Academic Calendar

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
and Sciences.

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


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


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

Move-out, 12am

November 25, Wednesday, through November 29, Sunday

Thanksgiving recess.

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
this date.

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
the College.

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