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Faculty and Department Chair Meetings and Information

Department Chairs' Calendar

Department chair meetings are held in the School of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Engineering on a separate schedule. A comprehensive calendar of these and other meetings, as well as important dates and deadlines for 2016-2017, is available below.

View list of 2016-2017 Department Chairs in Arts and Sciences and Engineering >

2016-2017 Department Chairs' Calendar

(Updated on August 16, 2016)

2016: Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug

Note: If you would like an Outlook version of this calendar, please contact Lindsay Riordan.

Date Time Type Location
August 2016  [top]
Thursday,
Aug. 25, 2016
  CELT Teaching Orientation  
Monday,
Aug. 29, 2016
  New Faculty Orientation  
Tuesday,
Aug. 30, 2016
11:30am-2:30pm Lunch and Resource Fair and Graduate Matriculation Ceremony Aidekman Arts Center
Wednesday,
Aug. 31, 2016
2:45pm-6:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Balch and Alumnae Lounge
Wednesday,
Aug. 31, 2016
11:30am-1:30pm Engineering Graduate Orientation Luncheon 51 Winthrop St.
Wednesday,
Aug. 31, 2016
1:45pm New Student Orientation begins, Matriculation Quad
September 2016  [top]
Date Time Meeting Type Location
Thursday,
Sep. 01, 2016
8:30am-1:30pm International Center Orientation Granoff Music Center, Distler Hall
Thursday,
Sep. 01, 2016
1:00-4:50pm Research Assistant Registration, Lunch, and Orientation 51 Winthrop St.
Thursday,
Sep. 01, 2016
5:00-7:00pm Tisch Library Orienation and Reception for Ras and Tas Tisch Library
Friday,
Sep. 02, 2016
8:30am-1:30pm Teaching Assistant Orientation 51 Winthrop St.
Monday,
Sep. 05, 2016
  Labor Day (University holiday); No classes  
Monday,
Sep. 05, 2016
  Orientation Ends  
Tuesday,
Sep. 06, 2016
  Classes begin; ExCollege registration begins  
Wednesday,
Sep. 07, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Wednesday,
Sep. 07, 2016
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting TBD
Monday,
Sep. 12, 2016
3:00-4:00pm Agenda Setting Committee 3rd Floor Conference Room
Monday,
Sep. 12, 2016
4:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting 3rd Floor Conference Room
Tuesday,
Sep. 13, 2016
4:00-6:00pm Annual Graduate Student Reception and Fall BBQ President's Lawn
Wednesday,
Sep. 14, 2016
12:00-1:30pm A&S Department Chairs Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Sep. 14, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Faculty Meeting Burden Lounge
Friday,
Sep. 16, 2016
2:30-4:30pm FRAC Meeting Austin Conference Room
Friday,
Sep. 16, 2016
  New Chairs Orientation  
Friday,
Sep. 16, 2016
  Engineering Open House  
Tuesday,
Sep. 20, 2016
  Last day for AS&E students to ADD classes  
Wednesday,
Sep. 21, 2016
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Monday,
Sep. 26, 2016
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Monday,
Sep. 26, 2016
  Faculty Research Fund (FRF Fall due)  
Wednesday,
Sep. 28, 2016
12:00-1:30pm A&S Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Sep. 28, 2016
3:00-4:00pm Agenda Setting Committee TBD
Wednesday,
Sep. 28, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Friday,
Sep. 30, 2016
  STEM Open House   
October 2016  [top]
Wednesday,
Oct. 05, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Faculty Meeting Nelson Auditorium
Wednesday,
Oct. 05, 2016
12:00-1:30pm GSAS Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Oct. 05, 2016
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting; Fall GSAS Faculty Meeting TBD
Friday,
Oct. 07, 2016
2:30-4:30pm FRAC Meeting Austin Conference Room
Friday,
Oct. 07, 2016
  New Faculty Orientation  
Friday,
Oct. 07, 2016
  Women in Engineering Open House   
Friday,
Oct. 07, 2016
  Arts Open House  Medford/Somerville Campus
Monday,
Oct. 10, 2016
  Indigenous Peoples' Day; No classes  
Tuesday,
Oct. 11, 2016
  Last day for AS&E students (except first-year undergraduates) to DROP courses without record of enrollment; last day for undergraduates (except first-year undergraduates) to select PASS/FAIL option  
Thursday,
Oct. 13, 2016
2:00-3:00pm Campus Planning and Development Committee Meeting TBD
Friday,
Oct. 14, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Department and Program Administrator Meeting Coolidge Room
Friday,
Oct. 14, 2016
  STEM Open House   
Monday,
Oct. 17, 2016
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Monday,
Oct. 17, 2016
  Senior Faculty Research Semester Leaves due
Mellon Leaves for Engineering & Mellon Awards for A&S due
 
