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Important Dates and Deadlines

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Fall Semester 2018

August 1 Wednesday Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for August 2018 graduation.
August 27 Monday Classes begin for the fall 2018 semester.
September 3 Monday Labor Day—No classes.
September 5 Wednesday Last date for graduate students to add a course or drop a course online.
September 5 Wednesday Last date for undergraduate students to add a course, drop a course online, or declare a course pass/fail.
September 6 Thursday Mass of the Holy Spirit at noon. Classes canceled from noon to 1:15 p.m.
September 9
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September 11
Sunday
to
Tuesday
Rosh Hashanah—begins at sundown* (Judaism).
September 18
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September 19
Tuesday
to
Wednesday
Yom Kippur—begins at sundown* (Judaism).
October 1 Monday Last date for undergraduates only to drop a course in the Associate Deans’ offices.
October 1 Monday Summer 2018 “I” grades changed to “F.”
October 8
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October 9
Monday
to
Tuesday
Fall Break—No classes.**
October 17 Wednesday Degree audits available for advisors.
October 18 Thursday Undergraduate academic advising begins.
November 7 Wednesday Graduate/WCASU registration for spring 2019 begins.
November 8 Thursday Undergraduate registration period for spring 2019 begins.
November 8
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November 9
Thursday
to
Friday
Undergraduate class of 2019 registers.
November 12 Monday Boston College School of Social Work class of 2019 registers for spring at 7:00 p.m. All other classes register at 7:30 p.m.
November 12
to
November 13
Monday
to
Tuesday
Undergraduate class of 2020 registers.
November 14
to
November 15
Wednesday
to
Thursday
Undergraduate class of 2021 registers.
November 16 Friday Law School class of 2021 registers.
November 19 Monday Law School class of 2019 registers.
November 20 Tuesday Law School class of 2020 registers.
November 21
to
November 23
Wednesday
to
Friday
Thanksgiving holidays.
November 26 Monday
Last date for official withdrawal from a course.
November 26
to
November 27
Monday
to
Tuesday
Undergraduate class of 2022 registers.
December 3 Monday Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2018 graduation.
December 10 Monday Last day of classes.
December 11 Tuesday
Course grading begins.
December 12 Wednesday Course grade change transactions available for fall, summer, spring 2018, and fall 2017.
December 11
to
December 12
Tuesday
to
Wednesday
Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only.
December 13
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December 20
Thursday
to
Thursday
Term examinations—Posted grades (non-Law) available online.
December 20 Thursday Last date for completing online course evaluations (non-Law).
December 22 Saturday All grades due by noon.
January 14 Monday Classes begin for the spring 2019 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 2018 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 www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/academic/univcat/undergrad_catalog/policies_procedures.html#religious.

**Starting 2020, classes will resume the Tuesday following Columbus Day.

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