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1 Page 1 of 9 Academic Calendar The Academic Calendar is also available in pdf format. It requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is freely distributed. Summer Session 2007 Fall Semester 2007 Spring Semester 2008 Summer Session 2008 Summer Session 2007 Mar 30-31, Fri-Sat Apr 1, Sun Apr 2-6, Mon-Fri Apr 2-13, Mon-Fri Apr 2-27 Apr 23, Mon Apr 26-28, Thur-Sat Apr 27, Fri Apr 30, Mon May 1, Tue May 4, Fri May 5, Sat May 7, Mon May 9, Wed May 14, Mon May 18, Fri Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting; Chapter Leadership Conference Summer Academic Orientation online registration begins; DoreWays Pre-Orientation Registration begins Registration for summer for all Nursing students Registration for summer and fall for Divinity students Online registration for May and Summer courses on OASIS. Application deadline for DUS students using VUSS tuition benefit Spring Board of Trust Meeting Last day for Peabody professional students graduating in August to file intent forms; Deadline for Intra-University Transfer applications Summer classes begin in Nursing English Language Center registration - Summer I term Date by which undergraduate students and Graduate School students must register for fall to avoid the late registration fee; registration for Division of Unclassified Studies May Session courses Residence halls open for May session at 2:00 P.M. Check-in for registered students and final registration for May Session; May Session classes begin Deadline for students to add or drop a May Session course without entry on their records; last day of Graduate School change period Law Summer Session begins Deadline for students to withdraw from a May Session course June 1, Fri June 2, Sat June 3, Sun June 4, Mon June 4-8, Mon-Fri May session ends; May session examinations; Summer Academic Orientation registration ends Residence halls close for May Session at 9:00 A.M. Residence halls open for first half Summer Session at noon Registration for Summer Session in most schools Registration for Fall '07 (AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE, MMP, MSCI and MPH students

2 Page 2 of 9 June 5, Tue June 5-6, Tue-Wed June 7, Thur June 8-10, Fri-Sat June 11, Mon June 11-15, Mon-Fri June 11-16, Mon-Sat June 12-13, Tue-Wed June 13, Wed June 15-16, Fri-Sat June 19-20, Tue-Wed June 20, Wed June 22-23, Fri-Sat June 23, Sat June 26, Tue June 29, Fri June 30, Sat July 4, Wed July 5, Thur July 6, Fri July 7, Sat July 8, Sun July 9, Mon July 10-14, Mon-Fri July 10, Tue July 11, Wed July 12, Thur July 21, Fri July 23, Mon July 25, Wed First half and full summer classes begin in A&S, Blair, Engineering, Graduate School and Peabody Summer Academic Orientation Program for A&S and Peabody fall freshmen and parents Deadline for students to add a first-half or full-term summer course, register for pass-fail status in a course, or drop a course without entry on record; last day to drop Blair performance courses with no music fee charged; last day of Graduate School change period Summer Academic Orientation Program for A&S and Engineering fall freshmen and parents Peabody Module I registration and classes begin Registration for Fall for all Nursing students MLAS classes begin Summer Academic Orientation Program for A&S and Peabody fall freshmen and parents Last day students may add or drop Peabody Module I courses with no entry on the record Summer Academic Orientation Program for A&S and Engineering fall freshmen and parents Summer Academic Orientation Program for A&S and Engineering fall freshmen and parents Deadline for students to withdraw from a first-half course; deadline for students to change from pass-fail to graded status in a first-half course; last day to drop Peabody Module I courses Summer Academic Orientation Program for A&S and Blair fall freshmen and parents Fall registration course request period ends at 4:00 P.M. Deadline for Graduate School students to submit Intent to Graduate forms for August graduation English Language Center registration - Summer II term Classes end for MPH students Classes end for MSCI students; Internship begins (AUD 3rd Yrs) Independence Day holiday First half classes end Examination for first-half