Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Calendar

This calendar provides a schedule for students and faculty to meet important deadlines specified in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Faculty Rules.

Fall 2021

Aug. 25 New Student Orientation
Aug. 26-27 Diagnostic language exam in Classics and History of Art
Aug. 31 Last date to waive or accept Bryn Mawr Health Insurance 
Aug. 30-Sept 13  Add/Drop period and registration through BiONiC  for Semester I
Aug. 30 First Day of Classes
Sept. 6 Labor Day Holiday-No Classes
Sept. 13 Last date to drop or add a course in Semester I
Oct. 1 Deadline to change incomplete grades to S or U from the 2020-2021 academic year.
Oct. 8  Application for M.A. Candidacy for the Dec.15 degree is due
Oct. 8 Deadline to schedule Preliminary Examinations for Semester I
Oct. 8 Deadline for submitting Ph.D. dissertations for the Dec. 15 degree from students in ARCH, Classics, and HART. Dissertations must be deposited in GSAS Office by 4 p.m.
Oct. 11-14 Fall Break
Oct. 31 Deadline for graduate student applications for reimbursement of travel and research expenses for the current academic year
Nov. 1 Deadline for submitting Ph.D. dissertations for the Dec. 15 degree for students in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Dissertations must be deposited in GSAS Office by 4 p.m.
Nov. 1-12 Pre-Registration for Spring 2022
Nov. 19 Deadline for applications for GSAS financial support from all continuing students for the academic year 2022-2023
Nov. 24-28 Thanksgiving Break begins after last class and ends 11/29 at 8 a.m. 
Dec. 3 Last date for Ph.D. final oral examinations (defense of dissertation) for the Dec. 15 degree
Dec. 9 Last Day of Classes
Dec. 10 Last date for Ph.D. preliminary examinations this semester
Dec. 13 Application for Ph.D. candidacy due for students planning to take Preliminary Examinations in Semester II
Dec. 13 Last date for final oral and/or written M.A. examinations for the Dec. 15 degree
Dec. 15 Deadline for deposit of final revised version of all dissertations for the Dec. 15 degree and for all GSAS Ph.D. completion checklist items
Dec. 15 Last date for reporting grades of M.A. candidates for the Dec. 15 degree
Dec. 15 M.A. and Ph.D. degrees conferred
Dec. 17 Deadline for submitting supplemental materials for competitive fellowships for the academic year 2022-2023
Dec. 17 Winter Break Begins
Dec. 23-Jan. 3 GSAS Office Closed

Spring 2022

Jan. 10 Deadline for evaluations of student work completed in Semester 1
Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 18 Classes Begin
Jan.18-31  Add/Drop period and registration through BiONIiC for Semester II
Feb. 11 Application for M.A. Candidacy for the May degree is due
Feb.11 Deadline to schedule Preliminary Examinations in Semester II
Mar. 4 Deadline for submitting Ph.D. dissertations for the May degree from students in ARCH, Classics, and HART.  Dissertations must be deposited in GSAS Office by 4 p.m.
Mar. 7-11 Spring Break
Apr. 1 Deadline for submitting Ph.D. dissertations for the May degree for students in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Dissertations must be deposited in GSAS Office by 4 p.m.
Apr. 11-22 Pre-Registration for Fall 2022
Apr. 22 Last date for Ph.D. preliminary examinations this semester
Apr. 29 Last date for Ph.D. final oral examinations (defense of dissertation) for the May degree
Apr. 29 Last Day of Classes
May 6 Last date for final oral and/or written M.A. examinations for the May degree
May 6 Application for Ph.D. Candidacy due for students planning to take Preliminary Examinations in the fall of next year
May 9 Last date for reporting grades of the M.A. candidates for the May degree. Grades are due in the Registrar's Office by noon.
May 9 Deadline for deposit of final revised version of all dissertations for the May degree 
May 14 Commencement
May 16 Deadline for letter grades for work completed in Semester II
May 23 Deadline for evaluations of student work completed in Semester II