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2022-2023 BMS Academic Calendar

FALL 2022

Aug 23

Fall Classes Begin

Aug 26

Last Day to Confirm Enrollment

Sep 2

Last Day to Register/Add (visit BMS Office if you missed the registration deadline)

Sep 23

Last Day to Drop without Record

Last Day to Change Grading Rules to ‘Audit’

Oct 6-9

FALL BREAK (PhD students may be required to continue lab work)

Oct 24

Last Day to Withdraw

Oct 29-30

Designated make-up days, only used in the event of University closure

Nov 7

Registration for Spring 2023 Begins

Nov 12-13

Designated make-up days, only used in the event of University closure

Nov 24-25


Dec 9


Dec 19

Grades Due for Graduating Students

Dec 21

Grades Due for All Students

Dec 24-Jan 1

Winter Recess (Holiday)

Dec 31

Fall Degree Conferral Date

Jan 5

Grades Due for Non-Graduating Students


Spring 2023

Jan 9

Spring Semester Begins for BMS (PI may require a student to resume lab duties as early as Jan 2)

Jan 16


Jan 17

Spring Classes Begin

Jan 20

Last Day to Confirm Enrollment

Jan 27

Last Day to Register/Add Classes

Feb 18

Last Day to Drop without Record

Feb 20

Lundi Gras (HOLIDAY)

Feb 21

Mardi Gras (HOLIDAY)

Mar 11-12

Designated make-up days, only used in the event of University closure

Mar 20

Last Day to Withdraw

Apr 1-9

SPRING BREAK for Undergrads, BMS Students in Classrooms and Labs

Apr 15-16

Designated makeup days, only used in the event of university closure

May 3

Last Day of Classes

May 6-11

Final Exam Period

May 18

Commencement (BMS)

May 20

Unified Commencement


Religious Observance Policy

Both Tulane’s policy of non-discrimination on the basis of religion and our core values of diversity and inclusion require instructors to make reasonable accommodations to help students avoid negative academic consequences when their religious obligations conflict with academic requirements. Every reasonable effort should be made to allow members of the university community to observe their religious holidays without jeopardizing the fulfillment of their academic obligations. It is never acceptable for an instructor to compel a student to choose between religious observance and academic work. Absence from classes or examinations for religious reasons does not relieve students from responsibility for any part of the course work required during the period of absence. It is the obligation of the student to provide faculty within the first two weeks of each semester their intent to observe the holiday so that alternative arrangements convenient to both students and faculty can be made at the earliest opportunity. Students who make such arrangements will not be required to attend classes or take examinations on the designated days, and faculty must provide reasonable opportunities for such students to make up missed work and examinations. Exceptions to the requirement of a make-up examination must be approved in advance by the dean of the school in which the course is offered.