Columbia is moving the start of the spring 2012 semester and winter J-term, as well as other important dates, up two weeks to avoid potential conflicts with the G8 and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summits. These international events present significant complications to Columbia’s ability to complete the spring semester successfully. Specifically, the events present challenges to being able to access campus facilities during finals week and to finding places to host both the Manifest Urban Arts Festival and the Commencement ceremonies.
The new spring 2012 semester and J-term dates are as follows:
It is reasonable to expect that other, related events, dates and deadlines will also move as the College prepares for the spring semester. Look for continued updates in your Loopmail accounts as the fall semester progresses.
Read more about the decision to start the spring semester early from the Columbia Chronicle.