Academic Calendar - Education 2014-15

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2014 – 2015

 

The following Academic Calendar was correct and complete when compiled. However CDM reserves the right to revise or amend it, in whole or in part, at any time. Information on the current status of the Academic Calendar may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.

 

JUNE 2014

W             11         Classes end for first year DDS (Class of 2017)

F              13         Postdoctoral programs graduation  

F              20         All postdoctoral programs end

M-F         16-27     Clinic orientation for second year DDS (Class of 2016)

M-F         23-27     Postdoctoral program orientation             

M             30         Awarding of June degrees and certificates

                            End of academic year for second and third year DDS (Classes of 2016 and 2015)

 JULY 2014

T              1          Beginning of academic year for third and fourth year DDS (2016, 2015)

F              4          Independence Day  

                            

AUGUST 2014

Th            1          Last day to apply for October degrees and certificates

M-F         11-15    Orientation and Registration – first year DDS (Class of 2018) 

M             11        White Coat ceremony - Class of 2018

M             18        Classes begin for first year DDS (Class of 2018)

M             25        Classes begin for second year DDS (Class of 2017)   

M-F         25-29    Break for third and fourth year DDS (Classes of 2016, 2015)

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

M             1          Labor Day - University Holiday

T              3          Classes resume for third and fourth year DDS (Classes of 2016, 2015)

                            Classes resume & core courses begin for all postdoctoral programs

M-T         8-9        NERB examination practice

Th           18         Welcome reception –to meet new faculty and students, Faculty Club (4:30-6:30 PM)

Sun         21         Annual School Fall BBQ – Baker Field (12-4 PM)

 

OCTOBER 2014

W             15        Awarding of October degrees and certificates

W             22        NERB examination

W            29         Visiting Professor  student seminars, lecture and lunch (10 AM-4 PM)

 

NOVEMBER 2014

Sat           1               Last day to apply for February degrees and certificates

                                 Registration for NB II strongly recommended (Class of 2015)

T              4               Election Day - Clinics closed. 

Th-F       27 - 28        Thanksgiving Holiday - University designated Holidays

F-W        28 - Dec 3   Greater NY Dental Meeting

Sun         30              Greater NY Dental Meeting - Student Table Clinic presentations (PM)

 

DECEMBER 2014

M             1               Last day to apply for May and June degrees and certificates

W             3              Greater NY Dental Meeting, CDM reception (6-8 PM) Marriott Marquis

                                Fourth year clinic closed (PM)

W             17            CDM Holiday Party – Bard Hall Lounge (3:30-5:30 PM)      

F              19             Last day of classes for first and second year DDS (Classes of 2018, 2017)

                                 Last day of classes for third and fourth year DDS (Classes of 2016, 2015)

Sa-M       20-Jan 5     Vacation for first and second year DDS (Classes of 2018, 2017)

                                 Vacation for third and fourth year DDS (Classes of 2016, 2015)          

Th            25             Christmas

F              26             University designated Holiday

F              Jan 2         University designated Holiday

 

JANUARY 2015

M             5               Classes resume for first year DDS (Class of 2018)

                                 Classes resume for third and fourth year DDS

                                 (Classes of 2016, 2015) and postdoctoral programs

M-M        5-26            NB I study and exam period for second year DDS (Class of 2017)

M             19              Martin Luther King Day observed - University Holiday       

T              27              Deadline to have completed NB I, second year DDS (Class of 2017)

F               30             Deadline to have completed NB II, fourth year DDS (Class of 2015)

 

FEBRUARY 2015

W             11              Awarding of February degrees

F              13              Financial Aid Exit interviews. 1/2 fourth year DDS (all day)

F              27              Financial Aid Exit interviews. 1/2 fourth year DDS (all day)

M             16               Presidents’ Day - University Holiday

S-Sun      22-23          NERB examinations (clinical)

 

MARCH 2015

S -T         7-10            ADEA Annual meeting (Boston, MA)

W-S         19-22          IADR/AADR/CADR Annual meeting (Charlotte NC)

S-Sun      21-29          Spring vacation for first, second, third year DDS (Class of 2018, 2017, 2016)

