Members of the GSD community are encouraged to review the academic calendar regularly. For any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Fall 2024 Term

August 2024

  • Mon‐Fri, 5th‐9th: ARCH CORE Pre-Term Workshop
  • Mon‐Fri, 12th‐16th: ARCH CORE/MAUD/MLAUD/MDE/MLA (LA Core I only) Pre-Term Workshop
  • Mon‐Fri, 19th‐23rd: ARCH CORE/MAUD/MLAUD/MUP/MDE/MLA (LA Cores I & III) Pre-Term Workshop
  • Tues, 20th: Option Studio Lottery closes at 9 a.m.
  • Mon-Thu, 26th‐30th: New Student Orientation
  • Tues, 27th: MDES Advanced Course Selection Closes at 9 a.m.
  • Wed, 28th: Limited‐Enrollment Lottery Closes at 9 a.m.
  • Thurs, 29th: Open Enrollment Period Begin

September 2024

  • Mon, 2nd: Labor Day || No Classes || Offices Closed
  • Tue, 3rd: Fall Classes Begin  (Monday class Schedule)
  • Tue, 3rd: Student Check In Deadline in my.harvard
  • Mon, 9th: Dean’s Welcome Back Event
  • Tues, 10th: Fall Class Selections Due ($15 add/drop flat fee after this date)
  • Tues, 17th: Last Day to Add/Drop F1 and Full Term Classes ($30 fee per transaction after this date)
  • Tues, 17th: Leaves on or Before: No Tuition Charge
  • Mon, 30th: Preferred Studio Trips Week (September 30-October 4)

October 2024

  • Tues-Fri, 1st-4th: Preferred Studio Trips Week (continued) (September 30-October 4)
  • Wed‐Fri, 2nd-4th: Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown || Ends Friday Evening
  • Fri‐Sat, 11th-12th: Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown || Ends Saturday Evening
  • Tues‐Sun, 1st-6th: Preferred Studio Trips Week (September 30-October 4)
  • Mon, 14th: Indigenous Peoples’ Day || No Classes || Offices Closed
  • Wed, 9th: Leaves on or Before: One‐Fourth Tuition Charge
  • Wed, 16th: F1 Classes End
  • Thu, 17th: F2 Classes Begin
  • Tues, 22nd: MDE Open House
  • Tues, 29th:  MRE Open House
  • Wed, 30th: Last Day to Add/Drop F2 Classes
  • Thurs, 31st:  MDes/DDes Open House

November 2024

  • Thurs, 1st: Deadline to Submit a Leave of Absence Petition for the Spring 2025 Semester
  • Thurs, 1st: MAUD/MLAUD/MUP Open House
  • Thu, 7th: MLA Open House
  • Thu, 7th: Leaves on or Before: One‐Half Tuition Charge
  • Fri, 8th: MArch Open House
  • Mon, 11th: Veterans Day || Classes Meet || No Studio Reviews || Offices Closed
  • Wed‐Sun, 27th‐30th: Thanksgiving Recess (November 27-December 1)
  • Thu‐Fri, 28th‐29th: Offices Closed

December 2024

  • Sun, 1st: Thanksgiving Recess (November 27-December 1)
  • Wed, 4th: FAS Classes End
  • Thurs, 5th: Leaves on or Before: Three‐Fourths Tuition Charge || After This Date: Full Tuition Charge
  • Thurs, 5th: Full Term and F2 Classes End
  • Fri, 6th: Core Reviews
  • Mon-Tues, 9th and 10th: Core Reviews (Continued)
  • Tues-Thurs, 10th-12th: Option Studio Reviews
  • Fri, 13th: Final Exams
  • Mon-Wed, 16th-18th: Final Exams (Continued)
  • Thurs-Fri, 19th‐20th: Thesis Reviews
  • Mon, 23rd: Winter Recess Begins || GSD Closes for students at 11:59 PM
  • Tues, 24th: Christmas Eve || GSD Offices close at noon
  • Wed, 25th: Christmas Day

