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Stanford Academic Calendar: 2024-2025

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Autumn Quarter 2024

  • July 31 (Wed) Textbook Adoption deadline for Autumn quarter; see the University Bookstore website. 
  • Week of August 12 (Mon-Fri) Stanford Bulletin published with academic year 2024-25 degree requirements and course offerings.
  • August 12 (Mon, 6 p.m.) Axess opens for course enrollment for M.D. and M.S.P.A. students.
  • August 12 (Mon, 6 p.m.) Axess opens for course enrollment for J.D., J.S.M., L.L.M. and J.S.D. students.
  • August 26 (Mon) M.D. and M.S.P.A. first and second-year students, first day of instruction. See the School of Medicine academic calendar website.
  • August 28 (Wed) M.D. pre-clerkship (MS1 and MS2) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund.
  • August 30 (Fri, noon) Deadline for departments to update course grading basis, unit, and/or component configuration for classes offered in Autumn.
  • September 3 (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 3 (Tue) Autumn course planning opens in Axess for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • September 5 (Thu, 6 p.m.) Axess opens for course enrollment for undergraduates and graduate students. See Enrollment Groups for more information.
  • September 5  (Thu) Application to Graduate opens for Autumn.
  • September 12 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter 2023-24.
  • September 13 (Fri, 5 p.m.) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • September 13 (Fri) M.B.A. 1st-year instruction begins.
  • September 15 (Sun) Autumn Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • September 15 (Sun) New Graduate Student Orientation begins.
  • September 17 (Tue) New undergraduates arrive. Undergraduate housing opens for new students; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • September 17 (Tue) New Student Orientation begins. Convocation. 
  • September 19 (Thu) Undergraduate housing opens for returning students; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • September 23 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.
  • September 23 (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.
  • September 23 (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.
  • September 23 (Mon) Law School instruction begins for 2nd/3rd-year J.D. and advanced degree students. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • September 30 (Mon) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • October 11 (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 11 (Fri) Change of grading basis deadline for GSB courses.
  • October 24 (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 4 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • November 5 (Tue) Democracy Day: day of civic service (no classes).
  • November 15 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB courses.
  • November 15 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D. courses.
  • November 15 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral.
  • November 18 (Mon) Grade rosters open for Autumn quarter.
  • November 22 (Fri) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • November 24 (Sun) UIT Extended Maintenance Window; Axess and other systems may be unavailable.
  • November 25-29 (Mon-Fri) Thanksgiving Recess (no classes).
  • November 30-December 5 (Sat-Thu) Law School Reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • December 2-8 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.
  • December 6 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat), except Law.
  • December 6 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • December 6 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
  • December 6 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Late application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
  • December 6-13 (Fri-Fri) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • December 9-13 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.
  • December 15 (Sun) 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 14 (Sat, noon) Undergraduate housing closes for Winter Break; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • December 17 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.
  • December 21-January 5 (Sat-Sun) Winter Closure; the University is closed.
  • January 6 (Mon, noon) Final Recommending Lists due.
  • January 9 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Autumn Quarter. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted. 

Winter Quarter 2025

  • November 11 (Mon) Textbook Adoption deadline for Winter; see the University Bookstore website.
  • December 2 (Mon) Deadline for departments to update course grading basis, unit, and/or component configuration for classes offered in Winter.
  • December 3 (Tue) Winter course planning opens in Axess for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • December 5 (Thu, 5:30 p.m.) Axess opens for course enrollment. See Enrollment Groups for more information.
  • December 5 (Thu) Application to Graduate opens for Winter.
  • December 15 (Sun) Winter Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • December 27 (Fri, 5 p.m.) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • January 4 (Sat) Undergraduate housing opens for Winter Quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • January 6 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students (except M.B.A. and MSx courses).
  • January 6 (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 6 (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 9 (Thu) GSB instruction begins (M.B.A. and MSx courses only). See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • January 15 (Wed) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • January 20 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes).
  • January 24 (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 24 (Fri) Change of grading basis deadline for GSB courses.
  • February 17 (Mon) Presidents' Day (holiday, no classes; Law does hold classes).
  • February 19 (Wed, 5 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • February 28 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral.
  • February 28 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.
  • February 28 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.
  • March 3 (Mon) Grade rosters open for Winter quarter.
  • March 10 (Mon) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • March 10-16 (Mon-Sun) End-Quarter Period.
  • March 11-13 (Tue-Thu) Law School Reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • March 14 (Fri) Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat), except Law.
  • March 14 (Fri) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • March 14 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
  • March 14 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Late application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
  • March 14-21 (Fri-Fri) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • March 15 (Sat) Spring Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • March 16 (Sun) UIT Extended Maintenance Window; Axess and other ERP systems may be unavailable.
  • March 17-21 (Mon-Fri) End-Quarter examinations.
  • March 22 (Sat) Undergraduate housing move-out for students not in residence spring quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • March 25 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.
  • March 27 (Thu, 5 p.m.) Final Recommending Lists due.
  • April 3 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted.
  • April 15 (Tue) 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 2025

