Academic Calendar

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Academic Calendar 2016/2017

Please note: the calendar is also attached in pdf. format at the bottom of this page.

August 1, Monday

Academic Year begins

August 15, Monday

Registration period for returning Business School Katalyst EMBA students for Fall Term opens

August 20, Saturday

Hungarian National Holiday, CEU is officially closed

August 20/21, Sat/Sun

All Economics students arrive for long pre-session

August 22, Monday

Long pre-session for 1st year Economics students begins (until September 16, Friday)

August 27/28, Sat/Sun

  • Medieval Studies 1-year MA students and non-CEU MA graduates starting their PhD program at the Department of Medieval Studies arrive for long pre-session
  • 1st year students in Comparative History and Cultural Heritage Studies arrive for long pre-session
  • Students of the Roma Access Programs (RAP), Roma Graduate Preparation Program arrive (RGPP)

August 28, Sunday

Registration period for returning Business School Katalyst EMBA students for Fall Term closes

August 29, Monday

Long pre-session begins for:

  • Medieval Studies 1-year MA students, 1st year students in Comparative History and Cultural Heritage Studies (until September 9, Friday)
  • Non-CEU MA graduates starting a PhD program at the Department of Medieval Studies
  • Roma Graduate Preparation Program students (until September 9, Friday)

August 31, Wednesday

End of AY 2015-16 for Mundus MAPP students (2015-17 cohort) of the School of Public Policy

September 2, Friday

Fall Term begins for Business School returning Katalyst EMBA students

September 3/4, Sat/Sun

  • Students from departments and schools with short pre-sessions arrive:
    • Cognitive Science
    • Environmental Sciences and Policy
    • Gender Studies
    • History (1-year MA)
    • International Relations
    • Mathematics and Its Applications
    • Nationalism Studies
    • Network Science
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Sociology and Social Anthropology
    • School of Public Policy
  • Legal Studies students arrive for orientation

September 5, Monday

  • Short pre-sessions begin (until September 9, Friday) for:
    • Cognitive Science
    • Environmental Sciences and Policy
    • Gender Studies
    • History (1-year MA)
    • International Relations
    • Mathematics and Its Applications
    • Nationalism Studies
    • Network Science
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Sociology and Social Anthropology
    • School of Public Policy
  • Visiting and Exchange Students Welcome Event
  • Business School Orientation Week begins for new intake of A1MBA students (until September 9, Friday)

September 5/6, Mon/Tue

Orientation for Legal Studies students

September 7, Wednesday

Fall term for Legal Studies students begins

September 9, Friday

  • Short pre-session ends
  • Welcome afternoon for all students

September 10/11, Sat/Sun

2nd year master’s students arrive for Zero Week

September 12, Monday

  • Zero Week begins (until September 16, Friday)
  • Registration for Fall Term begins (until October 2, Sunday)
  • Business School Zero Week for new intake A1MBA students begins (until September 16, Friday)
  • Fall Term for Roma Graduate Preparation Program students begins (until December 9, Friday)

September 12-23

Student Union elections in departments and schools

September 13, Tuesday

Registration for Fall Term courses for Business School A1MBA students

September 16, Friday

  • 15:00 Opening ceremony
  • Zero Week ends
  • Long pre-session for Economics and Medieval Studies students ends
  • Orientation day for MS in Business Analytics and Business School MS in Finance

September 19, Monday

Fall Term begins (until December 9, Friday)

September 29, Thursday

First Student Union Assembly meeting

October 2, Sunday

Registration for Fall Term ends

October 14, Friday

Business School Katalyst EMBA 2018 II intake, and classes begin

October 17-23

Mid-term week for Roma Graduate Preparation Program students

October 22/23, Sat/Sun

Board of Trustees Meeting in Budapest

October 23, Sunday

Hungarian National Holiday, CEU is officially closed

October 24, Monday

Legal Studies mid-term exam period starts (until October 28, Friday)

October 26, Wednesday

PhD Travel, PhD Research Grant application deadline

October 28, Friday

  • Erasmus+ Faculty Mobility - second round deadline for AY 2016-17
  • Erasmus+ Staff Mobility - second round deadline for AY 2016-17

October 31, Monday

  • Special day off, CEU is officially closed
  • Incoming Erasmus students application deadline for Winter and Spring Terms 2016-17

October 31- November 6

Fall break for the A1MBA and MS in Finance Management students

November 1, Tuesday

All Saints’ Day, CEU is officially closed

November 3, Thursday

  • Provost open-house meeting with CEU masters and non-degree students
  • ACADEMIC FORUM

November 4, Friday

Provost open-house meeting with CEU doctoral students

November 7, Monday

Departments and schools to submit schedule and cross-listed courses for Winter Term to the Students Record Office

