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Stanford Academic Calendar, 2018-19

Stanford Academic Calendar, 2018-19

Autumn QuarterWinter QuarterSpring QuarterSummer Quarter

Please note: See the Academic Calendar 2017-18 for Summer Quarter 2018.

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 12, 2018. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

AUTUMN QUARTER 2018-19

August 1 (Wed) Axess opens for course enrollment. Stanford Bulletin publishes academic year 2018-19 degree requirements

August 27 (Mon) M.D. first-year students, first day of instruction.

August 30 (Thu) M.D. second-year students, first day of instruction.

September 4 (Tue) Law School instruction begins for 1st-year J.D. students. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

September 14 (Fri) M.B.A. 1st-year instructions begins.

September 14 (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 15 (Sat) Autumn Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care web site.

September 20 (Thu) New undergraduates arrive. Convocation. Undergraduate housing opens for new students; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

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

September 24 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

September 24 (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 24 (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 24 (Mon) Law School instruction begins for 2nd/3rd-year J.D. and advanced degree students. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

September 27 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter 2017-18.

September 28 (Fri) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.

October 12 (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 5 (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 16 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.

November 16 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.

November 16 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral.

November 19-23 (Mon-Fri) Thanksgiving Recess (no classes).

November 30 (Fri) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

December 1-6 (Sat-Thu) Law School Reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

December 3-9 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.

December 7 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.), except Law.

December 7 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

December 7 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

December 7 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

December 7-14 (Fri-Fri) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

December 10-14 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.

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

December 15 (Sat, noon) Undergraduate housing closes for Winter Break; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

December 18 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.

December 24-January 4 (Mon-Fri) Winter Closure; the University is closed.

January 10 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Autumn Quarter.

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WINTER QUARTER 2018-19

October 28 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

December 28 (Fri) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.

January 5 (Sat, 8:00 a.m.) Undergraduate housing opens for Winter Quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

January 7 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.

January 7 (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 7 (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 11 (Fri) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.

January 21 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes).

January 25 (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 18 (Mon) Presidents' Day (holiday, no classes; Law does hold classes).

February 20 (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 1 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.

March 1 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.

March 1 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral.

March 11 (Mon) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

March 11-17 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.

March 12-14 (Tue-Thu) Law School Reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

March 15 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.)

March 15 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

March 15 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

March 15 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

March 15 (Fri) Spring Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care web site.

March 15-22 (Fri-Fri) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

March 18-22 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.

March 23 (Sat) Undergraduate housing move-out (if departing at end of Winter Quarter); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

March 26 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.

April 4 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter.

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SPRING QUARTER 2018-19

February 10 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

March 22 (Fri) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.

March 30 (Sat) Undergraduate housing move-in date for Spring Quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

April 1 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.

April 1 (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 1 (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 4 (Thu) GSB instruction begins (MBA and MSx courses only). See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.

April 9 (Tue) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.

April 12 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral.

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

April 19 (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 13 (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 24 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.

May 24 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.

May 27 (Mon) Memorial Day (holiday, no classes).

May 30 (Thu) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

May 31-June 2 (Fri-Sun) Law School reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

May 31-June 6 (Fri-Thu) End-Quarter Period.

June 3-7 (Mon-Fri) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

June 5 (Wed) Last day of classes.

June 5 (Wed) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

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

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

June 6 (Thu) Day before finals, no classes.

June 7-12 (Fri-Wed) End-Quarter examinations.

June 12 (Wed, noon) Grades for GSB graduating students due.

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

June 14 (Fri) Undergraduate housing move-out date (for all students not involved in Commencement); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

June 15 (Sat) Senior Class Day.

June 15 (Sat) Baccalaureate Saturday.

June 15 (Sat) Law School Diploma Ceremony. See the Law School academic calendar web site.

June 15 (Sat) GSB Diploma Ceremony.

June 15 (Sat) Medical School Commencement Ceremony.

June 16 (Sun) Commencement. Conferral of degrees, Spring Quarter.

June 17 (Mon) Undergraduate Housing move-out date (for graduates and others involved in Commencement with permission); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.

June 18 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades for non-graduating students due.

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SUMMER QUARTER 2018-19

April 7 (Sun) Axess opens for course enrollment.

June 14 (Fri) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.

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

June 24 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.

June 24 (Mon, 5:00 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline.

June 24 (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 (Thu) Independence Day (holiday, no classes).

July 8 (Mon, 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 26 (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 2 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline.

August 2 (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline.

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

August 10-15 (Sat-Thu) End-Quarter Period.

August 15 (Thu) Last day of classes.

August 15 (Thu) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.

August 16-17 (Fri-Sat) End-Quarter examinations.

August 20 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.

August 30 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.

August 30  (Fri, 5:00 p.m.) Late application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).

September 26 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter.

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2019-20 First Day of Classes and End of Term

  • Autumn 2019-20: September 23 and December 13

  • Winter 2019-20: January 6 and March 20

  • Spring 2019-20: March 30 and June 10 (Commencement June 14)

  • Summer 2019-20: June 22 and August 15