courses; Peabody Module I ends Residence halls close for first-half summer session at 9:00 A.M. Residence halls open for second-half summer session at noon Peabody Module II registration and classes begin; supplemental registration for second-half courses; Registration for Division of Unclassified Studies; All third year Medical students begin core clerkships Inter session 1 for all third-year Medical students Second-half classes begin Last day students may add or drop Peabody Module II classes without an entry on record Deadline for undergraduates to add, register for pass-fail status in, or drop a second half summer course without entry on record; last day undergraduates may withdraw from a full summer course; deadline for undergraduates to change from pass-fail to graded status in a full summer course Last day Peabody students may drop Module II classes Fall registration period begins for A&S, Blair, Engineering, Graduate School, and Peabody Deadline for undergraduates to change from pass-fail to graded status in a second-half course; deadline for undergraduates to withdraw from a second-half course

3 Page 3 of 9 July 27, Fri Peabody and Graduate School deadline for presentation of theses and dissertations for August graduation Aug 3, Fri Aug 5, Sun Aug 8, Wed Aug 9-10, Thur-Fri Peabody Module II ends; School of Nursing classes end School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for August graduates at 2:00 P.M. Second-half and full-term summer courses end for most schools Examination for second-half and full-term summer courses Aug 10, Fri Summer session ends (Nursing summer session ends Aug. 3); graduation date for August graduates; Deadline for Intra- University Transfer applications; Classes begin for second-year Executive Management students Aug 10-11, Fri-Sat Final exams period AUD 1&2 students Aug 11, Sat Residence halls close for second-half summer session at 9:00 A.M. Aug 22, Wed Summer session ends AUD 3 Yrs and MDE students Fall Semester 2007 Aug 2-3, Thur-Fri Aug 6, Mon Aug 10, Fri Aug 11, Sat Aug 13-14, Mon-Tue Aug 15, Wed Aug 20, Mon Aug 20-21, Mon-Tue Aug 20-23, Mon-Thur Aug 20-24, Mon-Fri Aug 21-22, Tue-Wed Aug 22, Wed Aug 22-24, Wed-Fri Aug 23, Thur Aug 23-24, Thur-Fri Aug 24, Fri Aug 24 & 27, Fri & Mon Aug 25, Sat Aug 26, Sun Registration and orientation for first year Medical students Classes begin for first year Medical students Deadline for Intra-University Transfer applications Registration and week-in-residence for first-year Executive Management students Registration and orientation for second-year Medical students Classes begin for 2nd year Medical students DoreWays Pre-Orientation ends (Squirrel Camp, Big Horizons, Kaleidoscope, Leadership Odyssey); Mod I classes begin for Management students; Electives begin for first and second year Medical students; Drop/Add begins electives for Medical students only Registration for MLI, Aug (1-3 Yrs), MSMP, MDE and AUD students Teaching Assistant & International Teaching Assistant Orientation Workshops; Orientation (mandatory) for new prespecialty Nursing students Orientation for new Divinity students Orientation (mandatory) for pre-specialty RN Nursing students, new specialty-year Nursing students, and new post-masters Nursing students Deadline for all students to pay fall charges without a late payment fee; Classes begin for first-year Medical students; Classes begin (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MSMP & MDE students); Internship continues for 4th Yr AUD students; Orientation (mandatory) for returning specialty-year Nursing students Orientation and registration for new Law students Last day Management students may add or drop Module I courses with no entry on record; Drop period AUD, MDE Registration for new Divinity students Doreways Pre-orientation ends (Squirrel Camp, Big Horizons, Kaleidoscope, Leadership Odyssey); Classes in Nursing meet (on a Monday schedule) Teaching at Vanderbilt, Incoming Faculty Orientation Founder's Walk; Orientation begins for new undergraduate students; Residence halls open at 8:00 A.M. for new students including transfer students; DoreWays Pre-Orientation ends (WilSkills) Residence halls open at 9:00 A.M. for upper-class students; International Student Orientation (11A.M.-3 P.M.)

