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Academic Calendar

2015-2016 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The University Registrar maintains the official academic calendar for Georgetown University. Tuition refund periods for withdrawals from full-semester fall and spring classes can be found here.

Please Note: Students withdrawing from courses should consult with their academic program, Student Financial Services (scsfinaid@georgetown.edu), the Office of Global Services (SCS International Student & Scholar Services, Anka Dadarlat, aid22@georgetown.edu), and the Office of Veteran Services (veteranservices@georgetown.edu) as appropriate to find out how schedule changes could affect their financial aid, loan, repayment, Visa, and benefit status. Students are required to notify their academic program in writing of their intent to withdraw and to process all required paperwork for such actions by published deadlines.

FALL 2015

  • 640 Mass. Ave., NW (Georgetown Downtown Campus): Professional Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) Courses
  • Main Campus: Graduate Liberal Studies Courses

Dates for Full-Semester Courses:

  • September 2 – Classes Begin; Follow Monday Schedule
  • September 2 - Add/Drop Begins
  • September 7 - Holiday: Labor Day (No Classes)
  • September 11 - Add/Drop Ends
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 100% refund
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 80% refund
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 70% refund
  • October 12 - Holiday: Columbus Day (No Classes)
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 50% refund
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 40% refund
  • November 2 - Graduate Students: Registration for SP16 Begins
  • November 2 - Undergraduate Students: Pre-Registration for SP16 Begins
  • November 5 - Undergraduate Students: Last Day to Withdraw from Courses
  • November 14 - Undergraduate Students: Pre-Registration for SP16 Ends
  • November 17 - Graduate Students: Last Day to Withdraw from Courses
  • November 25 - Thanksgiving Recess Begins after Last Class
  • (TBD) - Theses Submission Deadline for MALS and DLS Candidates
  • November 30 - Classes Resume
  • December 9 - Classes End
  • December 10 - Study Days Begin
  • December 10 - Undergraduate Students: Registration Completion for SP16 Begins
  • December 13 - Study Days End
  • December 13 - Undergraduate Students: Registration Completion for SP16 Ends
  • December 14 - Final Examinations Begin
  • December 22 - Final Examinations End
  • December 27 - Undergraduate Grades Due
  • January 3 - Graduate Grades Due


SPRING 2016

  • 640 Mass. Ave., NW (Georgetown Downtown Campus): Professional Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) Courses
  • Main Campus: Graduate Liberal Studies Courses

Dates for Full-Semester Courses:

  • January 13 - Classes Begin: Follow Monday Class Schedule
  • January 18 - Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes)
  • January 22 - Add/Drop Ends
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 100% refund
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 80% refund
  • February 15 - Holiday: Presidents' Day (No Classes)
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 70% refund
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 50% refund
  • March 4 - Spring Break Begins after Last Class
  • (TBD) - Last day to withdraw with 40% refund
  • March 14 - Classes Resume
  • March 22 - Undergraduate Students: Last Day to Withdraw from Courses
  • March 23 - Easter Break Begins after Last Class
  • March 29 - Classes Resume
  • April 7 - Undergraduate Students: Pre-Registration for FL16 Begins
  • April 17 - Undergraduate Students: Pre-Registration for FL16 Ends
  • April 27 - Graduate Students: Last Day to Withdraw from Courses
  • May 2 - Classes End
  • May 3 - Study Days Begin
  • May 5 - Study Days End
  • May 6 - Examinations Begin
  • May 7 - Exam Day
  • May 8 - Study Day
  • May 9 - Examinations Resume
  • May 14 - Examinations End
  • May 16 - Grades Due for **ALL** Graduating Students
  • May 18 - Undergraduate Grades Due for Continuing Students
  • May 19 - Senior Convocation
  • May 20 - Commencement Weekend Begins
  • May 22 - Commencement Weekend Ends
  • May 23 - Graduate Grades Due for Continuing Students


SUMMER 2015 (TBD for Summer 2016)

Last updated: 7/7/15

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