Key dates & deadlines:

Fall 2018

Wed Jul 18 Course proposal deadline for Graduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for Grad Council to review for Fall 2018 semester.
Wed Aug 1 Course proposal deadline for Undergraduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for CCC to review for Fall 2018 semester.
Wed Aug 29 Deadline for Faculty to have all fall syllabi uploaded in courses.brown.edu.
Tues Sept 4 Opening Convocation: 4:00 p.m. 
Wed Sept 5 Classes of the first semester begin. 
Tues Sept 18 After 5:00 PM, all course adds require Instructor override.
Fri Sept 21 Course proposal deadline for Graduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for Grad Council to review for Spring 2019 pre-registration.
Mon Oct 1 Final exams/blue books application enabled in Banner Web for Fall 2018 courses.
Mon Oct 1 Deadline for Faculty to have all wintersession syllabi uploaded in courses.brown.edu.
Wed Oct 3 - Thurs Nov 1 Mid term grades entry enabled in Self-Service Banner.
Fri Oct 5 Course proposal deadline for Undergraduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for CCC to review forSpring 2019 pre-registration.
Fri Oct 19 Mid-semester deadline. 
Mon Oct 22 - Fri Nov 2 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 1 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 26 Last day to update Classroom Request data in Self-Service Banner for Spring 2019 courses (5:00 PM deadline).
Mon Nov 26 Course proposal deadline for Graduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for Grad Council to review for Spring 2019 semester.
Mon Nov 26 - Fri Jan 4, 2019 Final grades open for entry.
Sat Dec 8 - Wed Dec 12 Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
Wed 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).
Thurs Dec 13  -  Fri Dec 21 Final Examination Period. (Inclusive of Sun Dec 16)
Mon Dec 17
Course proposal deadline for Undergraduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for CCC to review for Spring 2019 semester.
Mon Dec 17 Course proposal deadline for Graduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for Grad Council to review for 2019-20 Course Announcement Bulletin.
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  4, 2019 will be posted as Missing on the student's academic record.
  Spring 2019
Mon Jan 7 Course proposal deadline for Undergraduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for CCC to review for 2019-20 Course Announcement Bulletin. 
Wed Jan 16
Deadline for Faculty to have all spring syllabi uploaded in courses.brown.edu.
Wed Jan 23
Classes of the second semester begin. 
Tues Feb 5  After 5:00 PM, all course adds require Instructor override.
Thurs Feb 14 Final exams/blue books application for Spring 2019 courses enabled in Self-Service Banner.
Thurs Feb 21- Tues Mar 26 Mid term grades entry enabled in Self-Service Banner.
Fri Feb 22 Course proposal deadline for Graduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for Grad Council to review for Fall 2019 pre-registration.
Fri Mar 8 Mid-semester deadline.
Fri Mar 15 Course proposal deadline for Undergraduate level courses to be submitted and department approved for CCC to review for Fall 2019 pre-registration.
Mon Apr 1-
Fri Apr 12
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 11 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 19 - Tues Jun 4 (tentative) Final grades open for entry.
Fri Apr 26 - Tues May 7 Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).
Tues May 7 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 8 - Fri May 17 Final Examination Period. (No exams Sunday May 12).
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 17, those graduating student grades are due on Saturday May 18 at 5:00  PM.
Sun May 26 Commencement.
Tues 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 28 Last day to update Classroom Request data in Self-Service Banner for Fall 2018 courses (5:00 PM deadline).