Summer 2019
  • July 1-15  Mid-Career MPA Mason Fellows Seminar
  • July 17-Aug 15  Mid-Career MPA Summer Program
  • Aug 1  Fall and January course syllabi due
Fall 2019
  • Aug 26-30 Orientation (for incoming two-year students only)
  • Aug 30-Sept 4  Registration Round I begins at 12 p.m.
  • Sept 2 (HOLIDAY) Labor Day
  • Sept 3-4  Shopping days 
  • Sept 5  Full-term and Fall 1 classes begin
  • Sept 5  Fall bidding
  • Sept 6  Monday and Wednesday classes meet (excludes Wed-only courses)
  • Sept 6  Registration Round II begins at 2 p.m.
  • Sept 6  Cross-registration for incoming students begins
  • Sept 6  Fall term cross-registration petitions for HKS degree credit deadline
  • Sept 9  Cross-registration approval for non-HKS students begins
  • Sept 12  Full-term and Fall 1 courses add/drop deadline (without notation)
  • Sept 12  Cross-registration deadline (Full-term and Fall 1 courses)
  • Oct 4  Fall 1 drop deadline (with notation)
  • Oct 14  (HOLIDAY) Columbus Day (Federal and State)/Indigenous Peoples' Day (Cambridge)
  • Oct 18  Fall 1 ends
  • Oct 21  Fall 2 begins
  • Oct 21  January session (optional) Registration Round I begins
  • Oct 25 Cross-registration opens for January session
  • Oct 25  Fall 1 final papers due
  • Oct 25  Fall 2 add/drop deadline (without notation)
  • Nov 4  Fall 1 grades due
  • Nov 11 (HOLIDAY) Veterans Day observed
  • Nov 26  Full-term and Fall 2 classes drop deadline (with notation)
  • Nov 27-29  (HOLIDAY) Thanksgiving recess
  • Dec 6  Full-term and Fall 2 classes end
  • Dec 7-10  Reading period
  • Dec 7-20  Fall semester take-home exams/papers due
  • Dec 11-20  Fall semester examinations* (in class)
  • Dec 13  January session drop deadline (without notation)
  • Dec 16  Spring course syllabi due

Spring 2020

  • Jan 6  Full-term (Fall) and Fall 2 grades due
  • Jan 6-17  January session (optional)
  • Jan 7  January session add/drop deadline (with notation)
  • Jan 20  (HOLIDAY) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Jan 23  Crimson Cart opens
  • Jan 23  Registration Round I begins at 10 AM
  • Jan 23-24  Shopping days
  • Jan 24  Cross-registration submission for non-HKS students begins
  • Jan 27  January session grades due
  • Jan 27  Full-term and Spring 1 classes begin
  • Jan 27  Registration Round I ends at 10 AM
  • Jan 27  Spring bidding begins at 5 PM
  • Jan 28  Spring bidding ends at 11 AM
  • Jan 28  Registration Round II begins at 2 PM
  • Jan 29  Registration Round II ends at 11 AM
  • Jan 29  Full-term and Spring 1 courses add/drop begins at 2 PM
  • Jan 29  Spring term cross-registration petitions for HKS degree credit deadline
  • Jan 29  Cross-registration approval for non-HKS students begins
  • Jan 31  Cross-registration deadline (Full-term and Spring 1 courses)
  • Jan 31  Full-term and Spring 1 courses add/drop deadline (without notation)
  • Feb 17 (HOLIDAY) Presidents' Day
  • March 6  Spring 1 drop deadline (with notation)
  • March 13  Spring 1 ends
  • March 14-22  Spring break
  • March 23  Spring 2 begins
  • March 27  Spring 1 final papers due
  • March 27  Spring 2 add/drop deadline (without notation)
  • March 31  Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) deadline
  • April 6  Spring 1 grades due
  • April 24  Full-term and Spring 2 classes drop deadline (with notation)
  • May 1  Full-term and Spring 2 classes end
  • May 2-5  Reading period
  • May 2-15  Spring semester take-home exams/papers due
  • May 6-15  Spring semester examinations* 
  • May 18  Full-term (spring) and Spring 2 grades due
  • May 25  (HOLIDAY) Memorial Day
  • May 25-29  Commencement Week
  • May 28  Commencement Day

*Due to COVID-19, final exams will not require students to be in Cambridge. Exam arrangements will vary by course and will be communicated by instructors. Students will be able to meet all of their academic requirements for Spring semester remotely. 

This calendar is subject to change.