Chatham University

Academic Calendar

2017-2018 School of Health Sciences

Note: Graduate Psychology programs follow the SASB and FSS calendar.

+ Fall 2017 Semester | Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant Studies

First day of classesMonday, August 28
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 5
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, September 4
Last day to apply for Fall 2017 (December) degree conferralFriday, September 15
Incomplete grades from Spring/Maymester/Summer 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, October 20
Registration for Spring and Maymester 2018Wed-Tues, November 1-14
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 15
Thanksgiving BreakWed-Sun, Nov 22-26
Commencement Ceremony, 3:00 PMFriday, December 15
Last day of classes Monday, December 18
Late registration for Spring 2018 beginsMonday, December 18
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Wednesday, December 20
Degree conferral for Fall 2017 graduatesSaturday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 15

+ Fall 2017 Semester | Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

First day of classesMonday, August 14
Add/drop period ends Monday, August 21
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, September 4
Last day to apply for Fall 2017 (December) degree conferralFriday, September 15
Incomplete grades from Spring/Maymester/Summer 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, October 20
Registration for Spring and Maymester 2018Wed-Tues, November 1-14
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 15
Thanksgiving BreakWed-Sun, Nov 22-26
Last day of classes Friday, December 15
Commencement Ceremony, 3:00 PMFriday, December 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 18
Late registration for Spring 2018 beginsMonday, December 18
Degree conferral for Fall 2017 graduatesSaturday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 15

+ Fall 2017 Semester | Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

First day of classesMonday, August 28
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, September 4
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 5
Last day to apply for Fall 2017 (December) degree conferralFriday, September 15
Incomplete grades from Spring/Maymester/Summer 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, October 20
Registration for Spring and Maymester 2018Wed-Tues, November 1-14
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 8
Thanksgiving BreakWed-Sun, Nov 22-26
Last day of classes Friday, December 8
Commencement Ceremony, 3:00 PMFriday, December 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 11
Late registration for Spring 2018 beginsMonday, December 18
Degree conferral for Fall 2017 graduatesSaturday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 15

+ Fall 2017 Semester | Pathways (Undergraduate)

Pathways (Undergraduate)

First day of classesMonday, August 28
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, September 4
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 5
Last day to apply for Fall 2017 (December) degree conferralFriday, September 15
Long Weekend Mon-Tues, October 9-10
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 13
Incomplete grades from Spring/Maymester/Summer 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, October 20
Family & Friends Weekend TBD
Registration for Spring and Maymester 2018Wed-Tues, November 1-14
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 8
Thanksgiving BreakWed-Sun, Nov 22-26
Last day of classes Friday, December 8
Final Exams (grades are due within 48 hours of exam)Mon-Thurs, Dec 11-14
Commencement Ceremony, 3:00 PMFriday, December 15
Final Exam Conflict/Make-up Day (grades are due within 48 hours of exam) Monday, December 18
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 18
Late registration for Spring 2018 beginsMonday, December 18
Degree conferral for Fall 2017 graduatesSaturday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 15

+ Fall 2017 Semester | Nursing

14-week semester

First day of classesMonday, August 28
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, September 4
Add/drop period endsTuesday, September 5
Last day to apply for Fall 2017 (December) degree conferralFriday, September 15
Incomplete grades from Spring/Maymester/Summer 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, October 20
Registration for Spring and Maymester 2018Wed-Tues, November 1-14
Last day to withdrawWednesday, November 8
Thanksgiving BreakWed-Sun, Nov 22-26
Last day of classesFriday, December 8
Commencement Ceremony, 3:00 PMFriday, December 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 18
Late registration for Spring 2018 beginsMonday, December 18
Degree conferral for Fall 2017 graduatesSaturday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 15

1st 7-week term

First day of classes Monday, August 28
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, September 4
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 5
Last day to withdraw Monday, October 2
Last day of classes Monday, October 16
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Wednesday, October 18

2nd 7-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, October 18
Incomplete grades from Spring/Maymester/Summer 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, October 20
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, October 25
Registration for Spring and Maymester 2018Wed-Tues, November 1-14
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving BreakWed-Sun, Nov 22-26
Last day of classes Friday, December 8
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 11
Commencement Ceremony, 3:00 PMFriday, December 15
Late registration for Spring 2018 beginsMonday, December 18
Degree conferral for Fall 2017 graduatesSaturday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, January 15

+ Spring 2018 Semester | Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant Studies

