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Fall 2021 Academic Calendar


Program/Term Start Date  End Date Last Day for 100% Refund /
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Last Day for 75% Refund Last Day for 50% Refund Last Day for 25% Refund /
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Last Day to Drop w/W Last Day to Add to Waitlist
Public Health
Full Semester
M 8/23/21 T 12/14/21 F 9/3/21 F 9/10/21 F 9/17/21 F 9/24/21 M 10/18/21 8/19/21
Public Health Period I M 8/23/21 W 10/13/21 T 8/31/21 T 9/7/21 T 9/14/21 T 9/21/21    
Public Health Period II R 10/14/21 T 12/14/21 R 10/21/21 R 10/28/21 R 11/4/21 R 11/11/21    
Public Health
Dietetic Internship
M 8/23/21 W 12/29/21 F 9/3/21 F 9/10/21 F 9/17/21 F 9/24/21    

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

  • Oct 15 F: Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Fall 2021 graduation
  • Oct 29 F: Last day to defend dissertation for Fall 2021 graduation
  • Nov 12 F: Last day to submit final dissertation for Fall 2021 graduation
  • Dec 10 F: Last day to submit Practicum Form E (APE) and Culmination Completion Form (ILE) to Ofc of Academic Affairs if graduating Dec 2021. Check with your department for earlier deadlines.

Key Dates

  • Aug 20 F: Orientation
  • Aug 23 M: Classes Begin!
  • Aug 27 F: Last day to confirm enrollment – no action will drop classes. REQUIRED ONCE; can still adjust schedule after
  • Sep 6 M: Labor Day Holiday (University Closed)
  • Sep 24 F: Last day to change grading rules to Audit
  • Oct 7-10 Th-Su: FALL BREAK
  • Oct 18 M: Last day to drop for full semester classes and receive a "W". All drops after this date must receive a letter grade or a "WF"
  • Oct 18 M: Last day to change grading rules other than Audit
  • Oct 23-24 Sa-Su: Designated make-up days (Only used in the event of University closure)
  • Nov 8 M: PRIORITY registration begins for Spring 2022 (All students: Watch for your designated date and time thru Gibson)
  • Nov 13-14 Sa-Su: Designated make-up days (Only used in the event of University closure)
  • Nov 22-24 M-W: Thanksgiving Break (No classes; university open)
  • Nov 25-26 Th-F: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (University closed)
  • Dec 10 F: Last day of classes
  • Dec 11-12 Sa-Su: Study Period
  • Dec 13-18 M-SA: Final Exam period
  • Dec 31 F: Fall degrees conferred, 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.