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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar

Each academic year at Columbia consists of two 15-week semesters (fall and spring), plus a summer semester. 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. For a schedule of courses offered by semester, go to Class Schedules.

Labor Day holiday Monday, September 2
Semester begins Tuesday, September 3
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1
Semester Ends Saturday, December 14
Session begins Monday, January 6
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday Monday, January 20
Session ends Saturday, January 25
Semester begins Monday, January 27
Spring break Monday, March 24 - Saturday, March 29
Semester ends Saturday, May 17
Commencement Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18
Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 26
Session begins Tuesday, May 27
5-week term ends Saturday, June 28
Independence Day holiday Friday, July 4
8-week term ends Saturday, July 19
10-week term ends Saturday, August 2
12-week term and session ends Saturday, August 16