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Important Dates and Deadlines

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Fall Semester 2017

August 1 Tuesday Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for August 2017 graduation.
August 28 Monday Classes begin for the fall 2017 semester.
September 4 Monday Labor Day—No classes.
September 6 Wednesday Last date for graduate students to add a course or drop a course online.
September 6 Wednesday Last date for undergraduate students to add a course or drop a course online, or to declare a course pass/fail. No extended pass/fail deadline.
September 7 Thursday Mass of the Holy Spirit at noon. Classes cancelled from noon to 1:15 p.m.
September 20
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September 22
Wednesday
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Friday
Rosh Hashanah—begins at sundown* (Judaism).
September 29 Friday Yom Kippur—begins at sundown* (Judaism).
October 2 Monday Summer 2017 “I” grades changed to “F.”
October 2 Monday Last date for undergraduates only to drop a course in the
Associate Deans’ offices.
October 9 Monday Columbus Day—No classes.
October 19 Thursday Degree audits available from advisors.
October 19 Thursday Undergraduate academic advising begins.
October 27 Friday Friday evening football at 8:00 p.m.: Classes, labs, and discussion sections on all BC campuses that ordinarily start at 4:00 p.m. or earlier and extend pass past 5:00 p.m. may be held at the instructor’s discretion.
November  8 Wednesday Graduate/WCASU registration for spring 2018 begins.
November 9 Thursday
Undergraduate registration period for spring 2018 begins.
November 9
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November 10
Thursday
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Friday
Undergraduate class of 2018 registers.
November 13 Monday Boston College School of Social Work registration for spring 2018 begins November 13 at 7:00 p.m. All other classes at 7:30 p.m.
November 13
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November 14
Monday
to
Tuesday
Undergraduate class of 2019 registers.
November 15
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November 16
Wednesday
to
Thursday
Undergraduate class of 2020 registers.
November 17 Friday
Law School class of 2020 registers.
November 20 Monday Law School class of 2018 registers.
November 21 Tuesday Law School class of 2019 registers.
November 22
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November 24
Wednesday
to
Friday
Thanksgiving holidays.
November 27
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November 28
Monday
to
Tuesday
Undergraduate class of 2021 registers.
November 27 Monday Last date for official withdrawal from a course.
December 1 Friday
Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2017 graduation.
December 4 Monday Online course evaluations (non-Law) begin.
December 8 Friday Last day of classes.
December 9 Saturday Course grading begins.
December 10 Sunday Course grade change transactions available for fall, summer, spring 2017, and fall 2016.
December 11
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December 12
Monday
to
Tuesday
Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only.
December 13
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December 20
Wednesday
to
Wednesday
Term examinations—Posted grades (non-Law) available
online.
December 21 Thursday Last date for completing online course evaluations (non-Law).
December 22 Friday All grades due by noon.
January 16 Tuesday Classes begin for the spring 2018 semester.
Early January   Fall online course evaluation reports (non-Law) available to faculty and administrators.

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*These are the dates for the major Christian and Jewish holidays through the end of the fall 2017 semester. The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr will fall during the summer months this year. 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 Absence for Religious Reasons may be found at /offices/stserv/academic/univcat/undergrad_catalog/policies_procedures.html#religious.

Helpful Websites for Further Information:

Course Evaluations: www.bc.edu/courseevaluations
Course Grading and Grade Changes: www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/academic/faculty/grades.html
Registration and Drop/Add: www.bc.edu/academicservices