Spring 2020 Academic Calendar Changes

On April 17, 2019, the MIT Community (students, faculty, staff) voted to select one of three options presented by the Institute for making adjustments to the IAP and/or spring term academic calendars to enable a longer summer period and move Commencement into late-May most years. The selected option will be implemented during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Summary of Selected Option

  • IAP stays the same but Spring Reg Day is moved to the last day of IAP (Friday).
  • First day of spring classes on Monday instead of Tuesday.
  • Tuesday of Patriots' Day weekend is no longer a class holiday.
  • Four days of finals (instead of five) that straddle a weekend. First day is on Friday of the last day of classes and the next three on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of final exam week.
  • Drop-dead grade deadline moved to noon on Friday of final exam week instead of the Tuesday after Memorial Day.
  • Shorter administrative time after finals (from 12 to 7 days)

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