Tuesday,
Oct. 18, 2016
  Last day for AS&E students to make up incomplete grades from Spring 2016  
Wednesday,
Oct. 19, 2016
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Friday,
Oct. 21, 2016
  Engineering Open House  
Wednesday,
Oct. 26, 2016
12:00-1:30pm A&S Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Oct. 26, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Friday,
Oct. 28, 2016
2:30-4:30pm FRAC Meeting Austin Conference Room
Friday,
Oct. 28, 2016
  Arts Open House  Fenway Campus
Monday,
Oct. 31, 2016
3:00-4:00pm Agenda Setting Committee 3rd Floor Conference Room
Monday,
Oct. 31, 2016
  Advising period begins for Spring 2017  
Monday,
Oct. 31, 2016
4:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting 3rd Floor Conference Room
November 2016  [top]
Wednesday,
Nov. 02, 2016
12:00-1:30pm A&S Department Chairs Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Nov. 02, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Faculty Meeting Nelson Auditorium
Friday,
Nov. 04, 2016
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting TBD
Monday,
Nov. 07, 2016
  Summer Faculty Fellowships (SUM) due  
Tuesday,
Nov. 08, 2016
  Substitute Friday's schedule on Tuesday  
Wednesday,
Nov. 09, 2016
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Forum  Coolidge Room
Friday,
Nov. 11, 2016
  Veterans' Day (University holiday); No classes  
Friday,
Nov. 11, 2016
  Advising period ends for Spring 2017  
Monday,
Nov. 14, 2016
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Monday,
Nov. 14, 2016
  Registration period begins for Spring 2017  
Tuesday,
Nov. 15, 2016
  Last day for undergraduate first year students to DROP courses without record of enrollment; last day for undergraduate first year students to select PASS/FAIL option  
Wednesday,
Nov. 16, 2016
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Friday,
Nov. 18, 2016
2:30-4:30pm FRAC Meeting Austin Conference Room
Wednesday,
Nov. 23, 2016
  No classes (University holiday)  
Thursday,
Nov. 24, 2016
  Thanksgiving (University holiday); No classes  
Friday,
Nov. 25, 2016
  No classes (University holiday)  
Friday,
Nov. 25, 2016
  Registration period ends for Spring 2017  
Monday,
Nov. 28, 2016
3:00-4:00pm Agenda Setting Committee 3rd Floor Conference Room
Monday,
Nov. 28, 2016
4:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting 3rd Floor Conference Room
Wednesday,
Nov. 30, 2016
12:00-1:30pm A&S Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Nov. 30, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
December 2016  [top]
Thursday,
Dec. 01, 2016
2:00-3:00pm Campus Planning and Development Committee Meeting Granoff 038
Friday,
Dec. 02, 2016
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting TBD
Wednesday,
Dec. 07, 2016
12:00-1:30pm A&S Department Chairs Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Dec. 07, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Faculty Meeting Nelson Auditorium
Monday,
Dec. 12, 2016
  Classes end; last day for AS and E students to WITHDRAW from courses and receive a grade of W  
Monday,
Dec. 12, 2016
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Tuesday,
Dec. 13, 2016
  Reading Period  
Wednesday,
Dec. 14, 2016
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Dec. 14, 2016
  Reading Period  
Thursday,
Dec. 15, 2016
  Final Examinations begin  
Wednesday,
Dec. 21, 2016
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Thursday,
Dec. 22, 2016
  Final Examinations end  
Monday,
Dec. 26, 2016
  Christmas Day observed (University holiday)  
January 2017  [top]
Monday,
Jan. 02, 2017
  New Year's Day observed (University holiday)  
Wednesday,
Jan. 04, 2017
  Fall Term grades due online by 9:00 am EST  
Thursday,
Jan. 05, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Department and Program Administrator Meeting - Annual Winter Luncheon Coolidge Room
