Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2019

January 2019
1. 1(Tue) New Year’s Day
1. 2(Wed) Deadline to drop for Winter 2018 classes
Deadline for thesis evaluation for master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2019)
1. 7(Mon) ~ 1.11(Fri) Spring 2019 registration / tuition payment for matriculating students
Course registration for Spring 2019 classes
Spring 2019 course registration for matriculating graduate students
Spring 2019 course registration for returning students
1.10(Thur) ~ 1.11(Fri) Period to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2019)
1.14(Mon) ~ 1.18(Fri) Course evaluation for Winter 2018 classes
1.25(Fri) End of Winter 2018 classes
1.28(Mon) ~ 2. 1(Fri) Application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Spring 2019
1.30(Wed) Deadline to post grades for Winter 2018
February 2019
2. 4(Mon) ~ 2. 6(Wed) Lunar New Year’s Day
2.11(Mon) ~ 2.15(Fri) Spring 2019 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
2.15(Fri) Commencement for February 2019
2.16(Sat) KAIST Foundation Anniversary
2.18(Mon) ~ 3. 4(Mon) Period to add / drop Spring 2019 classes
2.20(Wed) 2019 Undergraduate Matriculation Ceremony
2.20(Wed) ~ 2.22(Fri) Orientation for matriculating undergraduate students
Orientation for matriculating international undergraduate / graduate students
2.24(Sun) Completion date for February 2019 graduation
2.25(Mon) Beginning of Spring 2019 classes
2.25(Mon) ~ 2.27(Wed) Registration period for Spring 2019 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
2.25(Mon) ~ 3. 8(Fri) Period to declare minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
Period to register / drop interdisciplinary majors for graduate students
Period to apply for Honor Program for undergraduate students
2.28(Thur) ~ 3. 5(Tue) Spring 2019 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
March 2019
3. 1(Fri) Samiljeol, Independence Movement Day
3. 4(Mon) Deadline to add / drop Spring 2019 classes
3. 5(Tue) ~ 4.12(Fri) Period to drop for Spring 2019 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after and 2006 or before) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after)
3. 5(Tue) ~ 4.26(Fri) 3. 5(Tue) ~ 4.26(Fri) Period to drop for Spring 2019 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2007, 2008) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2008 or before)
3.22(Fri) Deadline to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
3.29(Fri) ~ 3.30(Sat) KAMF (KAIST Art & Music Festival)
April 2019
4. 1(Mon) ~ 4. 5(Fri) Week for undergraduate students’ meetings with advisers
4. 8(Mon) ~ 4.12(Fri) Mid-course evaluation for Spring 2019 classes
4.15(Mon) ~ 4.19(Fri) Spring 2019 mid-term exams
4.30(Tue) Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)
May 2019
5. 1(Wed) ~ 5. 7(Tue) 5. 1(Wed) ~ 5. 7(Tue) Week for lab. leaders’ meetings with department heads
5. 3(Fri) Deadline to submit course description / plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Fall 2019
Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans for Summer 2019
Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding major classes for Spring 2020
5. 5(Sun) Children’s Day
5. 6(Mon) 5.5 Time off in lieu
5.12(Sun) Buddha’s Birthday
5.14(Tue) ~ 5.16(Thur) Spring Student Festival (No practice sessions)
5.16(Thur) Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in August 2019)
5.20(Mon) ~ 5.23(Thur) Registration for Summer 2019 classes
5.27(Mon) ~ 6. 7(Fri) Course evaluation for Spring 2019 classes
Period for department registration for undergraduate students
5.31(Fri) Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)
Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)
June 2019
6. 6(Thur) Memorial Day
6. 7(Fri) Deadline to post final dissertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)
6.10(Mon) ~ 6.14(Fri) 6.10(Mon) ~ 6.14(Fri) Spring 2019 final exams
6.13(Thur) ~ 6.14(Fri) Period to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)
6.14(Fri) End of Spring 2019 classes
6.21(Fri) Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)
6.24(Mon) Deadline to post grades for Spring 2019
Beginning of Summer 2019 classes
6.24(Mon) ~ 7. 1(Mon) Period to add / drop Summer 2019 classes
6.28(Fri) Deadline to post final thesis evaluation results for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)
Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master’s degree (for those students who matriculated in Fall 2018)
July 2019
7. 2(Tue) ~ 7. 5(Fri) Period to drop for Summer 2019 classes
7. 4(Thur) ~ 7. 5(Fri) Period to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in August 2019)
7. 8(Mon) ~ 7.12(Fri) Course registration for Fall 2019 classes
Fall 2019 course registration for matriculating graduate students
Fall 2019 course registration for returning students
7.26(Fri) ~ 8. 2(Fri) Course evaluation for Summer 2019 classes
August 2019
8. 5(Mon) ~ 8. 9(Fri) Fall 2019 registration / tuition payment for matriculating undergraduate / graduate students
