Spring 2017

Spring 2017 registration for all continuing students and non-degree students*
Nov. 14–Jan. 13
Registration for Returning Auditors*
Jan. 2–Jan. 13
Registration for New M.S. students and new auditors*
Jan. 9–Jan. 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
Jan. 16
Classes begin
Jan. 17
Late Registration/Change of Program**
Jan. 17–Jan. 27
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
Jan. 27
Last day to drop an individual class
Feb. 21
Spring Recess (No classes.)
Mar. 13–Mar 17
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Mar. 23
Fall 2017 Registration for Continuing Students
Apr. 17–Sep. 1
Last Day of Classes
May 1
Last day to withdraw from the University
May 1
Study Days
May 2–May 4
Final exams
May 5–May 12
Commencement
May 17

* Registration — A withdrawal fee is charged if a student registers and subsequently withdraws. See Withdrawal & Tuition Refund.

** Late Registration/change of program — Students must obtain permission from an adviser in 203 Lewisohn Hall and must have written permission from each course instructor to register after Change of Program. After Change of Program only partial tuition refunds are granted, and only when students withdraw by dropping all of their courses. A late registration fee is charged during and after late registration.

*** Last day to add a class or drop an individual class without financial penalty — There is no tuition refund for courses dropped after this date, unless a student withdraws from the University (i.e., drops all of the courses for which he or she is registered). In addition to any tuition that is retained, a withdrawal fee is charged whenever a student withdraws.

Summer 2017

View the Summer calendars on the Columbia Summer website.

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Registration for all Continuing Students and new non-degree students*
Apr. 17–Sep. 1
Registration for 16-month residency program students *
Jul. 31–Sep. 1
Registration for Returning Auditors *
Aug. 14–Sep. 17
Registration for new Auditors*
Aug. 21–Sep. 1
Registration for all other new M.S. Students*
Aug. 28–Sep. 1
Labor Day Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
Sep. 4
Classes begin
Sep. 5
Late registration/change of program**
Sep. 5–Sep. 15
Late registration/change of program
Sep. 5–Sep. 15
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
Oct. 10
Academic Holiday No classes.
Nov. 6
Election Day Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
Nov. 7
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Nov. 16
Spring 2018 registration for all continuing students*
Nov. 13–Jan. 19
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 23–Nov. 24
Last day of classes
Dec. 11
Last day to withdraw from the University
Dec. 11
Study Days
Dec. 12–Dec. 14
Final Exams
Dec. 15–Dec. 22

* Registration — A withdrawal fee is charged if a student registers and subsequently withdraws. See Withdrawal & Tuition Refund.

** Late Registration/Change of Program — Students must obtain permission from their advisor and course instructor to register after Change of Program. After Change of Program only partial tuition refunds are granted, and only when students withdraw by dropping all of their courses. A late registration fee is charged during and after late registration.

*** Last day to add a class or drop an individual class without financial penalty — There is no tuition refund for courses dropped after this date, unless a student withdraws from the University (i.e., drops all of the courses for which he or she is registered). In addition to any tuition that is retained, a withdrawal fee is charged whenever a student withdraws.