November 25, Friday

SENATE

November 30, Wednesday

  • Internship requirement for the one-year MAPP students of the School of Public Policy to be completed for AY 2015-16
  • End of AY 2015-16 for one-year MAPP students of the  School of Public Policy

December 1, Thursday

Registration opens for Business School Winter Term courses for all students (until December 14, Wednesday)

December 2, Friday

Fall Term teaching classes in Roma Graduate Preparation Program end

December 5, Monday

  • Registration for Winter Term begins (until January 15, Sunday)
  • Exam period begins for 2nd year MA and for PhD students in the Department of Economics

December 5-9

MA and Scholarship Applications Guidance week for Roma Graduate Preparation Program students

December 9, Friday

  • Fall Term ends (except for Departments of Economics, Legal Studies, Environmental Sciences and Policy and the Business School)
  • SENATE FALL-BACK DATE

December 11, Sunday

  • Exam period for the Environmental Sciences and Policy students (MESPOM and 1-year MS program) begins (until December 16, Friday)

December 12, Monday

Exam period for 1st year Economics and Legal Studies students begins

December 12-16

Fall term exam week for students of the School of Public Policy (1-year MAPP, MPA, Mundus MAPP)

December 14, Wednesday

Registration closes for Business School Winter Term courses for all students

December 16, Friday

  • Fall Term ends at the Department of Economics
  • Fall Term ends at the Department of Legal Studies
  • Fall Term ends at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy (MESPOM and 1-year MS program)

December 18, Sunday

Fall Term ends at the Business School

December 19-23

Offices with skeleton team, Library and Labs on weekend schedule

December 24, Saturday

Christmas Eve, CEU is officially closed

December 25, Sunday

Christmas Day, CEU is officially closed

December 26, Monday

Christmas Day, CEU is officially closed

December 27-30

Offices with skeleton team, Library and Labs on weekend schedule

December 31, Saturday

New Year’s Eve, CEU is officially closed

January 1, Sunday

  • New Year’s Day, CEU is officially closed

January 3, Tuesday

Business School Winter Term begins

January 6, Friday

  • Winter term classes start for Business School Katalyst EMBA students
  • Orientation for new students in Business School MS in Finance program

January 8, Sunday

Business School deadline for submission of Fall Term grades

January 9, Monday

  • Winter Term begins (until March 31, Friday)
  • Visiting and Exchange Students Welcome Event
  • Business School MS in Finance program begins

January 15, Sunday

  • Registration for Winter Term ends
  • Deadline for submission of Fall Term grades

January 16, Monday

  • MA Travel Grant application deadline
  • PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline

January 31, Tuesday

  • Erasmus+ Faculty Mobility – third round deadline for AY 2016-17
  • Erasmus+ Staff Mobility – third round deadline for AY 2016-17

February 16, Thursday

Provost open-house meeting with CEU masters and non-degree students

February 17, Friday

Provost open-house meeting with CEU doctoral students

February 23, Thursday

ACADEMIC FORUM

February 28, Tuesday

Erasmus+ Study Mobility – application deadline for AY 2017-18

March 6, Monday

  • Departments and schools to submit schedule and cross-listed courses for Spring Term to the Student Records Office
  • Registration opens for Business School students for Summer Term
  • Legal Studies Winter Term exam period begins (until March 10, Friday)

March 11, Saturday

Research period at the Department of Legal Studies begins (until March 31, Friday)

March 15, Wednesday

Hungarian National Holiday, CEU is officially closed

March 16, Thursday

  • MA Travel Grant application deadline
  • PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline

March 18/19, Sat/Sun

Board of Trustees Meeting in New York

March 19, Sunday

Registration closes for Business School Summer Term courses

March 20, Monday

Registration for Spring Term begins (until April 9, Sunday)

March 27 –    April 2

Spring Break for MS in Business Analytics, Business School A1 MBA, MS in Finance and MS in Technology Management and Innovation students

March 31, Friday

  • SENATE MEETING
  • Winter Term ends (except the Business School)
  • Research period at the Department of Legal Studies ends
  • Business School Katalyst EMBA 2019 intake, and classes begin

April 2, Sunday

Business School Winter Term ends

April 3, Monday

  • Spring Term begins (until June 16, Friday)
  • Exam period for Environmental Sciences and Policy students (MESPOM and 1-year MS program) begins (until April 9, Sunday)
  • Exam period begins for 2nd year MA and PhD students in the Department of Economics
  • Business School Summer Term begins

April 3-7

Winter Term Exam Week for students of the School of Public Policy (1-year MAPP, MPA, Mundus MAPP)

