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Academic Calendar

The Columbia GSAPP academic calendar is listed below.

The overall Columbia University Academic Calendar can be found on the University website.

2019–2020*

SUMMER 2019 June 1- August 15 (see specifics below):
Event Date
Registration Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, May 31
First Day of Classes Monday, June 3
Arch. Studio Presentations & Lottery Monday, June 3
Change of Program Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 14
Last Day to Add/Drop Courses with refund Friday, June 14
Introduction to Architecture Registration & First Day of class Monday, July 1
Last Day to Add/Drop Introduction to Architecture Wednesday, July 3
University Holiday Thursday, July 4
Last Day to Drop a Class Thursday, July 11
Last Day of Introduction to Architecture Friday, August 2
Final Review Week Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2
Last Day of Classes Friday, August 9
Grades Due Wednesday, August 14
FALL 2019
Event Date
Registration Tuesday, August 27 - Thursday, August 29
HP Orientation Thursday, August 29
UP Orientation Wednesday, August 28
M.Arch Orientation Friday, August 30
NY/P Orientation Friday, August 30
First Day of Classes Tuesday, September 3
Tech + Visual Studies + History Presentations Tuesday, September 3
Arch. Faculty Meeting Wednesday, September 4 (1:00pm)
All-School Orientation Wednesday, September 4 (2:00pm)
Arch. Studio Presentations & Lottery Wednesday, September 4 (3:00pm)
Mini Sessions (ARCH) Session A: 9/4 - 10/18 Session B: 10/21 - 11/26
Change of Program Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 13
Last Day to Add/Drop Full Semester (3 pt) and Session A Courses. Last Day to Drop with refund Friday, September 13
Last Day for Session A & B registration changes Session A: 9/13 Session B: 10/28
Arch. Midterm Reviews Monday, October 21 - Friday, November 1
Election Day Holidays Monday + Tuesday, November 4-5
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester (3 pt) Class Thursday, November 14
Last Day of Architecture Classes Tuesday, November 26
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday–Friday, November 27–29
Final Review Week Monday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 11
Last Day of HP, UP, RED classes Monday, December 9
Last Day Work Due Wednesday, December 18
Grades Due Friday, December 20
SPRING 2020
Event Date
Registration Tuesday, January 14 - Friday, January 17
University Holiday Monday, January 20
First Day of Classes Tuesday, January 21
Arch. Faculty Meeting Wednesday, January 22 (1:00pm)
Arch. Studio Presentations + Lottery Wednesday, January 22 (2:00pm)
MArch Student Meeting (MArch 1st-3rd yrs) Tuesday, January 28
Mini Sessions Session A: 1/21 - 2/28 Session B: 3/2 - 4/22
Change of Program Tuesday, January 21 - Friday, January 31
Last Day for Session A & B registration changes Session A: 1/31 Session B: 3/9
Last Day to Add/Drop Full Semester (3 pt) and Session A Courses. Last Day to Drop with refund Friday, January 31
Arch. Midterm Reviews Monday, February 24 - Friday, March 6
Spring Break Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Class (3 pts) Thursday, March 26
Last Day of Architecture Classes Wednesday, April 22
Final Review Week Thursday, April 23 - Friday, May 1
Last Day of HP, UP + RED Classes Monday, May 4
Last Day Work Due Friday, May 8
Comprehensive Reviews (MArch 2nd yrs) Monday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 12
Grades Due Wednesday, May 13
Arch. Portfolios Due (graduating students) Wednesday, May 13 (10:00am)
Full-time Faculty Meeting Wednesday, May 13 (11:30am)
Arch. Awards Meeting Wednesday, May 13 (1:00pm)
GSAPP Graduation & Opening of End of Year Show Saturday, May 16
University Graduation Day Wednesday, May 20

2020–2021*

SUMMER 2020 June 1- August 15 (see specifics below):
Event Date
Registration (Online) Wednesday, May 27 - Friday, May 29
First Day of Classes Monday, June 1
Arch. Studio Presentations & Lottery Monday, June 1
Change of Program Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 12
Last Day to Add/Drop Courses with refund Friday, June 12
Introduction to Architecture Registration & First Day of class Monday, July 6
Last Day to Add/Drop Introduction to Architecture Wednesday, July 8
University Holiday Friday, July 3
Last Day to Drop a Class Thursday, July 9
Last Day of Introduction to Architecture Friday, August 7
Final Review Week Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7
Last Day of Classes Friday, August 14
Grades Due Wednesday, August 19
FALL 2020
Event Date
Registration Tuesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 3
HP Orientation TBA
UP Orientation TBA
M.Arch Orientation Friday, September 4
NY/P Orientation Friday, September 4
First Day of Classes Tuesday, September 8
Tech + Visual Studies + History Presentations Tuesday, September 8
Arch. Faculty Meeting Wednesday, September 9 (1:00pm)
All-School Orientation Wednesday, September 9 (2:00pm)
Arch. Studio Presentations & Lottery Wednesday, September 9 (3:00pm)
Mini Sessions (ARCH) Session A: 9/8 - 10/16 Session B: 10/19 - 12/4
Change of Program Tuesday, September 8 - Friday, September 18
Last Day to Add/Drop Full Semester (3 pt) and Session A Courses. Last Day to Drop with refund Friday, September 18
Last Day for Session A & B registration changes Session A: 9/18 Session B: 10/26
Arch. Midterm Reviews Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 30
Election Day Holidays Monday + Tuesday, November 2 - 3
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester (3 pt) Class Thursday, November 19
Last Day of Architecture Classes Friday, December 4
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday - Friday, November 25 - 27
Final Review Week Monday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 16
Last Day of HP, UP, RED classes Monday, December 14
Last Day Work Due Monday, December 21
Grades Due Wednesday, December 23
SPRING 2021
Event Date
Registration Tuesday, January 12 - Friday, January 15
University Holiday Monday, January 18
First Day of Classes Tuesday, January 19
Arch. Faculty Meeting Wednesday, January 20 (1:00pm)
Arch. Studio Presentations + Lottery Wednesday, January 20 (2:00pm)
MArch Student Meeting (MArch 1st-3rd yrs) Tuesday, January 26
Mini Sessions Session A: 1/19 - 2/26 Session B: 3/1 - 4/21
Change of Program Tuesday, January 19 - Friday, January 29
Last Day for Session A & B registration changes Session A: 1/29 Session B: 3/5
Last Day to Add/Drop Full Semester (3 pt) and Session A Courses. Last Day to Drop with refund Friday, January 29
Arch. Midterm Reviews Monday, February 22 - Friday, March 5
Spring Break Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Class (3 pts) Thursday, March 25
Last Day of Architecture Classes Wednesday, April 21
Final Review Week Thursday, April 22 - Friday, April 30
Last Day of HP, UP + RED Classes Monday, May 3
Last Day Work Due Friday, May 7
Comprehensive Reviews (MArch 2nd yrs) Monday, May 10 - Tuesday, May 11
Grades Due Wednesday, May 12
Arch. Portfolios Due (graduating students) Wednesday, May 12 (10:00am)
Full-time Faculty Meeting Wednesday, May 12 (11:30am)
Arch. Awards Meeting Wednesday, May 12 (1:00pm)
GSAPP Graduation & Opening of End of Year Show Saturday, May 15
University Graduation Day Wednesday, May 19
*All academic dates subject to change.

