Registrar's Calendar: 2022 - 2023

July 2022
7/1, Fri. Official start of the 2022-2023 academic year
7/11, Mon. Placement tool open to departments/programs for incoming students; due 8/12, Fri.
7/13, Wed. Fall classroom assignments available in Classfinder
7/26, Tues. Publication of the 2022-2023 Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook
August 2022
8/5, Fri. Last day for administrative edits to the 2022-2023 Catalogue before final version archived
8/12, Fri. Initial course placements for incoming students due from departments/programs in the placement tool. Changes can be made to placements for new students only through the second week of the semester, 9/14, Wed.
8/15, Mon. Re-enrolled student course registration begins; ends 8/19, Fri.
8/19, Fri. Re-enrolled student course registration ends 5:00pm
8/22, Mon. Re-enrolled student course registration results in Polaris
8/28, Sun. Transfer student advising and course registration 12:00pm - 5:00pm
8/29, Mon. First-year student Round 1 course registration 12:00pm - 5:00pm
8/30, Tues. First-year student Round 1 course registration results in Polaris (by 7:30am)
First-year student Round 2 course registration 8:00am - 12:00pm
First-year student Round 2 course registration results in Polaris (by 5:30pm)
First-year student Add/Drop course registration 7:30pm - 10:30pm (results immediate)
8/31, Wed. First day of fall classes; classes end 12/9, Fri.
Fall Add/Drop II course registration for all students begins; ends 9/14, Wed.
Fall Credit/D/Fail grading mode option begins; ends 10/19, Wed.
September 2022
9/6, Tues. Last day to submit mandatory fall enrollment form online without a fine
Last day to initially register for fall courses without a fine
9/9, Fri. Spring course proposals and revisions due to CIC from returning faculty
9/12, Mon. Eligible students sent Intended Major/Minor Declaration Form; due 9/19, Mon.
9/14, Wed. Fall Add/Drop II course registration for all students ends
Fall Extended Course Drop begins after 5:00pm; ends 10/19, Wed. 
Placement tool closes
9/16, Fri. Spring course proposals and revisions due to CIC from new faculty
9/19, Mon. Last day for eligible students to submit Intended Major/Minor Declaration Form
9/21, Wed. Departmental honors candidates requested from departments/programs for December completers; due 9/26, Mon.
Official fall census date
9/22, Thur. Spring course offering worksheets and scheduling grids available; due 10/5, Wed.
Intent to Graduate forms sent to eligible students; due 10/3, Mon.
9/26, Mon. Departmental honors candidates due from departments/programs for December completers
Departments/Programs begin assessing intended declarations; dis/approvals due 10/7, Fri.
October 2022
10/3, Mon. Intent to Graduate forms due back from eligible students
10/5, Wed. Spring course offering worksheets and scheduling grids due from departments/programs
10/7, Fri. December completer certifications sent to departments/programs; due 10/26, Wed.
Department/Program deadline to dis/approve intended major/minor declarations
10/18, Tues. All approved majors/minors in Polaris for newly declared students
10/19, Wed. Fall Extended Course Drop ends
Fall Credit/D/Fail grading mode option ends
Academic Department Coordinators begin advisor assignment data entry for newly declared majors/minors; due 10/26, Wed.
10/24, Mon. Spring course textbook adoptions due from faculty to the Library
10/26, Wed. December completer certifications due from departments/programs
Academic Department Coordinators complete advisor assignment data entry for newly declared majors/minors
10/31, Mon. Spring schedule of course offerings available in Classfinder
November 2022
11/3, Thur. Round 1 spring course registration and begins; ends 11/10 Thur.
11/10, Thur. Round 1 spring course registration ends
11/14, Mon. Round 1 spring course registration results in Polaris
11/16, Wed. Round 2 spring course registration begins; ends 11/18, Fri.
11/18, Fri. Round 2 spring course registration ends
11/21, Mon. Round 2 spring course registration results in Polaris
Spring classroom request forms sent to faculty; due 11/30, Wed.
11/23-27, Wed.-Sun. Office of the Registrar closed for Thanksgiving holiday
11/29, Tues. Spring Add/Drop I course registration begins; ends 12/9, Fri.
11/30, Wed. Spring classroom request forms due from faculty
December 2022
12/1, Thur. Last day for May 2023 degree candidates to adjust major(s)/minor declarations
Last day for major/minor proposals and revisions to be submitted to CIC
12/6, Tues. Degree candidate certifcations sent to departments/programs for May completers; due 1/12, Thur.
12/9, Fri. Spring Add/Drop I course registration ends
Last day of fall classes
Last day for students to initiate the incomplete grade process
Fall grading period begins 12:00pm; ends 3pm 1/9, Mon.
