Key dates & deadlines:

Fall 2017

Fri Jul 21 Course proposal deadline for Graduate level courses to be available for building course offerings for Fall 2017 semester.
Fri Aug 4 Course proposal deadline for Undergraduate level courses to be available for building course offerings for Fall 2017 semester.
Wed Aug 30 Deadline for Faculty to have all fall syllabi uploaded in courses.brown.edu.
Tues Sept 5 Opening Convocation: 4:00 p.m. 
Wed Sept 6 Classes of the first semester begin. 
Tues Sept 19 After 5:00 PM, all course adds require Instructor override.
Fri Sept 22 Course proposal deadline for Graduate level courses to be available for building course offerings for Spring 2018 pre-registration.
Mon Oct 2 Final exams/blue books application enabled in Banner Web for Fall 2017 courses.
Mon Oct 2 Deadline for Faculty to have all wintersession syllabi uploaded in courses.brown.edu.
Wed Oct 4 - Thurs Nov 2 Mid term grades entry enabled in Self-Service Banner.
Fri Oct 6 Course proposal deadline for Undergraduate level courses to be available for building course offerings for Spring 2018 pre-registration.
Fri Oct 20 Mid-semester deadline. 
Mon Oct 23 - Fri Nov 3 Advising period for spring pre-registration. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
Thurs Nov 2 Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
Fri Oct 27 Last day to update Classroom Request data in Self-Service Banner for Spring 2018 courses (5:00 PM deadline).
Mon Nov 27 - Fri Jan 5, 2018 Final grades open for entry.
Fri Dec 8 - Tues Dec 12 Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
Tues Dec 12 Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to request an incomplete from an instructor.  Last day for advisors to approve second concentrations in ASK for students in their penultimate semester who are declaring a second/third concentration. (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Wed Dec 13 - Thurs Dec 21 Final Examination Period. (Inclusive of Sun Dec 18)
Wed Dec 20 Course proposal deadline for Graduate level courses to be available for building course offerings for Spring 2018 semester.
NOTE: Grades due in Banner 72 hours after the date of the scheduled final exam.  Any grades not entered by 5:00 PM on Friday Jan 5, 2018 will be posted as Missing on the student's academic record.

Spring 2018

Fri Jan 5  Course proposal deadline for Undergraduate level courses to be available for building course offerings for Spring 2018 semester.
Wed Jan 17 Deadline for Faculty to have all spring syllabi uploaded in courses.brown.edu.
Wed Jan 24 Classes of the second semester begin.
Tues Feb 6 After 5:00 PM, all course adds require Instructor override.
Thurs Feb 22- Tues Mar 29 Mid term grades entry enabled in Self-Service Banner.
Thurs Feb 15 Final exams/blue books application for Spring 2018 courses enabled in Self-Service Banner.
Fri Mar 9 Mid-semester deadline.
Mon Apr 2 - Fri Apr 13 Advising period for fall pre-registration. Students in their first through third semesters will need to procure their advising PIN from their advisor in order to register.
Thurs Apr 12 Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
Fri Apr 20 - Mon Jun 4 (tentative) Final grades open for entry.
Fri Apr 27 - Tues May 8 Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
Tues May 8 Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day for advisors to approve second concentrations in ASK for students in their penultimate semester who are declaring a second/third concentration. (5:00 p.m. deadline).
Wed May 9 - Fri May 18  Final Examination Period. (No exams Sunday May 13).
NOTE: Grades for graduating seniors are due in Banner 48 hours after the date of the scheduled final exam (irrespective if you are having a formal in class final).  For courses in which the exam period is Friday May 18, those graduating student grades are due on Saturday May 19 at 5:00  PM.
Sun May 27 Commencement.
Mon Jun 4 (tentative) Last day to enter final grades.  Any grades not entered by 5:00 PM  will be posted as Missing on the student's academic record.
Fri Jun 29 Last day to update Classroom Request data in Self-Service Banner for Fall 2018 courses (5:00 PM deadline).