4 Page 4 of 9 Aug 27, Mon Aug 27-28, Mon-Tue Aug 27-29, Wed-Fri Aug 28, Tue Aug 29, Wed Aug 29-30, Wed-Fri Aug 30, Thur Aug 31, Fri All classes begin in Law; Orientation for all new Graduate school students; First day of Change Period for Law students; MLAS registration and Fall classes begin; Classes begin in Divinity Blair interviews for new performance students (non-majors) Blair auditions for Vanderbilt Symphonic choir Registration for Division of Unclassified Studies students; Fall Registration Period ends at 4:00 P.M.; English Language Center registration - Fall I term Classes begin in A&S, Blair, Engineering, Graduate School, and Peabody Blair auditions for large Instrumental Ensembles Fall registration change period begins; meeting of the Faculty Assembly; Last day for Drop/Add for first and second-year Medical students; last day Law students may add or drop a course with no entry on record; Classes begin in Nursing; International Undergraduate Welcome reception (5:30-7:00 P.M.) Sept 3, Mon Sept 4, Tue Sept 5, Wed Sept 7, Fri Sept 21, Fri Sept 28-30, Fri-Sun Last day to add a course in Divinity; Labor Day holiday for first, second and fourth year Medical students; Labor Day holiday for Nursing End of Graduate School change period; last day for Drop/Add (MLI and MMP students); classes begin MSCI students; end of Nursing change period Fall registration Change Period ends; Last day undergraduates and Peabody professional students may add or drop a course with no entry on their record; Last day undergraduate students may register for pass/fail status in a course; Last day to drop Blair performance courses with no music fee charged; Last day to declare a music minor or second major; Last day to change from graded to audit status and from graded to pass/fail status for Divinity students Last day for Peabody professional students graduating in December to file intent forms; Classes begin MPH students Deadline for Graduate School students to submit Intent to Graduate forms for December graduation Family Weekend Oct 1, Mon Oct 4, Thur Oct 8-11, Mon-Thur Oct 8-13,Mon-Sat Oct 12, Fri Oct 12-13, Fri-Sat Oct 13-21, Sat-Sun Oct 14- Nov 15, Sun-Thur Oct 17, Wed Oct 18, Thur Oct 20-23, Sat-Tue Oct 22, Mon Oct 22-23, Mon-Tue Oct 25, Thur Last day undergraduates may apply to student teach spring semester; last day for students to submit screening forms for admission into the Teacher Education Program Module I classes end in Management Module I examinations in Management Homecoming and related Homecoming activities Alumni Board of Directors meeting; Last day to withdraw from courses (MMP, MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE students) Homecoming/Reunion weekend - Alumni Reunions for Undergraduates, Law, Management, Medicine, Divinity, Nursing Optional Short Courses in Management Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series Deadline for mid-semester undergraduate deficiency submission English Language Center registration - Fall II term Fall Break for first and second year Medical students Module II classes begin for Management students October break in A&S, Blair, Divinity, Engineering, Peabody, Nursing and Graduate School; fall break (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MMP and MDE students) Last day Management students may add or drop a Module II

5 Page 5 of 9 Oct 26, Fri Oct 29-Nov 9, Mon-Fri course with no entry on record Last day undergraduates, Nursing, Graduate School and Management students may withdraw from fall semester courses; last day A&S, Blair, Engineering, and Peabody students may change from pass-fail to graded status in a course Divinity registration for spring semester; Registration for Spring 08 (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE, MMP and MSCI students) Nov 5, Mon Nov 12-13, Mon-Tue Nov 15-16, Thur-Fri Nov 16, Fri Nov 12-16, Mon-Fri Nov 16-25, Fri-Sun Nov 17, Sat Nov 17-25, Sat-Sun Nov 21-25, Wed-Sun Nov 22-25, Thur-Sun Nov 25, Sun Spring Registration - Course Request Period begins in A&S, Blair, Engineering, Peabody and most graduate/professional schools Blair performance interviews for non-majors for spring semester Fall