Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2016

January 2016
1. 1(Fri) New Year’s Day
1. 4(Mon) Deadline to drop Winter 2015 classes
1. 5(Tue) Deadline to post final thesis evaluation results for master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2016)
1. 6(Wed) ~ 1.12(Tue) Spring 2016 registration/tuition payment for matriculating students
Spring 2016 course registration for matriculating graduate students
Spring 2016 course registration for returning students
Course registration for Spring 2016 classes
1.14(Thur) ~ 1.15(Fri) Deadline to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2016)
1.18(Mon) ~ 1.22(Fri) Course evaluation for Winter 2015 classes
1.29(Fri) End of Winter 2015 classes
February 2016
2. 1(Mon) ~ 2. 5(Fri) Spring 2016 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
Application for academic reinstatement(returning)
changing major and full- and part-time students registration for the Spring Semester 2016
2. 3(Wed) Deadline to post grades for Winter 2015
2.7(Sun) ~ 2.10(Wed) Lunar New Year’s Day (2.10 Time off in lieu)
2.16(Tue) KAIST foundation anniversary
2.19(Fri) Commencement 2015
2.23((Tue) ~ 2.27(Sat) Orientation for matriculating undergraduate students
2.24(Wed) ~ 3. 8(Tue) period to add/drop Spring 2016 classes
March 2016
3. 1(Tue) Samiljeol, Independence Movement Day
3. 2(Wed) Beginning of Spring 2016 classes
3. 2(Wed) 2016 Undergraduate Matriculation Ceremony
3. 2(Wed) ~ 3. 4(Fri) Registration period for Spring 2016 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
3. 2(Wed) ~ 3. 15(Tue) Deadline to declare second major or minor for undergraduate students
Registration for interdisciplinary majors for graduate students
3. 7(Mon) ~ 3. 9(Wed) Spring 2016 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
3. 8(Tue) Deadline to add/drop spring 2016 classes
3. 9(Wed) ~ 4.19(Tue) Final drop period for Spring 2016 classes for undergraduate students (who entered in 2009 or after and 2006 or before) and graduate students (who entered in 2009 or after)
3. 9(Wed) ~ 5. 3(Tue) Final drop period for Spring 2016 classes for undergraduate students (Who entered in 2007, 2008) and graduate students (Who entered in 2008 or before)
3. 29(Tue) Deadline to drop minor or second major for undergraduate students
Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
April 2016
4. 1(Fri) ~ 4. 7(Thu) Week for Undergraduate Students’ Meeting with Advisers
4.11(Mon) ~ 4.15(Fri) Mid-course evaluation for Spring 2016 classes
4.13(Wed) The legislative election for the 20th National Assembly
4.20(Wed) ~ 4.26(Tue) Spring 2016 mid-term exams
4.29(Fri) Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
May 2016
5. 2(Mon) ~ 5. 6(Fri) Week for Lab. Leaders’ Meeting with Department Heads
5. 5(Thu) Children’s Day
5.11(Wed) Deadline to submit corse description/plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Fall 2016
Deadline to submit course descriptions/plans for Summer 2016
Deadline to submit course descriptions/plans regarding major classes for Spring 2017
5.13(Fri) Deadline to request disseration defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
5.14(Sat) Buddha’s Birthday
5.24(Tue) ~ 5.26(Thu) Spring student festival (No practice sessions)
5.25(Wed) ~ 5.27(Fri) Registration for Summer 2016 classes
5.31(Tue) Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
June 2016
6. 1(Wed) ~ 6.14(Tue) Period for department registration for undergraduate students
6. 1(Wed) ~ 6.14(Tue) Course evaluation for Spring 2016 classes
6. 6(Mon) Memorial Day
6. 7(Tue) Deadline to post final dissertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
6.13(Mon) ~ 6.14(Tue) Deadline to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
6.15(Wed) ~ 6.21(Tue) Spring 2016 final exams
6.21(Tue) End of Spring 2016 classes
6.24(Fri) Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master’s degree (for those students who entered in Fall Semester 2015)
6.27(Mon) Beginning of Summer 2016 classes
6.27(Mon) ~ 7. 1(Fri.) Period to add/drop Summer 2016 classes
July 2016
7. 1(Fri) Deadline to post grades for spring 2016
7. 1(Fri) Deadline to post final thesis evaluation results for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
7. 4(Mon) ~ 7. 8(Fri) Final drop period for Summer 2016 classes
7. 7(Thu) ~ 7. 8(Fri) Deadline to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in Aug. 2016)
7.11(Mon) ~ 7.15(Fri) Course registration for Fall 2016 classes, Fall 2016 course registration for matricurating graduate students
Fall 2016 course registration for returning students
7.29(Fri) ~ 8. 5(Fri) Course evaluation for Summer 2016 classes
August 2016
8. 1(Mon) ~ 8. 5(Fri) Fall 2016 registration/tuition payment
Fall 2016 Application for academic reinstatement(returning) changing major
full-time/part-time status registration for the Fall Semester 2016
