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Stanford Academic Calendar: 2023-24

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Autumn  -   Winter  -   Spring  -   Summer

Autumn Quarter 2023

  • July 31 (Mon) Textbook Adoption deadline for Autumn quarter; see the University Bookstore website. 
  • August 14 (Mon) ExploreCourses offerings published for Academic Year 2023-2024.
  • August 14 (Mon, 12 a.m. midnight) Axess opens for course enrollment for J.D., J.S.M., L.L.M. and J.S.D. students.
  • August 14 (Mon, 9 p.m.) Axess opens for course enrollment for M.D. and M.S.P.A. students.
  • August 28 (Mon) M.D. and MSPA first and second-year students, first day of instruction. See the School of Medicine academic calendar website.
  • August 28 (Mon) M.D. pre-clerkship (MS1 and MS2) deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund.
  • August 28 (Mon) Planning opens for undergraduate, graduate, and Graduate School of Business (GSB) students.
  • August 30 (Wed)  Stanford Bulletin published with academic year 2023-24 degree requirements and course offerings.
  • August 30 (Wed) Application to Graduate opens for Autumn
  • August 30 (Wed, 6 p.m.) First enrollment group opens for undergraduate, graduate, and GSB students.
  • August 31 (Thurs, 12 a.m. midnight) Axess opens for course enrollment for all students.
  • September 5 (Tue) Law School instruction begins for 1st-year J.D. students, J.S.M. and L.L.M. students. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • September 15 (Fri) Autumn Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • September 15 (Fri, 5 p.m.) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • September 15 (Fri) M.B.A. 1st-year instruction begins.
  • September 17 (Sun) New Graduate Student Orientation begins.
  • September 19 (Tue) New undergraduates arrive. Undergraduate housing opens for new students; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • September 19 (Tue) New Student Orientation begins. Convocation. 
  • September 21 (Thu) Undergraduate housing opens for returning students; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • September 26 (Tue) First day of quarter; instruction begins.
  • September 26 (Tue, 5 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or have submitted a petition for Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.
  • September 26 (Tue, 5 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule.
  • September 26 (Tue) Law School instruction begins for 2nd/3rd-year J.D. and advanced degree students. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • September 28 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter 2022-23.
  • October 2 (Mon) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • October 13 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript.
  • October 13 (Fri) Change of grading basis deadline for GSB courses.
  • October 26 (Thu) M.D. pre-clerkship Term withdrawal deadline; last day for M.D. pre-clerkship students to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • November 7 (Tue, 5 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • November 7 (Tue) Democracy Day: day of civic service (no classes).
  • November 17 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB courses.
  • November 17 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D. courses.
  • November 17 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral.
  • November 19 (Sun) UIT Extended Maintenance Window; Axess and other systems may be unavailable.
  • November 20 (Mon) Grade rosters open for current quarter.
  • November 20-24 (Mon-Fri) Thanksgiving Recess (no classes).
  • December 1 (Fri) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • December 2-7 (Sat-Thu) Law School Reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • December 4-10 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.
  • December 8 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat), except Law.Mon
  • December 8 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • December 8 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
  • December 8 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Late application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
  • December 8-15 (Fri-Fri) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • December 11-15 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.
  • December 15 (Fri) Autumn Quarter Cardinal Care Petition for Early Cancellation due to Degree Conferral deadline; see the Cardinal Care website and Student Health Matters for more information.
  • December 16 (Sat, noon) Undergraduate housing closes for Winter Break; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • December 19 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.
  • December 21-January 3 (Thu-Wed) Winter Closure; the University is closed.
  • January 8 (Mon, 12 p.m. noon) Final Recommending Lists due.
  • January 11 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Autumn Quarter. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted. 

Winter Quarter 2024 

  • November 13 (Mon) Textbook Adoption deadline for Winter; see the University Bookstore website.
  • November 29 (Wed) Application to Graduate opens for Winter.
  • November 29 (Wed, 5:30 p.m.)  First enrollment group begins to enroll.
  • November 30 (Thurs, 12:00 a.m.)  Axess opens for course enrollment for all students.
  • December 15 (Fri) Winter Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • December 29 (Fri, 5 p.m.) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • January 6 (Sat) Undergraduate housing opens for Winter Quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • January 8 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students (except M.B.A. and MSx courses).
  • January 8 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or have submitted a petition for Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.
  • January 8 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule.
  • January 11 (Thu) GSB instruction begins (M.B.A. and MSx courses only). See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • January 15 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes).
  • January 17 (Wed) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • January 26 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Final day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript.
  • January 26 (Fri) Change of grading basis deadline for GSB courses.
  • February 19 (Mon) Presidents' Day (holiday, no classes; Law does hold classes).
  • February 21 (Wed, 5 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • March 1 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral.
  • March 1 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.
  • March 1 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.
  • March 4 (Mon) Grade rosters open for current quarter.
  • March 10 (Sun) UIT Extended Maintenance Window; Axess and other ERP systems may be unavailable.
  • March 11 (Mon) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • March 11-17 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.
  • March 12-14 (Tue-Thu) Law School Reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • March 15 (Fri) Spring Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • March 15 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat), except Law.
  • March 15 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • March 15 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
  • March 15 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Late application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
  • March 15-22 (Fri-Fri) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • March 18-22 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.
  • March 23 (Sat) Undergraduate housing move-out for students not in residence spring quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • March 26 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.
  • March 28 (Thu, 5 p.m.) Final Recommending Lists due.
  • April 4 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted. 
  • April 15 (Mon) Winter Quarter Cardinal Care Petition for Early Cancellation due to Degree Conferral deadline; see the Cardinal Care website and Student Health Matters for more information.

