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The 2019 – 2020  academic calendar is available here.


Fall Term
Aug 29 - 31
New Student Orientation
Sept 3
Labor Day, School Closed
Sept 4
First Day of Classes for all Academic Programs
Sept 13
Last Day of Add/Drop
Oct 19
Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
End of first 7 week-length courses
Oct 22
Fall Break - No classes for all Programs; Progressions Review
Oct 23
Start of second 7 week-length courses
Oct 23 - Nov 2
Academic Advising
Nov 7 - 21
Course Registration for Spring 2019
Nov 22 - 25
Thanksgiving Break | No face-to-face classes on November 21st | SON closed  Nov. 22nd-25th
Dec 7
Last Day of Classes
Dec 10 - 14
Final Exam Week
Dec 14
Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Summer 2018
Dec 21
Fall 2018 Grades Due
Dec 28
JHU Conferral Date - Final Degree Transcript and Diploma Release Date


Winter/Spring Term
Jan 2First Day of Classes for Winter Term
Jan 4Last Day to withdraw from Winter Term Courses without a "W"
Jan 11End of Winter Term
Jan 14First Day of Classes for Spring Semester
Jan 21Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observance | School Closed
Jan 25Last Day of Add/Drop
Mar 1Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
Mar 4 - 8Spring Break | No Classes for all Programs | Progressions Review
Mar 11 - 22Academic Advising
Mar 25 - Apr 5Course Registration for Summer 2019
Apr 8 - 26Course Registration for Fall 2019
Apr 26Last Day of Classes
Apr 29 - May 3Final Exam Week
May 3Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Fall 2018
May 10Spring 2019 Grades Due
May 22School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony (Hippodrome Theater)
May 23Johns Hopkins University Commencement Ceremony (Royal Farms Arena)
Summer Term
May 13First Day of Classes
May 24Last Day of Add/Drop
May 27Memorial Day | School Closed
June 21Deadline to withdraw from semester-length courses without a "W"
July 4Independence Day | School Closed
Aug 2Last Day of Summer Term
Aug 5Summer Degree Completion Ceremony
Aug 9Summer 2019 Grades Due
Deadline for Resolution of Incompletes from Spring 2019

Academic calendars may vary among University divisions. Students planning to register for courses at another school within Johns Hopkins University 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 Attendance Policy).