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Academic Calendar 2009/10

Tue Sep 8 Classes begin
Mon Sep 21 Last day to add courses or drop with no record
Thu Oct 1 Application deadline for Spring 2010 admission
Mon Oct 12 Holiday — Columbus Day
Tue Oct 13 Monday class schedule
Mon Oct 19 Last day to drop courses with DR
Wed Nov 11 Holiday — Veterans Day
Thu Nov 12 Registration for Spring 2010 begins
Wed Nov 25 Thanksgiving recess begins after last class
Mon Nov 30 Classes resume
Fri Dec 11 Last day of classes
Sat Dec 12 Reading period begins
Sun Dec 13 Reading period ends
Mon Dec 14 Final examinations begin
Tue Dec 15 Degree requirements deadline for February 1, 2010 degrees
Sat Dec 19 Last day of final examinations
Mon Dec 21 Snow Day for exams; semester ends

Tue Jan 19 Classes begin
Sun Feb 1 Latest application deadline for Summer/Fall 2010 admission Mon Feb 1 Last day to add courses or drop with no record
Mon Feb 15 Holiday — Presidents Day
Mon Mar 1 Last day to drop courses with DR
Sat Mar 13 Spring recess begins after last class
Mon Mar 22 Classes resume
Mon Mar 29 Registration for Fall 2010 begins
Thu Apr 15 Degree requirements deadline for May 14, 2010 degrees
Mon Apr 19 Holiday — Patriots Day
Wed Apr 21 Monday Class Schedule Tue May 4 Last day of classes
Wed May 5 Reading day
Thu May 6 Final examinations begin
Sat May 8 Reading Day
Mon May 10 Final examinations resume
Thu May 13 Final examinations end; semester ends
Fri May 14 Graduate School Commencement

Tue Aug 31 Degree requirements deadline for September 1, 2010 degrees

Chapter 151C of the Massachusetts General Laws states: “Any student in an educational or vocational training institution, other than a religious or denominational educational or vocational training institution, who is unable, because of his religious beliefs, to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study or work requirement on a particular day shall be excused from any such examination or study or work requirement, and shall be provided with an opportunity to make up such examination, study, or work requirement which he may have missed because of such absence on any particular day; provided, however, that such makeup examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon such school. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such opportunity. No adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student because of his availing himself of the provisions of this section.”