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WHOI Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2020

63 Class Days (9/1-12/9): 12 Mondays, 13 Tuesdays, 13 Wednesdays, 13 Thursdays, 12 Fridays

August
24MondayRegistration open (deadline: 9/4)
31MondayRegistration Day – Fall term; SAW Orientation
September
1WednesdayFirst day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service begins
4Friday Registration deadline; Degree application deadline for February degrees
7MondayLabor Day – Holiday
October
1ThursdayApplication Deadline – JP Naval Officers
2FridayAdd date – Last day to add subjects to registration Cross-registration deadline
12MondayIndigenous Peoples’ Day – Joint Program Holiday – no classes
13TuesdayMonday schedule of Classes (JP)
15TuesdayApplication deadline – Postdoctoral Programs
November
11WednesdayVeterans’ Day – Holiday
18WednesdayLast day to drop subjects from registration 23-27 Monday-Friday Thanksgiving vacation (JP)
26-27Thursday, FridayThanksgiving break (WHOI)
30 MondayCourse evaluation period begins (until 9 AM 12/14)
December
1 TuesdayPreregistration for spring term begins (12/27 deadline)
9WednesdayLast day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends
11FridayLast day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title
14MondayCourse evaluation period ends at 9 AM
14-18Monday-FridayFinal Exam Period (for courses with final exams scheduled through MIT)
15 Tuesday Application deadline – Joint Program

Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
25FridayChristmas day - Holiday
30WednesdaySpring preregistration deadline
January 2021
1Friday New Year’s Day - Holiday
4MondayFirst day of Independent Activities Period
8Friday Thesis due for doctoral degrees*
15Friday Thesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees* Last day to go off February degree list
18MondayMartin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday
29Friday Last day of Independent Activities Period

Spring Term 2021

62 Class Days (2/16-5/20): 11 Mondays, 11 Tuesdays, 14 Wednesdays, 14 Thursdays, 12 Fridays

February

5

Friday

Application deadline – Summer Student Fellowship Program

8-12

Monday-Friday

Registration Week

15

Monday

Presidents’ Day – Holiday
Application deadline – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program

16

Tuesday

First day of classes

19

Friday

Registration deadline; Degree application deadline for June degrees

March

1,2

Monday, Tuesday

Joint Program Open House at MIT and WHOI

8

Monday

Student Holiday (JP) - no classes

9

Tuesday

Monday schedule of classes to be held

19

Friday

Add date: last day to add subjects to registration; cross-registration deadline

22,23

Monday, Tuesday

Student holiday (JP) – no classes

April

16

Friday

Last day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title

19

Monday

Patriots’ Day (Joint Program students) – no classes

20

Tuesday

Student holiday (JP) – no classes

29

Thursday

Drop date: last day to cancel subjects from registration

May

3

Monday

Preregistration begins (deadlines: Summer-5/27, Fall-6/14)

7

Friday

Thesis due for doctoral degrees*
Student holiday (JP) – no classes

10

Monday

Course evaluation period begins (until 9 AM 5/24)

14

Friday

Thesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*

20

Thursday

Last day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends

24

Monday

Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)

24-27

Monday-Thursday

Last day to go off the June degree list; Course evaluation period ends at 9 AM Final Exam Period (for courses with final exams scheduled through MIT)

27

Thursday

Summer preregistration deadline

31

Monday

Memorial Day – Holiday

June

1

Tuesday

Registration for summer term opens (deadline 6/11)

2

Wednesday

WHOI graduate reception

3

Thursday

MIT Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

4

Friday

MIT Commencement

7

Monday

Joint Program summer session begins

11

Friday

Summer registration deadline; deadline for September degree application

14

Monday

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program begins Fall preregistration deadline

July

5

Monday

US Independence Day (observed) – Holiday

August

6

Friday

Thesis due for all September degree candidates*

13

Friday

Last day to go off September degree list; last day of classes

19

Thursday

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program ends

23

Monday

Grades for summer session due

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