Previous Years

2018–2019

SUMMER 2018
Event Date
Registration Wednesday, May 23 - Friday, May 25
First Day of Classes Wednesday, May 30
Arch. Studio Presentations & Lottery Wednesday, May 30
Change of Program Tuesday, May 29 - Friday, June 8
Last Day to Add/Drop Courses with refund Friday, June 8
University Holiday Wednesday, July 4
Introduction to Architecture Registration & First Day of class Thursday, July 5
Last Day to Add/Drop Introduction to Architecture Friday, July 6
Last Day to Drop a Class Thursday, July 5
Last Day to Add/Drop Session B Classes Friday, July 13
Last Day of Introduction to Architecture Friday, August 3
Final Review Week Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
Last Day of Classes Friday, August 10
Grades Due Wednesday, August 15
FALL 2018
Event Date
Registration Tuesday, August 28 - Thursday, August 30
HP Orientation Tuesday, August 28
UP Orientation Wednesday, August 29
M.Arch Orientation Friday, August 31
NY/P Orientation Friday, August 31
First Day of Classes Tuesday, September 4
Tech + Visual Studies + History Presentations Tuesday, September 4 (5:00–7:30pm)
All-School Orientation Wednesday, September 5 (1:00pm)
Arch. Studio Presentations & Lottery Wednesday, September 5 (2:00pm)
Arch. Faculty Meeting Wednesday, September 5 (12:00pm)
Mini Sessions (ARCH) Session A: 9/4 - 10/19 Session B: 10/22 - 11/30
Change of Program Tuesday, September 4 - Friday, September 14
Last Day to Add/Drop Full Semester (3 pt) and Session A Courses. Last Day to Drop with refund Friday, September 14
Last Day for Session A & B registration changes Session A: 9/14 Session B: 10/29
Arch. Midterm Reviews Monday, October 22 - Friday, November 2
Election Day Holidays Monday + Tuesday, November 5-6
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester (3 pt) Class Thursday, November 15
Last Day of Architecture Classes Friday, November 30
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday–Friday, November 21–23
Final Review Week Monday, December 3 - Wednesday, December 12
Last Day of HP, UP, RED classes Monday, December 10
Last Day Work Due Wednesday, December 19
Grades Due Friday, December 21
SPRING 2019
Event Date
Registration Tuesday, January 15 - Friday, January 18
University Holiday Monday, January 21
First Day of Classes Tuesday, January 22
Arch. Faculty Meeting Wednesday, January 23 (1:00 pm)
Arch. Studio Presentations + Lottery Wednesday, January 23 (2:00 pm)
MArch Student Meeting (MArch 1st-3rd yrs) Tuesday, January 29
Mini Sessions Session A: 1/22 - 3/1 Session B: ¾ - 4/26
Change of Program Tuesday, January 22 - Friday, February 1
Last Day for Session A & B registration changes Session A: 2/1 Session B: 3/11
Last Day to Add/Drop Full Semester (3 pt) and Session A Courses. Last Day to Drop with refund Friday, February 1
Arch. Midterm Reviews Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 8
Spring Break Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Class (3 pts) Thursday, March 28
Last Day of Architecture Classes Wednesday, April 24
Final Review Week Thursday, April 25 - Friday, May 3
Last Day of HP, UP + RED Classes Monday, May 6
Last Day Work Due Friday, May 10
Comprehensive Reviews (MArch 2nd yrs) Monday, May 13 - Tuesday, May 14
Grades Due Wednesday, May 15
Arch. Portfolios Due (graduating students) Wednesday, May 15 (10:00am)
Full-time Faculty Meeting Wednesday, May 15 (11:30am)
Arch. Awards Meeting Wednesday, May 15 (1:00pm)
GSAPP Graduation & Opening of End of Year Show Saturday, May 18
University Graduation Day Wednesday, May 22
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