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

June 26-30: Mini-5 Faculty Course Evaluations

June 29: Mini-5 Last Day of Classes (except MBA, Heinz) and Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline

June 30: Mini-5 Final Examinations

July 3: Mini-6 Classes Begin

July 4: Independence Day; No Classes & University Closed

July 5: Mini-5 Final Grades Due by 4 p.m. 

July 10: Mini-6 Course Add and Audit Grade Option Deadline; Course Drop Deadline to Receive Tuition Adjustment