Academic Calendar | Columbia Business School Academics (2024)

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Summer 2024 May 20 (Mon) May 27 (Mon) May 31 (Fri) Jun 19 (Wed) Jun 21 (Fri) Jun 28 (Fri) Jun 28 (Fri) Jul 1 — Jul 2 (Mon — Tue) Jul 4 (Thu) Jul 7 — Jul 11 (Sun — Thu) Jul 12 (Fri) Jul 15 — Jul 19 (Mon — Fri) Jul 21 — Jul 25 (Sun — Thu) Jul 29 — Aug 2 (Mon — Fri) Aug 16 (Fri) Fall 2024 Aug 19 — Aug 23 (Mon — Fri) Aug 22 (Thu) Aug 26 — Aug 30 (Mon — Fri) Aug 26 — Aug 30 (Mon — Fri) Aug 30 (Fri) Sep 2 (Mon) Sep 3 (Tue) Sep 6 (Fri) Oct 11 (Fri) Oct 14 — Oct 18 (Mon — Fri) Oct 16 (Wed) Oct 21 (Mon) Oct 24 (Thu) Oct 25 (Fri) Nov 4 (Mon) Nov 5 (Tue) Nov 27 — Nov 29 (Wed — Fri) Dec 6 (Fri) Dec 9 — Dec 13 (Mon — Fri) Dec 16 — Dec 17 (Mon — Tue) Dec 20 (Fri) Spring 2025 Jan 1 — Jan 2 (Wed — Thu) Jan 13 — Jan 17 (Mon — Fri) Jan 16 (Thu) Jan 20 (Mon) Jan 21 — Jan 24 (Tue — Fri) Jan 21 — Jan 25 (Tue — Sat) Jan 27 (Mon) Feb 12 (Wed) Feb 28 (Fri) Mar 7 (Fri) Mar 10 — Mar 14 (Mon — Fri) Mar 17 — Mar 21 (Mon — Fri) Mar 24 (Mon) Mar 27 — Mar 28 (Thu — Fri) May 2 (Fri) May 5 — May 9 (Mon — Fri) May 9 (Fri) May 21 (Wed) May 22 — May 23 (Thu — Fri) Summer 2025 May 11 — May 15 (Sun — Thu) May 19 (Mon) May 26 (Mon) May 30 (Fri) Jun 19 (Thu) Jun 27 (Fri) Jun 30 (Mon) Jul 1 — Jul 2 (Tue — Wed) Jul 4 (Fri) Jul 7 — Jul 11 (Mon — Fri) Jul 14 — Jul 18 (Mon — Fri) Jul 21 — Jul 25 (Mon — Fri) Jul 28 — Aug 1 (Mon — Fri) Aug 15 (Fri) Fall 2025 Aug 18 — Aug 22 (Mon — Fri) Aug 21 (Thu) Aug 25 — Aug 29 (Mon — Fri) Aug 25 — Aug 29 (Mon — Fri) Aug 29 (Fri) Sep 1 (Mon) Sep 2 (Tue) Sep 5 (Fri) Oct 10 (Fri) Oct 13 — Oct 17 (Mon — Fri) Oct 15 (Wed) Oct 20 (Mon) Oct 23 (Thu) Oct 24 (Fri) Nov 3 (Mon) Nov 4 (Tue) Nov 26 — Nov 28 (Wed — Fri) Dec 5 (Fri) Dec 8 — Dec 12 (Mon — Fri) Dec 15 — Dec 16 (Mon — Tue) Dec 19 (Fri) Spring 2026 Jan 1 — Jan 2 (Thu — Fri) Jan 12 — Jan 16 (Mon — Fri) Jan 15 (Thu) Jan 19 (Mon) Jan 20 — Jan 23 (Tue — Fri) Jan 20 — Jan 24 (Tue — Sat) Jan 26 (Mon) Feb 11 (Wed) Feb 20 (Fri) Mar 6 (Fri) Mar 9 — Mar 13 (Mon — Fri) Mar 16 — Mar 20 (Mon — Fri) Mar 23 (Mon) Mar 26 — Mar 27 (Thu — Fri) May 1 (Fri) May 4 — May 8 (Mon — Fri) May 8 (Fri) May 20 (Wed) May 21 — May 22 (Thu — Fri) Summer 2026 May 17 — May 21 (Sun — Thu) May 25 (Mon) May 26 (Tue) May 29 (Fri) Jun 19 (Fri) Jul 3 (Fri) Jul 6 — Jul 7 (Mon — Tue) Jul 8 — Jul 9 (Wed — Thu) Jul 13 — Jul 17 (Mon — Fri) Jul 20 — Jul 24 (Mon — Fri) Jul 27 — Jul 31 (Mon — Fri) Aug 3 — Aug 7 (Mon — Fri) Aug 14 (Fri)

Summer 2024

May 20 (Mon)

Courses begin for A-term

May 27 (Mon)

Memorial Day - University Holiday

May 31 (Fri)

Official Class day for Monday and Monday/Wednesday courses (replacing Monday, May 27).