8.12(Fri) End of Summer 2016 classes
8.15(Mon) National Liberation Day
8.18(Thu) Deadline to post grades for Summer 2016
8.19(Fri) Completion Date for 2015-II Graduation
8.25(Thu) ~ 9. 7(Wed) Period to add/drop Fall 2016 classes
8.29(Mon) ~ 8.31(Wed) Orientation for matriculating undergraduate students
September 2016
9. 1(Thu) Beginning of Fall 2016 classes
9. 1(Thu) ~ 9. 5(Mon) Registration period for Fall 2016 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
9. 1(Thu) ~ 9.13(Tue) Interdisciplinary majors registration for graduate students
9. 6(Tue) ~ 9. 8(Thu) Fall 2016 credit accumulation exam for undergraduate students
9. 7(Wed) Period to add/drop Fall 2016 classes
9. 8(Thu) ~ 10.19(Wed) Final drop period for Fall 2016 classes for undergraduate students (who entered in 2009 or after and 2006 or before) and graduate students (who entered in 2009 or after)
9. 8(Thu) ~ 11. 2(Wed) Final drop period for Fall 2016 classes for undergraduate students (who entered in 2007, 2008) and graduate students (who entered in 2008 or before)
9.13(Tue) Deadline to declare second major or minor for undergraduate students
9.14(Wed) ~ 9.16(Fri) Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day (9.10 Time off in lieu)
9.23(Fri) ~ 9.24(Sat) KAIST- POSTECH Science War 2016 (No practice sessions)
9.28(Wed) Deadline to drop minor or second major for undergraduate students
Deadline to apply for early graduation for undergraduate students
October 2016
10. 4(Tue) ~ 10.10(Mon) Week for Undergraduate Students’ Meeting with Advisers
10. 3(Mon) National Foundation Day of Korea
10 .9(Sun) Hangul Proclamation Day
10.10(Mon) ~ 10.14(Fri) Mid-course evaluation for Fall 2016 classes
10.20(Thu) ~ 10.26(Wed) Fall 2016 mid-term exams
10.31(Mon) Deadline to submit dissertation defense for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
November 2016
11. 1(Tue) ~ 11. 7(Mon) Week for Lab. Leaders’ Meeting with Department Heads
11. 7(Mon) ~ 11. 9(Wed) KAIST Student Culture Festival
11.10(Thu) Deadline to submit course descriptions/plans regarding liberal arts, basic courses and major classes for Spring 2017
Deadline to submit course descriptions/plans for Winter 2016
Deadline to submit course descriptions/plans regarding major classes for Fall 2017
11.10(Thu) Deadline to request dissertation defense evaluation (for doctoral students expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
11.28(Mon) ~ 11.30(Wed) Registration for Winter 2016 classes
11.28(Mon) ~ 12. 9(Fri) Course evaluation for Fall 2016 classes
11.30(Wed) Deadline to submit thesis defense for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
Deadline for dissertation defense evaluation for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
December 2016
12. 1(Thu) ~ 12.14(Wed) Period for department registration for undergraduate students
12.7(Wed) Deadline to post final dessertation evaluation results for doctoral students (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
12.13(Tue) ~ 12.14(Wed) Deadline to submit final dissertation for doctoral degree (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
12.15(Thu) ~ 12.21(Wed) Fall 2016 final exams
12.21(Wed) End of Fall 2016 classes
12.25(Sun) Christmas
12.26(Mon) Beginning of Winter 2016 classes
12.26(Mon) ~ 12.30(Fri) Period to add/drop Winter 2016 classes
12.29(Thu) Deadline for thesis evaluation for undergraduate and master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
Deadline to submit thesis proposal for master’s degree (for those students who entered in Spring Semester 2016)
12.30(Fri) Deadline to post grades for Fall 2016
January 2017
1. 1(Sun) New Year’s Day
1. 2(Mon) ~ 1. 6(Fri) Deadline to drop Winter 2016 classes
1. 3(Tue) Deadline for thesis evaluation for master’s students (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
1. 6(Fri) Final drop period for Winter 2016 classes
1. 9(Mon) ~ 1.13(Fri) Spring 2017 registration/tuition payment for matriculating students
Spring 2017 course registration for matriculating graduate students
Spring 2017 course registration for returning students
1.12(Thu) ~ 1.13(Fri) Deadline to submit final thesis for master’s degree (for those expecting to graduate in Feb. 2017)
1.23(Mon) ~ 1.30(Mon) Course evaluation for Winter 2016 classes
1.27(Fri) ~ 1.29(Sun) Lunar New Year’s Day
February 2017
2. 1(Wed) ~ 2. 7(Tue) Spring 2017 tuition payment for current enrollees and returning students
Application for academic reinstatement(returning)
changing major and full-time/part-time status registration for the Spring Semester 2017
2. 6(Mon) End of Winter 2016 classes
2.13(Mon) Deadline to post grades for Winter 2016
2.16(Thu) KAIST foundation anniversary
2.17(Fri) Commencement 2016
2.21(Tue) ~ 2.25(Sat) Orientation for matriculating undergraduate students
2.23(Thu) ~ 3. 8(Wed) Period to add/drop spring 2017 classes

* Dates are subject to change.