Click here for the full 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.

Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Registration for all Continuing Students and new non-degree students*
Apr. 16–August 31
Labor Day Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
Sep. 3
Classes begin
Sep. 4
Late registration/change of program**
Sep. 4–Sep. 14
Late registration/change of program
Sep. 4–Sep. 14
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
Oct. 9
Academic Holiday No classes.
Nov. 5
Election Day Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
Nov. 6
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Nov. 15
Spring 2019 registration for all continuing students*
Nov. 12–Jan. 18
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 22–Nov. 23
Last day of classes
Dec. 10
Last day to withdraw from the University
Dec. 10
Study Days
Dec. 11–Dec. 12
Final Exams
Dec. 14–Dec. 21

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 registration for all continuing students and non-degree students*
Nov. 12–Jan. 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
Jan. 21
Classes begin
Jan. 22
Late Registration/Change of Program**
Jan. 22–Feb. 1
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
Feb. 1
Last day to drop an individual class
Feb. 26
Spring Recess (No classes.)
Mar. 18–Mar. 22
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Mar. 28
Fall 2019 Registration for Continuing Students
Apr. 15– Aug. 30
Last Day of Classes
May 6
Last day to withdraw from the University
May 6
Study Days
May 7–May 9
Final exams
May 10–May 17

Summer 2019

View the Summer calendars on the Columbia Summer website.

* 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.