Board of Trust meeting Spring registration course request period ends at 4:00 P.M.; last day for Peabody professional students to submit intent to graduate forms for May graduation International Education Week Thanksgiving holidays in Management Undergraduate residence halls close at 9:00 A.M. Thanksgiving holidays in most schools except Medicine; Thanksgiving holidays (MLI and MMP students) Thanksgiving holidays (MDE and AUD students) Thanksgiving holidays in Medicine Undergraduate residence halls open at 9:00 A.M. Dec 1, Sat Dec 3, Mon Dec 6, Thur Dec 7, Fri Dec 7-14, Fri-Fri Dec 7-15, Fri-Sat Dec 10-12, Mon-Wed Dec 10-21, Mon-Fri Dec 11, Tue Dec 12, Wed Dec 13, Thur Dec 13-19, Thur-Wed Dec 14-15, Fri-Sat Dec 14-21, Fri-Fri Dec 14-22, Fri-Sat Dec 15-20, Sat-Thur Dec 15-Jan 8, Sat-Tue Dec 21, Fri Dec 21- Jan 6 Dec 22, Sat Blair Auditions for prospective freshmen for Fall semester Deadline for Blair juniors to declare a concentration or minor instrument Capstone defense deadline (3rd AUD) Classes end in Law; Graduate School deadline for presentation of theses and dissertations for December graduation; Deadline for Intra University Transfer applications; Classes end in Nursing; School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for December graduates at 4:00 P.M.; Last day Peabody professional students may submit formal papers for December graduation Final Exams MLI and MMP students Final Exams AUD and MPE students Examinations in Nursing Examinations in Law Classes end in Divinity Reading Day in Divinity Classes end in A&S, Blair, Engineering, Peabody, Management (Mod II classes) and Graduate School; Classes end (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE, MMP, and MPH students); Holiday break begins in Nursing Examinations in Divinity Instruction exam period for elective courses for first and second year Medical students Blair performance examinations Examinations and Reading days for A&S, Blair, Engineering, Peabody, and Graduate School; MLAS Fall classes end Module II examinations in Management Holiday break (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE and MPE students) Required courses end for first and second year Medical students Winter break for Management students Classes end for Executive Management students; Graduation date for December graduates

6 Page 6 of 9 Dec 22-Jan 7, Sat-Mon Dec 23, Sun Dec 24-25, Sun Dec 28, Fri Holiday break for first, second, third and fourth year Medical students Undergraduate residence halls close at 9:00 A.M. Holiday break (AUD 4th Yrs) Classes end (MSCI students) Spring Semester 2008 Jan 2, Wed Jan 3, Thurs Jan 4, Fri Jan 5, Sat Jan 7, Mon Jan 8, Tue Jan 9, Wed Jan 10, Thur Jan 10-16, Thur-Wed Jan 11, Fri Jan 14, Mon Jan 14-18, Mon-Fri Jan 16, Wed Jan 21, Mon Jan 22, Tue Jan 25, Fri Jan 25-26, Fri-Sat Internship continues (AUD:4 Yrs); classes begin (MSCI students) Deadline for all students to pay spring charges without a late payment fee Classes begin for Executive Management students Undergraduate residence halls open at 8:00 P.M. Classes begin in Law; classes begin for Nursing students; Module III classes begin in Management; first day of change period for Law students; International Students spring orientation (1-3 P.M.); classes begin in Divinity; classes and clerkships begin for all Medical students Registration for Division of Unclassified Studies; Blair performance interviews and registration for non-majors Classes begin in A&S, Blair, Engineering, Graduate School, and Peabody; classes begin (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE and MMP students) Spring registration change period begins; last day Management students may add or drop Module III courses with no entry on record Drop/Add MMP, AUD, MDE and MLI students Blair performance interviews and registration for non-majors; Last day to add or drop a course in Law with no entry on record; Classes begin for first year Executive Management students Last day to add courses in Divinity; MLAS Spring registration and classes begin; Elective classes and Drop/Add of elective classes begin for first and second year Medical students Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative