Academic Calendar

Fall 2021

Fall 2021

Aug. 16 (M)

Course Canvas sites up and running; Course Preview Period (aka Shopping) begins through Thursday, Aug. 26 (Tues, Aug. 24, departmentally)

Aug. 24 (Tu) by 11:59PM

Departmental deadline for limited enrollment courses to notify students whether they have a place in the class. We suggest that students are given until 5pm on the following day (Weds., 8/25) to confirm their places.

Aug. 26 (Th) by 11:59PM Deadline for student registration into all Harvard classes

Sept. 1 (W)

First day of Fall Term, classes follow a Monday schedule

Sept. 6 (M)

University Holiday: Labor Day; no classes or class-related events held

Sept. 20 (M)

Third Monday of Term—last day undergraduates can drop a class without a fee

Oct. 4 (M)

Fifth Monday of Term-- Course Add/ Drop deadline. Changes after this date require Administrative Board approval and incur fees.

Oct. 11 (M)

University Holiday: Indigenous People’s Day/Columbus Day (no classes or class-related events held)

Oct. 25 - 29 (M-F)

First thesis reviews for Class of 2022 and second thesis reviews for off-cycle thesis students (March 2022 grads)

Nov. 11 (Th)

University Holiday for staff: Veterans’ Day (classes held)

Nov. 15 (M) Thesis proposals for off-cycle theses due to Paula (March 2023 grads)

Nov. 18 (Th)

College-wide concentration declaration deadline for sophomores (3rd semester students)

Nov. 24-28 (W-S)

Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 30 Thesis hand-in for off-cycle thesis students, class of 2021-22, March 2022 grads
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 (Tu-F) Final Thesis Reviews to be scheduled for off-cycle students

Dec. 2 (Th)

Last day of Fall 2021 Term

Dec. 19 - Jan. 23 (S-S) Winter Recess – no classes

Spring 2022

Jan. 24 (M)

Start of Spring Term Classes

Jan. 28 (F)

Deadline for student registration into all Harvard classes

Feb. 7 (W)

Third Monday of Term—last day undergraduates can drop a class without a fee

 

Feb. 14 - 18 (M-F)

Second Thesis Reviews for class of 2022 to be scheduled

Feb. 21 (M)

University holiday: Presidents’ Day (no classes or class-related events held)

Feb. 21 (M)

Course Add/ Drop deadline; changes after this date require Administrative Board approval and incur fees

Mar. 14 - 18 (M-F)

Spring Break

Apr. 1 (F)

Thesis Hand-in for class of 2022

Apr. 4 - 15 (M -F) To be scheduled—Final Thesis Reviews for class of 2022

Apr. 14 (Th)

On-cycle thesis proposals from class of 2023 due to Paula

Apr. 27 (W)

Last day of Spring Term

May 26 (Th) Commencement (AFVS celebration TBD)