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2008-09 Stanford Academic Calendar

Autumn QuarterWinter QuarterSpring QuarterSummer Quarter

A printable, legal-size .pdf version of this calendar is available for download.

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AUTUMN QUARTER

August 18 (Mon) Axess opens for course enrollment

August 27 (Wed) 1st-year M.D. students, first day of instruction

August 28 (Thu) 2nd-year M.D. students, first day of instruction

September 2 (Tue) Law School semester begins

September 12 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term

September 16 (Tue) New undergraduates arrive; Convocation

September 22 (Mon) Full refund for Autumn Quarter Leave of Absence; last day to file for Leave of Absence.

September 22 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins

September 25 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter

October 5 (Sun) Study list deadline

October 9 (Thu) Yom Kippur (clases held: some students will be observing Yom Kippur and are not expected to attend classes; some faculty will not be holding classes.)

October 12 (Sun) Add deadline (courses)

October 19 (Sun) Drop deadline (courses); last day to adjust units on variable-unit courses; last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units

November 2 (Sun) Change of grading basis deadline

November 9 (Sun) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.

November 16 (Sun) Course withdrawal deadline

November 16 (Sun) Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral

November 24-28 (Mon-Fri) Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)

November 30-Dec 6 (Sun-Sat) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class

December 1-7 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period

December 3 (Wed) Law School classes end

December 5 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.)

December 8-18 (Mon-Thu) Law School examinations for 2nd/3rd-year students

December 8-12 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations

December 9-18 (Tue-Thu) Law School examinations for 1st-year students

December 12 (Fri) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit, at noon

December 16 (Tue) Grades due at 11:59 p.m.

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WINTER QUARTER

November 17 (Mon) Axess opens for course enrollment

December 12 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term

January 5 (Mon) Full refund for Winter Quarter Leave of Absence; last day to file for Leave of Absence.

January 5 (Mon) Law School semester begins

January 6 (Tue) First day of quarter; instruction begins

January 8 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Autumn Quarter

January 19 (Mon) Martin Luther King Day, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes)

January 19 (Mon) Study list deadline

January 25 (Sun) Add deadline (courses)

February 1 (Sun) Drop deadline (courses); last day to adjust units on variable-unit courses; last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units

February 16 (Mon) Presidents' Day (holiday, no classes)

February 16 (Mon) Change of grading basis deadline

February 18 (Wed) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.

March 1 (Sun) Course withdrawal deadline

March 1 (Sun) Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral

March 8-14 (Sun-Sat) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class

March 9-15 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period

March 13 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.)

March 16-20 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations

March 20 (Fri) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit, at noon

March 24 (Tue) Grades due at 11:59 p.m.

April 23 (Thu) Law School classes end

April 28-May 6 (Tue-Wed) Law School examinations

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SPRING QUARTER

March 9 (Mon) Axess opens for course enrollment

March 20 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term

March 30 (Mon) Full refund for Spring Quarter Leave of Absence; last day to file for Leave of Absence.

March 31 (Tue) First day of quarter; instruction begins

April 2 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter

April 12 (Sun) Study list deadline

April 12 (Sun) Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral

April 14 (Tue) Matriculated undergraduate financial aid application, deadline to file

April 19 (Sun) Add deadline (courses)

April 26 (Sun) Drop deadline (courses); last day to adjust units on variable-unit courses; last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units

May 10 (Sun) Law School graduation ceremony

May 10 (Sun) Change of grading basis deadline

May 12 (Tue) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.

May 25 (Mon) Memorial Day (holiday, no classes)

May 25 (Mon) Course withdrawal deadline

May 28-June 3 (Thu-Wed) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class

May 29-June 4 (Fri-Thu) End-Quarter Period

June 3 (Wed) Last day of classes

June 4 (Thu) Day before finals, no classes

June 5 (Fri) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to file, at noon

June 5-10 (Fri-Wed) End-Quarter examinations

June 11 (Thu) Grades for graduating students due at noon

June 13 (Sat) Senior Class Day

June 13 (Sat) Baccalaureate Saturday

June 14 (Sun) Commencement

June 16 (Tue) Grades for non-graduating students due 11:59 p.m.

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SUMMER QUARTER

April 13 (Mon) Axess opens for course enrollment

June 12 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term

June 22 (Mon) Full refund for Summer Quarter Leave of Absence. Last day to file for Leave of Absence.

June 23 (Tue) First day of quarter; instruction begins

June 28 (Sun) Study list deadline

July 3 (Fri) Independence Day observed (holiday, no classes)

July 5 (Sun) Add deadline (course)

July 12 (Sun) Drop deadline (courses); last day to adjust units on variable-unit courses; last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units

July 24 (Fri) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to withdraw from the University with a partial refund for eight- and ten-week sessions.

July 26 (Sun) Change of grading basis deadline

August 2 (Sun) Course withdrawal deadline

August 2 (Sun) Application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral

August 7-13 (Fri-Thu) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class

August 8-13 (Sat-Thu) End-Quarter Period

August 13 (Thu) Last day of classes

August 14-15 (Fri-Sat) End-Quarter examinations

August 18 (Tue) Grades due at 11:59 p.m.

September 18 (Fri) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit, at noon

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