Academic Calendar

FALL 2016


SEP 1              ExCollege Faculty Meeting, Chase Dining Room, 6:30 pm

SEP 5              Labor Day (University holiday); No classes

SEP 6              Classes begin

SEP 20            Last day for students to ADD classes


OCT 2             Rosh Hashanah begins

OCT 10           Indigenous Peoples’ Day; No classes

OCT 11           Yom Kippur begins

Last day for sophomore, junior, and senior class students to:

  • DROP courses without record of enrollment
  • Select PASS/FAIL option


NOV 8             Substitute Friday’s schedule on Tuesday

NOV 11           Veteran’s Day (University holiday); No classes

NOV 15           Last day for undergraduate first year students to:

  • DROP courses without record of enrollment
  • Select PASS/FAIL option

NOV 23           No classes

NOV 24           Thanksgiving (University holiday); no classes

NOV 25           No classes (University holiday)


DEC 12           Classes end

Last day for AS&E undergraduates to WITHDRAW from courses and receive a grade of W by 5:00 PM EST

DEC 13           Reading Period

DEC 14           Reading Period

DEC 15           Final Exams begin


DEC 22           Final Exams end

DEC 26           Christmas Day observed (University holiday)

Note: Each course will meet for 13 weeks over the semester

Religious Observances

Students are encouraged to observe their appropriate religious holidays. Instructors should strive to facilitate this by allowing an excused absence from classes for such purposes, by trying to insure that no examinations, written reports, oral reports, or other mandatory class assignments are due on these days, and by providing ample opportunity for work missed to be made up without penalty.

Please see the full academic calendar and list of major holy days by following this link. (Make sure to select the correct academic year, 2016-2017)

Tufts University Calendar


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