Monday,
Jan. 16, 2017
  Martin Luther King Day (University holiday)  
Wednesday,
Jan. 18, 2017
  New Student Orientation  
Wednesday,
Jan. 18, 2017
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting TBD
Thursday,
Jan. 19, 2017
  Classes begin; ExCollege registration begins  
Monday,
Jan. 23, 2017
3:00-4:00pm Agenda Setting Committee 3rd Floor Conference Room
Wednesday,
Jan. 25, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Department Chairs Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Jan. 25, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Monday,
Jan. 30, 2017
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Monday,
Jan. 30, 2017
  Faculty Research Fund (FRF Spring due)   
Tuesday,
Jan. 31, 2017
  Moo and Brew  
February 2017  [top]
Wednesday,
Feb. 01, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Feb. 01, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Faculty Meeting Nelson Auditorium
Thursday,
Feb. 02, 2017
  Last day for AS&E students to ADD classes  
Friday,
Feb. 03, 2017
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting TBD
Wednesday,
Feb. 08, 2017
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Friday,
Feb. 10, 2017
2:30-4:30pm FRAC Meeting Austin Conference Room
Monday,
Feb. 13, 2017
3:00-4:00pm Agenda Setting Committee 3rd Floor Conference Room
Monday,
Feb. 13, 2017
4:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting 3rd Floor Conference Room
Wednesday,
Feb. 15, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Department Chairs Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Feb. 15, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Monday,
Feb. 20, 2017
  Presidents' Day observed (University holiday); No classes  
Wednesday,
Feb. 22, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Thursday,
Feb. 23, 2017
  Last day for AS&E students (except first-year undergraduates) to DROP courses without record of enrollment; last day for undergraduates (except first-year undergraduates) to select PASS/FAIL option  
Thursday,
Feb. 23, 2017
  Substitute Monday's schedule on Thursday  
Thursday,
Feb. 23, 2017
3:00-4:00pm Agenda Setting Committee 3rd Floor Conference Room
Monday,
Feb. 27, 2017
  Distinguished Scholarship Awards (Engineering) due  
Monday,
Feb. 27, 2017
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
March 2017  [top]
Wednesday,
Mar. 01, 2017
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Thursday,
Mar. 02, 2017
  Last day for AS&E students to make up incomplete grades from Fall 2016  
Monday,
Mar. 06, 2017
TBD
9am-2pm
Agenda Setting Committee 3rd Floor Conference Room
Wednesday,
Mar. 08, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Faculty Meeting Nelson Auditorium
Wednesday,
Mar. 08, 2017
12:00-1:30pm GSAS Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Mar. 08, 2017
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting; Spring GSAS Faculty Meeting TBD
Friday,
Mar. 10, 2017
2:30-4:30pm FRAC Meeting Austin Conference Room
Monday,
Mar. 13, 2017
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Wednesday,
Mar. 15, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Department Chairs Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Mar. 15, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Saturday,
Mar. 18, 2017
  Spring Recess begins; Classes suspended  
Monday,
Mar. 27, 2017
  Spring Recess ends; Classes resume  
Monday,
Mar. 27, 2017
  Advising period begins for Fall 2017  
Monday,
Mar. 27, 2017
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Tuesday,
Mar. 28, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Department and Program Administrator Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Mar. 29, 2017
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Friday,
Mar. 31, 2017
2:30-4:30pm FRAC Meeting Austin Conference Room
