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Stanford Academic Calendar, 2017-18

Stanford Academic Calendar, 2017-18

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The University bill is issued on the 20th of each month. Billed charges are due by the 15th of the following month. For more information, see the Student Financial Services site.

See the R&DE Student Housing site for additional information on Housing deadlines. Key undergraduate dates are included below.

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Issued March 6, 2017. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

AUTUMN QUARTER 2017-18

August 1 (Tue) Axess opens for course enrollment. Stanford Bulletin publishes academic year 2017-18 degree requirements

August 28 (Mon) M.D. first-year students, first day of instruction.

August 31 (Thu) M.D. second-year students, first day of instruction.

September 5 (Tue) Law School instruction begins for 1st-year J.D. students. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

September 15 (Fri) Autumn Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care web site.

September 15 (Fri) M.B.A. 1st-year instructions begins.

September 15 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.

September 19 (Tue) New undergraduates arrive. Convocation. Undergraduate housing opens for new students; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

September 21 (Thu) Undergraduate housing opens for returning students; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

September 25 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

September 25 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or approved Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.

September 25 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule.

September 25 (Mon) Law School instruction begins for 2nd/3rd-year J.D. and advanced degree students. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

September 28 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter 2016-17.

September 29 (Fri) GSB course add/drop deadline.

October 13 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript.

November 6 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.

November 17 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.

November 17 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.

November 17 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral.

November 20-24 (Mon-Fri) Thanksgiving Recess (no classes).

December 1 (Fri) Last day of Law classes. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

December 2-7 (Sat-Thu) Law School Reading Period. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

December 4-10 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.

December 8 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.), except Law.

December 8 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

December 8 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

December 8 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

December 8-15 (Fri-Fri) Law School examinations. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

December 11-15 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.

December 15 (Fri) Winter Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care web site.

December 16 (Sat, noon) Undergraduate housing closes for Winter Break; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

December 19 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.

January 11 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Autumn Quarter.

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WINTER QUARTER 2017-18

October 29 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

December 29 (Fri) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.

January 6 (Sat, 8:00 a.m.) Undergraduate housing opens for Winter Quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

January 8 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.

January 8 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline.Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or approved Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.

January 8 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule.

January 12 (Fri) GSB course add/drop deadline.

January 15 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes).

January 26 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Final day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript.

February 19 (Mon) Presidents' Day (holiday, no classes; Law does hold classes).

February 21 (Wed, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.

March 2 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.

March 2 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.

March 2 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral.

March 12 (Mon) Last day of Law classes. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

March 12-18 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.

March 13-15 (Tue-Thu) Law School Reading Period. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

March 16 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.)

March 16 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

March 16 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

March 16 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

March 16-23 (Fri-Fri) Law School examinations. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

March 19-23 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.

March 24 (Sat) Undergraduate housing move-out (if departing at end of Winter Quarter); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

March 27 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.

April 5 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter.

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SPRING QUARTER 2017-18

February 11 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

March 23 (Fri) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.

March 31 (Sat) Undergraduate housing move-in date for Spring Quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

April 2 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.

April 2 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline.Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or approved Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.

April 2 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule.

April 5 (Thurs) GSB classes begin.

April 10 (Tues) GSB course add/drop deadline.

April 13 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral.

April 15 (Sun) Spring Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care web site.

April 20 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a "W" notation will appear on the transcript.

May 14 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.

May 25 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.

May 25 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.

May 28 (Mon) Memorial Day (holiday, no classes).

June 1-7 (Fri-Thu) End-Quarter Period.

June 1 (Fri) Last day of Law classes. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

June 2-3 (Sat-Sun). Law School reading Period. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

June 4-8 (Mon-Fri) Law School examinations. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

June 6 (Wed) Last day of classes.

June 6 (Wed) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

June 6 (Wed, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

June 6 (Wed, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

June 7 (Thu) Day before finals, no classes.

June 8-13 (Fri-Wed) End-Quarter examinations.

June 13 (Wed, noon) Grades for GSB graduating students due.

June 14 (Thu, noon) Grades for graduating students due.

June 15 (Fri) Undergraduate housing move-out date (for all students not involved in Commencement); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

June 16 (Sat) Senior Class Day.

June 16 (Sat) Baccalaureate Saturday.

June 16 (Sat) Law School Diploma Ceremony. See the full Law School academic calendar (pdf).

June 16 (Sat) GSB Diploma Ceremony.

June 16 (Sat) Medical School Commencement Ceremony.

June 17 (Sun) Commencement. Conferral of degrees, Spring Quarter.

June 18 (Mon) Undergraduate Housing move-out date (for graduates and others involved in Commencement with permission); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

June 19 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades for non-graduating students due.

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SUMMER QUARTER 2017-18

April 8 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

June 15 (Fri) Summer Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care web site

June 15 (Fri) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.

June 25 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

June 25 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline.

June 25 (Mon) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule.

July 4 (Wed) Independence Day (holiday, no classes).

July 6 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline.Final day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript.

July 27 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.

August 3 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline.

August 3 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline.

August 3 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral.

August 11-16 (Sat-Thu) End-Quarter Period.

August 16 (Thu) Last day of classes.

August 16 (Thu) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

August 17-18 (Fri-Sat) End-Quarter examinations.

August 21 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.

August 31 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

August 31  (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

September 27 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter.

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2018-19 First Day of Classes and End of Term

  • Autumn 2018-19: September 24 and December 14

  • Winter 2018-19:: January 7 and March 22

  • Spring 2018-19:: April 1 and June 12 (Commencement June 16)

  • Summer 2018-19:: June 24 and August 17