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WHOI Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2019

65 Class Days (9/4-12/11): 12 Mondays, 13 Tuesdays, 15 Wednesdays, 13 Thursdays, 12 Fridays

September
2MondayLabor Day – Holiday
3TuesdayRegistration Day – Fall term; SAW Orientation
4WednesdayFirst day of classes
6FridayRegistration deadline; Degree application deadline for February degrees
20FridayStudent Holiday - No classes
October
1TuesdayApplication Deadline - Joint Program Naval Officers
4Friday  Add date – Last day to add subjects to registration
Cross-registration deadline
14,15Mon, TuesIndigenous Peoples' Day - (Joint Program Holiday) - no classes
15TuesdayApplication deadline - Postdoctoral Programs
November
11Monday   Veterans’ Day – No classes
20Wednesday  Last day to drop subjects from registration
28,29Thurs, Fri    Thanksgiving Holidays
December
2Monday

Pregistration for spring term begins (12/26 deadline)


Course evaluation period begins (until 9AM 12/16)


11WednesdayLast day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends
13Friday

Last day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title


15Sunday      

Application deadline - Joint Program


16MondayGrade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
16MondayCourse evaluation period ends at 9AM
16-20Mon-FriFinal Exam Period (for courses with final exams scheduled through MIT)
25Wednesday       Christmas Holiday
27Thursday      Spring preregistration deadline
January (2020)
1WednesdayNew Year’s Day Holiday
6MondayFirst day of Independent Activities Period
10Friday     Thesis due for doctoral degrees*
17FridayThesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
Last day to go off February degree list
20MondayMartin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday
24FridayRegistration for Spring Term opens (deadline 2/7)
31FridayLast day of Independent Activities Period
31FridayRegistration Day - Spring Term

Spring Term 2020

65 Class Days (2/3-5/12): 13 Mondays, 13 Tuesdays, 13 Wednesdays, 13 Thursdays, 13 Fridays

February
3Monday  First day of classes
7Friday   Registration deadline; Degree application deadline for June degrees
15Saturday Application deadline – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program and Summer Student Fellowship Program
17Monday    Presidents’ Day – Holiday
18Tuesday   Monday schedule of classes to be held
March
6Friday   Add date – Last day to add subjects to registration
Cross-registration deadline
TBDMon, Tues Joint Program Open House at MIT and WHOI
23-27Mon-Fri    Spring Break (Joint Program students) – no classes or MIT-WHOI shuttle
April
3Friday          Last day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title
20MondayPatriots’ Day (Joint Program students) – no classes
21ThursdayDrop date – Last day to cancel subjects from registration
May
1Wednesday          Preregistration begins (deadlines: Sumer-5/28, Fall 6/15)
1WednesdayThesis due for doctoral degrees*
4MondayCourse evaluation period (until 9AM 5/18)
8Friday       Thesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
12Tuesday      Last day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends
14ThursdayGrade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
15FridayLast day to go off the May degree list
15-20Fri-WedFinal Exam Period (for courses with final exams scheduled through MIT)
218MondayCourse evaluation period ends at 9AM
25Monday       Memorial Day – Holiday
28Thursday       Summer preregistration deadline
28ThursdayMIT Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
29FridayMIT Commencement
30SaturdayWHOI Commencement
June
3MondayRegistration for summer term opens (deadline 6/14)
8Monday       Joint Program summer session begins
12Friday        Summer registration deadline; deadline for September degree application
15Monday       Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program begins; fall preregistration deadline
July
3Thursday       Independence Day (observed) – Holiday
August
7Friday         Thesis due for all September degree candidates*
14Friday       Last day to go off September degree list; last day of classes
20ThursdayGeophysical Fluid Dynamics program ends
24MondayGrades for summer session due

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