Fall 2024 - Summer 2025 Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2024

DATE

DETAILS

Mid-July Start of Fall Registration for Continuing Students
Students must check SSOL for their registration date(s)/time(s).
Mid/Late-August Start of Fall Registration for New Students
Students should check their Canvas Key Program Information site for the general registration timeframe, and SSOL for their specific registration date(s)/time(s).
Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30 IHN Orientation (mandatory) 
Tuesday, August 27 Start of Fall Classes
Wednesday, August 28 Last day to apply for October degrees (Fall 2023 cycle)
Monday, September 2 Labor Day – **University Holiday
Early-September End of Fall Registration (new and continuing students) 
Students must check SSOL for their registration date(s)/time(s).
Early- Mid-September Change of Program Period 
Students who have not registered before this period will be assessed a late registration fee. Students may add/drop via SSOL. Students may register for non-IHN courses. Students must check SSOL for their registration date(s)/time(s).
Friday, September 13 End of Change of Program Period 
Last day to add/drop via SSOL. Last day to receive a full tuition refund for classes dropped. Review the Columbia University Tuition Refund Policy.
Wednesday, October 16 October Degrees Conferred (Fall 2023 cycle)
Friday, October 18 Last Day to Drop a Class without receiving a W on your transcript.
Tuesday, November 5 *Academic Holiday - Election Day
Mid-November - Early December Registration for Spring Semester (continuing students only) 
Students must check SSOL for their registration date(s)/time(s). This timeframe excludes Thanksgiving week.
Monday - Wednesday, November 25 - 27 All IHN MS classes will be held remotely. Students are not required to be on campus.
Thursday, November 28 – Friday, November 29 Thanksgiving  – **University Holiday
Tuesday, December 30 Last day to apply for February degrees (off-cycle graduation)
Monday, December 9 Last Day of Classes
Tuesday, December 10 - Thursday, December 11 Study Days
Friday, December 13 – Friday, December 20 Final Examinations
Friday, December 20 Term Ends
Monday, December 23 – Friday, January 10 No classes - Winter Holiday

Spring Term 2025

DATE

DETAILS

Monday, December 30 Last day to apply for May degrees (off-cycle graduation)
Wednesday, January 1 Deadline for submitting Fall 2024 grades.
Monday, January 6 - Friday, January 10 Students work full-time on their thesis.
Early- Mid-January Regular Registration for Spring Semester (new and continuing students) 
Students must check SSOL for their registration date(s)/time(s).
Mid- Late-January Change of Program Period 
Students who have not registered before this period will be assessed a late registration fee. Students may add/drop via SSOL. Students may register for non-IHN courses. Students must check SSOL for their registration date(s)/time(s).
Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed - **University Holiday
Tuesday, January 21 First Day of Spring Classes
Friday, January 31 End of Change of Program Period 
Last day to add/drop via SSOL. Last day to receive a full tuition refund for classes dropped. Review the Columbia University Tuition Refund Policy.
Wednesday, February 12 February Degrees Conferred (off-cycle graduation)
Tuesday, February 18 Last Day to Drop a Class without receiving a W on your transcript.
Monday, March 17 – Friday, March 21 Spring Recess – *Academic Holiday
TBD IPE Day (campus-wide day of interprofessional learning)
TBD IHN Retreat and Wu Lecture
Monday, May 5 Last Day of Classes
Tuesday, May 6 - Thursday, May 8 Study Days
Friday, May 9 - Friday, May 16 Final Exams
Friday, May 16 Deadline for submitting grades for non-graduating students (by 9:30 pm ET)
Friday, May 16 Term Ends
Friday, May 16 Columbia University Commencement Deadline for submitting grades for graduating students (by 9:30 pm ET)
Wednesday, May 21 May Degrees Conferred (off-cycle graduation)
Wednesday, May 21 Columbia University Commencement (generally starts at 10:00 am ET, with students reporting on-site around 8:30 - 9:00 am ET)
Thursday, May 22 IHN Class Day (generally held the day after Columbia Commencement, date/time TBD)

Summer Term 2025

DATE

DETAILS

TBD Regular Registration for Summer Semester (continuing students) 
Students must check SSOL for their registration date(s)/time(s).
TBD Change of Program Period 
Students who have not registered before this period will be assessed a late registration fee. Students may add/drop via SSOL. Students may register for non-IHN courses. Students must check SSOL for their registration date(s)/time(s).
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day – **University Holiday
Tuesday, May 27 Summer Term Begins
Monday, June 9 - Thursday, June 12 MS Thesis Presentations (Students must be on campus this week.)
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day – **University Holiday
Thursday, August 21 Last day to apply for October degrees
Thursday, August 21 MS Thesis Due
Monday, August 25 Summer Term Ends
Wednesday, October 16 MS Degree Conferred (On-cycle graduation. If you started our program in Fall 2024, this will be your graduation date unless you extend your timeline.)

 

*Academic Holiday: offices open, no classes

**University Holiday: offices closed, no classes