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 2018
Aug. 22WResidences open to upper-level students, 9 a.m.
Aug. 24FResidences open to first-year students, 9 a.m.
Required registration meetings for first-year students, 8 p.m.
Aug. 28TRequired registration meetings for upper-level students (Class of 2021, 9 a.m.; Class of 2020, 9:45 a.m.; Class of 2019, 10:30 a.m.).
Aug. 29WFall-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.
Aug. 31FFriday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.
Deadline to complete applications for financial aid for the 2019 spring term, for students not enrolled in the 2018 fall term. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Sept. 3MLabor Day; classes do not meet.
Sept. 10MFinal course schedules due for the Class of 2022.*
Sept. 11TFinal course schedules due for the Classes of 2020 and 2021.*
Sept. 12WFinal course schedules due for the Class of 2019.*
All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition by this date.
Final 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. 21FLast day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a course offered in the first half of the fall term. See Grades.
Sept. 22SWithdrawal 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. 5FLast day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Oct. 15MClasses begin for courses offered in the second half of the fall term.
Deadline to apply for a spring 2019 Term Abroad. See Special Arrangements.
Oct. 16TOctober recess begins, 11 p.m.
Oct. 22MClasses resume, 8:20 a.m.
Oct. 26FMidterm.
Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a fall full-term course.
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 fall term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Nov. 9FLast day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the fall term without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a course offered in the second half of the fall term. See Grades.
Nov. 16FNovember recess begins, 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 26MClasses resume, 8:20 a.m.
Nov. 30FLast day to relinquish on-campus housing for the spring term without charge. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Dec. 7FClasses end, 5:30 p.m.; reading period begins.
Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the fall term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Dec. 13THReading period ends, 5 p.m.
Final examinations begin, 7 p.m.†
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. 14FApplication for 2019 Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad opens.
Dec. 19WExaminations 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. 20THResidences close, 12 noon.


Spring Term 2019
Jan. 9WResidences open, 9 a.m.
Jan. 13SURequired registration meetings for first-year students, 9 p.m.
Jan. 14MSpring-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.
Upper-level students pick up registration materials by 5 p.m. in their residential college dean's office.
Application for 2019 New Haven and online Summer Session courses opens. Rolling admissions for New Haven and online courses.
Jan. 18FFriday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.
Jan. 21MMartin Luther King Jr. Day; classes do not meet.
Jan. 23WFinal course schedules due for the Class of 2022.*
Jan. 24THFinal course schedules due for the Classes of 2020 and 2021.*
Jan. 25FFinal course schedules due for the Class of 2019.*
Last day for students in the Class of 2019 to petition for permission to complete the requirements of two majors.
Jan. 28MFinal 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.
Feb. 1FLast 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.
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.
Feb. 7THWithdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of spring-term tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Feb. 15FLast day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Deadline for applications for Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad.
Feb. 27WClasses begin for courses offered in the second half of the spring term.
Mar. 1FDeadline to apply for Non-Yale Summer Abroad.
Mar. 8FMidterm.
Spring recess begins, 5:30 p.m.
Last day to withdraw from a spring full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a spring full-term course.
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 spring term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.
Mar. 25MClasses resume, 8:20 a.m.
Apr. 1MDeadline to apply for a fall 2019 Term Abroad or a 2019–2020 Year Abroad.
Apr. 5FLast 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.
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a course offered in the second half of the spring term. See Grades.
Apr. 26FClasses end, 5:30 p.m.; reading period begins.
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 1WApplications for fall-term Leaves of Absence due. See Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, and Reinstatement.
May 2THReading period ends, 5 p.m.
Final examinations begin, 7 p.m.†
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 8WExaminations 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 9THResidences close for all students except seniors, 12 noon.
May 20MUniversity Commencement.
May 21TResidences close for seniors, 12 noon.

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Summer Session 2019

Courses in summer are offered through Yale Summer Session. Important application deadlines that occur during the spring and fall terms are also listed below. Further information is available from the Yale Summer Session office or on the website.

Dec. 14 F Application for 2019 Yale Faculty-led Programs Abroad opens.
Jan. 14 M Application for 2019 New Haven and online Summer Session courses opens. Rolling admissions for New Haven and online courses.
Feb. 15 F Deadline for applications for Yale Faculty-led Programs Abroad.
May 22 W Last day to add a Session A online course.
May 27 M Session A classes begin, 9 a.m.
May 31 F Last day to add a Session A on-campus course.
Withdrawal from Session A on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of Session A tuition.
Withdrawal from housing on or before this date entitles a student to a partial room and board rebate. No housing refunds will be made after this date.
Jun. 7 F Withdrawal from Session A on or before this date entitles the student to a rebate of one-half of Session A tuition.
Jun. 12 W Last day to withdraw from a Session A course without a W appearing on the transcript (4 p.m.).
Last day to convert a Session A course from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option.
Jun. 28 F Session A classes end.
Deadline for all Session A papers, projects, and exams. This deadline can be extended only by prior permission of the dean of Yale Summer Session.
Residences close, 6 p.m.
Last day to add a Session B online course.
Jul. 1 M Session B classes begin, 9 a.m.
Jul. 5 F Last day to add a Session B on-campus course.
Withdrawal from Session B on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of Session B tuition.
Withdrawal from housing on or before this date entitles a student to a partial room and board rebate. No housing refunds will be made after this date.
Jul. 12 F Withdrawal from Session B on or before this date entitles the student to a rebate of one-half of Session B tuition.
Jul. 17 W Last day to withdraw from a Session B course without a W appearing on the transcript.
Last day to convert a Session B course from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option.
Aug. 2 F Session B classes end.
Deadline for all Session B papers, projects, and exams. This deadline can be extended only by prior permission of the dean of Yale Summer Session.
Aug. 3 S Residences close, 9 a.m.