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2009-10 Stanford Academic Calendar

All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

Autumn QuarterWinter QuarterSpring QuarterSummer Quarter 

Significant changes to the academic calendar for 2009-10 have been approved by the Academic Senate. See the bottom of this page for full information.

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

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 Stanford Gateway to Financial Activities or Stanford ePay.

AUTUMN QUARTER 2009-10

August 1 (Sat) Axess opens for course enrollment.

August 27 (Thu) M.D. students, first day of instruction.

September 11 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term.

September 15 (Tue) New undergraduates arrive; Convocation.

September 21 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

September 21 (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 Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.

September 21 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund. See Tuition and Refund Schedule: 2009-10 for a full refund schedule.

September 24 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter.

September 28 (Mon) Yom Kippur (classes held: some students will be observing Yom Kippur and are not expected to attend classes; some faculty will not be holding classes).

October 9 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline. 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 9 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund. See Tuition and Refund Schedule: 2009-10 for a full refund schedule.

November 13 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline.

November 13 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline.

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

November 23-27 (Mon-Fri) Thanksgiving Recess (no classes).

November 30-December 6 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.

December 4 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.)

December 4 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

December 4 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

December 4 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

December 7-11 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.

December 15 (Tue) Grades due at 11:59 p.m.

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WINTER QUARTER 2009-10

October 25 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

December 11 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term.

January 4 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

January 4 (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 Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.

January 4 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund. See Tuition and Refund Schedule: 2009-10 for a full refund schedule.

January 7 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Autumn Quarter.

January 18 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes).

January 22 (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.

February 15 (Mon) Presidents' Day (holiday, no classes; Law and GSB do hold classes).

February 18 (Thu, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund. See Tuition and Refund Schedule: 2009-10 for a full refund schedule.

February 26 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline.

February 26 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline.

February 26 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral.

March 8-14 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.

March 12 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.)

March 12 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

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

March 12 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

March 15-19 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.

March 23 (Tue) Grades due at 11:59 p.m.

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SPRING QUARTER 2009-10

February 7 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

March 19 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term.

March 29 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

March 29 (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 Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.

March 29 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund. See Tuition and Refund Schedule: 2009-10 for a full refund schedule.

April 1 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter.

April 9 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral.

April 16 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Final Study List deadline 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 12 (Wed, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund. See Tuition and Refund Schedule: 2009-10 for a full refund schedule.

May 21 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline.

May 21 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline.

May 28-June 3 (Fri-Thu) End-Quarter Period.

May 31 (Mon) Memorial Day (holiday, no classes) .

June 2 (Wed) Last day of classes.

June 2 (Wed) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

June 2 (Wed, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

June 2 (Wed, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

June 3 (Thu) Day before finals, no classes.

June 4-9 (Fri-Wed) End-Quarter examinations.

June 10 (Thu) Grades for graduating students due at noon.

June 12 (Sat) Senior Class Day.

June 12 (Sat) Baccalaureate Saturday.

June 13 (Sun) Commencement.

June 15 (Tue) Grades for non-graduating students due 11:59 p.m.

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SUMMER QUARTER 2009-10

April 11 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

June 11 (Fri) Course enrollment deadline to receive stipend or refund check on first day of term.

June 21 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

June 21 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline.

June 21 (Mon) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund. See Tuition and Refund Schedule: 2009-10 for a full refund schedule.

July 2 (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 5 (Mon) Independence Day observed (holiday, no classes).

July 23 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund. See Tuition and Refund Schedule: 2009-10 for a full refund schedule.

July 30 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline.

July 30 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline.

July 30 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral.

August 7-12 (Sat-Thu) End-Quarter Period.

August 12 (Thu) Last day of classes.

August 12 (Thu) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

August 12 (Thu, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

August 13-14 (Fri-Sat) End-Quarter examinations.

August 17 (Tue) Grades due at 11:59 p.m.

August 27 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

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New Academic Deadlines Information

The Academic Senate has approved a new set of academic deadlines designed to expand the time allotted to teaching, to improve potential for student advising, and to reduce the number of academic deadlines from five to three. These deadlines come into effect at the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year.

Axess Opens for Enrollment

Autumn: August 1 • Winter: October 25 • Spring: February 7 • Summer: April 11

  • Autumn Quarter: Axess will now open for Autumn Quarter enrollment on August 1, two weeks earlier than in previous years. Courses and scheduled classes will be viewable for the entire academic year.
  • Winter and Spring quarters: Axess will open at the beginning of the 6th week of the previous quarter, four weeks earlier than in previous quarters.
  • Summer Quarter: no change from previous years

First Day of Classes

Autumn: September 21 • Winter: January 4 • Spring: March 29 • Summer: June 21

The first day of classes in all four quarters will now be the Monday of the first week of classes. This will add a teaching day in Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters.

Preliminary Study List Deadline

Autumn: September 21 • Winter: January 4 • Spring: March 29 • Summer: June 21

Students must now be "in status" by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes in each quarter. This means that, at the end of the first day of classes in each quarter, an undergraduate must be enrolled in no fewer than 12 units, and a graduate student must be enrolled in no fewer than 8 units. Students approved for a Special Registration Status (13th quarter, PSO, reduced course load, graduation quarter, TGR, or graduate tuition adjustment) must be enrolled in no fewer than the minimum units applicable to that status. Students not "in status" by
5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes are subject to a $200 late study list fee.

Final Study List Deadline

Autumn: October 9 • Winter: January 22 • Spring: April 16 • Summer: July 2

Students may add and drop classes until 5:00 p.m. on Friday of the third week of classes. (In other words, the add and drop deadlines are now combined into one Final Study List Deadline.) This will also be the deadline for students to adjust units on variable-unit courses. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may continue to withdraw from courses through the Course Withdrawal Deadline. The Summer Quarter Final Study List Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the second week of classes; different deadlines may apply in cases of Summer classes with non-standard meeting schedules.

Course Withdrawal and Change of Grading Basis Deadlines

Autumn: November 13 • Winter: February 26 • Spring: May 21 • Summer: July 30

These two deadlines now occur at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the eighth week of classes. This provides an additional two weeks for students to change their grading basis in courses which offer that option. Courses dropped after the Final Study List Deadline but before the Course Withdrawal Deadline remain on the transcript with the notation of 'W' (meaning Withdrew) in the grade column. The Summer Quarter Course Withdrawal and Change of Grading Basis Deadlines are at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the sixth week of classes; different deadlines may apply in cases of Summer classes with non-standard meeting schedules.