12/10-13, Sat.-Tues. Fall Reading Period
12/14-19, Wed.-Mon. Fall Final Exam Period
12/15, Thur. Departmental Honors projects uploaded and the "Thesis Access and Embargo form" completed through the Bowdoin Digital Commons by 5pm by the December completing student
12/16, Fri. Departmental honors levels due from departments/programs by 12:00pm for December completers
Departmental Honors project directors complete online review and approval of submitted project and levels through Bowdoin Digital Commons by 2:00pm for December completers
12/23-1/8, Fri.-Sun. College closes for winter break
January 2023
1/9, Mon. Fall grades due in Polaris by 3:00pm
1/11, Wed. Fall grades available to students in Polaris
1/12, Thur. Degree candidate certifications due from departments/programs 12:00pm for May completers
1/11, Wed. Re-enrolled student course registration begins; ends 1/18, Wed.
1/17, Tues. Recording Committee meets to discuss students up for action
1/18, Wed. Re-enrolled student course registration ends
1/19, Thur. Re-enrolled student course registration results in Polaris
TBD Spring classroom assignments available in Classfinder
1/23, Mon. First day of spring classes; classes end 5/10, Wed.
Spring Add/Drop II course registration begins; ends 2/6, Mon.
Spring Credit/D/Fail grading mode option begins; ends 3/10, Fri.
1/25, Wed. Eligible students sent Intended Major/Minor Declaration Form; due 2/6, Mon.
1/27, Fri. Last day to submit spring enrollment form online without a fine
Last day to initially register for spring courses without a fine
February 2023
2/3, Fri. Fall course proposals and revisions due to CIC (first-year writing seminar proposals and revisions due 3/31 Fri.)
2/6, Mon. Spring Add/Drop II course registration ends
Spring Extended Course Drop begins after 5pm; ends 3/10, Fri.
Last day for eligible students to submit Intended Major/Minor Declaration Form
2/8, Wed. Departmental honors candidates requested from departments/programs for May completers; due 2/15, Wed.
2/9, Thur. Departments/Programs begin assessing intended declarations and identifying major/minor advisors for those they approve to declare; due 3/3, Fri.
2/13, Mon. Official spring census
2/15, Wed. Departmental honors candidates due from departments/programs for May completers
2/16, Thur. Fall course offering worksheets sent to faculty; due 3/7, Tues.
TBD 2023-2024 Catalogue review process begins for departments/programs
March 2023
3/3, Fri. Department/Program deadline to dis/approve intended major/minor declarations
3/6, Mon. The Library's "Requirements for Formatting and Submitting Honors Projects" sent out for May completers
3/10, Fri.. Spring Credit/D/Fail grading mode option ends
Spring Extended Course Drop ends
3/7, Tues. Fall course offering worksheets due from faculty
3/20, Mon. All approved majors/minors in Polaris for newly declared students
3/21, Tues. Academic Department Coordinators begin advisor assignment data entry for newly declared majors/minors; due 3/31, Fri.
3/27, Mon. Fall course textbook adoptions due from faculty to the Library
3/31, Fri. First-year writing seminar proposals and revisions for fall due to CIC
Academic Department Coordinators complete advisor assignment data entry for newly declared majors/minors
April 2023
4/3, Mon. Fall schedule of course offerings available in Classfinder
4/6, Thur. Round 1 fall course registration begins; ends 4/13, Thur.
4/13, Thur. Round 1 fall course registration ends
4/17, Mon. Round 1 fall course registration results in Polaris
4/19, Wed. Round 2 fall course registration begins; ends 4/21, Fri.
4/21, Fri. Round 2 fall course registration ends
4/24, Mon. Round 2 fall course registration results in Polaris
4/25, Tues. Fall classroom request forms sent to faculty; due 5/9, Tues.
4/26, Wed. Fall Add/Drop I course registration begins; ends 5/10, Wed.
May 2023
5/9, Tue. Fall classroom request forms due from faculty
5/10, Wed. Last day of spring classes
Spring grading period begins 12:00pmdue 12:00pm 5/23, Tues. for degree candidates; all other grades due 5/30, Tues.
Fall Add/Drop I course registration ends
Last day for fall 2023 degree candidates to adjust major(s)/minor declarations
5/11-14, Thur.-Sun. Spring Reading Period
5/15-20, Mon.-Sat. Spring Final Exam period
5/18, Thur. May completers upload departmental honors projects to the Bowdoin Digital Commons and complete the "Thesis Access and Embargo form" by 5:00pm
5/19, Fri. Levels of department honors due from department/programs by 12:00pm for May completers
Departmental honors project directors for May completers complete online review and approval of submitted projects and levels through Bowdoin Digital Commons by 2:00pm
5/22, Mon. Official transcript production for current students pauses; transcripts with spring grades available 6/5, Mon.
5/23, Tues. Spring grades due in Polaris by 12:00pm for May completers (includes "S" grade conversion forms for year-long projects)
5/27, Sat. The 218th Commencement exercises
5/30, Tues. Spring grades due in Polaris for all other students
June 2023
6/2, Fri. Spring grades available to all students in Polaris
6/5, Mon. Official transcripts with spring grades available
TBD Tentative Recording Committee meets to discuss students up for action
July 2023
7/1, Sat. Official start of the 2023-2024 academic year
TBD Publication of the 2023-2024 Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook
Fall classroom assignments available