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The 2017-18 academic calendar is available here.


Fall Term
Aug 24-26New Student Orientation
Aug 29First Day of Classes for all Academic Programs
Sept 5Labor Day, School Closed
Sept 8Last Day of Add/Drop
Oct 14Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
End of first 7 week-length courses
Oct 17 – 21Fall Break, No classes for all Programs, Progressions Review
Oct 24Start of second 7 week-length courses
Oct 24 – Nov 4Academic Advising
Nov 9 – 23Course Registration for Spring 2017
Nov 23 – 27Thanksgiving Break, No face-to-face classes on November 23rd
SON closed November 24-27


Dec 9Last Day of Classes
Dec 12 – 16Final Exam Week
Dec 16

Degree Completion Ceremony

Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Summer 2016

Dec 23Fall 2016 Grades Due
Dec 30JHU Conferral Date - Final Degree Transcript Release Date


Spring Term
Jan 3First Day of Classes for Winter Term
Jan 6Last Day to withdraw from Winter Term Courses without a "W"
Jan 13End of Winter Term
Jan 16Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Celebration, School Closed
Jan 17First Day of Classes for Spring Semester
Jan 27Last Day of Add/Drop
Mar 3Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
Mar 6 – 10Spring Break, No Classes for all Programs, Progressions Review
Mar 13 – 24Academic Advising
Mar 27 – Apr 7Course Registration for Summer 2017
Apr 10 – 28Course Registration for Fall 2017
Apr 28Last Day of Classes
May 1 – 5Final Exam Week
May 5Deadline for Resoution fo Incompletes from Fall 2016
May 12Spring 2017 Grades Due
May 24Johns Hopkins University Commencement 
May 25School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony
Summer Term
May 15First Day of Classes
May 26Last Day of Add/Drop
May 29Memorial Day, School Closed
June 23Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
July 4Independence Day, School Closed
Aug 4Last Day of Summer Term
Aug 7Summer Degree Completion Ceremony
Aug 11Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Spring 2017
Aug 11Summer 2017 Grades Due

Academic calendars may vary among University divisions. Students planning to register for courses at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Carey Business School should request an academic calendar specifically from those divisions.

In preparing the calendar for an academic year, it is impossible to avoid conflict with some religious holidays. As conflicts arise, efforts are made to make special arrangements for students affected (see SON Religious Observance and Holidays Policy).

Courses that need to follow a different academic schedule will need to be reviewed by both Department Chairs.  If they approve of the change(s) then the proposal would go to Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs for final review.