Office of the Dean of Studies

The Office of the Dean of Studies supports students and faculty members in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. The primary goal of the Office of the Dean of Studies is to help students succeed in their college careers and complete their degree programs in a timely way. More specifically, the office coordinates academic advising in the College of Arts and Sciences, advises students, and helps faculty members with advising and academic policy concerns. This office advises students concerning leaves of absence (whether academic, medical, or personal) and other status issues, such as finishing away and withdrawing from the college.

The Office of the Dean of Studies will be open from 8:30am - 4:30pm on Saturday, May 13th to assist students with incompletes.

A dean will be available to assist on Sunday, May 14th by email:  dstudies @oberlin.edu.

IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES and DEADLINES:

Spring Semester 2017

Spring Semester 2017 New student orientation and advising begins

Thursday, January 26

New student registration

Friday, January 27

Residence Halls open for Returning Students

Saturday, January 28

Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Monday, January 30

Add/drop begins

Monday, January 30

Continuing & returning student enrollment

Monday, January 30 - Friday, February 3

Add/drop deadline for first-module and full-semester courses

Wednesday, February 8

Deadline for graduating seniors to submit majors/minors/concentration declarations to the Registrar’s Office

Wednesday, February 8

Deadline for transfer of credit due before registration appointments are scheduled

Friday, February 24

Last day to declare P/NP option for first-module courses

Last day to withdraw from a first-module course

Monday, February 27

Last day to apply for an Academic Leave of Absence

Wednesday, March 15

First-Module Classes end

Friday, March 17

Spring Recess

Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 26

Registration information available on the web for students (include reg. appt. and any holds) for Fall 2017 semester

Friday, March 24

Online Schedule of Classes available for Fall 2017

Monday, March 27

Second-Module Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Monday, March 27

Course Catalog for 2017-2018 available online

Week of March 27

Midterm grades due from faculty via PRESTO

Tuesday, March 28

Midterm grades available for students via PRESTO

Thursday, March 30

Advising for Fall Semester 2017 semester begins

Monday, April 3

Last day to declare P/NP option for full-semester courses

Last day to withdraw from a full-semester course

Last day to change variable-hour courses

Monday, April 3

Add/Drop deadline for second-module courses

Wednesday, April 5

Registration period for Fall 2017 semester

Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 21

Last day to declare P/NP option for second-module courses

Last day to withdraw from a second-module course

Monday, April 24

Classes end

Friday, May 5

Reading period

Saturday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 9

Final examination period begins

Wednesday, May 10

Spring semester ends, noon

Sunday, May 14

Final grades for graduating seniors due from faculty to Registrar, noon

Thursday, May 18

Commencement weekend begins

Friday, May 19

Commencement exercises

Monday, May 22

Final grades for all other students due from faculty to Registrar, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 24

Final grades available via PRESTO

Friday, May 26

All incomplete work for the Spring 2017 semester is due to faculty

(no later than) Wednesday, May 31

Grades for incompletes due from Faculty

Monday, June 5

Academic Standing Committee meets regarding spring semester academic performance

Week of June 19