2022- 2023 Academic Calendar

Amherst College 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

Date

Event

Additional Information

Fall 2022 Semester

Thursday, September 1

First Day of Fall 2022 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 5

Labor Day

Classes Held - Offices Closed

Monday, September 12

Last Day of Add/Drop; Last day of Five Colleges Interchange Registration

All students must be registered for their full semester course load by this date.

Monday, October 3

New Course Proposals for Spring 2023 due to the CEP

New Course information to be entered in Course Catalog Editing Tool with chair approvals obtained.

Wednesday, October 5

Spring 2023 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.

Saturday, October 8- Tuesday, October 11

Mid-Semester Break

No Classes
Mon-Tues-Wed Schedules will be observed on Wed-Thurs-Fri (Oct. 12-13-14)

Wednesday, October 12

Midterm Grades due to Registrar

Faculty must submit midterm grades for students earning a D or F via Workday.

Friday, October 14

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.

Friday, October 21

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 21

Comprehensive Exam Date for Class of 2023E

Departments should hold Comprehensive Exams for second semester seniors by this date.

Monday, October 24- 

Friday, October 28 

Advising Week

Students must meet with their advisors this week to discuss their plan for Spring 2023 course registration.



Monday, October 31- 

Friday, November 4

First Round Pre-Registration for Spring 2023

First round of Spring 2023 course registration.

Course registration during this period is not guaranteed.

Friday, November 11

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 7-

Sunday, November 13

Roster Management for Spring 2023

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

Monday, November 14-

Friday, November 18

Second Round Pre-Registration for Spring 2023

Second round of Spring 2023 course registration for all returning students.

Monday, November 21- 

Sunday, November 27

Thanksgiving Break

No Classes

Friday, December 9

Major Declaration due for Class of 2025E

Second Semester Sophomores must submit their major declaration form to the Registrar's Office by this deadline.

Friday, December 9 

Last Day of Classes

Final day of Fall 2022 classes  

Saturday, December 10- Tuesday, December 13

Reading Period

No academic classes or exams are held. 

Monday, December 12

Senior Theses due for Class of 2023E; Summa Recommendations due in Submittable

Class of 2023E students must submit their electronic theses in Submittable Academic Departments will also submit summa recommendation letters in Submittable. Due by this date. 

Tuesday, December 13

Last Day to Pass/Fail Course

Students may elect, within Workday, to take a course on Pass/Fail with their advisor(s) consent.

Wednesday, December 14- Sunday, December 18

Examination Period

Final exams for Fall 2022 classes.

Tuesday, January 3

Final Fall 2022 Grades due to Registrar

Deadline for final grade submission.

Tuesday, January 10

Completion Override for graduating majors due in Workday.

 

Spring 2023 Semester

Monday, January 30

First Day of Spring 2023 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.

Friday, February 3

New Course Proposals for 2023-24 due to the CEP

New Course information to be entered in Course Catalog Editing Tool with chair approvals obtained.

Wednesday, February 8

Last Day of Add/Drop; Last day of Five College Interchange Registration

All students must be registered for their final semester course load by this date.

Friday, February 10

2023-2024 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.

Monday, February 13

Registrar's Office prepares CPI 

Course information entered into CPI for departments to be able to add course times and room requests.

Wednesday, February 15

CPI will open in the afternoon.

ADCs begin editing

Information from course catalog editing tool to be uploaded to CPI. ADCs can begin entering course times and room preferences.

Wednesday, February 22

CPI closes for editing

First round of course times and room preferences ends.  

Monday, February 27 - 
Wednesday, March 1

CPI 2nd Round

CPI opens for ADCs to make additions and corrections to course times and room requests. Closes 5pm on March 1st.

Wednesday, March 1

Registrar's office to input CPI information

Information from CPI entered into Datatel student database.

Thursday, March 2 -

Friday, March 3

Registrar's office enters corrections for course times

Course information is updated from CPI 

Friday, March 3

Begin final updates to seniors in Workday.

 

Monday, March 6

File extracted for printed catalog.

Printed catalogs to be available for advising week. 

Monday, March 6

Finalized course information is published in Workday

Students can begin to build saved schedules in Workday

Friday, March 10

Midterm grades due to Registrar

Faculty must submit, in Workday,midterm grades for students earning a D or F.

Friday, March 10

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.

Monday, March 13- 

Sunday, March 19

Spring Break

No Classes Held

Friday, March 17

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 31

Application to Participate in Commencement due for Class of 2024E

Students who will have their degree conferred in Fall 2023 and wish to participate in May 2023 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, April 3-
Friday, April 7

Advising Week

Students must talk with their advisors this week to discuss their plan for Fall 2023 course registration.

Friday, April 7

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 10-

Friday, April 14

First Round Pre-Registration for Fall 2023

First round of Fall 2023 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 17- 

Tuesday, April 18 

April Break

Class schedule not affect by break, resume classes as planned.

Monday, April 17-

Sunday, April 23

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 24- 

Friday, April 28

Second Round Pre-Registration for Fall 2023

After Roster Management Week, students have a second chance to register for Fall 2023 classes. Limits are enforced.

Thursday, April 27

Prize winner names to the Registrar for the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.

Departments must submit the names of all class prize winners to the Registrar's Office by this date.  

Friday, April 28

Seniors are asked to submit their graduation information to NameCoach

Deadline for Class of 2023 and 2024E seniors to submit information to NameCoach regarding their data for graduation.  

Tuesday, May 2

Prize winner names to the Registrar for the Senior Assembly Awards Ceremony.

Departments must submit the names of senior class prize winners to the Registrar's Office by this date.  

Thursday, May 4

Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

Awards for non-seniors are given out at this event.

Tuesday, May 9

Major Declaration due for Class of 2025 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.

Tuesday, May 9

Last Day of regularly scheduled Spring 2023 Classes

Final scheduled day of Spring 2023 classes.

Tuesday, May 9

Senior Assembly Awards Ceremony

 

Thursday, May 11

Senior Theses and thesis grades due for Class of 2023 by 5:00 p.m. EST.  


Summa Recommendations due in Submittable.

Class of 2023 students must submit their electronic theses in Submittable Academic Departments will also submit summa recommendation letters in Submittable. Due by 5pm.

Thursday, May 10-

Sunday, May 14

Reading Period

No academic classes or exams are held. 

Friday, May 12

Last Day to Pass/Fail Course

 

Monday, May 15-

Friday, May 19

Examination Period

Final exams for Spring 2023 classes.

Monday, May 22
9:00a.m.

Grades Due for Graduating Seniors

Deadline for Faculty to submit final grades for Graduating Seniors.

TBD

Degree Cases Published

Degree cases to be securely published for faculty consideration on or before this date.

TBD

Faculty Vote for Degrees

Final vote on degree candidates. No changes to graduating student records after this vote. 

Wednesday, May 24

Grades Due for First, Second, and Third Year Students

Deadline for Faculty to submit final grades for first, second, and third year students.

Sunday, May 28

10:00a.m.

Commencement

 

Friday, June 30

Non-Course Material Edits Due

Information for the non-course materials section of the online catalog due.