Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Calendar

The below MSCF Calendar is a modified version of the Official Carnegie Mellon Academic Calendar and Tepper Calendar. The MSCF Academic Calendar contains information specific to our student experience.

MSCF Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Fall 2021 Semester Semester: (M-14, T-14, W-12, Th-12, F-12) Total=64
Mini-1: (M-7, T-7, W-6, Th-6, F-6) Total=32
Mini-2: (M-7, T-7, W-6, Th-6, F-6) Total=32
Date Day
August 30     M Semester & Mini-1 Classes Begin
September 3     F Mini-1 Course Add Deadline 
September 3     F Mini-1 Course Audit Grade Option Deadline 
September 3     F Mini-1 Course Drop Deadline to Receive Tuition Adjustment 
September 6     M Labor Day; No Classes
September 10     F Make-up Day for Labor Day
September 13     M Semester Course Add Deadline 
September 13     M Semester Course Audit Grade Option Deadline
September 13     M Semester Course Drop Deadline to Receive Tuition Adjustment
September 17     F Mini-1 Course Drop Deadline; Assign Withdrawal Grade after this date
October 1     F Mini-1 Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline; No Course Withdrawal after this date
October 1     F Mini-1 Course Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline
October 4 - October 15 M-F Mini-1 Faculty Course Evaluations 
October 11     M Semester Course Drop Deadline; Assign Withdrawal Grade after this date
October 12     T Mini-1 Last Day of Classes
October 12     T Mini-1 Drop Voucher Election Deadline by 11:59 pm
October 13 - October 17 W-Su Mini-1 Reading Days and Final Exams
October 18 - October 19 M-Tu Mid-Semester Break; No Classes
October 18     M Mid-Semester Grades Due by 4 pm
October 20     W Mini-2 Classes Begin 
October 20     W Mini-1 Final Grades Due by 4 pm
October 22     F Mini-2 Course Add Deadline 
October 22     F Mini-2 Course Audit Grade Option Deadline 
October 22     F Mini-2 Course Drop Deadline to Receive Tuition Adjustment 
November 4     Th Mini-2 Course Drop Deadline; Assign Withdrawal Grade after this date 
November 8     M Semester Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline; No Course Withdrawal after this date
November 8     M Semester Course Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline
November 15 - November 19 M-F Spring 2022 Registration Week
November 19     F Mini-2 Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline; No Course Withdrawal after this date
November 19     F Mini-2 Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline
November 22 - December 13 M-M Semester & Mini-2 Faculty Course Evaluations
November 24 - November 26 W-F Thanksgiving Holiday; No Classes
December 7     T Semester & Mini-2 Last Day of Classes 
December 7     T Semester & Mini-2 Drop Voucher Election Deadline by 11:59 pm
December 8 - December 12 W-Su Semester & Mini-2 Reading Days and Final Exams
December 17     F Final Grades Due by 4 pm 
Spring 2022 Semester Semester: (M-14, T-14, W-12, Th-12, F-12) Total=64
Mini-3: (M-7, T-7, W-6, Th-6, F-6) Total=32
Mini-4: (M-7, T-7, W-6, Th-6, F-6) Total=32
Date Day
January 14     F December 2021 Graduate Certification Deadline
January 17     M Martin Luther King Day; No Classes
January 18     T Semester & Mini-3 Classes Begin
January 21     F Make-up Day for Martin Luther King Day
January 24     M Mini-3 Course Add Deadline 
January 24     M Mini-3 Course Audit Grade Option Deadline 
January 24     M Mini-3 Course Drop Deadline to Receive Tuition Adjustment 
January 31     M Semester Course Add Deadline 
January 31     M Semester Course Audit Grade Option Deadline
January 31     M Semester Course Drop Deadline to Receive Tuition Adjustment
February 4     F Mini-3 Course Drop Deadline; Assign Withdrawal Grade after this date 
February 18     F Mini-3 Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline; No Course Withdrawal after this date
February 18     F Mini-3 Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline
February 21 - March 4 M-F Mini-3 Faculty Course Evaluations
February 28     M Semester Course Drop Deadline; Assign Withdrawal Grade after this date
March 1     T Mini-3 Last Day of Classes 
March 1     T Mini-3 Drop Voucher Election Deadline by 11:59 pm
March 2 - March 6 W-Su Mini-1 Reading Days and Final Exams
March 7     M Mid-Semester Grades Due by 4 pm
March 7 - March 11 M - F Spring Break; No Classes
March 9     W Mini-3 Final Grades Due by 4 pm
March 14     M Mini-4 Classes Begin
March 18     F Mini-4 Course Add Deadline 
March 18     F Mini-4 Course Audit Grade Option Deadline 
March 18     F Mini-4 Course Drop Deadline to Receive Tuition Adjustment 
March 23     W Summer 2022 Registration Begins
March 31     Th Mini-4 Course Drop Deadline; Assign Withdrawal Grade after this date 
April 4     M Semester Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline
April 4     M Semester Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline; No Course Withdrawal after this date
April 8 - April 9 F-Sa Spring Carnival; No Classes
April 18     M Mini-4 Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline; No Course Withdrawal after this date
April 18     M Mini-4 Pass/Fail Grade Option Deadline
April 18 - April 22 M-F Fall 2022 Registration Week
April 24 - May 16 M-M Semester & Mini-4 Faculty Course Evaluations
April 26     T Semester & Mini-4 Last Day of Classes
April 26     T Semester & Mini-4 Drop Voucher Election Deadline by 11:59 pm
April 27 - May 1 W-Su Semester & Mini-4 Reading Days and Final Exams
May 12     Th Final Grades Due by 4 pm (graduating students)
May 14     Sa Tepper Commencement Ceremony
May 15     Su CMU Commencement Ceremony
May 17     T Final Grades Due by 4 pm
Summer 2022 Semester
May 16     M Summer All Classes Begin
May 27     F Summer All Course Add Deadline
May 27     F Summer All Course Audit Grade Option Deadline
May 27     F Summer All Course Drop Deadline to Receive Tuition Adjustment
May 31     T Summer All Course Drop Deadline; Assign Withdrawal Grade after this date
July 4     M Independence Day; No Classes
August 1     M Summer All Course Withdrawal Grade Deadline; No Course Withdrawal after this date
August 1     M Summer All Pass/No Pass Grade Deadline
August 26     F Summer All Drop Voucher Election Deadline by 11:59 pm
August 26     F Summer All Last Day of Classes
September 2     F Summer All Final Grades Due by 4 pm
Fall 2022 classes begin on August 29th 2022