2016-17 Catalog

Academic Calendar

Lehigh University defines a semester as 14 weeks and 70 individual days of instruction to be followed by 2 days of a reading-consultation and study period in preparation of 9 consecutive calendar days of final examinations with four periods per day of 3 hour exam blocks. The summer term is 12 weeks with measured sessions. The academic year consists of one summer and two regular terms.

Fall 2016

August 25ThursdayFirst Year Student Check In
August 29MondayFirst Day of Class/Registration day
September 4SundayLast day for Web registration
September 4SundayLast day to add courses without instructor’s signature
September 4SundayDegree awarding date
September 5MondayLabor Day - Classes held
September 9FridayLast day of registration
September 9FridayLast day to add or drop a course without a “W”
September 16FridayLast day to select OR cancel pass/fail grading
September 27TuesdayFour o’clock exam Day 1
September 28WednesdayFour o’clock exam Day 2
September 29ThursdayFour o’clock exam Day 3
October 3MondayApplications for January degree due
October 3MondayRosh Hashanna
October 5WednesdayFour o’clock exam Day 4
October 6ThursdayFour o’clock exam Day 5
October 12WednesdayYom Kippur
October 14FridayMid-term grades due
October 17-18Monday-TuesdayPacing Break - no classes
November 2WednesdayFour o’clock exam Day 1
November 3ThursdayFour o’clock exam Day 2
November 8TuesdayFour o’clock exam Day 3
November 9WednesdayFour o’clock exam Day 4
November 10ThursdayFour o’clock exam Day 5
November 7-18Monday-FridayReserved registration period for Spring. Specific dates to be determined.
November 15TuesdayLast day to withdraw from a course with a “W”
November 15Tuesday Last day for January doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean
November 23-25Wednesday-FridayThanksgiving Vacation
December 2FridayLast day for hourly exams
December 9FridayLast day of classes
December 9FridayLast day to drop a course with WP/WF grades
December 9FridayLast day for January master’s degree candidates to electronically upload thesis and deliver final paperwork to the Registrar’s Office
December 9FridayLast day for January doctoral degree candidates to complete all degree requirements
December 10SaturdayReview-consultation-study period for Tuesday classes
December 12MondayReview-consultation-study period for Monday classes
December 13TuesdayFinal exams begin
December 21WednesdayFinal exams end
 

Spring 2017

January 22SundayDegree awarding date
January 23MondayFirst day of class/Registration day
January 29SundayLast day Web registration
January 29SundayLast day to add courses without instructor’s permission
February 1WednesdayLast day for filing applications for May graduation
February 3FridayLast day for registration
February 3FridayLast day to add or drop a course without a “W”
February 10FridayLast day to select OR cancel pass/fail
February 22WednesdayFour o’clock exam Day 1
February 23ThursdayFour o’clock exam Day 2
February 28TuesdayFour o’clock exam Day 3
March 1WednesdayFour o’clock exam Day 4
March 2ThursdayFour o’clock exam Day 5
March 10FridayMid-term grades due
March 13-17Monday - FridaySpring Break
March 20MondayClasses resume
April 4TuesdayFour o’clock exam Day 1
April 5WednesdayFour o’clock exam Day 2
April 6ThursdayFour o’clock exam Day 3
April 7FridayHonors Convocation
April 10-21Monday-FridayReserved registration period for Fall and Summer. Specific dates to be determined.
April 11TuesdayPassover - classes held on weekdays
April 12WednesdayFour o’clock exam Day 4
April 13ThursdayFour o’clock exam Day 5
April 14FridayGood Friday - classes held
April 14FridayLast day for May doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean
April 18TuesdayLast day to drop a class with a "W"
April 28FridayLast day for hourly exams
May 5FridayLast day of class
May 5FridayLast day to drop a class or withdraw with WP/WF grades
May 5FridayLast day for May master’s candidates to electronically upload thesis and deliver final paperwork to the Registrar’s Office
May 5FridayLast day for May doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements
May 6SaturdayReview-consultation-study period for Tuesday classes
May 8MondayReview-consultation-study period for Monday classes
May 9TuesdayFinal exams begin
May 17WednesdayFinal exams end
May 22MondayUniversity Commencement Day
July 3MondayDeadline to apply for September degree
July 21FridayLast day for September doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean
August 4FridayLast day for September masters candidates to electronically upload and deliver paperwork to the Registrar’s Office
August 4FridayLast day for September doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements