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Summer 2021 Academic Calendar

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Public Health Regular Semester T  6/1/21 F  7/30/21 T  6/8/21 R  6/10/21 M  6/14/21 W 6/16/21 W 6/30/21  
Public Health
Extended Semester
M  5/24/21 F  8/6/21 M 5/31/21 T  6/8/21 T  6/15/21 T  6/22/21 F  7/2/21  
Public Health Period I (Early Summer) T  6/1/21 M 6/28/21 R  6/3/21 M  6/7/21 W  6/9/21 F  6/11/21    
Public Health Period II (Late Summer) M  7/5/21 F 7/30/21 W 7/7/21 M  7/12/21 W  7/14/21 F  7/16/21    
Public Health Early Intercession M  5/17/21 F  5/28/21 T  5/18/21 W  5/19/21 R  5/20/21 F  5/21/21 F  5/21/21  
Public Health Late Intercession M  7/26/21 F  8/6/21 T  7/27/21 W  7/28/21 R  7/29/21 F  7/30/21 F  7/30/21  
Public Health
Dietetic Internship
M  5/17/21 F  6/25/21 F  5/21/21 W  5/26/21 W  6/2/21 F  6/4/21 M  6/7/21  

Key Dissertation / Practicum (APE) / Culminating Experience (ILE) Dates

  • June 18 F: Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Aug. 15th graduation
  • July 2 F: Last day to defend dissertation for August 15th graduation
  • July 16 F: Last day to submit final dissertation for August 15th graduation
  • July 30 F: Last day to submit Practicum Form E (APE) and Culmination Completion Form (ILE) to the Office of Student Experience if graduating August 2021. Check with your department for earlier deadlines

Other Key Dates

  • May 31 M: Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed)
  • June 16 W: SPRING 2021 INCOMPLETES CONVERT TO “F”
  • July 5 M: Independence Day Holiday Observed (University Closed)
  • July 30 F: Last day of classes
  • August 15 Su: Summer Graduates degree earned, conferred and posted to transcripts

Religious Observance Policy

Both Tulane’s policy of non-discrimination on the basis of religion and our core values of diversity and inclusion require instructors to make reasonable accommodations to help students avoid negative academic consequences when their religious obligations conflict with academic requirements. Every reasonable effort should be made to allow members of the university community to observe their religious holidays without jeopardizing the fulfillment of their academic obligations. It is never acceptable for an instructor to compel a student to choose between religious observance and academic work. Absence from classes or examinations for religious reasons does not relieve students from responsibility for any part of the course work required during the period of absence. It is the obligation of the student to provide faculty within the first two weeks of each semester their intent to observe the holiday so that alternative arrangements convenient to both students and faculty can be made at the earliest opportunity. Students who make such arrangements will not be required to attend classes or take examinations on the designated days, and faculty must provide reasonable opportunities for such students to make up missed work and examinations. Exceptions to the requirement of a make-up examination must be approved in advance by the dean of the school in which the course is offered.