Jun 19 (Wed)

Juneteenth Observed. University holiday. No classes scheduled.

Jun 21 (Fri)

Make-up day for Juneteenth; Official Class day for Wednesday and Monday/Wednesday courses (replacing Wednesday, June 19).

Jun 28 (Fri)

Last day of A-term classes

Jun 28 (Fri)

Study/Contingency Day. No classes scheduled unless needed due to unexpected school closure.

Jul 1 — Jul 2 (Mon — Tue)

FINAL EXAM PERIOD. No classes scheduled. Final exams for first half-term (A term) courses

Jul 4 (Thu)

Independence Day. University Holiday. No classes scheduled.

Jul 7 — Jul 11 (Sun — Thu)

Block Week 1

Jul 12 (Fri)

Exam Reschedule

Jul 15 — Jul 19 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 2

Jul 21 — Jul 25 (Sun — Thu)

Block Week 3

Jul 29 — Aug 2 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 4

Aug 16 (Fri)

Term ends

Fall 2024

Aug 19 — Aug 23 (Mon — Fri)

Orientation for first-term MBA students

Aug 22 (Thu)

LEAD class begins for first-term MBA students

Aug 26 — Aug 30 (Mon — Fri)

Academic Jump Start (LEAD, Accounting, Stats) for first-term MBAs

Aug 26 — Aug 30 (Mon — Fri)

Elective block week for continuing students.

Aug 30 (Fri)

LEAD exam for first-term students

Sep 2 (Mon)

Labor Day.University holiday. No classes scheduled.

Sep 3 (Tue)

First day of elective A-term and Full-term courses

Sep 6 (Fri)

Make-up day for Labor Day; all classes run on a Monday schedule

Oct 11 (Fri)

Last day of A-term

Oct 14 — Oct 18 (Mon — Fri)

First final exam period. No classes scheduled. Final exams for first half-term (A-term) courses

Oct 16 (Wed)

October degrees conferred

Oct 21 (Mon)

Classes resume for full-term courses First class for second half-term (B-term) courses

Oct 24 (Thu)

Exam Reschedule Days

Oct 25 (Fri)

Class meeting for LEAD: Leading Inclusively

Nov 5 (Tue)

Election Day. University Holiday. No classes scheduled.

Nov 27 — Nov 29 (Wed — Fri)

Thanksgiving holiday. No classes scheduled.

Dec 6 (Fri)

Last day of classes

Dec 9 — Dec 13 (Mon — Fri)

Second final exam period. No classes scheduled. Final exams for full-term courses and second half-term (B-term) courses.

Dec 16 — Dec 17 (Mon — Tue)

Exam Reschedule Days

Dec 20 (Fri)

Term ends

Spring 2025

Jan 1 — Jan 2 (Wed — Thu)

University holiday.

Jan 13 — Jan 17 (Mon — Fri)

Orientation for first-term MBA students

Jan 16 (Thu)

LEAD class begins for first-term MBA students

Jan 20 (Mon)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed. University holiday. No classes are scheduled.

Jan 21 — Jan 24 (Tue — Fri)

Academic Jump Start (LEAD, Accounting, Stats) for first-term MBAs

Jan 21 — Jan 25 (Tue — Sat)

Elective block week for continuing students.

Jan 27 (Mon)

First day of elective A-term and Full-term courses

Feb 12 (Wed)

February degrees conferred

Feb 28 (Fri)

Class meeting for LEAD: Leading Inclusively

Mar 7 (Fri)

Last day of A-term

Mar 10 — Mar 14 (Mon — Fri)

First final exam period. No classes scheduled. Final exams for first half-term (A-term) courses

Mar 17 — Mar 21 (Mon — Fri)

Spring holidays. No classes scheduled

Mar 24 (Mon)

Classes resume for full-term courses. First class for second half-term (B-term) courses.

Mar 27 — Mar 28 (Thu — Fri)

Exam Reschedule Days

May 2 (Fri)

Last day of classes

May 5 — May 9 (Mon — Fri)

Second final exam period. No classes scheduled. Final exams for full-term courses and second half-term (B-term) courses.

May 9 (Fri)

Term ends

May 21 (Wed)

University commencement 2025. Conferring of degrees.

May 22 — May 23 (Thu — Fri)

Exam Reschedule Days

Summer 2025

May 11 — May 15 (Sun — Thu)

First Summer Block Week for continuing MBA students

May 19 (Mon)

Courses begin for A-term

May 26 (Mon)

Memorial Day - University Holiday

May 30 (Fri)

Official Class day for Monday and Monday/Wednesday courses (replacing Monday, May 26).

Jun 19 (Thu)

Juneteenth Observed. University holiday. No classes scheduled.

Jun 27 (Fri)

Last day of A-term classes - Make-up day for Juneteenth: Official Class day for Thursday and Tuesday/Thursday courses (replacing Thursday, June 19).

