Current Academic Calendar


Simon Business School - University of Rochester 2023–2024
as of August 17, 2023

FALL SEMESTER 2023

July 24, MondayPre-Fall Term Begins
August 24, ThursdayPre-Fall Term Ends
August 30, WednesdayFall-A Classes Start
September 4, MondayLabor Day--No Classes
September 8, FridayMake-Up Classes for Labor Day
September 13-14, Weds-ThursMid-Fall Break--No Classes
October 19, ThursdayLast Day of Fall-A Classes
October 23-26, Mon-ThursFall-A Final Exams
October 30, MondayFall-B Classes Start
November 17, FridayMake-Up Classes for 11/22 (Daytime)
November 20, MondayMon/Weds Split Night Classes
November 21, TuesdayTues/Thurs Split Night Classes
November 22-23, Weds-ThursThanksgiving Break--No Classes
December 8, FridayMake-Up Classes for 11/23 (Daytime)
December 14, ThursdayLast Day of Fall-B Classes
December 18-21, Mon-ThursFall-B Final Exams

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2024

January 15, MondayMLK Holiday--No Classes
January 16, TuesdaySpring-A Classes Start
January 23, TuesdayLast Day to Add/Drop (Noon)
January 26, FridayMake-Up Day for 1/15
March 1, FridayLast Day of Spring-A Classes
March 4-7,  Mon-ThursSpring-A Final Exams
March 18,  MondaySpring-B Classes Start
March 22, FridayLast Day to Add/Drop
May 2, ThursdayLast Day of Spring-B Classes
May 6-9, Mon-ThursSpring-B Final Exams
May 17-19, Fri-SunCommencement Weekend

 

SUMMER TERM 2024

May 20, MondaySummer Term Starts
July 11, ThursdaySummer Term Ends

 

Course Numbering System

 
The following is the course numbering system: 

  • 400 - 499 Graduate Courses — Master’s level
  • 500 - 599 Graduate Courses — Doctoral level

Class Days Abbreviations


M — Monday
T — Tuesday
W — Wednesday
R — Thursday
F — Friday
S — Saturday
TBA — indicates that the class meeting time is to be arranged.

 

Meeting Times

The beginning and ending times of classes in the schedule are based on a 24-hour clock. The time for each class that meets after 12 noon can be determined by subtracting 1200 from the time indicated on the schedule. For example: 1300 is 1:00 p.m., 2100 is 9:00 p.m.

Room Abbreviations

CS — Carol Simon Hall
G — Gleason Hall
S — Schlegel Hall

Credit Hour Policy

Verification of enrollment for matriculated and non-matriculated Simon MBA and MS students are based on the following each semester. This policy is effective beginning Fall 2019.

  • Full time status will be students taking at least 10.5 credits per semester.
  • Part time status will be students taking 10 credits or less.
  • Half-time status will be students taking at least 6 credits. (Less than half-time status will be students taking less than 6 credits).

Simon Business School uses semester credit hours like the rest of the University.  
The credit-hour policy in effect prior to 2019 when Simon offered three 9-week quarters per year is available in this Credit Hour Policy document.

The current credit-hour policy is available at the Provost’s webpage on credit-hour compliance.

Dropping from a class


The following excludes Executive MBA and MSB Medical Management programs for which dates vary. See an advisor for the refund schedules for those programs).


Students with a flat-rate tuition:


Students voluntarily withdrawing (dropping) from a course(s) during a period of enrollment will not receive a refund.


Students charged on a per-credit-hour basis:


A tuition refund schedule applies to students voluntarily withdrawing (dropping) from a course(s) during a period of enrollment. This policy does not apply if you plan to decrease your credit load to 0 hours for the quarter, in which case, see Withdraw/Leave of Absence policy above.


Per Credit Refund Schedule 2023-2024

 

Fall A Term 2023

August 30 - September 5, 2023100% refund, no grade assigned
September 6 - September 12, 202375% refund, grade of W assigned
September 13 - September 19, 202350% refund, grade of W assigned
On or after September 20, 20230% refund, grade of W or WE assigned

Fall B Term 2023

October 30 - November 5, 2023100% refund, no grade assigned
November 6 - November 12, 202375% refund, grade of W assigned
November 13 - November 19, 202350% refund, grade of W assigned
On or after November 20, 20230% refund, grade of W or WE assigned

Spring A Term 2024

January 16 - January 22, 2024100% refund, no grade assigned
January 23 - January 29, 202475% refund, grade of W assigned
January 30 - February 5, 202450% refund, grade of W assigned
On or after February 6, 20240% refund, grade of W or WE assigned

Spring B Term 2024

March 18 - March 24, 2024100% refund, no grade assigned
March 25 - March 31, 202475% refund, grade of W assigned
April 1 - April 7, 202450% refund, grade of W assigned
On or after April 8, 20240% refund, grade of W or WE assigned

Summer Term 2024

May 20 - May 26, 2024100% refund, no grade assigned
May 27 - June 2, 202475% refund, grade of W assigned
June 3 - June 9, 202450% refund, grade of W assigned
On or after June 10, 20240% refund, grade of W or WE assigned

Final Exams

 
SPRING-B 2024 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

 

SPRING-A 2024 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

 

FALL-B 2023 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

 

FALL-A 2023 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

 

PRE-FALL 2023 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

 

Exams are administered during pre-determined exam periods. Students should not make travel plans during these periods, as faculty are not obligated to offer midterm and final exams outside scheduled times.

In the event a faculty member chooses to allow an exam outside the scheduled time due to extenuating circumstances, the student must notify the Associate Dean for Faculty in writing with the request for a schedule change. The request must be approved by the Associate Dean in order for a change to occur.