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COVID-19 Updates: Review our guidelines and mandatory policies for on-campus presence.

COVID-19: To keep Harvard healthy, if you will have an “on-campus presence,” you must comply with Harvard University’s COVID-19 immunization policy. You are required to submit documentation within 7 days of registering for any course with any on-campus presence. You risk being dropped from your on-campus courses, even after classes begin, if you do not upload your documentation in an expedited manner or if your status is noncompliant. Visit the COVID-19 Updates page for details.

All deadlines are 11:59 pm eastern time unless otherwise specified below.

Fall Term: August 29 – December 17, 2022

  • Thursday, July 7
    Last day to take the test of critical reading and writing skills before fall registration opens
  • Friday, July 15
    Registration opens at 9 am for degree candidates and premedical program admitted candidates
    Register early for best choice of courses. You must pay your balance in full by the payment deadline. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists.
  • Monday, July 18
    Registration opens at 9 am for all students
    Register early for best choice of courses. You must pay your balance in full by the payment deadline. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists.
  • Thursday, August 11
    Last day to take the test of critical reading and writing skills before fall registration ends
  • Sunday, August 14
    Accessibility request deadline
  • Monday, August 15
    Full payment deadline
    Pay your balance in full by this date. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists. Registration with immediate full payment remains open through August 25.
  • Thursday, August 18
    English proficiency requirement deadline
  • Thursday, August 25
    Registration deadline
    Last day to register for fall term courses. Late registration is not permitted after this date.
  • Friday, August 26 to Tuesday, September 6
    Course change period
    For registered students only
  • Monday, August 29
    Classes begin
  • Tuesday, September 6
    Course changes deadline
  • Tuesday, September 6
    Course drop deadline for full-tuition refund
  • Tuesday, September 13
    Course drop deadline for half-tuition refund
  • Tuesday, November 1 to Thursday, December 1
    Degree program application dates for fall
  • Friday, November 18
    Withdrawal deadline (no tuition refund)
  • Monday, December 12 to Saturday, December 17
    Final exams and last class meetings
  • Thursday, January 5
    Grades available online in Online Services

January Session: January 3 – 21, 2023

  • Thursday, October 27
    Last day to take the test of critical reading and writing skills before January registration opens
  • Thursday, November 3
    Registration opens at 9 am for degree candidates and premedical program admitted candidates
    Register early for best choice of courses. You must pay your balance in full by the payment deadline. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists.
  • Monday, November 7
    Registration opens at 9 am for all students
    Register early for best choice of courses. You must pay your balance in full by the payment deadline. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists.
  • Thursday, December 1
    Last day to take the test of critical reading and writing skills before January registration ends
  • Thursday, December 1
    Accessibility request deadline
  • Thursday, December 8
    Full payment deadline
    Pay your balance in full by this date. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists. Registration with immediate full payment remains open through January 3.
  • Sunday, December 11
    Last day to register for January session on-campus courses if you have not yet verified your COVID-19 vaccination information with HUHS.
  • Thursday, December 15
    English proficiency requirement deadline
  • Tuesday, January 3
    Registration deadline
    Last day to register for January session courses. Late registration is not permitted after this date.
  • Tuesday, January 3
    Classes begin
  • Tuesday, January 3
    Course drop deadline for full-tuition refund
  • Friday, January 13
    Withdrawal deadline (no tuition refund)
  • Thursday, January 19
    Final exams and last class meetings
  • Saturday, January 21
    Session ends
  • Wednesday, February 1
    Grades available online in Online Services

Spring Term: January 23 – May 13, 2023

  • Thursday, October 27
    Last day to take the test of critical reading and writing skills before spring registration opens
  • Tuesday, November 1 to Thursday, December 15
    Accessibility request period
  • Thursday, November 3
    Registration opens at 9 am for degree candidates and premedical program admitted candidates
    Register early for best choice of courses. You must pay your balance in full by the payment deadline. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists.
  • Monday, November 7
    Registration opens at 9 am for all students
    Register early for best choice of courses. You must pay your balance in full by the payment deadline. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists.
  • Sunday, December 18
    Accessibility request deadline
  • Thursday, January 5
    Full payment deadline
    Pay your balance in full by this date. If you do not, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists. Registration with immediate full payment remains open through January 19.
  • Thursday, January 5
    Last day to take the test of critical reading and writing skills before spring registration ends
  • Thursday, January 12
    English proficiency requirement deadline
  • Thursday, January 19
    Registration deadline
    Last day to register for spring term courses. Late registration is not permitted after this date.
  • Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 29
    Course change period
    For registered students only
  • Monday, January 23
    Classes begin
  • Wednesday, February 1 to Monday, May 1
    Premedical program application period (apply early; program often fills before deadline)
  • Sunday, January 29
    Course changes deadline
  • Sunday, January 29
    Course drop deadline for full-tuition refund
  • Sunday, February 5
    Course drop deadline for half-tuition refund
  • Wednesday, March 15 to Saturday, April 15
    Degree program application period for spring
  • Friday, April 21
    Withdrawal deadline (no tuition refund)
  • Monday, May 8 to Saturday, May 13
    Final exams and last class meetings
  • Tuesday, May 23
    Grades available online in Online Services
  • Thursday, May 25
    Commencement
  • Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, August 1
    Degree program application period for summer

Summer Term: June 18 – August 6, 2022

Please visit the Harvard Summer School calendar.

 

 

Holiday Calendar 2022-23

No classes meet on the following official University holidays* in 2022-23.

September 5, 2022Labor Day
October 10, 2022Indigenous Peoples’ Day
November 23-27, 2022Thanksgiving Break
December 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023Winter Break
January 16, 2023Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20, 2023President’s Day
March 12, 2023 to March 18, 2023Spring Break
May 29, 2023Memorial Day

*Some courses may have class meetings during spring break (see course descriptions). 

Administrative offices are closed on University holidays, weekends, Nov. 11, Nov. 24-27, and Dec. 23 through Jan. 2.