April 2017  [top]
Wednesday,
Apr. 05, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Apr. 05, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Faculty Meeting Nelson Auditorium
Thursday,
Apr. 06, 2017
  Last day for undergraduate first year students to DROP courses without record of enrollment; last day for undergraduate first year students to select PASS/FAIL option  
Friday,
Apr. 07, 2017
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting TBD
Friday,
Apr. 07, 2017
  Advising period ends for Fall 2017  
Monday,
Apr. 10, 2017
  Registration period begins for Fall 2017  
Monday,
Apr. 10, 2017
3:00-4:00pm Agenda Setting Committee 3rd Floor Conference Room
Monday,
Apr. 10, 2017
4:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting 3rd Floor Conference Room
Wednesday,
Apr. 12, 2017
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Forum Coolidge Room
Friday,
Apr. 14, 2017
  Admitted Student Open Houses  
Monday,
Apr. 17, 2017
  Patriots' Day observed (University holiday); No classes  
Wednesday,
Apr. 19, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Department Chairs Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
Apr. 19, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Thursday,
Apr. 20, 2017
  Admitted Student Open Houses  
Friday,
Apr. 21, 2017
  Registration period ends for Fall 2017  
Friday,
Apr. 21, 2017
  Admitted Student Open Houses  
Monday,
Apr. 24, 2017
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Wednesday,
Apr. 26, 2017
12:00-1:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Friday,
Apr. 28, 2017
  Graduate Awards Ceremony  
May 2017  [top]
Monday,
May 01, 2017
  Classes end; last day for AS&E undergraduates to WITHDRAW from courses and receive a grade of W  
Tuesday,
May 02, 2017
  Reading Period  
Wednesday,
May 03, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Faculty Meeting Nelson Auditorium
Wednesday,
May 03, 2017
  Reading Period  
Thursday,
May 04, 2017
  Reading Period  
Friday,
May 05, 2017
  Final Examinations begin  
Monday,
May 08, 2017
  Last GIA deadline  
Monday,
May 08, 2017
3:00-4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Mayer Campus Center 220
Wednesday,
May 10, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Faculty Meeting Coolidge Room
Friday,
May 12, 2017
  Final Examinations end  
Monday,
May 15, 2017
  Degree candidates' spring term grades due online by 9:00 am EST (48 hours after final)  
Monday,
May 15, 2017
  Senior Week begins  
Wednesday,
May 17, 2017
2:45-6:30pm AS&E Faculty Meeting Balch and Alumnae Lounge
Wednesday,
May 17, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Department and Program Administrator Meeting Coolidge Room
Wednesday,
May 17, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Wednesday,
May 17, 2017
  Graduating Master's Celebration  
Wednesday,
May 17, 2017
12:00-1:20pm Policy and Programs Committee Meeting TBD
Thursday,
May 18, 2017
12:00-1:30pm A&S Faculty Honors Meeting TBD
Thursday,
May 18, 2017
  Engineering Faculty Honors Meeting Nelson Auditorium
Friday,
May 19, 2017
  Remaining grades due online by 9:00 am EST  
Friday,
May 19, 2017
  Senior Week ends  
Saturday,
May 20, 2017
  Graduate Hooding Ceremonies  
Sunday,
May 21, 2017
  Commencement  
Monday,
May 22, 2017
  Residence halls close for remaining students  
Wednesday,
May 24, 2017
  First Summer Session begins  
Monday,
May 29, 2017
  Memorial Day (University holiday); Classes suspended  
June 2017  [top]
Wednesday,
Jun. 14, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Engineering Department Chairs Meeting Burden Lounge
Friday,
Jun. 30, 2017
  First Summer Session ends  
July 2017  [top]
Tuesday,
Jul. 04, 2017
  Independence Day (University holiday)  
Wednesday,
Jul. 05, 2017
  Second Summer Session begins  
August 2017  [top]
Friday,
Aug. 11, 2017
  Second Summer Session ends