Academic Year Fall 2020-21
July 24, 2020
Deadline to submit Enrollment Confirmation Form
July 24, 2020
Deadline to submit Housing Intention Form
July 27, 2020
Fall Check-in Opens, 12am
August 10, Monday
Crimson Cart opens to allow shopping for courses, 12am
August 14, Friday
Final degree applications for November degree candidates due, 11:59pm
August 17, Monday
FAS course registration opens to allow enrolling in courses
August 26, Wednesday
Fall full term course registration of all students are due
Students must submit enrollments for their minimum course load – typically 16 credits – on my.harvard
by 11:59pm. Students who don’t submit enrollments by this time will be charged a fee.
After this date students must obtain permission from all instructors to enroll in courses.
August 27, Thursday
Add/Drop period begins
September 2, Tuesday
Academic year begins. First day of classes
Last day for all undergraduates to check-in online.
September 7, Monday
University holiday: Labor Day.
September 9, Wednesday
Last day upon which undergraduates may check-in/register late for the Fall term in the Faculty of Arts
Last day upon which undergraduates may cancel their check-in/registration for the Fall term without
payment of tuition.
Plans of Study/Declaration of Concentration due for transfer students who entered in Fall 2019 with
second-semester Sophomore or Junior class standing.
September 14, Monday
Makeup Examinations for last spring term
September 21, Monday
Third Monday, 11:59pm.
September 21, Monday
Last day upon which undergraduates may drop or add any course without a fee
October 5, Monday
FIFTH MONDAY, 11:59pm
Course Add/Drop Deadline
No full-semester or year-long course may be dropped from or added to a student’s record after this
No course may be changed from letter-graded to Pass/Fail or from Pass/Fail to letter-graded status for
the Fall term after this date.
October 12, Monday
University holiday: Columbus Day (Federal), Indigenous Peoples' Day (City of Cambridge).
November 10, Tuesday
Conferral of November degrees
November 11, Wednesday
University holiday: Veterans’ Day (observed for staff). Classes will be held on a regular Wednesday
November 16, Monday
ELEVENTH MONDAY, 11:59pm
Last day upon which students may withdraw from a Fall term course, a notation of WD will be
permanently recorded on the transcript. After this date students are responsible for all courses in
which they are enrolled.
November 19, Thursday
Declaration of Concentration due for on-cycle first-semester sophomores.
November 22, Sunday
November 25, Wednesday, through November 29, Sunday
December 1, Tuesday
Final degree applications for March 2021 Degree Candidates due.
Last day to change concentration for March 2021 Degree Candidates without Administrative Board
Last day upon which March 2021 Degree Candidates may submit an approved foreign language citation
study plan to the Office of the Registrar.
Last day upon which March 2021 Degree Candidates may submit an approved petition for a secondary
field to the Office of the Registrar.
Advanced Standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in March 2021, or to
begin a fourth year AM program in spring term 2021, must file an Advanced Standing Activation Form by
December 3, Thursday
Last day of Fall term classes.
December 4, Friday
Last day in the Fall term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from
December 4, Friday, through December 9, Wednesday
December 10, Thursday, through December 19, Saturday
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for Fall term courses.
December 20, 2020, Sunday, through January 24, 2021, Sunday
Winter recess, 12am
Harvard College Academic Calendar Fall 2020-21