Fall 2019 application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Fall 2019
8. 9(Fri) End of Summer 2019 classes
8.15(Thur) National Liberation Day
8.16(Fri) Deadline to post grades for Summer 2019
8.19(Mon) ~ 8.23(Fri) Fall 2019 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
8.26(Mon) ~ 9. 9(Mon) Period to add / drop Fall 2019 classes
8.29(Thur) ~ 8.30(Fri) Orientation for matriculating undergraduate students
Orientation for matricullating international undergraduate / graduate students
September 2019
9. 1(Sun) Completion date for September 2019 graduation
9. 2(Mon) Beginning of Fall 2019 classes
9. 2(Mon) ~ 9. 4(Wed) Registration period for Fall 2019 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
9. 2(Mon) ~ 9.17(Tue) Period to declare minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
Period to register / drop interdisciplinary majors for graduate students
Period to apply for Honor Program for undergraduate students
9. 5(Thur) ~ 9. 9(Mon) Fall 2019 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
9. 9(Mon) Deadline to add / drop Fall 2019 classes
9.10(Tue) ~ 10.18(Fri) Period to drop for Fall 2019 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after and 2006 or before) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2009 or after)
9.10(Tue) ~ 11. 1(Fri) Period to drop for Fall 2019 classes for undergraduate students (who matriculated in 2007, 2008) and graduate students (who matriculated in 2008 or before)
9.12(Thur) ~ 9.14(Sat) Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day
9.20(Fri) ~ 9.21(Sat) KAIST – POSTECH Science War 2019 (No practice sessions)
9.27(Fri) Deadline to drop minor for undergraduate / graduate students or double major / advanced major / individually designed major for undergraduate students
Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
October 2019
10. 1(Tue) ~ 10. 7(Mon) Week for undergraduate students’ meetings with advisers
10. 3(Thur) National Foundation Day of Korea
10. 9(Wed) Hangul Proclamation Day
10.14(Mon) ~ 10.18(Fri) Mid-course evaluation for Fall 2019 classes
10.21(Mon) ~ 10.25(Fri) Fall 2019 mid-term exams
10.31(Thur) Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
November 2019
11. 1(Fri) ~ 11. 7(Thur) Week for lab. leaders’ meetings with department heads
11. 8(Fri) Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Spring 2020
Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans for Winter 2019
Deadline to submit course descriptions / plans regarding major classes for Fall 2020
11.12(Tue) ~ 11.13(Wed) KAIST Student Culture Festival
11.14(Thur) Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in February 2020)
11.25(Mon) ~ 11.28(Thur) Registration for Winter 2019 classes
11.29(Fri) Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
December 2019
12. 2(Mon) ~ 12.13(Fri) Course evaluation for Fall 2019 classes
Period for department registration for undergraduate students
12. 5(Thur) Deadline to post final dissertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
12.11(Wed) ~ 12.12(Thur) Period to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
12.16(Mon) ~ 12.20(Fri) Fall 2019 final exams
12.20(Fri) End of Fall 2019 classes
12.23(Mon) Beginning of Winter 2019 classes
12.23(Mon) ~ 12.30(Mon) Period to add / drop Winter 2019 classes
12.25(Wed) Christmas Day
12.30(Mon) Deadline to post grades for Fall 2019
12.31(Tue) Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master’s degree (for those students who matriculated in Spring 2019)
12.31(Tue) ~ 1. 6(Mon) Deadline to drop Winter 2019 classes
January 2020
1. 1(Web) New Year’s Day
1. 2(Thur) Deadline for thesis evaluation for master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
1. 6(Mon) Deadline to drop for Winter 2019 classes
1. 9(Thur) ~ 1.10(Fri) Period to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in February 2020)
1.13(Mon) ~ 1.17(Fri) Spring 2020 registration / tuition payment for matriculating students
Course registration for Spring 2020 classes
Spring 2020 course registration for matriculating graduate students
Spring 2020 course registration for returning students
1.20(Mon) ~ 1.24(Fri) Course evaluation for Winter 2019 classes
1.24(Fri) ~ 1.26(Sun) Lunar New Year’s Day
1.31(Fri) End of Winter 2019 classes
February 2020
2. 3(Mon) ~ 2. 7(Fri) Application for academic reinstatement (returning), changing major, and full-time / part-time status registration for Spring 2020
2. 5(Wed) Deadline to post grades for Winter 2019
2.16(Sun) KAIST Foundation Anniversary
2.17(Mon) ~ 2.21(Fri) Spring 2020 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
2.21(Fri) Commencement for February 2020
2.24(Mon) ~ 3. 9(Mon) Period to add / drop Spring 2020 classes
2.26(Wed) 2020 Undergraduate Matriculation Ceremony
2.26(Wed) ~ 2.28(Fri) Orientation for matriculating undergraduate students
3. 1(Sun) Samiljeol, Independence Movement Day
Completion date for March 2020 graduation
3. 2(Mon) Beginning of Spring 2020 classes

* Dates are subject to change.