Academic Calendar

Fall 2014     Spring 2015     Fall 2015     Spring 2016

Fall 2014

August

5

Tuesday

Tish'ah Be'Av

21

Thursday

Incomplete work from Summer Session III due

24

Sunday

List College orientation begins

Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. for students attending orientations

25

Monday

Rabbinical School, H. L. Miller Cantorial School, and Davidson School orientations begin

26

Tuesday

Graduate School orientation begins

27

Wednesday

Registration for new students

31

Sunday

Residence halls open for all students at 9:00 a.m.

September

2

Tuesday

Classes begin

8

Monday

Last day to register for the Fall 2014 semester

16

Tuesday

Last day to add a class

Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes

Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of "F"

RS, CS, DS, and GS students—last day to change a class to a letter, an Audit, or a Pass/D/Fail grade

24

Wednesday

Erev Rosh Hashanah—no classes

25–26

Thursday–Friday

Rosh Hashanah—no classes

October

3

Friday

Erev Yom Kippur—no classes 

4

Saturday

Yom Kippur

8

Wednesday

Erev Sukkot—no classes

9–10

Thursday–Friday

Sukkot—no classes

11–14

Saturday–Tuesday

Hol Hamo'ed Sukkot

15

Wednesday

Hoshanah Rabbah—no classes

16

Thursday

Shemini Atzeret—no classes

17

Friday

Simhat Torah—no classes

20

Monday

Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during the Fall 2014 semester

24–25

Friday–Saturday

Rosh Hodesh Heshvan

November

3–4

Monday–Tuesday

College Election Day recess

List College classes cancelled

10–14

Monday–Friday

Registration for Spring 2015

13

Thursday

List College students—last day to change a course status to a letter or a Pass/D/Fail grade 

27–30

Thursday–Sunday

Thanksgiving recess—no classes

December

3

Wednesday

All schools—last day to request Incomplete grades for Fall 2014 courses

8

Monday

Last day of classes

9–10

Tuesday–Wednesday

Reading days

11–17

Thursday–Wednesday

Final examinations

17–24

Wednesday–Wednesday

Hanukkah

18

Thursday

Make-up final examination day

21

Sunday

Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m. for any students leaving JTS housing  

 

 

Spring 2015

January

12–15

Monday–Thursday

Rabbinical School Minimester

18

Sunday

All residence halls open for new students at 9:00 a.m.

19

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—no classes

20

Tuesday

Classes begin

21

Wednesday

Rosh Hodesh Shevat

26

Monday

Last day to register for the Spring 2015 semester

Incomplete work from Fall 2014 semester due

29

Thursday

Applications for graduate fellowships due

February

3

Tuesday

Last day to add a class

Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes

Last day to change a class to an audit status

Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for Fall 2014 P/D/F courses. If a student has not notified the JTS Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m., the grade will revert to P/D/F. 

4

Wednesday

Tu Bishvat

16

Monday

Presidents' Day—no classes

19–20

Thursday–Friday

Rosh Hodesh Adar

24 

Tuesday 

 Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of "W"

March

2

Monday

2015–2016 Financial Aid applications due

Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during Spring 2015 semester

2–3

Monday–Tuesday

Registration for Summer 2015 courses

4

Wednesday

Ta'anit Ester—no (evening) classes after 4:00 p.m.

5

Thursday

Purim—no classes

16–20

Monday–Friday

List College—no classes (Columbia/Barnard Spring Recess)

26

Thursday

Day of Learning-classes will not meet from noon to 2:15 p.m.

 31

Tuesday 

Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of "W."  Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an "F."

Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a pass / D / fail or pass / fail grade 

April

2–12

Thursday–Sunday

Pesah recess—no classes

16

Thursday

Yom Hasho'ah—classes scheduled to end at 2:15 p.m. will end at 1:55 p.m.

19–20

Sunday–Monday

Rosh Hodesh Iyyar

20–24

Monday–Friday

Registration for Fall 2015

22

Wednesday

Yom Hazikkaron—classes scheduled to end at 2:15 p.m. will end at 1:55 p.m.

23

Thursday

Yom Ha'atzma'ut—classes will not meet from noon to 2:40 p.m.

