WHOI Academic Calendar

FALL TERM 2018

65 Class Days (9/5-12/12): 12 Mondays, 13 Tuesdays, 15 Wednesdays, 13 Thursdays, 12 Fridays

September
3 Monday Labor Day – Holiday
4 Tuesday Registration Day – Fall term; SAW Orientation
5 Wednesday First day of classes
7 Friday Registration deadline; Degree application deadline for February degrees
20 Thursday Application deadline - Postdoctoral Programs
21 Friday Student Holiday - No classes
October
5 Friday   Add date – Last day to add subjects to registration
Cross-registration deadline
8,9 Mon, Tues Columbus Day – Holiday (Joint Program & SAW students) – no classes
November
12 Monday    Veterans’ Day – No classes
21 Wednesday   Last day to drop subjects from registration
22,23 Thurs, Fri     Thanksgiving Holidays
December
3 Monday

On-line preregistration for spring term begins (12/27 deadline)

Course evaluation period begins (until 9AM 12/17)

12 Wednesday Last day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends
14 Thursday

Last day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title

15 Friday      

Application deadline - Joint Program (EECS and Aero/Astro only)

17 Monday  Course evaluation period ends at 9AM
18 Tuesday Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
25 Tuesday        Christmas Holiday
27 Thursday       Spring preregistration deadline
January (2019)
1 Tuesday New Year’s Day Holiday
5 Saturday Application deadline – Joint Program (EAPS, Biology, ME, CEE)
7 Monday First day of Independent Activities Period
11 Friday      Thesis due for doctoral degrees*
18 Friday Thesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
Last day to go off February degree list
21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday
28 Monday Online registration for Spring Term opens (deadline 2/8)

SPRING TERM 2019

65 Class Days (2/5-5/16): 12 Mondays, 12 Tuesdays, 14 Wednesdays, 14 Thursdays, 13 Fridays

February
1 Friday Last day of Independent Activities Period
4 Monday      Registration Day – Spring Term
5 Tuesday   First day of classes
8 Friday    Registration deadline; Degree application deadline for June degrees
15 Friday  Application deadline – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program and
Summer Student Fellowship Program
18 Monday     Presidents’ Day – Holiday
19 Tuesday    Monday schedule of classes to be held
March
8 Friday    Add date – Last day to add subjects to registration
Cross-registration deadline
11,12 Mon, Tues  Joint Program Open House at MIT and WHOI
25-29 Mon-Fri     Spring Break (Joint Program students) – no classes or T/Th bus
April
5 Friday           Last day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title
15,16 Mon, Tues  Patriots’ Day – Vacation (Joint Program students) – no classes
25 Thursday Drop date – Last day to cancel subjects from registration
May
1 Wednesday           On-line preregistration for summer & fall begins
3 Friday Thesis due for doctoral degrees*
6 Monday Course evaluation period (until 9AM 5/20)
10 Friday        Thesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
16 Thursday       Last day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends
20 Monday Course evaluation period ends at 9AM
21 Tuesday        Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
24 Friday        Last day to go off the June degree list
27 Monday        Memorial Day – Holiday
30 Thursday        Summer preregistration deadline
June
3 Monday Online registration for summer term opens (deadline 6/14)
5 Wednesday WHOI Graduate Reception
6 Thursday         MIT Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
7 Friday        MIT Commencement
10 Monday        Joint Program summer session begins
14 Friday         Summer registration deadline; deadline for September degree application
17 Monday        Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program begins; fall preregistration deadline
July
4 Thursday        Independence Day – Holiday
August
9 Friday          Thesis due for all September degree candidates*
16 Friday        Last day to go off September degree list; last day of classes
22 Thursday Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program ends
26 Monday Grades for summer session due

* Joint Program students are advised to check with their MIT departments regarding thesis deadlines.