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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting with the 2014-2015 academic year, the exam and reading day schedule for CMU undergraduates will be modified slightly in order to shorten the length of the fall semester exam and reading day schedule by 2 days and the spring semester exam and reading day schedule by 1 day. Learn more.

dates & deadlines

Aug. 1-5: Summer All, Summer 2 & Mini-6 Faculty Course Evaluations

Aug. 4: Summer All, Summer 2 & Mini-6 last day of classes (except MBA, Heinz) & course withdrawal grade deadline

Aug. 5: Summer All, Summer 2 & Mini-6 final exams

Aug. 15: Fall semester payment due

Aug. 15-19: Graduate student orientation

Aug. 21: International undergraduate student orientation

Aug. 21-28: First-year undergraduate student orientation

Aug. 29: Fall 2016 semester and Mini-1 classes begin

Sept. 5: Labor Day; no classes & university closed