Amherst College 2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Date Event Additional Information
Fall 2021 Semester
Monday, August 30 First Day of Fall 2021 Classes; First Day of Add/Drop During add/drop students may add or remove courses from their fall schedule. All Five College registrations must have instructor permission.
Monday, September 6 Labor Day Classes Held
Wednesday, September 8 Last Day of Add/Drop; Last day of Five Colleges Interchange Registration; Pass/Fail & Flexible Grading Option forms due All students must be registered for their final semester courseload by this date.
Monday, September 27 at Noon Spring 2022 Course Information due to Registrar Departments submit their course information on the Campus Planning Interface (CPI) part of the EMS reservation program. This includes classes, instructors, times, and room preferences, if they have them. Info for new courses can be shared later.
Friday, October 1 New Course Proposals for Spring 2022 due to the CEP New Course information to be entered in Course Catalog Editing Tool with chair approvals obtained.
Saturday, October 9 -Tuesday, October 12 Mid-Semester Break No Classes
Wednesday, October 13 Midterm Grades due to Registrar Faculty must submit midterm grades for students earning a D or F via ACdata.
Friday, October 15 Last Day to withdraw from the College  This is the last day that students may withdraw from the College for a semester or more. Students should work with the Office of Student Affairs to withdraw.
Friday, October 15 Comprehensive Exam Date for Class of 2022E Departments should hold Comprehensive Exams for second semester seniors by this date.
Monday, October 25 Thesis Advisor Names due from Academic Departments to Registrar's Office Updated thesis advisor information must be sent to the Registrar's Office for Seniors via Google Docs.
Monday, October 25 -Friday, October 29 Advising Week Students must meet with their advisors this week to discuss their plan for January and Spring 2022 course registration.
November 1 - 5

First Round Pre-Registration for January and Spring 2022

First round of January and Spring 2022 course registration.
Course registration during this period is not guaranteed.
Friday, November 5

Last day to Withdraw from a course as a First, Second, or Third Year student

First, second, and third year students should work with their Class Deans to withdraw from a course by this deadline.  
Monday, November 8 -Friday, November 12

Roster Management for January and Spring 2022

Faculty submit list to the Registrar's Office to manage roster lists. During this period, students may be cut from course rosters.
November 15 - 19

Second Round Pre-Registration for January and Spring 2022

Second round of January and Spring 2022 course registration for all returning students.
November 20 - 28 Thanksgiving Vacation No Classes
Friday, December 3 Audit Sheets sent to Dept. for 2022E Degree Candidates Degree Audit for students completing at end of semester.
Tuesday, December 7 Major Declaration due for Class of 2024E Second Semester Sophomores must submit their major declaration form to the Registrar's Office by this deadline.
Tuesday, December 7 Last Day of Classes Final day of Fall 2021 classes  
Wednesday, December 8 Add/Drop Period Begins for January 2022  
Friday, December 10 Last Day to Pass/Fail Course Students may elect to take a course on Pass/Fail with their advisor(s) consent.
Friday, December 10 Senior Theses due for Class of 2022E; Summa Recommendations due Class of 2022E student must submit their electronic theses online. Academic departments must submit DocuSign signatures and summa recommendation letters to the Registrar's Office by this deadline.
Friday, December 10 Edit Access Ends for ADC 2022E Audit Sheets Start Docusign Process.
Wednesday, December 8 -Sunday, December 12 Reading/Study Period No academic classes.
Monday, December 13 -Friday, December 17 Examination Period Final exams for Fall 2021 classes.
Wednesday, January 5 Final Fall 2021 Grades due to Registrar Faculty must submit final grades via ACdata by this date.
Friday, January 7 Audit Sheet signatures due to Registrar for 2022E students at noon Academic departments must submit DocuSign signatures.
January 2022 Term
Monday, January 3 First Day of January Term Students will have the option to select no more than one class.
Tuesday, January 4 Add Period for January 2022 Term ends  
Monday, January 10 Drop Period for January 2022 Term ends The latest a student can drop a January course.
Modnay, January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day No Classes
Friday, January 21 Withdrawal Period for January 2022 Term ends Class Dean permission required.
Tuesday, January 25 Last Day of January Classes  
Wednesday, January 26 Evaluation Day  
Wednesday, January 26 January Senior Theses due for Class of 2022E; Summa Recommendations due January Class of 2022E student must submit their electronic theses online. Academic departments must submit DocuSign signatures and summa recommendation letters to the Registrar's Office by this deadline.
Monday, February 7 Grades Due Grades must be submitted by the end of the day in ACData.
Wednesday, February 9 at Noon Holdover Degree Audit Sheets Due from Departments to the Registrar's Office The Registrar's Office will send Degree Audit sheets to departments with pending degree cases that will be ready for faculty vote in February. Signatures must be received by this deadline.
Spring 2022 Semester
TBD New Course Proposals for 2022-23 due to the CEP New Course information to be entered in Course Catalog Editing Tool with chair approvals obtained.
Monday, February 7 First Day of Spring 2022 Classes; First Day of Add/Drop; First Day of Five Colleges Interchange Registration During add/drop students may add or remove courses from their spring schedule. Students must be in their minimum course load at the end of add/drop. Students may only add or remove Five Colleges courses during the add/drop period.
Wednesday, February 16 Last Day of Add/Drop; Last day of Five College Interchange Registration All students must be registered for their final semester courseload by this date.
TBD 2022-2023 Course Information due to Registrar Departments to edit courses via the Course Catalog Editing Tool regarding Fall and Spring offerings. Information includes instructor, semester offered, updates to description, title, and course restrictions. All courses should be moved to "Department Chair" regardless of offering status.
TBD Registrar's Office prepares CPI  Course information entered into CPI for departments to be able to add course times and room requests.
Saturday, March 12 - Sunday, March 20 Spring Recess No Classes Held
Thursday, March 24 Midterm grades due to Registrar Faculty must submit midterm grades for students earning a D or F via ACdata.
TBD CPI will open in afternoon.
ADCs begin editing
Information from course catalog editing tool to be uploaded to CPI. ADCs can begin entering course times and room preferences.
Friday, March 25 Last day to withdraw from the college This is the last day that students may withdraw from the College for a semester or more. Students should work with the Office of Student Affairs to withdraw.
Friday, March 25 Thesis Advisor Name changes/ corrections due from Academic Departments to Registrar's Office Updated thesis advisor information must be sent to the Registrar's Office for Seniors.
TBD CPI closes for editing First round of course times and room preferences ends.  
TBD Registrar's office to input CPI information Information from CPI entered into Datatel student database.
TBD CPI 2nd Round CPI opens for ADCs to make additions and corrections to course times and room requests.
TBD Registrar's office enters corrections for course times Course information is updated from CPI 
TBD Course information is published in Course Scheduler Students can begin to build schedules using the Course Scheduler
Friday, March 25 Last day to withdraw from the college This is the last day that students may withdraw from the College for a semester or more. Students should work with the Office of Student Affairs to withdraw.
Monday, April 4 - Friday April 8 Advising Period   Students must talk with their advisors this week to discuss their plan for Fall 2022 course registration.
Friday, April 15 Last day to Withdraw from a course as a First, Second, or Third Year Student First, second, and third year students should work with their Class Deans to withdraw from a course by this deadline.
Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22 First Round Pre-Registration for Fall 2022

