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Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2021

Friday, August 27 Central Check-In for entering first-year students, transfer students, and Ada Comstock scholars
Tuesday, August 31
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Registration for entering first-year students, transfer students, and Ada Comstock scholars
Wednesday, September 1 Opening Convocation
Thursday, September 2
8 a.m
  • Classes begin
  • Beginning of add/drop period
Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Classes canceled
Thursday, September 9 Last day to:
  • add a Smith course online
  • submit special studies form
Thursday, September 16 Last day to:
  • drop a course online
  • add/drop a first half semester course
  • add course via course eligibility waiver (permission) form
  • add a Five College course
  • submit music lesson form
Thursday, September 23 Last day:
  • to add a Smith course
  • for Ada Comstock Scholars to drop a course without financial consequence
Friday, October 8 Last day to:
  • drop a full-semester course
  • free drop or change grading option in first-half-semester course
Saturday, October 9–Tuesday, October 12 Fall break
Monday, October 18 Faculty: Mid-semester grades due
Thursday, November 4 Cromwell Day (classes canceled)
Friday, November 5 Last day to:
  • change grading option in Smith course
  • add/drop a second-half-semester course
  • use free drop option (contact your class dean)
Monday, November 8–Friday, November 19 Advising and registration for spring 2022
Wednesday, November 24–Sunday, November 28 Thanksgiving break
Friday, December 3 Last day to free drop or change grading option in second-half-semester course
Friday, December 3 Faculty: Exam copies due in registrar's office
Friday, December 10 Regularly scheduled Monday classes meet only; Classes end
Saturday, December 11–Monday, December 13 Pre-examination study period
Tuesday, December 14–Friday, December 17 Final examinations
Saturday, December 18–Sunday, January 2 Winter recess
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Noon
Faculty: Final grades due for fall semester

Interterm 2022

Monday, January 3–Friday, January 21 Interterm
Add/drop dates for Inteterm vary by course. See Interterm Registration for more information.
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes

Monday, February 2
Noon

Faculty: Interterm grades due

Spring 2022

Thursday, January 20-Sunday, January 23 Orientation for entering students
Monday, January 24
8 a.m.
  • Classes begin
  • Beginning of add/drop period
Friday, January 28

Last day to:

  • add a Smith course online
  • submit special studies form
Friday, February 4 Last day to:
  • drop a course online
  • add/drop a first half semester course
  • add course via course eligibility waiver (permission) form
  • add a Five College course
  • submit music lesson form
Friday, February 11 Last day:
  • to add a Smith course
  • for Ada Comstock Scholars to drop a course without financial consequence
Thursday, February 24 Rally Day (afternoon classes canceled)
Friday, February 25 Last day to:
  • drop a full-semester course
  • free drop or change grading option in first-half-semester course
Saturday, March 12–Sunday, March 20 TENTATIVE: Spring break
Monday, March 21 Faculty: Mid-semester grades due
Friday, April 1 Last day to:
  • change grading option in Smith course
  • add/drop a second-half-semester course
  • use free drop option (contact your class dean)
Monday, April 4–Friday, April 15 Registration for fall 2022
Friday, April 15 Last day to free drop or change grading option in a second-half-semester course
Monday, April 25 Faculty: Exam copies due in registrar's office
Friday, April 29 Classes end
Saturday, April 30–Monday, May 2 Pre-examination study period
Tuesday, May 3-Friday, May 6 Final Examinations
Monday, May 9 Faculty: senior grades and graduate student grades due by 12:00pm (noon)
Sunday, May 15 Commencement
Monday, May 16 Faculty: non-senior grades due by 12:00pm (noon)

Fall 2022

Friday, September 2 Central check-in for new students
TBD Advising and registration for entering students

Wednesday, September 7
7:00 p.m.

Opening Convocation
Thursday, September 8
8:00 a.m.
  • Classes begin
  • Beginning of add/drop period
Wednesday, September 14 Last day to:
  • add a Smith course online
  • submit a special studies form
Wednesday, September 21 Last day to:
  • drop a course online
  • add course via course eligibility waiver (permission) form
  • add a Five College course
  • add/drop a first half semester course
  • submit music lesson form
Wednesday, September 28 Last day to:
  • add a Smith course with class dean permission
  • for Ada Comstock Scholars to drop a course without financial consequence
Saturday, October 8-Tuesday, October 11 Fall Break
Friday, October 14 Last day to:
  • drop a full-semester course
  • free drop or change grading option in a first-half-semester course (contact your class dean)
Monday, October 17

Faculty: Mid-semester grades due

Thursday, November 3 TENTATIVE: Cromwell Day (classes canceled)
Monday, November 7–Friday, November 18 TENTATIVE: Advising and registration for spring 2023
Friday, November 11 Last day to:
  • change grading option in Smith course
  • add/drop a second-half-semester course
  • free drop a full semester course (contact your class dean)
Wednesday, November 23–Sunday, November 27 Thanksgiving break
Wednesday, November 30 Last day to free drop or change grading option in a second-half-semester course (contact your class dean)
Friday, December 9 Faculty: Exam copies due in registrar's office
Thursday, December 15

Classes end

Friday, December 16–Sunday, December 18 Pre-examination study period
Monday, December 19–Thursday, December 22 Final examinations
Friday, December 23–Monday, January 2

Winter recess

Friday, January 6, 2023
12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Faculty: Final grades due for fall semester

Interterm 2023

Wednesday, January 4 Interterm instruction begins
Add/drop dates vary by course
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (all classes canceled)
Tuesday, January 24

Interterm ends

Friday, February 3
12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Faculty: Interterm grades due

Spring 2023

TBD Orientation for entering students (first-years, Adas, and transfer students)
Thursday, January 26
8:00 a.m.
  • Classes begin
  • Beginning of add/drop period
Wednesday, February 1 Last day to:
  • add a Smith course online
  • submit a special studies form
Wednesday, February 8 Last day to:
  • drop a course online
  • add course via course eligibility waiver (permission) form
  • add a Five College course
  • add/drop a first half semester course
  • submit music lesson form
Wednesday, February 15 Last day:
  • to add a Smith course with class dean permission
  • for Ada Comstock Scholars to drop a course without financial consequence
Thursday, February 23 TENTATIVE: Rally day (afternoon classes canceled)
Wednesday, March 1 Last day to:
  • drop a full-semester course
  • free drop or change the grading option in a first-half-semester course (contact your class dean)
Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 19 TENTATIVE: Spring break
Monday, March 20 Faculty: Mid-semester grades due
Monday, April 3–Friday, April 14 TENTATIVE:Advising and registration for Fall 2023
Wednesday, April 5

Last day to:

  • Change the grading option in Smith course
  • add/drop a second-half-semester course
  • use free drop option (contact your class dean)
Wednesday, April 19 Last day to free drop or change grading option in second-half semester course
Monday, April 24 Faculty: Exam copies due in registrar's office
Thursday, May 4 Classes end
Friday, May 5–Monday, May 8 Pre-examination study period
Tuesday, May 9–Friday, May 12 Final examinations
Monday, May 15 Faculty: senior grades and graduate student grades due by 12:00 p.m (Noon)
Sunday, May 21 Commencement
Monday, May 22 Faculty: non-senior grades due 12:00 p.m. (Noon)