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. (EST). Updated November 9, 2020.

FALL 2020

Additional information will be added as it becomes available. 

Aug. 24 M Move-in begins for students planning to be in residence, 9 a.m.
Aug. 28 F Move-in ends.
Aug. 31 M Fall-term classes begin.
Sept. 1 T Application for spring 2021 Term Abroad Opens.
Sept. 4 F All final schedules due by 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 7 M Labor Day; classes meet.
Sept. 14 M All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition by this date.
Sept. 14 M Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of fall-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Sept. 14 M Final deadline to apply for fall-term Leave of Absence. See Leave of Absence, Deferral, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
Sept. 21 M Last day to withdraw from a fall first-half term course without the course appearing on the transcript.
Sept. 24 Th Withdrawal 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. 13 T Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Oct. 13 T Last day to convert a fall first-half term course from a letter grade to Cr/D/F.
Oct. 14 W Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the fall term.
Oct. 15 Th Deadline to apply for spring 2021 Term Abroad. See Special Arrangements.
Oct. 23 F Midterm.
Oct. 23 F Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the fall term's tuition.
Oct. 23 F Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Oct. 23 F Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Nov. 4 W Last day to withdraw from a fall second-half course without the course appearing on the transcript.
Nov. 20 F November recess begins after classes end.
Nov. 30 M Classes resume online.
Dec. 4 F Fall-term online classes end; online reading period begins.
Dec. 4 F Last day to withdraw from a full-term or second-half term course.
Dec. 4 F Last day to convert a fall full-term course or a fall second half-term course from a letter grade to Cr/D/F.
Dec. 10 Th Online reading period ends; online final examinations begin, 7 p.m.
Dec. 10 Th All course assignments other than term papers or term projects are due.
Dec. 11 F Online final examinations continue.
Dec. 14 M Online final examinations continue.
Dec. 18 F Online final examination period ends; winter recess begins.
Jan. 4 M Final grades due.

SPRING 2021

Jan. 13-29 W-F Pre-arrival testing.
Jan. 27 W Residences open, 9 a.m. Move-in and testing continues through January 29.
Jan. 31 Su Community meetings for first-year students, time TBD.
Feb. 1 M Spring-term classes begin.
Feb. 15 M Application for 2021 New Haven and online Summer Session courses opens. Rolling admissions for New Haven and online courses.
Feb. 15 M Final deadline to apply for a spring-term Leave of Absence. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
Feb. 15 M Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of spring-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Feb. 22 M Classes do not meet.
Feb. 23 T Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Feb. 25 Th Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one half of spring-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Mar. 9 T Classes do not meet.
Mar. 19 F Last day of first half-term courses.
Mar. 19 F Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a course offered in the first half of the spring term. See Grades.
Mar. 19 F Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Mar. 22 M Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the spring term.
Mar. 24 W Classes do not meet.
Mar. 26 F Midterm.
Mar. 26 F Last day to withdraw from a spring full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Mar. 26 F Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Mar. 26 F Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one quarter of the spring term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Apr. 1 Th Final grades for first half-term courses due.
Apr. 8 Th Classes do not meet.
Apr. 14 W Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the spring term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Apr. 23 F Classes do not meet.
May 1 S Applications for fall-term Leaves of Absence due. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
May 7 F Classes end, 5:30 p.m.; reading period begins.
May 7 F Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option for a spring full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the spring term. See Grades.
May 7 F Last day to withdraw from a spring full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the spring term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
May 12 W Reading period ends.
May 12 W 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 13 Th Final examinations begin, 7:00 p.m.
May 19 W Examinations end, 5:30 p.m.
May 19 W 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 24 M University Commencement, Class of 2021.

Summer Session 2021 

Courses offered during the summer are offered through Yale Summer Session. Further information is available from the Yale Summer Session office or on the website.