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The GSAS Academic Calendar is the table below that provides a schedule for students and faculty to meet important deadlines specified in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Faculty Rules. You can view the time and location of the scheduled GSAS events in the GSAS events calendar below the table. You may also find the Five-Year Academic Calendar (PDF) and other College Calendars useful.

GSAS Academic Calendar 

Fall 2022

Aug. 23 New Student Orientation
Aug. 23-24 TA Orientation
Aug. 25-26 Diagnostic language exam in Classics and History of Art
Aug. 31 Last date to waive or accept Bryn Mawr Health Insurance 
Aug. 23-Sept 9  Add/Drop period and registration through BiONiC for Semester I
Aug. 29 First Day of Classes
Sept. 5 Labor Day Holiday-No Classes
Sept. 9 Last date to drop or add a course in Semester I
Sept. 30 Deadline to change incomplete grades to S or U from the 2021-2022 academic year.
Oct. 7 Application for M.A. Candidacy online for a December degree through the required online M.A. Candidacy Application form is due
Oct. 7 Deadline to schedule Preliminary Examinations for Semester I
Oct. 7-16 Fall Break
Oct. 15 For students in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art, last date for Ph.D. dissertation submission for a December degree; dissertations must be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed defense date and no later than Oct. 15, 2022. Dissertations should be prepared and submitted according to the Guidelines for Dissertation Format and Submission through the online Pre-defense Dissertation Submission Form.
Oct. 31 Deadline for graduate student applications for GSAS travel and research funds for the current academic year
Oct. 31- Nov. 11 Pre-Registration for Spring 2023
Nov. 5 For students in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, last date for Ph.D. dissertation submission for a December degree; dissertations must be submitted at least three weeks before the proposed defense date and no later than Nov. 5, 2022. Dissertations should be prepared and submitted according to the Guidelines for Dissertation Format and Submission through the online Pre-defense Dissertation Submission Form.
Nov. 18 Deadline for applications for GSAS Financial Support from all continuing students for the academic year of 2023-2024
Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Break begins after last class and ends 11/28 at 8 a.m. 
Dec. 2 Last date for Ph.D. final oral examinations (defense of dissertation) for a December degree
Dec. 8 Last Day of Classes. Last date for the final written M.A. examination for a December degree
Dec. 9 Last date for Ph.D. preliminary examinations this semester
Dec. 12 Application for Ph.D. candidacy online due for students planning to take Preliminary Examinations in Semester II
Dec. 12 Deadline to submit application for Curatorial Fellowship
Dec. 15 Last date for reporting course grades of M.A. candidates to the Registrar's Office for a December degree.
Last date for departments to submit signed Record of M.A. Completion Forms to the GSAS office
Dec. 15 Deadline for deposit of final revised version of all Ph.D. dissertations for the December degree and for all GSAS Ph.D. completion checklist items
Dec. 16 Deadline for submitting supplemental materials for competitive fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024
Dec. 16 Winter Break Begins
Dec. 26-Jan.3 GSAS Office Closed

Spring 2023

Jan. 10 Deadline for evaluations of student work completed in Semester 1
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 17 Classes Begin
Jan.17-30  Add/Drop period and registration through BiONIiC for Semester II
Feb. 3 Application for M.A. Candidacy online for a May degree through the required online M.A. Candidacy Application form is due
Feb.3 Deadline to schedule Preliminary Examinations in Semester II
Mar. 15 For students in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art, last date for Ph.D. dissertation submission for a May degree; dissertations must be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed defense date and no later than Mar. 15, 2023. Dissertations should be prepared and submitted according to the Guidelines for Dissertation Format and Submission through the online Pre-defense Dissertation Submission Form.
Mar. 3-12 Spring Break
Apr. 3 For students in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, last date for Ph.D. dissertation submission for a May degree; dissertations must be submitted at least three weeks before the proposed defense date and no later than Apr. 3, 2023. Dissertations should be prepared and submitted according to the Guidelines for Dissertation Format and Submission through the online Pre-defense Dissertation Submission Form.
Apr. 10-21 Pre-Registration for Fall 2023
Apr. 14 Last date for Ph.D. preliminary examinations this semester
Apr. 28 Last date for Ph.D. final oral examinations (defense of dissertation) for the May degree
Apr. 28 Last Day of Classes
May 5 Last date for final oral and/or written M.A. examinations for the May degree
May 5 Application for Ph.D. candidacy online due for students planning to take Preliminary Examinations in the fall of next year
May 9 Last date for reporting course grades of the M.A. candidates for a May degree; grades are due in the Registrar's Office by noon.
Last date for departments to submit signed Record of M.A. Completion Forms to the GSAS office
May 9 Deadline for deposit of final revised version of all dissertations for the May degree and for all GSAS Ph.D. completion checklist items.
May 13 Commencement
May 15 Deadline for letter grades for work completed in Semester II
May 22 Deadline for evaluations of student work completed in Semester II

 


GSAS Events Calendar

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