First day of classesWednesday, January 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 10
Last day to apply for Spring 2018 (May) degree conferralMonday, January 15
Martin Luther King Day - no classes Monday, January 15
Registration for Summer 2018Friday, February 2
Incomplete grades for Fall 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, February 23
Spring Break Sun-Sun, March 4-11
Registration for Fall 2018 Tue-Fri, March 13-27
Closing Convocation TBD
University Day and Buckets & BlossomsTBD
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, April 18
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PMSunday, April 29
Late registration for Fall 2018 beginsMonday, April 30
Last day of classes Friday, May 18
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 21
Degree conferral for Spring 208 graduatesWednesday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 11

+ Spring 2018 Semester | Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

First day of classesWednesday, January 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 10
Last day to apply for Spring 2018 (May) degree conferralMonday, January 15
Martin Luther King Day - no classesMonday, January 15
Registration for Summer 2018Friday, February 2
Incomplete grades for Fall 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, February 23
Spring BreakSun-Sun, March 4-11
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 6
Registration for Fall 2018Tues-Tues, March 13-27
Last day of classes Friday, April 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 9
Closing ConvocationTBD
University Day and Buckets & BlossomsTBD
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PMSunday, April 29
Late registration for Fall 2018 beginsMonday, April 30
Degree conferral for Spring 2018 graduatesWednesday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 11

+ Spring 2018 Semester | Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

First day of classesWednesday, January 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 10
Last day to apply for Spring 2018 (May) degree conferralMonday, January 15
Martin Luther King Day - no classesMonday, January 15
Registration for Summer 2018Friday, February 2
Spring BreakSun-Sun, March 4-11
Incomplete grades for Fall 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, February 23
Registration for Fall 2018Tues-Tues, March 13-27
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 20
Last day of classes Friday, April 20
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 23
Closing ConvocationTBD
University Day and Buckets & BlossomsTBD
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PMSunday, April 29
Late registration for Fall 2018 beginsMonday, April 30
Degree conferral for Spring 2018 graduatesWednesday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 11

+ Spring 2018 Semester | Pathways (Undergraduate)

Pathways (Undergraduate)

First day of classesWednesday, January 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 10
Last day to apply for Spring 2018 (May) degree conferralMonday, January 15
Martin Luther King Day - no classesMonday, January 15
Registration for Summer 2018Friday, February 2
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noonFriday, February 23
Incomplete grades for Fall 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, February 23
Spring BreakSun-Sun, March 4-11
Registration for Fall 2018Tues-Tues, March 13-27
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 20
Last day of classes Friday, April 20
Final Exams (grades are due within 48 hours of exam)Mon-Thurs, April 23-26
Closing ConvocationTBD
University Day and Buckets & BlossomsTBD
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PMSunday, April 30
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 30
Late registration for Fall 2018 beginsMonday, May 1
Degree conferral for Spring 2017 graduatesWednesday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 11

+ Spring 2018 Semester | Nursing

14-week semester

First day of classesWednesday, January 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 10
Last day to apply for Spring 2018 (May) degree conferralMonday, January 15
Martin Luther King Day - no classesMonday, January 15
Registration for Summer 2018Friday, February 2
Incomplete grades for Fall 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, February 23
Spring BreakSun-Sun, March 4-11
Registration for Fall 2018Tues-Tues, March 13-27
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 20
Last day of classes Friday, April 20
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noonMonday, April 23
Closing ConvocationTBD
University Day and Buckets & BlossomsTBD
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PMSunday, April 29
Late registration for Fall 2018 beginsMonday, May 1
Degree conferral for Spring 2017 graduatesWednesday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 11

1st 7-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 10
Martin Luther King Day - no classesMonday, January 15
Registration for Summer 2018Friday, February 2
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, February 6
Last day of classes Tuesday, February 20
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noonThursday, February 22
Incomplete grades for Fall 2017, before 12:00 noonFriday, February 23

2nd 7-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, February 21
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, February 28
Spring BreakSun-Sun, March 4-11
Registration for Fall 2018Tues-Tues, March 13-27
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 6
Last day of classes Friday, April 20
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 23
Closing ConvocationTBD
University Day and Buckets & BlossomsTBD
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 PMSunday, April 29
Late registration for Fall 2018 beginsMonday, May 1
Degree conferral for Spring 2017 graduatesWednesday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week of Monday, June 11

General notes:

PA, PT, & OT child term sessions are for the purposes of scheduling and evaluation. These programs follow the parent dates listed above for the purposes of add/drop, withdrawal and billing.

2017-2018 School of Arts, Science & Business and Falk School of Sustainability & Environment

Note: Graduate Psychology programs follow the SASB and FSS calendar.