Jun 30 (Mon)

Study/Contingency Day. No classes scheduled unless needed due to unexpected school closure.

Jul 1 — Jul 2 (Tue — Wed)

FINAL EXAM PERIOD. No classes scheduled. Final exams for first half-term (A term) courses

Jul 4 (Fri)

Independence Day. University Holiday. No classes scheduled.

Jul 7 — Jul 11 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 1

Jul 14 — Jul 18 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 2

Jul 21 — Jul 25 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 3

Jul 28 — Aug 1 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 4

Aug 15 (Fri)

Term ends

Fall 2025

Aug 18 — Aug 22 (Mon — Fri)

Orientation for first-term MBA students

Aug 21 (Thu)

LEAD class begins for first-term MBA students

Aug 25 — Aug 29 (Mon — Fri)

Academic Jump Start (LEAD, Accounting, Stats) for first-term MBAs

Aug 25 — Aug 29 (Mon — Fri)

Elective block week for continuing students.

Aug 29 (Fri)

LEAD exam for first-term students

Sep 1 (Mon)

Labor Day.University holiday. No classes scheduled.

Sep 2 (Tue)

First day of elective A-term and Full-term courses

Sep 5 (Fri)

Make-up day for Labor Day; all classes run on a Monday schedule

Oct 10 (Fri)

Last day of A-term

Oct 13 — Oct 17 (Mon — Fri)

First final exam period. No classes scheduled. Final exams for first half-term (A-term) courses

Oct 15 (Wed)

October degrees conferred

Oct 20 (Mon)

Classes resume for full-term courses First class for second half-term (B-term) courses

Oct 23 (Thu)

Exam Reschedule Days

Oct 24 (Fri)

Class meeting for LEAD: Leading Inclusively

Nov 3 (Mon)

No classes scheduled

Nov 4 (Tue)

Election Day. University Holiday. No classes scheduled.

Nov 26 — Nov 28 (Wed — Fri)

Thanksgiving holiday. No classes scheduled.

Dec 5 (Fri)

Last day of classes

Dec 8 — Dec 12 (Mon — Fri)

Second final exam period. No classes scheduled. Final exams for full-term courses and second half-term (B-term) courses.

Dec 15 — Dec 16 (Mon — Tue)

Exam Reschedule Days

Dec 19 (Fri)

Term ends

Spring 2026

Jan 1 — Jan 2 (Thu — Fri)

University holiday.

Jan 12 — Jan 16 (Mon — Fri)

Orientation for first-term MBA students

Jan 15 (Thu)

LEAD class begins for first-term MBA students

Jan 19 (Mon)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed. University holiday. No classes scheduled.

Jan 20 — Jan 23 (Tue — Fri)

Academic Jump Start (LEAD, Accounting, Stats) for first-term MBAs

Jan 20 — Jan 24 (Tue — Sat)

Elective block week for continuing students.

Jan 26 (Mon)

First day of elective A-term and Full-term courses

Feb 11 (Wed)

February degrees conferred

Feb 20 (Fri)

Class meeting for LEAD: Leading Inclusively

Mar 6 (Fri)

Last day of A-term

Mar 9 — Mar 13 (Mon — Fri)

First final exam period. No classes scheduled. Final exams for first half-term (A-term) courses

Mar 16 — Mar 20 (Mon — Fri)

Spring holidays. No classes scheduled

Mar 23 (Mon)

Classes resume for full-term courses. First class for second half-term (B-term) courses.

Mar 26 — Mar 27 (Thu — Fri)

Exam Reschedule Days

May 1 (Fri)

Last day of classes

May 4 — May 8 (Mon — Fri)

Second final exam period. No classes scheduled. Final exams for full-term courses and second half-term (B-term) courses.

May 8 (Fri)

Term ends

May 20 (Wed)

University commencement 2026. Conferring of degrees.

May 21 — May 22 (Thu — Fri)

Exam Reschedule Days

Summer 2026

May 17 — May 21 (Sun — Thu)

First Summer Block Week for continuing MBA students

May 25 (Mon)

Memorial Day - University Holiday

May 26 (Tue)

Courses begin for A-term

May 29 (Fri)

Official Class day for Monday and Monday/Wednesday courses (replacing Monday, May 26).

Jun 19 (Fri)

Juneteenth Observed. University holiday. No classes scheduled.

Jul 3 (Fri)

Last day of A-term. No classes scheduled

Jul 6 — Jul 7 (Mon — Tue)

Study/Contingency Day. No classes scheduled unless needed due to unexpected school closure.

Jul 8 — Jul 9 (Wed — Thu)

FINAL EXAM PERIOD. No classes scheduled. Final exams for first half-term (A-term) courses

Jul 13 — Jul 17 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 1

Jul 20 — Jul 24 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 2

Jul 27 — Jul 31 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 3

Aug 3 — Aug 7 (Mon — Fri)

Block Week 4

Aug 14 (Fri)

Term ends

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