27

Tuesday

Last day to request Incomplete grades for Spring 2015 courses

May

4

Monday

Last day of classes

Last day to complete graduation requirements (including master’s degree essay)

5–6

Tuesday–Wednesday

Reading days

7

Thursday

Lag Ba'omer

7–13

Thursday–Wednesday

Final examinations

14

Thursday

Make-up final examination day

17

Sunday

Residence halls close for non-graduating and non-summer students by noon

21

Thursday

Commencement

23

Saturday

Erev Shavu'ot

24–25

Sunday–Monday

Shavu'ot

26 

 Tuesday

Residence halls close for all graduating and non-summer school students by noon

 

Fall 2015

August

30

Sunday

List College orientation begins

Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. for students attending orientations

31

Monday

Rabbinical School, H. L. Miller Cantorial School, and Davidson School orientations begin

September

1

Tuesday

Graduate School orientation begins

2

Wednesday

Registration for new students

6

Sunday

Residence Halls open for all students at 9:00 a.m.

8

Tuesday

Classes begin

13

Sunday

Erev Rosh Hashanah

14-15

Mon.-Tues.

Rosh Hashanah – no classes

17

Thursday

Last day to register for the Fall 2015 semester

22

Tuesday

Erev Yom Kippur-no classes

23

Wednesday

Yom Kippur – no classes

24

Thursday

Last day to add a class
Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes
Last day to change a course to an audit status
Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for Spring 2015 P/D/F courses. If a student has not notified the JTS Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m., the grade will revert to P/D/F.

27

Sunday

Erev Sukkot

28-29

Mon.-Tues.

Sukkot – no classes

30-Oct.3

Wed.-Sat.

Hol Hamo’ed Sukkot

October

4

Sunday

Hoshanah Rabbah

5

Monday

Shemini Atzeret – no classes

6

Tuesday

Simhat Torah – no classes

8

Thursday

Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of "W"

13–14

Tues.-Wed.

Rosh Hodesh Heshvan

26

Monday

Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during the Fall '15 semester

November

2–3

Monday–Tuesday

List College Election Day recess. List College classes cancelled

12–13

Thursday–Friday

Rosh Hodesh Kislev

16

Monday

Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of “W”. Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an “F”
Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a pass/d/fail or pass/fail grade

16–19

Monday–Thursday

Registration for Spring 2016

26–29

Thursday–Sunday

Thanksgiving recess—no classes

December

7-14

Mon.-Mon.

Hanukkah

9

Wednesday

Last day to request Incomplete grades for Fall 2015 courses - all schools

14

Monday

Last day of classes

15–16

Tuesday–Wednesday

Reading days

17–23

Thursday–Wednesday

Final examinations

24

Thursday

Make-up final examination day

27

Sunday

Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m. for any students leaving JTS housing  

 

 

Spring 2016

January

11–14

Monday–Thursday

Rabbinical School Minimester

17

Sunday

All residence halls open for new students at 9:00 a.m.

18

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—no classes

19

Tuesday

Classes begin

25

Monday

Last day to register for the Spring 2016 semester
Incomplete work from Fall 2015 semester due
Tu Bishvat

28

Thursday

Applications for graduate fellowships due

February

3

Wednesday

Last day to add a class

Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes

Last day to change a class to an audit status

Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for Fall 2015 P/D/F courses. If a student has not notified the JTS Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m., the grade will revert to P/D/F.

4

Thursday

Day of Learning-no classes from noon to 2:15 p.m.

9–10

Tuesday–Wednesday

Rosh Hodesh Adar

15

Monday

Presidents' Day - no classes

18

Thursday

 Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of "W"

March

1

Tuesday

2016-2017 Financial Aid applications due
Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during Spring '16 semester

1–2

Tuesday–Wednesday

Registration for Summer 2016 courses

10-11

Thursday–Friday

Rosh Hodesh Adar II

14-18

Monday-Friday

College - no classes (Columbia/Barnard Spring Recess)

23

Wednesday

Ta'anit Ester - no (evening) classes after 4:00 pm

24

Thursday

Purim – no classes

31

Thursday

Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of "W."  Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an "F."

Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a pass / D / fail or pass / fail grade 

April

11–14

Monday–Thursday

Registration for Fall 2016

14

Thursday

Last day to request Incomplete grades for Spring 2016 courses

21

Thursday

Last day of classes
Last day to complete graduation requirements (including master’s degree essay)

22

Friday-Sunday

Pesah recess - no classes

May

2-3

Monday-Tuesday

Reading days

4–10

Wednesday–Tuesday

Final examinations

5

Thursday

Yom Hasho'ah

11

Wednesday

Make-up final examination day

11

Wednesday

Yom Hazikkaron

12

Thursday

Yom Ha’atzma'ut

15

Sunday

Residence Halls close for non-graduating & non-summer session students by 12 noon

19

Thursday

Commencement

22

Sunday

Residence Halls close for non-summer session students by 12 noon

26 

Thursday

Lag Ba’omer