+ Fall 2017 Semester

14-week semester

Opening ConvocationSunday, August 27
First day of classesMonday, August 28
Labor Day - HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 4
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 5
Last day to apply for Fall 2017 (December) degree conferralFriday, September 15
Long Weekend Mon-Tues, October 9-10
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 13
Incomplete grades from Spring/Maymester/Summer 2017, before 12:00 noon Friday, October 20
Registration for Spring and MaymesterWed-Tues, November 1-14
Last day to withdraw Wednesday, November 8
Family & Friends Weekend TBD
Thanksgiving BreakWed-Sun, Nov 22-Nov 26
Last day of classes Friday, December 8
Final Exams (grades are due within 48 hours of exam) Mon-Thurs, Dec. 11-14
Final Exam Conflict/Make-up Day (grades are due within 48 hours of exam) Fridays, December 15
Commencement Ceremony, 3:00 pm Friday, December 15
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 18
Late registration for Spring 2018 begins Monday, December 18
Degree conferral for Fall 2017 graduates Saturday, December 30
Diplomas mailed during the week ofMonday, January 15

1st 7-week term (no Long Weekend for 7-week courses)

First day of classes Monday, August 28
Labor Day -HOLIDAY, no classes Monday, September 4
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, September 5
Last day to withdraw Monday, October 2
Last day of classes Monday, October 16
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Wednesday, October 18

2nd 7-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, October 18
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, October 25
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Break Wed-Sun, Nov 22-Nov 26
Last day of classes Friday, December 8
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, December 11

+ Spring 2018 Semester

14-week semester

First day of classes Wednesday, January 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 10
Last day to apply for Spring 2018 (May) degree conferralMonday, January 15
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, January 15
Registration for Summer 2018Friday, February 2
Midterm undergraduate grades, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 23
Incomplete grades for Fall 2017, before 12:00 noon Friday, February 23
Spring BreakSun-Sun, March 4-11
Registration for Fall 2018Tue-Tues, March 13-27
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, March 20
Closing Convocation TBD
Last Day of Classes Friday, April 20
Final Exams (grades are due within 48 hours of exam)Mon - Thurs, April 23-26
Final Exam Conflict/Make-up Day (grades are due within 48 hours of exam)Friday, April 27
University Day and Buckets & BlossomsTBD
Commencement Ceremony, 1:00 pmSunday, April 29
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 30
Late registration for Fall 2018 begins Monday, April 30
Degree conferral for Spring 2018 graduatesWednesday, May 30
Diplomas mailed during the week ofMonday, June 11

1st 7-week term

First day of classes Wednesday, January 3
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, January 10
Martin Luther King Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, January 15
Last day to withdraw Tuesday, February 6
Last day of classes Tuesday, February 20
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Thursday, February 22

2nd 7-week term

First day of classes Thursday, February 22
Add/drop period ends Thursday, March 1
Spring Break Sun-Sun, March 4-11
Last day to withdraw Friday, April 6
Last day of classesFriday, April 20
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, April 23

+ Summer 2018 Semester

Maymester

First day of classes Monday, April 30
Add/drop period ends Wednesday, May 2
Last day to withdraw Friday, May 4
Last day of classes Friday, May 18
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, May 21

14-week semester*

Last day to apply for Summer 2018 (August) degree conferralTuesday, May 15
First day of classes Monday, May 21
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, May 28
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, May 29
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classesWednesday, July 4
Last day to withdrawTuesday, July 24
Last day of classes Friday, August 24
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 27
Degree conferrals for Summer 2018Thursday, August 30
Diplomas mailed during the week ofMonday, September 10

1st 7-week term*

First day of classes Monday, May 21
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, May 28
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, May 29
Last day to withdraw Friday, June 22
Last day of classes Friday, July 6
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, July 9

2nd 7-week term

First day of classes Monday, July 9
Add/drop period ends Monday, July 16
Last day to withdraw Friday, August 10
Last day of classes Friday, August 24
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 27

12-week term*

First day of classes Monday, May 21
Memorial Day - HOLIDAY, no classesMonday, May 28
Add/drop period ends Tuesday, May 29
4th of July - HOLIDAY, no classesWednesday, July 4
Last day to withdraw Friday, July 20
Last day of classes Friday, August 10
Last day to submit grades, before 12:00 noon Monday, August 13

General Notes:

* Some classes in these terms have fewer meeting days than all other days of the week. Classes on these days will need to include equivalent instructional activities to make up the time difference.

Note: The University reserves the right to make calendar changes as it deems necessary.