Date Activity 
1 Tuition, room, board and fee payments due for fall semester
18 to 23 Boston Residency for MFA in Writing for Film & Television
24 to 26 New Undergraduate International Student residence hall move-in and Orientation
26 to 27 New Undergraduate residence hall move-in
26 to Sept 1 New Undergraduate Orientation
27 Parent Orientation
30 New International Graduate Student Orientation


Date Activity
1 to 2 Residence halls open for returning students
2 Labor Day

New Graduate Student Orientation

Transfer 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

4 First Day of Classes
10 Last day to add a class without instructor permission
17 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

18 Course Withdrawal period begins (no tuition refund)


Date Activity
14 Indigenous People's Day  (no classes)
18 to 20 Family Weekend
21 Advising for Spring registration begins
23 First Seven-Week Session ends
24 Second Seven-Week Session begins
25 Midterm grades (below C only) for undergraduate students due online by 12:00 noon ET


Date Activity 

Spring registration begins

11 Veterans Day Observed (no classes)
12 (Tuesday) Monday class schedule observed
18 Master’s Theses/Projects due to Committee Chairs for approval for December 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.
27 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon
27 to 29 Thanksgiving Break (no classes)


Date Activity 
1 Residence halls open at 12:00 noon
2 Classes Resume
12 Last day for graduate students to submit Master’s Theses/Projects to Graduate Studies Office for December degree candidates
7 (Saturday) Make-up day**
17 Last day of classes
17 Last day to submit Spring 2019 directed study proposals to Department Chairs
18 Residence halls close at 12:00 noon
19 Fall 2019 grades due online by 12:00 noon ET

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

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.