  • February 3 (Mon) Textbook Adoption deadline for Spring; see the University Bookstore website.
  • March 3 (Mon) Deadline for departments to update course grading basis, unit, and/or component configuration for classes offered in Spring
  • March 4 (Tue) Spring course planning opens in Axess for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • March 6 (Thu, 5:30 p.m.) Axess opens for course enrollment. See Enrollment Groups for more information.
  • March 6 (Thu) Application to Graduate opens for Spring.
  • March 15 (Sat) Spring Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • March 21 (Fri) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • March 29 (Sat) Undergraduate housing move-in date for Spring Quarter; see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • March 31 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students (except M.B.A. and MSx courses).
  • March 31 (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.
  • March 31 (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 3 (Thu) GSB instruction begins (M.B.A. and MSx courses only). See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • April 8 (Tue) GSB course add/drop deadline. See the full Graduate School of Business academic calendar.
  • April 11 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral.
  • April 18 (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 18 (Fri) Change of grading basis deadline for GSB courses.
  • May 12 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • May 18 (Sun) UIT Extended Maintenance Window; Axess and other ERP systems may be unavailable.
  • May 23 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.
  • May 23 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.
  • May 26 (Mon) Memorial Day (holiday, no classes).
  • May 27 (Tue) Grade rosters open for Spring quarter.
  • May 30 (Fri) Last day of Law classes. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • May 30 - June 5 (Fri-Thu) End-Quarter Period.
  • May 31-June 2 (Sat-Mon) Law School reading Period. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • June 3-8 (Tue-Sun) Law School examinations. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • June 4 (Wed) Last day of classes.
  • June 4 (Wed) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • June 5 (Thu) Day before finals, no classes.
  • June 6 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Late application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
  • June 6 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
  • June 6-11 (Fri-Wed) End-Quarter examinations.
  • June 13 (Fri, 11:59 p.m.) Grades for graduating students due.
  • June 13 (Fri) Undergraduate housing move-out date (for all students not involved in Commencement); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • June 14 (Sat) Baccalaureate Saturday.
  • June 14 (Sat) Senior Class Day.
  • June 14 (Sat) Law School Graduation Ceremony. See the Law School academic calendar website.
  • June 14 (Sat) GSB Graduation Ceremony.
  • June 14 (Sat) School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony.
  • June 15 (Sun) Commencement. See the Commencement website for further details.
  • June 16 (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 16 (Mon) Undergraduate Housing move-out date (for graduates and others involved in Commencement with permission); see Residential & Dining Enterprises Calendar.
  • June 17 (Tue, noon) Final Recommending Lists due.
  • June 17 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades for non-graduating students due.
  • June 19 (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 2025

  • April 3 (Thu) Deadline for departments to update course grading basis, unit, and/or component configuration for classes offered in summer.
  • April 4 (Fri) Summer quarter planning opens for enrollment.
  • April 7 (Mon, 5:30 p.m.) Axess opens for course enrollment.
  • April 28 (Mon) Textbook Adoption deadline for Summer; see the University Bookstore website.
  • June 7 (Sat) Application to Graduate opens for Summer.
  • June 13 (Fri) At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • June 15 (Sun) Summer Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • June 23 (Mon) First day of quarter; instruction begins.
  • June 23 (Mon, 5 p.m.) Preliminary Study List deadline.
  • June 23 (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 (Fri) Independence Day (holiday, no classes).
  • July 7 (Mon, 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 25 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • August 1 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Change of grading basis deadline.
  • August 1 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Course withdrawal deadline.
  • August 1 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral.
  • August 4 (Mon) Grade rosters open for current quarter
  • August 9-14 (Sat-Thu) End-Quarter Period.
  • August 14 (Thu) Last day of classes.
  • August 14 (Thu) Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • August 15-16 (Fri-Sat) End-Quarter examinations.
  • August 26 (Tue, 11:59 p.m.) Grades due.
  • August 29 (Fri, noon) University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
  • August 29 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Late application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
  • September 6 (Fri, 5 p.m.) Final Recommending Lists due.
  • September 11 (Thu) Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted.