WHOI Academic Calendar

FALL TERM 2016

65 Class Days (9/7-12/14): 13 Mondays, 13 Tuesdays, 15 Wednesdays, 13 Thursdays, 11 Fridays

September
5 Monday Labor Day – Holiday
6 Tuesday Registration Day – Fall term
7 Wednesday First day of classes
9 Friday Registration deadline; Degree application deadline for February degrees
October
7 Friday   Add date – Last day to add subjects to registration
Cross-registration deadline
10,11 Monday Columbus Day – Holiday (Joint Program students) – no classes
November
11 Friday    Veterans’ Day – No classes
23 Wednesday   Last day to drop subjects from registration
24, 25 Thursday      Thanksgiving Holidays
December
1 Thursday         On-line preregistration for spring term begins (12/29 deadline)
14 Wednesday Last day of classes
15 Thursday       Application deadline - Joint Program (EECS only)
Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
16 Friday Last day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title
20 Tuesday Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
26 Monday        Christmas Holiday
29 Thursday       Spring preregistration deadline
January (2016)
2 Monday New Year’s Day Holiday
9 Monday First day of Independent Activities Period
5 Thursday    Application deadline – Joint Program (EAPS, Biology, ME, CEE)
Application deadline – Postdoctoral Programs
13 Friday      Thesis due for doctoral degrees*
16 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday
20 Friday    Thesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
Last day to go off February degree list
30 Monday Online registration for Spring Term opens (deadline February 10)

SPRING TERM 2017

65 Class Days (2/7-5/18): 12 Mondays, 12 Tuesdays, 14 Wednesdays, 14 Thursdays, 13 Fridays

February
3 Friday Last day of Independent Activities Period
6 Monday      Registration Day – Spring Term
7 Tuesday   First day of classes
10 Friday    Registration deadline; Degree application deadline for June degrees
15 Wednesday    Application deadline – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program and
Summer Student Program
20 Monday     Presidents’ Day – Holiday
21 Tuesday    Monday schedule of classes to be held
March
10 Friday    Add date – Last day to add subjects to registration
Cross-registration deadline
TBD Monday, Tuesday   Joint Program Open House at MIT and WHOI
27-31 Monday-Friday      Spring Break (Joint Program students) – no classes or T/Th bus
April
7 Friday           Last day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title
17,18 Monday, Tuesday   Patriots’ Day – Vacation (Joint Program students) – no classes
27 Thursday Drop date – Last day to cancel subjects from registration
May
1 Monday           On-line preregistration for summer & fall begins
5 Friday Thesis due for doctoral degrees*
12 Friday        Thesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
18 Thursday       Last day of classes
23 Tuesday        Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
26 Friday        Last day to go off the June degree list
29 Monday        Memorial Day – Holiday
31 Wednesday        Summer preregistration deadline
June
5 Monday Online registration for summer term opens (deadline June 16)
7 Wednesday WHOI Graduate Reception
8 Thursday         MIT Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
9 Friday        MIT Commencement
12 Monday        Joint Program summer session begins
16 Friday         Summer registration deadline; deadline for September degree application
19 Monday        Fall preregistration deadline
July
4 Monday        Independence Day – Holiday
August
11 Friday          Thesis due for all September degree candidates*
18 Friday        Last day to go off September degree list; last day of classes
21 Monday         Grades for summer session due

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