Academic Calendar

Fall 2015     Spring and Summer 2016   Abbreviated 2016-2017 Academic Calendar
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

21 

Wednesday 

Commemoration of Solomon Schechter's 100th Yahrzeit. No classes from noon to 2:15 p.m. 

26

Monday

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

November

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 & Summer 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

List 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-May 1

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

Yom Hazikkaron

12

Thursday

Yom Ha’atzma'ut

15

Sunday

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

Summer Session I begins

17

Tuesday

Commencement - no classes

18

Wednesday 

Last day to drop Summer Session I courses

Last day to change a Summer Session I course to audit status

Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped Summer Session I courses 

19

Thursday

Residence Halls close at noon for all students that will not be living in summer housing

23 

 Monday

Summer CPE begins 

26 

Thursday

Lag Ba’omer

Last day to request Incomplete grades for Summer Session I courses

27 

Friday 

Last day to change from a letter grade to Pass / D  / Fail for Summer Session I courses 

30

 Monday

Memorial Day - no classes 

31

Tuesday

Summer Session II begins 

June

 

 Wednesday

Last day to register for Summer Session II courses 

2

Thursday 

Summer Session I ends

Last day to drop Summer Session II courses

Last day to change a Summer Session II course to an audit status

Last day to receive a tuition refund for dropped Summer Session II courses

9

 Thursday

 Incomplete work from Summer Session I due

12-13 

 Sunday-Monday

 Shavu'ot - no classes

14

 Tuesday

 Incomplete work from Spring 2016 semester due

21

 Tuesday

Last day to change from a letter grade to a Pass / D / Fail or Pass / Fail for Summer Session II courses

22 

 Wednesday

 Last day to request Incomplete grades for Summer Session II courses

30 

 Thursday

 Summer Session II ends

 

July

 

Monday 

Independence Day - no classes 

5

 Tuesday

 Summer Session III begins

 Wednesday

Last day to register for Summer Session III courses 

 Thursday

Last day to drop Summer Session III courses

Last day to change a Summer Session III course to an audit status

Last day to receive a tuition refund for dropped Summer Session III courses 

14 

 Thursday

Incomplete work from Summer Session II due 

26 

 Tuesday

Last day to change from a letter grade to a Pass / D / Fail or Pass / Fail for Summer Session III courses 

27

 Wednesday

Last day to request Incomplete grades for Summer Session III courses 

 

August

 4

Thursday 

Summer Session III ends 

 12

Friday

 Summer CPE ends

18 

Thursday

Incomplete work from Summer Session III due

 

 

 2016-2017 Abbreviated Academic Calendar

August

28

Sunday

Residence Halls open at 8:00 a.m. for students attending orientation

September 

Sunday 

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

6

Tuesday

Classes begin

November

24-27

Thursday-Sunday

Thanksgiving recess—no classes

December

12

Monday

Last day of classes

15-22

Thursday-Thursday

Final examinations

23

Friday

Residence halls close at noon for any students leaving JTS housing

January

17

Tuesday

Classes begin

March

13-17

Monday-Friday

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

April

 10-19

Monday-Wednesday 

Pesah recess - no classes

May

Monday 

Last day of classes 

 4-11

 Thursday-Thursday

Final Examinations 

14

 Sunday

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

18 

Thursday 

Commencement