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Academic Calendar

Beginning this summer, please use the university registrar's academic calendars here or at the button below. On that page, use the drop down menus to select a specific term and then the term session (i.e., PH Early Summer 20xx, PH late Summer 20xx, PH Summer 20xx, etc.).

Choose a semester from the first academic term dropdown menu, then choose your specific term from the term drop down menu. Clicking the PDF icon  that the arrow is pointing towards downloads a copy of the semester/term you have selected. Examples in images below. 

Fall 2023 Academic Calendar example
Fall 2023 Academic Calendar example
Key Dates for 2023 Summer Academic Calendar

Full Summer Session/Extended Summer session (these share the same refund and drop dates)

Drop & Tuition Refund Dates

  • May 22 M: First day of classes - extended Summer
  • June 5 M: First day of classes - Full Summer
  • June 14 W: Last day for 100% refund
  • June 19 M: Last day for 75% refund
  • June  23 F: Last day for 50% refund
  • June 28 W: Last day for 25% refund & w/out record
  • July 5 W: Last day for drops
  • July 28 F: Last day of classes - full Summer
  • Aug 11 F: Last day of classes - extended Summer

First half Summer session

  • June 5 M: First day of classes
  • June 12 M: Last day for 100% refund
  • June 14 W: Last day for 75% refund
  • June 16 F: Last day for 50% refund
  • June 18 Su: Last day for 25% refund & w/out record
  • June 20 T: Last day for drops
  • June 30 F: Last day of classes

Second half Summer session

  • July 10 M: Last day for 100% refund
  • July 12 W: Last day for 75% refund
  • July 14 F: Last day for 50% refund
  • July 16 Su: Last day for 25% refund & w/out record
  • July 18 M: Last day for drops
  • July 28 F: Last day of classes

Late Intercession

  • July 31 M: First day of classes
  • Aug 1 T: Last day for 100% refund
  • Aug 2 W: Last day for 75% refund
  • Aug 3 R: Last day for 50% refund
  • Aug 4 F: Last day for 25% refund & w/out record
  • Aug 7 M: Last day for drops
  • Aug 11 F: Last day of classes

Holidays & Milestones

  • Jun 15 W: SPRING 2022 INCOMPLETES CONVERT TO “F”
  • Jun 19 M: Juneteenth Holiday (University Closed)
  • July 3 M: First day second-half Summer term
  • July 4 T: Independence Day Holiday (University Closed)
  • July 28 F: Last day of classes
  • Aug 15 T:  Summer Graduates degree earned, conferred, and posted to transcripts 

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

  • June 30 F: Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Aug. 15th graduation
  • July 14 F:  Last day to defend dissertation for August 15th graduation
  • July 28 F: Last day to submit final dissertation to Dean’s Office for August 15th graduation
  • July 28 F: Last day to submit Practicum Form E (APE) and Culmination Completion Form (ILE) to the Office of Academic Affairs if graduating August 2023. Check with your department for earlier deadlines
Key Dates for 2023 Fall Academic Calendar
  • Aug 14 M: Elective classes with enrollment <5 students are cancelled            
  • Aug 21 M: CLASSES BEGIN
  • Sep 1 F: Last Day to Register/Add
  • Sep 1 F: Last Day to Drop w/ 100% Tuition & Fee Refund
  • Sep 4 M: Labor Day Holiday (University Closed) Sep 8: Last Day to Drop w/ 75% Tuition Refund
  • Sep 15 F: Last Day to Drop w/ 50% Tuition Refund
  • Sep 22 F: Last Day to Drop without Record Sep 22: Last Day to Drop w/ 25% Tuition Refund
  • Oct 5-8 R-Su: Fall Break
  • Nov 18-26 Sa-Su: Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 8 F: Last day of classes
  • Dec 11-16 M-F: Final Exam Period
  • Dec 18 M: Grades due for GRADUATING STUDENTS
  • Dec 20 W: Grades due for all students    

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

  • Nov 3 F: Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Fall 2023 graduation            
  • Nov 17 F: Last day to defend dissertation for Fall 2023 graduation                             
  • Dec 7 R: Last day to submit final dissertation to Dean’s Office for Fall 2023 graduation
  • Dec 7 R: Last day to submit APE and ILE form to the Office of Academic Affairs for Fall 2023 graduation.  Check with your department for earlier deadlines.

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.