First round of Fall 2022 course registration for ALL returning students.


Course registration during this period is not guaranteed.


All students will be enrolled during this week but faculty will make adjustments during Roster Management Week for classes with stated limits.

Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 29 Roster Management Week Faculty of classes with limits will submit lists to the Registrar's Office to manage roster lists. During this week, students may be cut from course rosters.
Monday, April 25 Senior Audit sheets for Class of 2022 sent to ADCs via Google Docs  Begin final updates to Senior Audit Sheets.
Friday, April 29 Seniors are asked to submit their graduation information to NameCoach Deadline for Class of 2022 and 2023E seniors to submit information to NameCoach regarding their data for graduation.  
Friday, April 29 Class prize winner names to the Registrar  Departments must submit the names of all class prize winners to the Registrar's Office by this date.  
Friday, April 29 Application to Participate in Commencement due for Class of 2023E Students who will have their degree conferred in Fall 2022 and wish to participate in May 2022 Commencement must submit the Application to Participate in Commencement by this deadline. Students who participated in a prior Commencement ceremony may not apply to participate for a second time. Watch for details.
Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6 Second Round Pre-Registration for Fall 2022 After Roster Management Week, students have a second chance to register for Fall 2022 classes. Limits are enforced.
Friday, May 13 Major Declaration due for Class of 2024 to avoid Fall holds Second Semester Sophomores should submit their major declaration form to the Registrar's Office by this deadline to avoid Fall hold. Forms can be sent accompanied by department approval via email, listing the name of the new advisor.  Please notify current advisor of change.
Wednesday, May 11 Undergraduate Awards Ceremony Awards for non-seniors are given out at this event.
Friday, May 13 Last Day of regularly scheduled Spring 2022 Classes Final scheduled day of Spring 2022 classes.
Friday, May 13 Senior Theses and thesis grades due for Class of 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST.  Summa Recommendations due online to Registrar. Class of 2022 students must submit their electronic theses online.  Please do this by 5:00 p.m. EST.   Paper theses are NOT being collected this year. Academic departments must submit  summa recommendation letters to the Registrar's Office by this deadline.
Friday, May 13 Senior Assembly Awards Ceremony  
Saturday, May 14 -Wednesday, May 18 Make-Up Days/Reading Period No academic classes or exams are held. 
Thursday, May 19 -Tuesday, May 24 Examination Period Final exams for Spring 2022 classes.
Friday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m. Grades Due for Graduating Seniors Deadline for Faculty to submit final grades for Graduating Seniors via ACdata.
Sunday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. Commencement  
Monday, May 30 Final Round of Senior Audit Sheets Due By this date, all pending information on audit sheets should be resolved.
Monday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. Grades Due for First, Second, and Third Year Students Deadline for Faculty to submit final grades for first, second, and third year students via ACdata.
TBD Faculty Vote for Degrees Final vote on degree candidates. No changes to graduating student records after this vote. Likely conducted asychronously for May 2022.