S-W         21-25          Spring vacation for first half of fourth year DDS (Class of 2015)

W-Sun     25-29          Spring vacation for second half of fourth year DDS (Class of 2015)

 

APRIL 2015

T              1                 Deadline to have repeated NB II, fourth year DDS (Class of 2015)

W             8                 Research Day Program: Poster presentations PM

Th            9                 Research Day Program: Birnberg lecture – Luncheon/ Awards

                

                            

MAY 2015

F             15               Transfer and Check-out Day (Class of 2015) All day                        

W             20              Class Day and Award presentation

W             20              Columbia University Commencement (Morningside Campus)

Th            21              CDM Diploma Award Ceremony

M             25              Memorial Day observed - University Holiday

T              26              Orientation and check-in Day (Class of 2016)

    

JUNE 2015

F              12              Classes end for first year DDS (Class of 2018)

W             10              Postdoctoral programs graduation 

F              19               All postdoctoral programs end

M-F         22-26           Postdoctoral program orientation

M-F         22-July 3       Clinic orientation for second year DDS (Class of 2017)

T              30                Awarding of June degrees and certificates

                                    End of academic year for second and third year DDS (Classes of 2017 and 2016)



Summer 2015 Vacation 

Fourth year DDS students (class of 2016)

group 1: June 8 – July 5, 2015

group 2: July 6 – August 2, 2015

group 3:, August 3 – August 30, 2015

 

Groups 1, 2, 3: August 31– September 7, 2015

 

Third year  DDS students (class of 2017)

Group A: July 6 – August 2, 2015  

Group B: August 3 – August 30, 2015   

 

Groups A and B: August 31– September 7, 2015 

Classes  resume for third and fourth year DDS students (classes of 2017, 2016)

 

September 8, 2015

Classes resume for second year students (class of 2018) 

August 31, 2015  (tentative date, check)

 

Postdoctoral Summer 2015  Vacation dates

All programs: staggered July/August

  

Major religious holidays       

Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the listed date.

Muslim holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the listed date. Muslim holidays are based on a lunar calendar, and the actual dates are determined by direct observation of the moon and announced by the mosque.

Orthodox Christian holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the listed date.

Chinese New Year, though not a religious holiday, is the longest and most important of the traditional Chinese holidays in the Chinese lunar calendar. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep.

 

2014

Th-Fr  September 25-26         Rosh Hashanah  - Jewish

Th Sept 25-Fr October 3         Navaratri - Hindu

Sat       October 4                   Yom Kippur – Jewish

                                              Dussehra – Hindu

Sat-Sun October 4-5               Eid al Adha - Islam

Th-Fr  October 9-10                 Sukkot (first 2 days) - Jewish

Th  October 16                         Shemini Atzeret  - Jewish

Fr   October 17                         Simchat Torah  - Jewish

Mon  October 20                       Birth of the Bab – Baha’i

Th   October 23                         Diwali - Hindu-Jain - Sikh

Sat  November 1                       All Saints Day - Christian

We  November12                       Birth of Bahá’u’llá - Baha’i

Th   November 27                      Thanksgiving USA - Interfaith

We-We December 17-24            Hanukkah *- Jewish

Th   December 25                       Christmas -Christian  

 

2015

Tue January 6             Epiphany - Dia de los Reyes (Hispanic) Christian

We  January 7             Nativity of Christ - Orthodox Christian

We  February 18         Ash Wednesday; beginning of Lent – Christian

Th-Fr February 19-20  Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

Mon February 23         Great Lent begins – Orthodox Christian

Th  March 5                 Purim - Jewish

Fr  April 3                    Good (Holy) Friday – Christian

Sat-Sun April 4-5         Passover (Pesach) - Jewish

Sun April 5                  Easter – Christian

Fri  April 10                 Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian    

Sat-Sun April 11-12    Passover – last two days - Jewish

Thu May 14                Ascension Day - Christian

Sun-Mon May 24-25   Shavuot - Jewish

Sun  May 24               Pentecost – Christian

Th   June 18               Ramadan begins - Islam

Sat-Tue July 18-21     Eid al Fitr - Islam

  

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