WHOI Academic Calendar

FALL TERM 2017

65 Class Days (9/6-12/13): 13 Mondays, 13 Tuesdays, 15 Wednesdays, 13 Thursdays, 11 Fridays

September
4 Monday Labor Day – Holiday
5 Tuesday Registration Day – Fall term
6 Wednesday First day of classes
8 Friday Registration deadline; Degree application deadline for February degrees
20 Wednesday Application deadline - Postdoctoral Programs
October
6 Friday   Add date – Last day to add subjects to registration
Cross-registration deadline
9,10 Monday Columbus Day – Holiday (Joint Program & SAW students) – no classes
November
10 Friday    Veterans’ Day – No classes
22 Wednesday   Last day to drop subjects from registration
23, 24 Thursday      Thanksgiving Holidays
December
1 Friday On-line preregistration for spring term begins (12/28 deadline)
13 Wednesday Last day of classes; MIT-WHOI shuttle service ends
15 Friday      

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

Last day to submit or change advanced degree thesis title

19 Tuesday Grade deadline (unless course has final exam scheduled through MIT)
25 Monday        Christmas Holiday
28 Thursday       Spring preregistration deadline
January (2018)
1 Monday New Year’s Day Holiday
5 Friday Application deadline – Joint Program (EAPS, Biology, ME, CEE)
8 Monday First day of Independent Activities Period
12 Friday      Thesis due for doctoral degrees*
15 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday
19 Friday    Thesis due for engineer’s and master’s degrees*
Last day to go off February degree list
29 Monday Online registration for Spring Term opens (deadline February 9)

SPRING TERM 2018

65 Class Days (2/6-5/17): 12 Mondays, 12 Tuesdays, 14 Wednesdays, 14 Thursdays, 13 Fridays

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

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