April 3-23

Medieval Studies and Cultural Heritage Studies research break

April 6, Thursday

Town Hall Meeting

April 9, Sunday

Registration for Spring Term ends

April 10, Monday

  • Spring Term begins for MESPOM students
  • Spring Term begins for students of the School of Public Policy
  • Spring Term begins for students of the Roma Graduate Preparation Programs (until June 16, Friday)
  • Environmental Sciences and Policy MS Thesis Module begins
  • Exam period begins for 1st year Economics students

April 14, Friday

Good Friday, CEU is officially closed

April 16, Sunday

Easter Sunday, CEU is officially closed

April 17, Monday

Easter Monday, CEU is officially closed

April 21, Friday

SENATE FALL-BACK DATE

April 24, Monday

Spring Term at the Department of Economics begins

April 28, Friday

  • Erasmus+ Internship Mobility – application deadline for AY 2017-18
  • Spring Term for 1-year MAPP and for Mundus MAPP students of the School of Public Policy ends

May 1, Monday

Labor day, CEU is officially closed

May 4, Thursday

ACADEMIC FORUM

May 5, Friday

  • Departments and schools to submit the list of their own courses for the AY 2017-18 to the Student Records Office
  • Departments and schools to start negotiations on cross listing agreements (until May 19, Friday)

May 7, Sunday

Deadline for submission of the Winter Term grades

May 8, Monday

Mid-term exams at the Department of Legal Studies begin (until May 12, Friday)

May 19, Friday

  • Departments and schools to submit the final list of courses including cross-listed courses for the AY 2017-18 to the Student Records Office
  • Departments and schools to start scheduling courses for Fall Term 2017-18

May 22-27

Field Trip for Medieval Studies and Cultural Heritage Studies students

May 26, Friday

  • SENATE MEETING
  • Departments and schools to submit schedule of mandatory courses for Fall Term 2017-18

May 29, Monday

Intensive Spring Term for Medieval Studies and Cultural Heritage Studies students begins (until June 9, Friday)

May 31, Wednesday

Incoming Erasmus students application deadline for Fall Term 2017-18

June 2, Friday

Deadline for submission of the Spring Term grades of graduating students

June 4, Sunday

Pentecost Sunday, CEU is officially closed

June 5, Monday

Pentecost Monday, CEU is officially closed

June 6, Tuesday

  • MA Travel Grant application deadline
  • PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline
  • Exam period for Economics students begins

June 8, Thursday

Deadline for submission of the Spring Term grades of non-graduating students

June 9, Friday

SENATE FALL-BACK DATE

June 12, Monday

Spring Term Exam period at Legal Studies Department begins

June 14, Wednesday

Departments and schools to submit final schedule including cross-listed courses for Fall Term 2017-18 to the Student Records Office, to post the schedules on departments’ and schools’ web sites and to update the course information on the website

June 16, Friday

Spring Term ends

June 23, Friday

COMMENCEMENT

June 24/25,Sat/Sun

Board of Trustees Meeting in Budapest

June 30, Friday

  • MESPOM 1st year ends
  • Erasmus+ Faculty Mobility - first round deadline for AY 2017-18
  • Erasmus+ Staff Mobility - first round deadline for AY 2017-18

July 3, Monday

Summer University begins

July 14, Friday

Final deadline for all course grades for AY 2016-17

June 19-22

End-of-year presentations for students of the Roma Graduate Preparation Programs

July 23, Sunday

Summer Term for Katalyst EMBA students ends

July 28 , Friday

Summer University ends

July 31, Monday

  • Academic Year ends
  • Environmental Sciences and Policy MS Thesis Module ends

August 13, Sunday

Business School deadline to submit Summer Term grades for all students

August 14, Monday

Registration period for returning Business School Katalyst EMBA students for Fall Term opens

August 31, Thursday

  • End of AY 2016-17 for Mundus MAPP students (2016-18 cohort) of the School of Public Policy
  • Business School A1MBA program ends
  • Business School MS Technology Management and Innovation (2016 intake) program ends
  • MS in Business Analytics (2016 intake) and Business School MS in Finance (2016 intake) programs end

November 30, Thursday

  • Internship requirement for 1-year MA in Public Policy students of the School of Public Policy to be completed for the AY 2016-17
  • End of AY 2016-17 for the 1-year MA in Public Policy students of the School of Public Policy

The most important dates for the AY 2017-18

  • September 15, Friday. Opening ceremony
  • September 18, Monday. Fall Term begins
  • October 28/29, Sat/Sun. Board of Trustees in Budapest (TBC)
  • December 8, Friday. Fall Term ends
  • January 8, Monday. Winter Term begins
  • March 17/18, Sat/Sun. Board of Trustees in NY (TBC)
  • March 30, Friday. Winter Term ends
  • April 2, Monday. Spring Term begins
  • June 22, Friday. COMMENCEMENT
  • June 23-24, Sat/Sun. Board of Trustees in Budapest (TBC)