Academic Calendar

Fall 2015     Spring 2016
Fall 2015

August

30

Sunday

List College orientation begins

Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. for students attending orientations

31

Monday

Rabbinical School, H. L. Miller Cantorial School, and Davidson School orientations begin

September

1

Tuesday

Graduate School orientation begins

2

Wednesday

Registration for new students

6

Sunday

Residence Halls open for all students at 9:00 a.m.

8

Tuesday

Classes begin

13

Sunday

Erev Rosh Hashanah

14-15

Mon.-Tues.

Rosh Hashanah – no classes

17

Thursday

Last day to register for the Fall 2015 semester

22

Tuesday

Erev Yom Kippur-no classes

23

Wednesday

Yom Kippur – no classes

24

Thursday

Last day to add a class
Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes
Last day to change a course to an audit status
Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for Spring 2015 P/D/F courses. If a student has not notified the JTS Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m., the grade will revert to P/D/F.

27

Sunday

Erev Sukkot

28-29

Mon.-Tues.

Sukkot – no classes

30-Oct.3

Wed.-Sat.

Hol Hamo’ed Sukkot

October

4

Sunday

Hoshanah Rabbah

5

Monday

Shemini Atzeret – no classes

6

Tuesday

Simhat Torah – no classes

8

Thursday

Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of "W"

13–14

Tues.-Wed.

Rosh Hodesh Heshvan

21 

Wednesday 

Commemoration of Solomon Schechter's 100th Yahrzeit. No classes from noon to 2:15 p.m. 

26

Monday

Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during the Fall '15 semester

November

12–13

Thursday–Friday

Rosh Hodesh Kislev

16

Monday

Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of “W”. Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an “F”
Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a pass/d/fail or pass/fail grade

16–19

Monday–Thursday

Registration for Spring 2016

26–29

Thursday–Sunday

Thanksgiving recess—no classes

December

7-14

Mon.-Mon.

Hanukkah

9

Wednesday

Last day to request Incomplete grades for Fall 2015 courses - all schools

14

Monday

Last day of classes

15–16

Tuesday–Wednesday

Reading days

17–23

Thursday–Wednesday

Final examinations

24

Thursday

Make-up final examination day

27

Sunday

Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m. for any students leaving JTS housing  

 

 

Spring 2016

January

11–14

Monday–Thursday

Rabbinical School Minimester

17

Sunday

All residence halls open for new students at 9:00 a.m.

18

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—no classes

19

Tuesday

Classes begin

25

Monday

Last day to register for the Spring 2016 semester
Incomplete work from Fall 2015 semester due
Tu Bishvat

28

Thursday

Applications for graduate fellowships due

February

3

Wednesday

Last day to add a class

Last day to receive tuition refund for dropped classes

Last day to change a class to an audit status

Last day for List College students to uncover a grade for Fall 2015 P/D/F courses. If a student has not notified the JTS Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m., the grade will revert to P/D/F.

4

Thursday

Day of Learning-no classes from noon to 2:15 p.m.

9–10

Tuesday–Wednesday

Rosh Hodesh Adar

15

Monday

Presidents' Day - no classes

18

Thursday

 Last day to drop courses without receiving a grade of "W"

March

1

Tuesday

2016-2017 Financial Aid applications due
Last day to submit dissertation copies for defense during Spring '16 semester

1–2

Tuesday–Wednesday

Registration for Summer 2016 courses

10-11

Thursday–Friday

Rosh Hodesh Adar II

14-18

Monday-Friday

List College - no classes (Columbia/Barnard Spring Recess)

23

Wednesday

Ta'anit Ester - no (evening) classes after 4:00 pm

24

Thursday

Purim – no classes

31

Thursday

Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of "W."  Courses dropped after this date will be graded as an "F."

Last day to change a course grade to a letter grade or to a pass / D / fail or pass / fail grade 

April

11–14

Monday–Thursday

Registration for Fall 2016

14

Thursday

Last day to request Incomplete grades for Spring 2016 courses

21

Thursday

Last day of classes
Last day to complete graduation requirements (including master’s degree essay)

22-May 1

Friday-Sunday

Pesah recess - no classes

May

2-3

Monday-Tuesday

Reading days

4–10

Wednesday–Tuesday

Final examinations

5

Thursday

Yom Hasho'ah

11

Wednesday

Make-up final examination day

11

Wednesday

Yom Hazikkaron

12

Thursday

Yom Ha’atzma'ut

15

Sunday

Residence Halls close for non-graduating & non-summer session students by 12 noon

17

Tuesday

Commencement

19

Thursday

Residence Halls close at noon for all students that will not be living in summer housing

26 

Thursday

Lag Ba’omer