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Download the PDF version of the fall 2015 Faculty Calendar.

Fall Semester 2015

August 24
Monday Classes begin for the fall 2015 semester—Law School.
August 31 Monday Classes begin for the fall 2015 semester.
September 7
Monday Labor Day—No classes.
September 9 Wednesday Last date for graduate students to add a course or drop a course online.
September 9 Wednesday Last date for undergraduate students to add a course or drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail online.
September 10 Thursday Mass of the Holy Spirit at noon. Classes canceled from noon to 1:15 p.m.
September 13 to 14 Sunday to Monday Rosh Hashanah—begins at sundown* (Judaism).
September 18 Friday Friday evening football at 8:00 p.m. Classes, labs, and discussion sections on all BC’s campuses that would ordinarily start at 4:00 p.m. or earlier and extend past 5:00 p.m. may be held at the instructor’s discretion.
September 22 to 23 Tuesday to Wednesday Yom Kippur—begins at sundown* (Judaism).
October 1 Thursday
Summer 2015 “I” grades changed to “F.”
October 1 Thursday Last date for undergraduate students only to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in the Associate Deans’ offices.
October 12 Monday Columbus Day—No classes.
October 22 Thursday Degree audits available from advisors. Undergraduate Academic Advising begins.
November 12 Thursday Graduate/WCASU registration for spring 2016 begins.
November 13 Friday

Undergraduate registration period for spring 2016 begins:

Class of 2016 registers on November 13 and 16.

Class of 2017 registers on November 17 and 18.

Class of 2018 registers on November 19 and 20.

Class of 2019 registers on November 30 and December 1.

November 23 Monday Boston College School of Social Work registration for spring 2016 begins at 7:00 p.m. for the class of 2016; at 7:30 p.m. for all other classes.
November 23 Monday

Law School registration for spring 2016 begins:

Class of 2016 registers on November 23.

Class of 2017 registers on November 24.

Class of 2018 will be registered by the Law School staff.

November 25 to 27 Wednesday to Friday Thanksgiving Holidays.
November 30 Monday Last date for official withdrawal from a course.
December 1
Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2015 graduation.
December 3 Thursday Online course evaluations (non-Law) begin.
December 9 Wednesday
Course grading begins.
December 9 Wednesday Last day of classes.
December 10 to 11 Thursday to Friday Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only.
December 11 Friday Course grade changes available.
December 12 to 19 Saturday to Saturday Term Examinations—Posted grades (non-Law) available online.
December 20 Sunday Last date for completing online course evaluations (non-Law).
December 21 Monday All grades due by noon.
January 19 Tuesday Classes begin for the spring 2016 semester.
Early January   Fall online course evaluation reports (non-Law) available to faculty and administrators.


*These are the dates for the major religious holidays through the end of the fall 2015 semester. Students may be obliged to spend time during the holidays with their families while classes are still in session or during the exam period. The University’s policy for Absences for Religious Reasons may be found at


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Course Evaluations:
Course Grading and Grade Changes:
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