Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

This calendar is internal to faculty, staff and students of Candler School of Theology and may vary from other Emory University calendars. All dates are subject to change.

Holidays are listed on the academic calendar. Course syllabi provided on the first day of class will include the schedule for that class around holidays. 

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DateEvent or Deadline
1.4 - 1.22.21January-term courses
1.4.21Last day to drop or change grading basis for a January-term course
1.18.21Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (no classes)
1.25.21First day of classes
1.26.21Spring Convocation
2.1.21Last day to Add/Drop/Swap regular spring semester courses
2.8.21Last day to change grading basis for spring semester courses
2.17.21Spring 2021 Date of Record
2.19.21Degree application deadline for Spring 2021 graduates
2.23.21Summer 2021 registration opens
4.19 - 4.30.21Fall 2021 pre-registration advising period
4.1.21Summer 2021 cross-registration application deadline
4.2.21Good Friday (no classes)
5.5 - 5.9.21Fall 2021 pre-registration 
4.27.21Honors Day Convocation @11:30AM
5.3.21Last day of classes
5.3.21Last day to request a withdrawal
5.3.21Last day to request an incomplete from course instructor
5.4 - 5.6.21Reading period
5.7 - 5.12.21Final exams
5.12.21Last day to request an Exceptional Incomplete from the Academic Dean
5.13.21Senior grades due @8 a.m.
5.14.21Candler Graduate Recognition Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. at Georgia World Congress Center (advanced reservations required for in-person participation; live streaming also available)
5.17.21Non-senior grades due
5.20.21Academic Review Board meets

*Late applications require payment of a $25 late application fee

DateEvent or Deadline
2.5.21Registration Opens
5.17.21Term Begins
5.31.21Memorial Day Holiday (No Classes)
6.9.21Incomplete Work for Spring 2020 Due
7.5.21Independence Day Holiday Observed (No Classes)
8.1.21Fall 2021 cross-registration application deadline
8.6.21End of Term
8.10.21Date of Record
DateEvent or Deadline
8.9 - 8.20.21August Term classes*
8.9.21Last day to drop or change grading basis for an August-term course
8.17.21Candler and Emory orientation for new international students (tentative)
8.18-8.20.21Candler orientation for all new students (tentative)
8.20.21Last day to withdraw from an August-term course
8.24.21Required pre-term events for new MDiv students (advising and Contextual Education introductions)
8.25.21First day of classes
8.26.21Fall Convocation
9.1.21Last day to Add/Drop/Swap regular fall semester courses
9.6.21Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
9.8.21Last day to change grading basis for fall semester courses
9.10.21Degree application deadline for December 2021 graduates**
9.15.21Fall 2021 Date of Record
10.11 - 10.12.21Fall break (no classes)
10.13 -10.29.21Spring 2022 pre-registration advising period
11.2 - 11.7.21Spring 2022 pre-registration
11.25 - 11.26.21Thanksgiving break (no classes)
11.29.21Spring 2022 Add/Drop/Swap (open registration) begins
12.1.21Spring 2022 cross-registration application deadline
12.7.21Last day of classes
12.7.21Last day to request a withdrawal
12.7.21Last day to request an incomplete from course instructor
12.8 - 12.9.21Reading period
12.10 - 12.15.21Final exams
12.15.21Last day to request an exceptional incomplete from the Academic Dean
12.16.21Grades due
12.17.21Academic Review Board meets

*Not open to degree students entering the program for the first time in Fall 2020.

**Late applications require payment of a $25 late application fee.

DateEvent or Deadline
1.4 - 1.8.22January-term courses
1.4.22Last day to drop or change grading basis for a January-term course
1.10.22First day of classes
1.11.22Spring Convocation
1.17.22Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday (no classes)
1.17.22Last day to Add/Drop/Swap regular spring semester courses
1.24.22Last day to change grading basis for spring semester courses
2.2.22Spring 2022 Date of Record
2.4.22Degree application deadline for Spring 2022 graduates*
TBDSummer 2022 registration opens
3.7 - 3.11.22Spring Break (no classes)
3.14 - 3.25.22Fall 2022 pre-registration advising period
3.29 - 4.3.22Fall 2022 pre-registration
4.1.22Summer 2022 cross-registration application deadline
4.7.22Honors Day Convocation
4.15.22Good Friday (no classes)
4.25.22Last day of classes
4.25.22Last day to request a withdrawal
4.25.22Last day to request an incomplete from course instructor
4.25.22Fa11 2022 Add/Drop/Swap (open registration)
4.26 - 4.28.22Reading period
4.29 - 5.4.22Final exams
5.4.22Last day to request an Exceptional Incomplete from the Academic Dean
5.5.22Senior grades due @Noon
5.9.22Commencement
5.9.22Non-senior grades due
5.11.22Academic Review Board meets

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