Date Activity 
1 Tuition, room, board and fee payments due for fall semester
13 Speech@Emerson course registration begins
19 to 24 Boston Residency for MFA in Writing for Film & Television
25 to 27 New Undergraduate International Student residence hall move-in and Orientation
27 New Undergraduate residence hall move-in
27 to Sept 1 New Undergraduate Orientation
28 Parent Orientation
31 New International Graduate Student Orientation


Date Activity
2 Residence halls open for returning students
3 Labor Day (No classes)

Speech@Emerson courses begin online
4 New Graduate Student Orientation

Last day to withdraw from the College for the fall semester with a full refund—a withdrawal/leave of absence form must be filed by this date with the Office of Student Success

5 First Day of Classes
9 Last day to add or drop Speech@Emerson courses
10 Course Withdrawal period for Speech@Emerson courses begins (no tuition refund)
11 Last day to add a class without instructor permission.
18 Last day to add or drop classes for the fall semester

Last day to file an Application to Graduate for students wishing to graduate in December

19 Course Withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund)


Date Activity
8 Columbus Day (no classes)
9 (Tuesday) Monday class schedule
19 to 21 Family Weekend
21 Speech@Emerson First Seven-Week session ends
22 Speech@Emerson Second Seven-Week session begins
24 Advising for Spring registration begins
23 First Seven-Week Session ends
24 Second Seven-Week Session begins
29 Midterm grades (below C only) for undergraduate students due online by 12:00 noon ET

Speech@Emerson First Seven-Week session final grades due at 12:00 Noon


Date Activity 

Spring registration begins

12 Veterans Day Observed (no classes)

Speech@Emerson Spring registration begins

Master’s Theses/Projects due to Committee Chairs for approval for December 2018 degree candidates.

Last day to withdraw from a fall course with a WF/WP grade.

Last day to withdraw from the College for the fall semester; must file the appropriate paperwork by 5:00 p.m.

21 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon
21 to 23 Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
25 Residence halls open at 12:00 noon
26 Classes Resume


Date Activity 
8 (Saturday) Makeup day**
11 Last day for graduate students to submit Master’s Theses/Projects to Graduate Studies Office for December degree candidates
12 to 18 Final Week of Classes/Exams
18 Last day to submit Spring 2019 directed study proposals to Department Chairs
19 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon
20 Fall 2018 grades due online by 12:00 noon ET

Speech@Emerson Second Seven-Week session final grades due at 12:00 Noon

Last day incomplete grades from Spring and Summer can be changed; incomplete grades not changed become I/F (incomplete failing)

** Additional Saturdays may be used for makeup days at the College’s discretion. If the College closes due to inclement weather, the College may use a Saturday to make up the day, and will notify the Emerson community in that event. To make a classroom reservation for an individual class on a makeup day, please email registrar [at] emerson.edutitle="Email the Registrar".

Policy of Emerson College Pertaining to Religious Observance:
Students who are unable, because of religious beliefs, to attend class or participate in any examination, study or class-related activity on a particular day should contact their instructors ahead of time to facilitate their absence without prejudice.