan. 22FFriday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.
Jan. 27WFinal course schedules due for the Class of 2019.*
Jan. 28THFinal course schedules due for the Classes of 2017 and 2018.*
Final deadline to apply for a spring-term Leave of Absence. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of spring-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Jan. 29FFinal course schedules due for the Class of 2016.*
Last day for students in the Class of 2016 to petition for permission to complete the requirements of two majors.
Feb. 5FLast day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Feb. 12FWithdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of spring-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a course offered in the first half of the term. See Grades.
Feb. 26FLast day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Mar. 2WClasses begin for courses offered in the second half of the term.
Mar. 5SDeadline to apply for a fall-term 2016 Term Abroad or a 2016–2017 Year Abroad. See Special Arrangements.
Mar. 11FMidterm.
Spring recess begins, 5:30 p.m.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Mar. 28MClasses resume, 8:20 a.m.
Apr. 8FLast day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option in a full-term course to a letter grade. See Grades.
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Apr. 22FLast day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a course offered in the second half of the term. See Grades.
Apr. 29FClasses end, 5:30 p.m.; reading period begins.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
May 1SUApplications for fall-term Leaves of Absence due. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
May 5THReading period ends.
Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
May 6FFinal examinations begin, 9 a.m.†
May 11WExaminations end, 5:30 p.m.
Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student's residential college dean.
May 12THResidences close for underclassmen, 12 noon.
May 13FDeadline to complete applications for financial aid for the fall and spring terms, 2016–2017. See Undergraduate Regulations.
May 23MUniversity Commencement.
May 24TResidences close for seniors, 12 noon.
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Late schedules from all classes are fined and may not include the Credit/D/Fail option. See Grades and Registration and Enrollment in Courses.

Please note that examinations will be held on Saturdays and Sundays, December 19 and 20 and May 7 and 8.