series Spring registration Change Period ends; end of Nursing change period; last day undergraduates and Peabody professional students may add a course or drop a course with no entry on their records; last day undergraduates may register for pass-fail status in a course; last day to drop Blair performance courses with no music fee charged; last day Divinity students may add a course; last day to change from graded to audit status and from graded to pass/fail status for Divinity students Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - no Divinity classes; schoolwide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program for Medical students End of Graduate School change period Last day for Drop/Add for Medical students (first and secondyear), no electives Blair Auditions weekend for prospective freshmen for fall semester Feb 1-28 Feb 1, Fri Feb 4, Mon Feb 8-9, Fri-Sat Feb 11-24, Mon-Sun Black History Month Last day undergraduates may apply to be screened for fall student teaching; last day to submit screening forms for admission into the Teacher Education Program Deadline for Graduate School students to submit intent to graduate forms for May graduation Blair Auditions weekend for prospective freshmen for Fall semester Undergraduates apply for housing assignment process

7 Page 7 of 9 Feb 21, Thur Feb 22-23, Fri-Sat Feb 25-29, Mon- Fri Module III classes end in Management Blair Auditions weekend for prospective majors Mid-term exams for first and second-year Medical students;module III examinations in Management Mar 1, Sat Mar 1-9, Sat-Sun Mar 5-11, Mon-Sun Undergraduate residence halls close at 9:00 A.M. Spring holidays in most schools; optional short courses in Management Spring break (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE, MMP students) Mar 5, Wed Mar 7, Fri Mar 9, Sun Mar 10, Mon Mar 13, Thur Mar 14, Fri Mar 15-23, Sat-Sun Mar 17, Mon Mar 17-19, Mon-Wed Mar 17-21, Mon-Fri Mar 21, Fri Mar 25, Tue Mar 26, Wed Mar 29-Apr 6, Sat-Sun, Mar 31, Mon Mar 31-Apr 4, Mon-Fri Mar 31-Apr 11, Mon-Fri Deadline for mid-semester undergraduate deficiency submission Last day to withdraw passing (MLI, MMP students) Undergraduate residence halls open at 9 A.M. Module IV classes begin in Management Last day Management students may add or drop a Module IV course with no entry on record Last day undergraduates, Peabody professional, Graduate School and Management students may withdraw from spring semester courses; last day undergraduates may change from pass-fail to graded status in a course Spring Break for First and second year Medical students; Spring Break (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE, MMP students) Founder's Day, the anniversary of Cornelius Vanderbilt's founding gift Impact Symposium Registration Summer 08 (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE, MMP 2nd Yr only, and MSCI students)) Good Friday - no classes in Divinity Housing random selections (Carmichael Towers Suites) in Branscomb Recreation Room Housing random selections (for apartments and lodges) in Student Life center Spring holidays in Medicine for third-year students Graduate School deadline for presentation of theses and dissertations for May graduation Pre-registration for Fall 08 (AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE and MMP students); Nursing registration for summer (2008) Divinity registration for fall Apr 1, Tue Apr 7, Mon Apr 8-10, Tue-Thur Apr 17, Thur Apr 17-18, Thur-Fri Apr 17-19, Thur-Sat Apr 18, Fri Apr 21, Mon Apr 21-22, Mon-Tue Apr 21-May 2, Mon-Fri Apr 22, Tue Apr 22-23, Tue-Wed Housing random selections (for upper class singles and doubles) in Branscomb Rec room Fall Registration Course Request Period begins for some schools Rising sophomore single/double selections in Branscomb Rec room Meeting of the Faculty Assembly Blair performance interviews and registration for non-majors for fall semester Rites of Spring Classes end in Law; last day Peabody professional students may submit formal papers for May graduation; classes end in Nursing; classes end for fourth year Medical students Classes end in Divinity Examinations in Nursing Examinations in Law Classes end in A&S, Blair, Engineering, Peabody, Divinity and Graduate School; International Stress Fest; classes end (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE and MMP students) Reading period in Divinity

