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). Dates are subject to change.  

2023-2024 Yale College Calendar with Pertinent Deadlines

FALL 2024

Aug. 18 Su Residences open to new students, 9:00 a.m.
Aug. 21 W Registration opens for first-year students and incoming Eli Whitney and transfer students, time TBD
Aug. 23 F Residences open to upper-level students, 9:00 a.m.
Aug. 26 M Add/drop period opens; 8:00 a.m.
Aug. 28 W Fall classes begin.
Aug. 30 F Friday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.
Sept. 2 M Labor Day; classes do not meet.
Sept. 10 T Add/drop period ends, 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 10 T All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition by this date.
Sept. 10 T Students in their final term of enrollment must petition to complete the requirements of two majors by this date.
Sept. 11 W Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a full rebate of fall-term tuition (Undergraduate Regulations).
Sept. 11 W Final deadline to apply for fall-term Leave of Absence.
Sept. 19 Th Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term without the course appearing on the transcript.
Sept. 21 S 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. 1 T Applications for spring 2025 Term Abroad close, 11:59 p.m.
Oct. 11 F Last day of courses offered in the first half of the fall term.
Oct. 11 F Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term.
Oct. 11 F Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Cr/D/F option in a course offered in the first half of the fall term.
Oct. 14 M Courses offered in the second half of the fall term begin.
Oct. 15 T October recess begins after last academic obligation.
Oct. 21 M Classes resume.
Oct. 25 F Midterm.
Oct. 25 F Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript.
Oct. 25 F Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course.
Oct. 25 F Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the term's tuition.
Oct. 25 F Final ABX exam grades are due.
Nov. 7 Th Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the fall term without the course appearing on the transcript.
Nov. 15 F Spring term registration opens for GSAS students, 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 18 M Spring term registration opens for Class of 2025, 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 19 T Spring term registration opens for Class of 2026, visiting students, and Eli Whitney students (without a class year), 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 20 W Spring term registration opens for Class of 2027, 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 21 Th Spring term registration opens for Class of 2028, 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 22 F November recess begins after last academic obligation.
Nov. 30 S Last day to relinquish on-campus housing for the spring term without charge (Undergraduate Regulations).
Dec. 2 M Classes resume.
Dec. 6 F Classes end; reading period begins.
Dec. 6 F Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Cr/D/F option for a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the fall term.
Dec. 6 F Last day to withdraw from a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the fall term.
Dec. 12 Th Reading period ends, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 12 Th Final examinations begin, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 12 Th Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete (TI) authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
Dec. 18 W Final examinations end, 5:30 p.m.; winter recess begins.
Dec. 18 W Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete (TI) authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
Dec. 19 Th Residences close, 12 noon.
Dec. 19 Th Spring term registration closes for all GSAS & YC students, 5:00 p.m.

SPRING 2025

Jan. 3 F Fall-term final grades due.
Jan. 6 M Add/drop period opens for all GSAS & YC students, 8:00 a.m.
Jan. 8 W Residences open, 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 9 Th Applications for Yale 2025 Summer Session Abroad, Non-Yale 2025 Summer Abroad, and Yale 2025-2026 Fall and Full Year Abroad open.
Jan. 13 M Spring-term classes begin.
Jan. 20 M Martin Luther King Jr. Day; classes do not meet.
Jan. 22 W Add/drop period closes for all GSAS & YC students, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 22 W Last day for students in their final term of enrollment to petition for permission to complete the requirements of two majors.
Jan. 24 F Friday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead.
Jan. 27 M Final deadline to apply for a spring-term Leave of Absence.
Jan. 27 M Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles the student to a full rebate of spring-term tuition (Undergraduate Regulations).
Feb. 4 T Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term without the course appearing on the transcript.
Feb. 4 T Applications for Yale 2025 Summer Session Abroad close, 11:59 p.m.
Feb. 6 Th Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of spring-term tuition (Undergraduate Regulations).
Feb. 26 W Last day of courses offered in the first half of the spring term.
Feb. 26 W Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term.
Feb. 26 W Last day to convert from a letter grade to Cr/D/F option for a course offered in the first half of the spring term.
Feb. 27 Th Courses offered in the second half of the spring term begin.
Mar. 4 T Applications for 2025 Non-Yale Summer Abroad close, 11:59 p.m.
Mar. 7 F Midterm.
Mar. 7 F Spring recess begins after last academic obligation.
Mar. 7 F Last day to withdraw from a spring full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript.
Mar. 7 F Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course.
Mar. 7 F Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the term’s tuition (Undergraduate Regulations).
Mar. 7 F Final ABX exam grades are due.
Mar. 24 M Classes resume.
Apr. 1 T Applications for fall 2025 Term Abroad or 2025–2026 Year Abroad close, 11:59 p.m.
Apr. 3 Th Last day to withdraw from a spring second-half course without the course appearing on the transcript.
Apr. 11 F Fall term registration opens for Graduate School students, 8:00 a.m.
Apr. 15 T Fall term registration opens for Class of 2026, 8:00 a.m.
Apr. 16 W Fall term registration opens for Class of 2027, visiting students, and Eli Whitney students (without a class year) 8:00 a.m.
Apr. 17 Th Fall term registration opens for Class of 2028, 8:00 a.m.
Apr. 25 F Classes end; reading period begins.
Apr. 25 F Last day to convert from a letter grade to Cr/D/F option for a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the spring term.
Apr. 25 F Last day to withdraw from a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the spring term.
May 1 Th Applications for fall-term Leaves of Absence due.
May 1 Th Reading period ends, 5:00 p.m.
May 1 Th Final examinations begin, 7:00 p.m.
May 1 Th Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete (TI) authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
May 7 W Examinations end, 5:30 p.m.
May 7 W Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete (TI) authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
May 8 Th Residences close for non-seniors, 3 p.m.
May 9 F Final grades due for graduating seniors.
May 14 W Final grades due for continuing students.
May 16 F Registration closes for Yale College and Graduate School students.
May 19 M University Commencement.
May 20 T Residences close for seniors, 12 noon.

Summer Session 2025 

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.