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Academic Calendar

Colorado School of Mines

This page is where you will find important dates and deadlines for the academic year. The Academic Calendar Committee determines dates that are posted. If there are dates that are missing or if you have questions about the academic calendar please email registrar@mines.edu.

Summer 2024
Summer full calendar details and dates
Fall 2024
Fall full calendar details and dates
Spring 2025
Spring full calendar details and dates
Key Academic Dates
Summer 2024 key dates summary
No-Class Days & Holidays
Calendars
PDF Downloads of current, future and archived calendars
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Summer 2024

MAY 13 – START SUMMER 14-WK SESSION & FIRST 6-WK SESSION
Classes begin for the 14-week and first 6-week sessions.

MAY 17 – CENSUS DAY & LAST DAY TO ADD/DROP CLASSES FOR 14-WK SESSION
Census day is the deadline to: add or drop full term (14 week) courses. This is also the deadline to change course sections, request courses for no credit, complete Registration Action Forms, withdraw from terms completely with a 100% refund, add or drop waitlists, and authorize a College Opportunity Fund (COF).

Note: Second 6-week and 8-week summer sessions have their own add/drop deadlines listed on the academic calendar below.

MAY 17 – LAST DAY TO ADD & DROP FIRST 6-WK SESSION

MAY 21 – TERM BILL DUE DATE
Tuition is due.

MAY 27 – MEMORIAL DAY
Campus closed.

JUNE 7 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR FIRST 6-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses in the first 6-week session. No refund issued for withdrawing.

June 19 – JUNETEENTH
Campus closed.

JUNE 21 – CLASSES END FOR FIRST 6-WK SESSION

JUNE 24 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR FIRST 6-WK SESSION

JUNE 24 – START SUMMER 8-WK AND SECOND 6-WK SESSION
Classes begin for the 8-week and second 6-week sessions.

JUNE 28 – LAST DAY TO ADD/DROP SECOND 6-WK SESSION
Last day to add or drop courses for the second 6-week session only with a 100% refund.

JULY 1 – LAST DAY TO ADD/DROP 8-WK SESSION
Last day to add and/or drop courses for the 8-week session only with a 100% refund.

JULY 4 – INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
Campus closed.

JULY 19 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR SECOND 6-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses in the second 6-week sessions.

AUGUST 2 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR 14-WK & 8-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses in the 14-week and 8-week sessions.

AUGUST 5 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR SECOND 6-WK SESSION

AUGUST 15 – CLASSES END FOR 8-WK SESSION

AUGUST 16 – CLASSES END FOR 14-WK SESSION

AUGUST 16 – SEMESTER ENDS

AUGUST 19 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR 14-WK SESSION AND 8-WK SESSION

AUGUST 21 – SUMMER GRADES AVAILABLE ON TRANSCRIPT

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Fall 2024

AUGUST 10 & 11 – FALL CONVOCATIONS

Convocation marks the beginning of a student’s academic career at Mines.

AUGUST 16 – CONFIRMATION DEADLINE

All students confirm attendance for the Fall semester.

AUGUST 19 – START FALL 16-WK AND ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK CLASSES

Classes begin for the 16-week sessions and first ONLINE-only 8-week sessions.

AUGUST 23 – GRADUATE STUDENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Late fees are applied after this date.

AUGUST 26 – LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES FOR 16-WK SESSION & FIRST 8-WK SESSIONS

SEPTEMBER 2 – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Campus is closed.

SEPTEMBER 4 – CENSUS DAY

Census day is the deadline to: drop courses with a 100% refund, change course sections, request courses for no credit, complete Registration Action Forms, withdraw from terms completely with a 100% refund, add or drop waitlists, and authorize a College Opportunity Fund (COF).

SEPTEMBER 5 – TERM BILL DUE DATE

Tuition due on this date.

SEPTEMBER 10 & 11 – CAREER DAY

No-Assessment Days. Dates subject to change.

SEPTEMBER 26-28 – HOMECOMING

No Common Exams Friday.

OCTOBER 1 – LAST DAY FOR COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR FIRST ONLINE 8-WK SESSION

Last day to withdraw from courses in the first ONLINE 8-week session.

OCTOBER 14 – CLASSES END FOR FIRST ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK SESSION

OCTOBER 18 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR FIRST ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK CLASSES

OCTOBER 14 & 15 – FALL BREAK

No-Class Days. Campus is open.

OCTOBER 16 – MIDTERM GRADES DUE

OCTOBER 16 – START FALL ONLINE-ONLY SECOND 8-WK CLASSES

Classes begin for the second ONLINE-only 8-week sessions.

NOVEMBER 11-15 – REGISTRATION FOR SPRING

Registration times during the week of registration are assigned by a student’s class level and last name.

NOVEMBER 15 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR 16-WK SESSION

Last day to withdraw from courses in the 16-week session.

NOVEMBER 27 – THANKSGIVING BREAK BEGINS

No-Class Day prior to Thanksgiving Break. Campus is open.

NOVEMBER 28 & 29 – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Campus closed.

NOVEMBER 29 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR FALL ONLINE-ONLY SECOND 8-WK SESSION

Last day to withdraw from courses in the second ONLINE 8-week session.