Spring 2025 Term

January 2025

  • Wed, 1st: New Year’s Day
  • Thur, 2nd: Winter Recess ends || GSD Reopens at 8 AM
  • Thur, 2nd: MRE January Classes Begins
  • Mon‐Fri 6th‐17th: JTerm
  • Wed, 16th: Option Studio Lottery Closes at 9 a.m.
  • Mon, 20th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day || Offices Closed
  • Tue‐Sat, 21st‐26th: MLA Pre‐Term Workshop
  • Tue, 21st: MDes Open Projects Lottery Closes at 9 a.m.
  • Wed, 22nd: MDes Advanced Course Selection Closes at 9 a.m.
  • Thurs, 23rd: Limited‐Enrollment Lottery Closes at 9 a.m.
  • Thurs, 23rd: MRE January Class Ends
  • Fri, 24th: Open Enrollment Period Begins
  • Mon, 27th: Spring Classes/Full Term and S1 begin
  • Fri, 31st:  Spring Class Selections Due ($15 add/drop flat fee after this date)

February 2025

  • Fri, 7th: Last Day to Add/Drop S1 and Full Term Classes ($30 fee per transaction after this date)
  • Mon, 10th: Leaves on or Before: No Tuition Charge
  • Mon, 17th: Presidents’ Day || No Classes || Offices Closed
  • Mon‐Sun, 25th‐28th: Preferred Studio Trips Week
  • Fri, 28th: Leaves on or Before: One‐Fourth Tuition Charge

March 2025

  • Sat, 1st: Ramadan Begins
  • Fri, 7th:  Job and Internship Fair
  • Mon, 10th: S1 Classes End
  • Tue, 11th: S2 Classes Begin
  • Mon‐Sun, 17th-21st: Spring Recess ||  Studio Trips Week
  • Fri, 21st: Leaves on or Before: One‐Half Tuition Charge
  • Sun, 30th: Ramadan Ends

April 2025

  • Tue, 1st: Last Day to Add/Drop S2 Classes
  • Thu, 3rd: MDes, DDes and MDE Open Houses
  • Fri, 5th: MArch, MLA, MRE, MAUD/MLAUD/MUP, Open Houses
  • Sat-Sun, 12th-20th: Passover Begins at Sundown || Ends Sunday Evening
  • Fri, 18th: Good Friday
  • Sun, 20th: Easter
  • Mon, 28th: Full Term and S2 Classes End
  • Mon, 28th: Leaves on or Before: Three‐Fourths Tuition Charge || After This Date: Full Tuition Charge
  • Tues, 29th: GSD Community BBQ
  • Wed, 30th: FAS Classes End
  • Wed, 30th: Core Studio Reviews

May 2025

  • Thurs, 1st: Deadline to Submit a Leave of Absence Petition for the Fall 2025 Semester
  • Thurs‐Fri, 1st-2nd: Core Studio Reviews (continued)
  • Fri, 2nd: Option Studio Reviews
  • Mon-Tue 5th-6th: Option Studio Reviews (continued)
  • Wed‐Fri, 7th-9th: Final Exams
  • Mon, 12th: Final Exams (continued)
  • Tues-Wed, 13th-14th: MDes Open Projects and MDE IDEP Reviews
  • Wed, 14th: Spring Grades Due
  • Thurs-Fri, 15th-16th: Arch Thesis Reviews
  • Thurs, 15th: UPD Thesis Reviews
  • Fri, 16th: LA Thesis Reviews
  • Mon, 19th: MRE May Classes Begin
  • Mon, 26th: Memorial Day
  • Wed, 28th: Class Day
  • Thu, 29th: Commencement
  • Fri, 30th: MRE May Classes End
  • Mon, June 2 -Fri, August 29: MRE Practicum

2024-2025 Withdrawals/Leave and Tuition Charges

Any student who withdraws or is granted a leave from the GSD after registration will be held responsible for tuition charges according to the following schedule:

Fall 2024 Term

Withdrawals/leaves on or before September 17
no tuition charge

Withdrawals/leaves on or before October 9
one‐fourth tuition charge

Withdrawals/leaves on or before November 7
one‐half tuition charge

Withdrawals/leaves on or before December 5
three‐fourths tuition charge

After December 5
full tuition charge

Spring 2025 Term

Withdrawals/leaves on or before February 10
no tuition charge

Withdrawals/leaves on or before February 28
one‐fourth tuition charge

Withdrawals/leaves on or before March 21
one‐half tuition charge

Withdrawals/leaves on or before April 28
three‐fourths tuition charge

After April 28
full tuition charge

 

Page Last Updated: March 29, 2024