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    Columbia College Chicago
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


Columbia’s academic year consists of two 15-week semesters (fall and spring), plus a summer session. While the usual term of a class is a full 15 weeks, some subjects may be offered in shorter periods, ranging from one to eight weeks. Such intensive segments meet more frequently than traditional, 15-week courses. Courses are scheduled during the day and evening as well as on Saturdays. The January session (J-Session), part of the spring semester, is designed to offer concentrated learning experiences usually not available in the regular semester. Such courses are designed for both the matriculating and non-matriculating undergraduate student and may include, but are not limited to, immersion, intensive research, travel, certification, internships, master classes, community service, and workshops.

 

Fall Semester 2016


Labor Day holiday

Monday, September 5

Semester begins

Tuesday, September 6

Add Deadline for the 15-week session
(Last day to add or change courses)

Monday, September 12

Drop Deadline for the 15-week session
(Last day to drop courses)

Monday, September 19

Withdrawal Deadline for the 15-week session
(Last day to withdraw from courses)

Monday, October 31

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24 - Sunday, November 27

Semester Ends

Saturday, December 17


January Session 2017


Session begins

Tuesday, January 3

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday

Monday, January 16

Session ends

Saturday, January 21


Spring Semester 2017


Semester begins

Monday, January 23

Add Deadline for the 15-week session
(Last day to add or change courses)

Saturday, January 28

Drop Deadline for the 15-week session
(Last day to drop courses)

Saturday, February 4

Withdrawal Deadline for the 15-week session
(Last day to withdraw from courses)

Saturday, March 18

Spring break

Monday, March 20 - Saturday, March 25

Semester ends

Saturday, May 13

Commencement

Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14


Summer Session 2017


Session begins

Monday, May 22

Add Deadline
(Last day to add or change courses)

Varies by sub-session. See colum.edu/records

Drop Deadline
(Last day to drop courses)

Varies by sub-session. See colum.edu/records

Memorial Day holiday

Monday, May 29

Withdrawal Deadline
(Last day to withdraw from courses)

Varies by sub-session. See colum.edu/records

Independence Day holiday

Tuesday, July 4

12-week term and session ends

Saturday, August 12