Academic Calendar-The HUB - Carnegie Mellon University

The Academic Calendar serves as an information source and planning document for students, faculty, staff and departments, as well as outside organizations. The calendar includes registration dates, class start dates, add/drop deadlines, exam dates and more. 


Upcoming Academic Year Calendars*

*These calendars are subject to change.


Academic Calendar Approval Process

Annually in early October, the University Registrar begins the review process for the three upcoming academic year calendars by following Carnegie Mellon’s prearranged guidelines. The process is as follows:

  • The calendar for the next academic year (previously published as proposed) is reviewed so that it may be approved as official;
  • The calendar for one academic year out (previously published as tentative) is reviewed so that it may be considered as proposed;
  • The calendar for two academic years out is created so that it may be considered as tentative.

After the University Registrar’s review, the academic calendars are shared with the Provost, the Vice President and Dean of Students, and the Academic Leadership Council for approval and adoption in November.

Once approved and adopted, the academic calendars are published to The HUB website. A notification email is sent by the University Registrar to the global university community no later than one week after approval.

dates & deadlines

August 1: Mini-6 Course Drop or Pass/Fail Grade Deadline; Assign Withdrawal Grade After This Date

August 7-11: Session All, Two & Mini-6 Faculty Course Evaluations

August 10: Session Two Last Day of Classes; Session Two Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline; Session All & Mini-6 Last Day of Classes (except MBA, Heinz) and Withdrawal Course Grade Deadline

August 14: Session All, Mini-6 and Session Two Final Grades Due by 4 p.m.

August 28: Fall Semester & Mini-1 Classes Begin