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WHOI Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2021

August
24TuesdayRegistration open (deadline: 9/10)
September
6MondayLabor Day-Holiday
7TuesdayRegistration Day - Fall Term
8WednesdayFirst day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service begins
10FridayRegistration Deadline; Degree application deadline for February degrees

October
1FridayApplication Deadline – JP Naval Officers
8FridayCross-registration deadline
11MondayIndigenous Peoples’ Day – Joint Program Holiday – no classes
15FridayApplication deadline – Postdoctoral Programs
November
11ThursdayVeterans’ Day – Holiday
18ThursdayLast day to drop subjects from registration
25-26Thursday, FridayThanksgiving break
29MondayCourse evaluation period begins (until 9 AM 12/13)
December
1WednesdayPreregistration for spring term begins (1/6 deadline)
9ThursdayLast day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends
10FridayLast day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title
13MondayCourse evaluation period ends at 9 AM
13-17Monday-FridayFinal Exam Period (for courses with final exams scheduled through MIT)
15WednesdayApplication deadline – Joint Program
Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
25SaturdayChristmas day - Holiday
January 2022
1FridayNew Year’s Day - Holiday
4MondayFirst day of Independent Activities Period
6ThursdaySpring preregistration deadline
7FridayThesis due for doctoral degrees*
14FridayThesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
Last day to go off February degree list
17MondayMartin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday
Last day of Independent Activities Period
24-28Monday-FridayRegistration Week

Spring Term 2022

 

February
4FridayRegistration deadline;
5SaturdayApplication deadline – Summer Student Fellowship Program
21MondayPresidents’ Day – Holiday
22TuesdayMonday schedule of classes to be held
March
1,2Tuesday, WednesdayJoint Program Open House at MIT and WHOI
4FridayAdd date: last day to add subjects to registration; cross-registration deadline
21-22Monday, TuesdayStudent holiday (JP) – no classes
April
1FridayLast day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title
18,19Monday, TuesdayPatriots’ Day break (Joint Program students) – no classes
19TuesdayDrop date: last day to cancel subjects from registration
29FridayThesis due for doctoral degrees*
May
2MondayPreregistration begins (deadlines: Summer-5/6, Fall-6/16)
10TuesdayCourse evaluation period begins (until 9 AM 5/24)
Last day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends
13FridayThesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
Last day to go off the May degree list
16-18Monday-WednesdayFinal Exam Period (for courses with final exams scheduled through MIT)
20FridayGrade deadline
Course evaluation period ends at 9 AM
26ThursdaySummer preregistration deadline
27FridayMIT Commencement Activities
30MondayMemorial Day – Holiday
31TuesdaySummer registration opens
June
1TuesdayRegistration for summer term opens (deadline 6/11)
2WednesdayWHOI Graduate Reception
6MondayJoint Program summer session begins
10FridaySummer registration deadline; deadline for September degree application
14MondayGeophysical Fluid Dynamics program begins
16ThursdayFall preregistration deadline
20MondayJuneteenth- Holiday
July
4MondayUS Independence Day– Holiday
August
5FridayThesis due for all September degree candidates*
12FridayLast day to go off September degree list; last day of classes
19FridayGeophysical Fluid Dynamics program ends
23TuesdayGrades for summer session due

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