8 Page 8 of 9 Apr 23-30, Wed-Wed Apr 23-May 1, Wed-Thur Apr 24, Thur Apr 24-30, Thur-Wed Apr 25, Fri Apr 26-May 1, Sat-Thur Apr 29-May 2, Mon-Fri Apr 30, Wed Blair performance examinations Reading days and examinations in A&S, Blair, Engineering, Peabody, and Graduate School; Final exams (MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE and MMP students) Module IV classes end in Management Examinations in Divinity Deadline for Intra University Transfer applications: Instruction ends in Medicine (fourth year students only) Module IV examinations in Management Exams for first and second-year Medical student electives Spring semester ends (MSCI Students) May 2, Fri May 3, Sat May 5, Mon May 7, Wed May 8, Thur May 9, Fri May 10, Sat May 12-15, Mon-Thur May 14-16, Wed-Fri May 12-Aug 9 Date by which undergraduate students and Graduate School students must register for fall to avoid the late registration fee; Summer session begins MSCI students MLAS Spring classes end; Classes end for Executive Management students Summer Session begins (1st year MLI, AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE and MMP 2nd year students); last day for Drop/Add courses MPH and MSCI students "The Party" - Party for all graduating students, families and VU Community Instruction ends for required courses for second-year Medical students only; Class Day in Medicine (fourth-year students only); Undergraduate Senior Class Day Commencement; Instruction and Exam Period for required courses for first year Medical students only Residence halls close at 1:00 P.M. Exam Period for required courses for second year Medical students only Spring Board of Trust meeting Emphasis program for Medical students Summer Session 2008 Apr 1-25 Apr 28, Mon Apr 28-30, Mon-Wed May 2, Fri May 3, Sat May 5, Mon May 12, Mon May 30, Fri May 31, Sat June 1, Sun June 2, Mon June 2-6, Mon-Fri June 3, Tue June 26, Tue June 27, Fri July 1, Tue July 3,Thur July 5, Sat July 6, Sun Online Registration for Summer Courses Summer classes begin in Nursing Registration for May Session courses Division of Unclassified Studies Registration Residence halls open for May session at 2:00 P.M. Check-in for registered students and final registration for May session; May session classes begin Law Summer Session begins May session ends; May session examinations May session residence halls close at 9:00 A.M. First-half summer session residence halls open at noon Registration for summer session in most schools; registration for Division of Unclassified Studies; (Nursing Summer Session registration dates Mar 31-Apr 4) Registration for Fall 08 (AUD 1-3 Yrs, MDE, MMP, MSCI and MPH students); registration for fall for all Nursing students Classes begin in A&S, Blair, Engineering and Graduate School English Language Center registration - Summer-II term Classes end 3rd year Medical students Internship begins (AUD 3rd Yrs) Examinations for first-half courses First-half summer session residence halls close at 9:00 A.M. Second-half summer session residence halls open at noon

9 Page 9 of 9 July 7, Mon July 8, Tue Aug 1, Fri Aug 3, Sun Aug 4, Mon Aug 7, Thur Aug 7-8, Thur-Fri Aug 8, Fri Aug 8-9, Fri-Sat Aug 9, Sat Supplementary registration for second-half courses; Division of Unclassified Studies Registration Second-half courses begin Classes end in Nursing and Peabody Module II School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for August graduates at 2:00 P.M. Intra University Transfer Application Deadline Summer sessions end AUD 3 Yrs and MDE students Examinations for second-half and full-term summer courses Summer term ends; graduation date for August graduates; Summer sessions end MLI and MMP students Final exams period for AUD 1-2 Yrs Second-half summer session residence halls close at 9:00 A.M. Transcripts Registration Academic Records Calendars & Schedules Statistics Contact Us F.A.Q. VU Home Copyright , Vanderbilt University