Spring Quarter 2024

  • February 5 (Mon) Textbook Adoption deadline for Spring; see the University Bookstore website.
  • March 6 (Wed, 5:30 p.m.)  First enrollment group begins to enroll.
  • March 6 (Wed) Application to Graduate opens for Spring.
  • March 15 (Fri) Spring Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • March 22 (Fri, 5 p.m.) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • March 30 (Sat) Undergraduate housing move-in date for Spring Quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • April 1 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students (except M.B.A. and MSx courses).
  • April 1 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or have submitted a petition for Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.
  • April 1 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule.
  • April 4 (Thu) GSB instruction begins (M.B.A. and MSx courses only). See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • April 9 (Tue) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • April 12 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral.
  • April 19 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a "W" notation will appear on the transcript.
  • April 19 (Fri) Change of grading basis deadline for GSB courses.
  • May 13 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • May 19 (Sun) UIT Extended Maintenance Window; Axess and other ERP systems may be unavailable.
  • May 24 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.
  • May 24 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.
  • May 27 (Mon) Memorial Day (holiday, no classes).
  • May 28 (Tue) Grade rosters open for current quarter
  • May 31 (Fri) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • May 31 - June 6 (Fri-Thu) End-Quarter Period.
  • June 1-3 (Sat-Mon) Law School reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • June 4-9 (Tue-Sun) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • June 5 (Wed) Last day of classes.
  • June 5 (Wed) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • June 6 (Thu) Day before finals, no classes.
  • June 7 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Late application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
  • June 7 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
  • June 7-12 (Fri-Wed) End-Quarter examinations.
  • June 14 (Fri, 11:59 p.m.) Grades for graduating students due.
  • June 14 (Fri) Undergraduate housing move-out date (for all students not involved in Commencement); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • June 15 (Sat) Baccalaureate Saturday.
  • June 15 (Sat) Senior Class Day.
  • June 15 (Sat) Law School Graduation Ceremony. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • June 15 (Sat) GSB Graduation Ceremony.
  • June 15 (Sat) School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony.
  • June 16 (Sun) Commencement. See the Commencement website for further details.
  • June 17 (Mon) Posting of J.D. and M.D. degrees; degrees will be awarded with a conferral date of Commencement. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted. 
  • June 17 (Mon) Undergraduate Housing move-out date (for graduates and others involved in Commencement with permission); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • June 18 (Tue, noon) Final Recommending Lists due.
  • June 18 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades for non-graduating students due.
  • June 20 (Thu) Posting of degrees; degrees will be awarded with a conferral date of Commencement. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted. 

Summer Quarter 2024

See also: 2024 Non-standard Summer Class Schedule

  • April 5 Axess opens for planning in SimpleEnroll and Enroll (Alternate)
  • April 8 (Mon, 5:30 p.m.) Axess opens for course enrollment for all students. No enrollment groups are in place for the Summer quarter.
  • April 29 (Mon) Textbook Adoption deadline for Summer; see the University Bookstore website.
  • June 8 (Sat) Application to Graduate opens for Summer.
  • June 14 (Fri, 5 p.m.) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • June 15 (Sat) Summer Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • June 24 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.
  • June 24 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline.
  • June 24 (Mon) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule.
  • July 4 (Thu) Independence Day (holiday, no classes).
  • July 5 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Final Study List deadline. Final day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript.
  • July 26 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • August 2 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline.
  • August 2 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline.
  • August 2 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral.
  • August 5 (Mon) Grade rosters open for current quarter
  • August 10-15 (Sat-Thu) End-Quarter Period.
  • August 15 (Thu) Last day of classes.
  • August 15 (Thu) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • August 16-17 (Fri-Sat) End-Quarter examinations.
  • August 27 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.
  • August 30 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
  • August 30 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Late application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
  • September 5 (Thu, 5 p.m.) Final Recommending Lists due.
  • September 12 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted.