Academic Calendar

This calendar, which is for the guidance of applicants, students, and faculty, is subject to change without notice and is not intended to be a contract between JTS and any person.

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Fall 2021

DATE DETAILS
Sunday, August 29 List College orientation begins
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Sunday, August 29 Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. for new students attending orientations
Monday, August 30 Rabbinical School, H. L. Miller Cantorial School, and Davidson School orientations begin.
Tuesday, August 31 Kekst Graduate School orientation begins.
Wednesday, September 1 Registration for new students
Sunday, September 5 Residence Halls open for all students at 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Monday, September 6 Erev Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, September 7-Wednesday September 8 Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 13 Classes begin.
Wednesday, September 15 Erev Yom Kippur – no classes.
Thursday, September 16 Yom Kippur – no classes.
Monday, September 20 Erev Sukkot – no classes.
Tuesday, September 21-Wednesday September 22 Sukkot – no classes.
Thursday, September 23 Last day to register for the Fall 2021 semester.
Thursday, September 23 Hol HaMo’ed Sukkot—classes start at 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 27 Hoshanah Rabbah – no classes.
Tuesday, September 28 Shemini Atzeret – no classes.
Wednesday, September 29 Simchat Torah – no classes.
Thursday, September 30 Last day to add a class.
Thursday, September 30 Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes.
Thursday, September 30 Last day to change a course to an audit status.
Thursday, September 30 Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for all Summer 2021 P/D/F courses.
Tuesday, October 19 Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of “W.”
Monday, November 1 Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during the Fall 2021 semester.
Monday, November 15-Thursday, November 18 Registration for Spring 2022.
Monday, November 22 Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of “W”. Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an “F.”
Monday, November 22 Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a Pass/D/Fail or Pass/Fail grade.
Thursday, November 25-Sunday, November 28 Thanksgiving recess—no classes.
Monday, November 29-Monday, December 6 Hanukkah
Wednesday, December 8 Last day to request Incomplete grades for Fall 2021 courses.
Monday, December 13 Last day of classes.
Tuesday, December 14-Wednesday, December 15 Reading days
Thursday, December 16-Wednesday, December 22 Final examinations
Thursday, December 23 Make-up final examination day.
Friday, December 24 Residence halls close at noon for any students leaving JTS housing.

Spring 2022

DATE DETAILS
Monday, January 10-Thursday, January 13 Rabbinical School Minimester.
Sunday, January 16 All residence halls open for new students at 9:00 a.m.
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—no classes.
Monday, January 17 Tu Bishvat
Tuesday, January 18 Classes begin.
Monday, January 24 Last day to register for the Spring 2022 semester.
Monday, January 24 Incomplete work from Fall 2021 semester due.
Tuesday, February 1 2022-2023 List College Financial Aid applications due.
Tuesday, February 1 Last day to add a class.
Tuesday, February 1 Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes.
Tuesday, February 1 Last day to change a class to an audit status.
Tuesday, February 1 Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for Fall 2021 P/D/F courses.
Monday, February 21 Presidents’ Day—no classes.
Tuesday, February 22 Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of “W.”
Monday, February 28 Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during Spring 2022 semester.
Tuesday, March 1 2022-2023 Rabbinical and Cantorial Financial Aid applications due.
Tuesday, March 1 2022-2023 Kekst and Davidson Loan Applications due.
Tuesday, March 1-Wednesday, March 2 Registration for Summer 2022 courses.
Monday, March 14-Friday, March 18 List College—no classes (Columbia/Barnard Spring Recess).
Wednesday, March 16 Ta’anit Ester–no (evening) classes after 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 Purim – no classes.
Thursday, March 24 Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of “W.” Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an “F.”
Thursday, March 24 Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a Pass/D/Fail or Pass/Fail grade.
Monday, April 11-Wednesday, April 13 Registration for Fall 2022.
Thursday, April 14-Sunday, April 24 Pesah Recess – no classes.
Wednesday, April 27 Last day to request incomplete grades for Spring 2022 courses
Thursday, April 28 Yom Hasho’ah
Monday, May 2 Last day of classes.
Monday, May 2 Last day to complete graduation requirements (including master’s degree essay).
Tuesday, May 3-Wednesday, May 4 Reading days.
Wednesday, May 4 Yom Hazikkaron
Thursday, May 5 Yom Ha’atzma’ut
Thursday, May 5-Wednesday, May 11 Final examinations.
Thursday, May 12 Make-up final examination day.
Sunday, May 15 Residence Halls close for non-graduating & non-summer session students by 12 noon
Thursday, May 19 Commencement
Thursday, May 19 Lag BaOmer
Friday, May 20 Residence Halls close at noon for all students that will not be living in summer housing

