Academic Calendar - Education

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2013 – 2014

 

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 2013

W             12           Classes end for first year DDS (Class of 2016)

F              14            ostdoctoral programs graduation  

F              21           All postdoctoral programs end

M-F         24-28       Postdoctoral program orientation

                              Clinic orientation for second year DDS (Class of 2015)

Sun         30            Awarding of June degrees and certificates

                              End of academic year for second and third year DDS (Classes of 2015 and 2014)

JULY 2013

S              1          Beginning of academic year third and fourth year DDS (2015, 2014)

Th            4          Independence Day observed

                            

AUGUST 2013

Th            1          Last day to apply for October degrees and certificates

M-F         12-16    Orientation and Registration – first year DDS (Class of 2017) 

M             12        White Coat ceremony - Class of 2017

M             19        Classes begin for first year DDS (Class of 2017)

M             26        Classes begin for second year DDS (Class of 2016)   

M-F         26-30  Break for third and fourth year DDS (Classes of 2015, 2014)

 

SEPTEMBER 2013

M             2         Labor Day - University Holiday

T              3         Classes resume for third and fourth year DDS (Classes of 2015, 2014)

                          Classes resume & core courses begin for all postdoctoral programs

M-T         9-10     NERB examination (simulation)

T             12        Welcome reception for new dean, faculty and students (4-5:30 PM)

 

OCTOBER 2013

T              1         Last day to apply for February degrees and certificates

F              4         Faculty retreat

Sun         6          Annual School Fall BBQ (12-4 PM)

W            16        Awarding of October degrees and certificates

 

NOVEMBER 2013

F              1           Registration for NB II strongly recommended (Class of 2014)

T              5           Election Day - Clinics closed. 

F             8            Visiting Professor Amit Acharya student seminars, lecture and lunch

Th-F        28 - 29   Thanksgiving Holiday - University designated Holidays

F-W         29 - Dec 4       Greater NY Dental Meeting

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

 

DECEMBER 2013

W             4        Greater NY Dental Meeting, CDM reception (6-8 PM) Marriott Marquis

                          Fourth year clinic closed (PM)

TBA                    Faculty Development Days

M             2         Last day to apply for May and June degrees and certificates

M             17       CDM Holiday Party – Faculty Club (3:30-5:30 PM)  

F              20        Last day of classes for first and second year DDS (Classes of 2017, 2016)

                           Last day of classes for third and fourth year DDS 

                           (Classes of 2015, 2014)

Sa-W       21-Jan 1     Vacation for first and second year DDS (Classes of 2017, 2016)

                                 Vacation for third and fourth year DDS (Classes of 2015, 2014)

                                 Postdoctoral programs

T             24        University designated Holiday

W            25        Christmas

T              31        University designated Holiday

 

JANUARY 2014

Th            2          Classes resume for first year DDS (Class of 2017)

M             6          Classes resume for third and fourth year DDS

                           (Classes of 2015, 2014) and postdoctoral programs

Th-T        2-21      NB I study and exam period for second year DDS (Class of 2016)

F               17       Fall semester ends for postdoctoral programs

M             20        Martin Luther King Day observed - University Holiday       

T              21        Spring semester begins for postdoctoral programs

T              21        Deadline to have completed NB I, second year DDS (Class of 2016)

F               31       Deadline to have completed NB II, fourth year DDS (Class of 2014)

                            

FEBRUARY 2014

W             12      Awarding of February degrees

 F              8       Financial Aid Exit interviews. 1/2 fourth year DDS (all day)

 F            15       Financial Aid Exit interviews. 1/2 fourth year DDS (all day)

M             17      Presidents’ Day - University Holiday

S-Sun     22-23   NERB examinations (clinical)

 

MARCH 2014

S -T         15-18   ADEA Annual meeting (San Antonio, TX)

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

S-Sun     15-23   Spring vacation for second, third year DDS (Class of 2016, 2015)

S-W         15-19   Spring vacation for first half of fourth year DDS (Class of 2014)

W             19        Faculty Development Day – Evidence Based Dentistry

W-Sun     19-23   Spring vacation for second half of fourth year DDS (Class of 2014)

S-Sun     22-30   Spring vacation for first year DDS (Class of 2017)

 

APRIL 2014

T              1         Deadline to have repeated NB II, fourth year DDS (Class of 2014)

W             2         Research Day Program: Lecture-Luncheon Poster presentations PM  

                                         

MAY 2014

F               16       Transfer Day (Class of 2015) 9 AM-1 PM

F               16       Transfer and Check-out Day (Class of 2014) All day                        

W             21        Class Day and Award presentation?

W             21        Columbia University Commencement (Morningside Campus)

Th            22         CDM Diploma Award Ceremony?

M             26         Memorial Day observed - University Holiday

T              27         Orientation and check-in Day (Class of 2015)

    

JUNE 2014

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

F              13        Postdoctoral programs graduation 

F              20        Allpostdoctoral programs end

M-F         23-27    Postdoctoral program orientation

                           Clinic orientation for second year DDS (Class of 2016)

M             30        Awarding of June degrees and certificates

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

                             2015)


Summer 2014 Vacation

 

Fourth year DDS students (class of 2015)

group 1: June 2 – June 29, 2014

group 2: June 30 – July 27, 2014

group 3: July 28 – August 24, 2014

 

Groups 1, 2, 3: August 23 – September 1, 2014

 

Third year  DDS students (class of 2016)

Group A: June 30 – July 27, 2014

Group B: July 28 – August 24, 2013

 

Groups A and B: August 23 - September 1, 2014

 

Classes  resume for third and fourth year DDS students (classes of 2016, 2015)
 

September 2, 2014

 

Classes resume for second year students (class of 2017) 

August 25, 2014  (tentative date, check)

 

Postdoctoral Summer 2014 Vacation dates

All programs: staggered July/August

 

 

Major religious holidays     (*Holy days usually begin at sundown the day before this date. 

  ** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.)

2013

August 28                   Krishna Janmashtami ** - Hindu

September 5-6             Rosh Hashanah * - Jewish

September 14              Yom Kippur* - Jewish

September 19-25         Sukkot* - Jewish

September 26              Shemini Atzeret * - Jewish

September 27              Simchat Torah * - Jewish

October 5-13               Navaratri** - Hindu

October 14                  Dasara ** - Hindu

October 15-18             Eid al Adha * ** - Islam

November 1                All Saints Day - Christian

November 3                Diwali ** - Hindu-Jain - Sikh

November 28              Thanksgiving USA - Interfaith

November 28-December 5      Hanukkah *- Jewish

December 1-24            Advent - Christian

December 25               Christmas -Christian  

 

2014

January 1                    Gantan-sai (New Year) - Shinto

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

January 7                    Nativity of Christ **- Orthodox Christian

January 31                  Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

February 3                  Setsubun-sai -Shinto 

March 5                      Ash Wednesday; beginning of Lent - Christian

March 16                    Purim* - Jewish

                                 Magha Puja Day ** - Buddhist

April 15-22                 Passover (Pesach)* - Jewish

April 18                      Good (Holy) Friday – Christian

April 20                      Easter – Christian

May 14                       Visakha Puja- Buddha Day ** - Buddhist

May 29                       Ascension Day - Christian

June 4-5                     Shavuot * - Jewish

June 8                        Pentecost – Christian

June 28                      Ramadan begins *  **- Islam

July 13                       Asalha Puja Day ** - Buddhist

July 13-15                  Obon ** - Shinto

July 29-31                  Eid al Fitr - Islam

August 15                  Assumption Day - Christian

August 17                  Krishna Janmashtami** - Hindu