DECEMBER 4 – CLASSES END FOR 16-WK SESSION

DECEMBER 2-4 – LAST WEEK OF CLASS

No Exams.

DECEMBER 5 – REVIEW DAY

No-Class Day. No academic activities.

DECEMBER 6-7 & 9-11 – FINAL EXAMS

DECEMBER 11 – CLASSES END FOR SECOND ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK SESSION

DECEMBER 13 – COMMENCEMENT

Separate undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.

DECEMBER 13 – SEMESTER ENDS

DECEMBER 16 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR ALL 16-WK SESSION AND SECOND ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK SESSION

DECEMBER 19 – FINAL GRADES AVAILABLE ON TRANSCRIPT

DECEMBER 16 – JANUARY 6 – WINTER BREAK

TBD – APPROVED DATES FOR FACULTY WINTER RESEARCH

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Spring 2025

JANUARY 6 – CONFIRMATION DEADLINE
All students confirm attendance for the Spring semester.

JANUARY 7 – START SPRING 16-WK & ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION
Classes begin for the 16-week sessions and the online only first 8-week session.

JANUARY 10 – GRADUATE STUDENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Late fees are applied after this date.

JANUARY 20 – MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY HOLIDAY
Campus is closed.

JANUARY 15 – LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES FOR 16-WK SESSION (EXCLUDES ONLINE COURSES)

JANUARY 15 – LAST DAY TO ADD & DROP ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION

JANUARY 22 or 15 – CENSUS DAY & LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES FOR 16-WK SESSION (EXCLUDES ONLINE COURSES)
Census day is the deadline to: drop courses with a 100% refund, change course sections, request courses for no credit, complete Registration Action Forms, withdraw from terms completely with a 100% refund, add or drop waitlists, and authorize a College Opportunity Fund (COF).

JANUARY 23 – TERM BILL DUE DATE
Tuition payment due.

JANUARY 28 & 29 – CAREER DAY
No-Assessment Days.

FEBRUARY 9 – FOUNDER’S DAY
Mines 150th Anniversary!

FEBRUARY 17 & 18 – PRESIDENTS’ DAY BREAK
No-Class Days. Campus is open.

FEBRUARY 20 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses in the online only first 8-week session.

MARCH 3 – MIDTERM GRADES DUE

MARCH 4 – CLASSES END FOR ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION

MARCH 10 – CLASSES START FOR ONLINE ONLY SECOND 8-WK SESSION
Classes begin for online only second 8-week session.

MARCH 15-23 – SPRING BREAK

MARCH 17 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION

MARCH 17 – LAST DAY TO ADD & DROP ONLINE ONLY SECOND 8-WK SESSION

MARCH 31-APRIL 4 – REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER & FALL TERMS
Registration times during the week of registration are assigned by a student’s class level and last name.

APRIL 11 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR 16-WK SESSION (EXCLUDES ONLINE COURSES)
Last day to withdraw from courses in the 16-week session.

APRIL 11-13 – E DAYS
No Class Days on Friday.  No assessments on Monday, April 14, 2025.

APRIL 22 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR ONLINE ONLY SECOND 8-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses for online only second 8-week session.

APRIL 28-30 – LAST WEEK OF CLASS
No-Exams.

APRIL 30 – CLASSES END FOR 16-WK SESSION

MAY 1 – REVIEW DAY
No-Class Day. Campus Open.

MAY 7 – CLASSES END FOR SECOND ONLINE ONLY 8-WK SESSION

MAY 2-3, MAY 5-7 – FINAL EXAMS

MAY 8 & 9 – COMMENCEMENT
Separate undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.

MAY 9 – SEMESTER ENDS

MAY 12 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR ALL 16-WK & SECOND ONLINE ONLY 8-WK SESSIONS

MAY 15 – FINAL GRADES AVAILABLE ON TRANSCRIPT

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Key Academic Dates

CLASSES START
May 13

CENSUS DAY
May 17

BILL DUE
May 21

MEMORIAL DAY – CAMPUS CLOSED
May 27

JUNETEENTH – CAMPUS CLOSED
June 19

INDEPENDENCE DAY – CAMPUS CLOSED
July 4

CLASSES END
August 16

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No-Class Days and Holidays

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY HOLIDAY – CAMPUS CLOSED
January 15, 2024

PRESIDENTS’ DAY BREAK – NO-CLASS DAY, CAMPUS OPEN
February 19-20, 2024

SPRING BREAK
March 16-24, 2024

E-DAYS – NO-CLASS DAYS ON FRIDAY
April 12-14, 2024

MEMORIAL DAY – CAMPUS CLOSED
May 27, 2024

JUNETEENTH – CAMPUS CLOSED
June 19, 2024

INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY – CAMPUS CLOSED
July 4, 2024

LABOR DAY – CAMPUS CLOSED
September 2, 2024

FALL BREAK – NO-CLASS DAY, CAMPUS OPEN
October 14-15, 2024

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY – NO-CLASS DAY, CAMPUS OPEN
November 27, 2024

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY – CAMPUS CLOSED
November 28-29, 2024

WINTER BREAK – CAMPUS CLOSED
December 16, 2024 – January 6, 2025

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Current Calendar

Future Calendar

Archived Calendars