Fall 2020

DATE DETAILS
Sunday, August 30 List College orientation begins
.
Monday, August 31 Rabbinical School, H. L. Miller Cantorial School, and Davidson School orientations begin.
Tuesday, September 1 Kekst Graduate School orientation begins.
Wednesday, September 2 Registration for new students.
Tuesday, September 8 Classes begin.
Monday, September 14 Last day to register for the Fall 2020 semester.
Tuesday, September 15 Hospice and Prison CPE begin.
Tuesday, September 22 Last day to add a class.
Tuesday, September 22 Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes.
Tuesday, September 22 Last day to change a course to an audit status.
Tuesday, September 22 Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for all Summer 2020 P/D/F courses.
Monday, September 28 Yom Kippur—no classes.
Monday, October 5-Thursday, October 8 Hol HaMo’ed Sukkot—classes start at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 13 Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of “W.”
Monday, October 19 Clergy CPE begins.
Monday, October 26 Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during the Fall 2020 semester.
Monday, November 2-Tuesday, November 3 List College Election Day recess–no List College classes.
Monday, November 16 Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of “W”. Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an “F.”
Monday, November 16 Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a Pass/D/Fail or Pass/Fail grade.
Monday, November 16-Thursday, November 19 Registration for Spring 2021.
Wednesday, November 25-Sunday, November 29 Thanksgiving recess—no classes.
Wednesday, December 9 Last day to request Incomplete grades for Fall 2020 courses.
Friday, December 11-Friday, December 18 Hanukkah
Monday, December 14 Last day of classes.
Tuesday, December 15-Wednesday, December 16 Reading days
Thursday, December 17-Wednesday, December 23 Final examinations
Thursday, December 24 Make-up final examination day.

Spring 2021

DATE DETAILS
Monday, January 11 Classes begin.
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—no classes.
Tuesday, January 19 Last day to register for the Spring 2021 semester.
Tuesday, January 19 Incomplete work from Fall 2020 semester due.
Tuesday, January 26 Last day to add a class.
Tuesday, January 26 Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes.
Tuesday, January 26 Last day to change a class to an audit status.
Tuesday, January 26 Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for Fall 2020 P/D/F courses.
Thursday, January 28 Tu Bishvat
Monday, February 1 2021-2022 List College Financial Aid applications due.
Tuesday, February 2 No classes (all schools)
Monday, February 15 Presidents’ Day—no classes.
Tuesday, February 16 Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of “W.”
Monday, February 22 Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during Spring 2021 semester.
Thursday, February 25 Ta’anit Ester–no (evening) classes after 4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 1 2021-2022 Rabbinical and Cantorial Financial Aid applications due.
Monday, March 1 2021-2022 Kekst and Davidson Loan Applications due.
Monday, March 1-Friday, March 5 List College—no classes (Columbia/Barnard Spring Recess).
Wednesday, March 3 No classes (all schools)
Monday, March 8-Tuesday, March 9 Registration for Summer 2021 courses.
Thursday, March 18 No classes (all schools)
Monday, March 22 Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of “W.” Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an “F.”
Monday, March 22 Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a Pass/D/Fail or Pass/Fail grade.
Friday, March 26-Monday, April 5 Pesah Recess – no classes
Wednesday, April 7-Tuesday, April 13 Registration for Fall 2021
Thursday, April 8 Yom Hasho’ah
Monday, April 12 Last day to request incomplete grades for Spring 2021 courses
Wednesday, April 14 Yom Hazikkaron
Thursday, April 15 Yom Ha’atzma’ut
Monday, April 19 Last day of classes.
Monday, April 19 Last day to complete graduation requirements (including master’s degree essay).
Tuesday, April 20-Thursday, April 22 Final examinations
Friday, April 23 Make-up final examination day.
Week of April 27 (exact date TBD) Commencement
Tuesday, May 4 Hospice and Prison CPE end.

Summer 2021

Date Details
Friday, April 30 Summer Session 1 begins.
Friday, April 30 Lag BaOmer
Monday, May 3 Last day to drop Summer Session 1 courses.
Monday, May 3 Last day to change a Summer Session 1 course to an audit status.
Monday, May 3 Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped Summer Session 1 courses.
Monday, May 10 Last day to change from a letter grade to pass/d/fail for Summer Session 1 courses.
Wednesday, May 12 Last day to request Incomplete grades for Summer Session1 courses.
Friday, May 14 Summer Session 1 ends
Monday, May 24 Incomplete work from Summer Session 1 due.
Thursday, May 27 Incomplete work from Spring 2021 semester due.
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day—no classes.
Tuesday, June 1 Summer Session 2 begins.
Tuesday, June 1 Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for Spring 2021 P/D/F courses.
Wednesday, June 2 Last day to register for summer session 2 courses.
Thursday, June 3 Last day to drop Summer Session 2 courses.
Thursday, June 3 Last day to change a Summer Session 2 course to an audit status.
Thursday, June 3 Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped Summer Session 2 courses.
Monday, June 21 Last day to change from a letter grade to pass/d/fail or pass/fail for Summer Session 2 courses.
Monday, June 28 Last day to request Incomplete grades for Summer Session 2 courses.
Thursday, July 1 Summer Session 2 ends.
Monday, July 5 Independence Day Observed – no classes.
Tuesday, July 6 Summer Session 3 begins.
Wednesday, July 7 Last day to register for Summer Session 3 courses.
Thursday, July 8 Last day to drop Summer Session 3 courses.
Thursday, July 8 Last day to change a Summer Session 3 course to an audit status.
Thursday, July 8 Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped Summer Session 3 courses.
Thursday, July 15 Incomplete work from Summer Session 2 due.
Monday, July 26 Last day to change form a letter grade to P/D/F or P/F for Summer Session 3 courses.
Monday, August 2 Last day to request Incomplete grades for Summer Session 3 courses.
Thursday, August 5 Summer Session 3 ends.
Thursday, August 19 Incomplete work for Summer Session 3 due.