Graduate School of Media and Governance

Master's and Doctoral Program: Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2017 for the Master's and Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Media and Governance

Spring Semester

April 3 (Doctor’s) Deadline for Submitting Application for Doctoral Degree Requirements
April 4 Entrance Ceremony
April 5, 6 Orientation for new students
April 7 Classes Start
April 7 (new students of the Doctoral Program) Deadline for submitting Application for Doctoral Degree Requirements
April 11 Online Course Registration Starts on 1:00 p.m.
April 14 Online Course Registration Due by 10:00 a.m.
April 23 Keio Foundation Day
May 8,9 Course Registration Amendment Period *1
May 17 Online Course Registration Cancellation Period  (For Courses offered in the first half of  Spring semester and in Spring semester) Starts on 10:00 a.m. *1
May 18 Online Course Registration Cancellation Period   (For Courses offered in the first half of  Spring semester and in Spring semester) Due by 4:45 p.m. *1
May 20 (Master’s) Mid-term Presentation for graduating students
May 20 (Doctor's) Graduate School Seminar*2
May 27, 28  Waseda - Keio Baseball Games (tentative)
the end of May
(not accepted after the deadline)
Deadline for submitting Temporary Leave of Absence notices
June 2 Makeup Classes*3
June 5 Examination period for first half of the semester
June 7 (Doctor’s) Black Wednesday (Faculty members only)
June 22 Online Course Registration Cancellation Period  (For Courses offered in the second half of  Spring semester and in Spring semester) Starts on 10:00 a.m. *1
June 23 Online Course Registration Cancellation Period  (For Courses offered in the second half of  Spring semester and in Spring semester) Due by 4:45 p.m. *1
July 3 (Master’s) Deadline for submitting a Master's Thesis Due by 3:00 p.m.
July 18 Makeup Classes*3
July 20 (Master’s) Deadline for submitting Project Activity Reports Due by 11:00 p.m.
July 24- July 28 (Master's) Semester - end Examination Period
July 31 (Master's) Final Examination and Presentation for graduating students
July 29 - September 21 Summer Break Period
August 9 - August 16 Administrative Office Closed *4
September 5 Announcement of students who successfully completed the Master's program
September 5 Grade Reports are mailed to students and uploaded to Gakuji Web System
September 14 Commencement Ceremony


Fall Semester

August 4 (Doctor’s) Deadline for Submitting Application for Doctoral Degree Requirements
September 15 Matriculation Ceremony for September enrollment students
September 20, 21  Orientation for new students
September 22 Classes Start
September 26 Online Course Registration Starts on 1:00 p.m.
September 29 Online Course Registration Due by 10:00 a.m.
September 29 (new students of the Doctoral Program) Deadline for submitting Application for Doctoral Degree Requirements
October 11 - October 12 Course Registration Amendment Period *1
October 21 (Master’s) Mid-term Presentation for graduating students
October 21 (Doctor's) Graduate School Seminar*2
October 25 Online Course Registration Cancellation Period (For Courses offered in the first half of  Fall semester and in Fall semester) starts on 10:00 a.m. *1
October 26 Online Course Registration Cancellation Period (For Courses offered in the first half of  Fall semester and in Fall semester) due by 4:45 p.m. *1
October 28, 29 Waseda - Keio Baseball Games (tentative)
November 8 (Doctor's) Black Wednesday (Faculty members only)
November 21 Examination period for firsthalf of the semester
November 21- November 27 Mita Festival (include preparation and clean up period)(School Holidays)
the end of November
(not accepted after the deadline)
Deadline for Submitting the Application for the Temporary Leave of Absence notices
December 11 Online Course Registration Cancellation Period (For Courses offered in the second harf of  Fall semester) starts on 10:00 a.m. *1
December 12 Online Course Registration Cancellation Period (For Courses offered in the second half of  Fall semester) Due by 4:45 p.m. *1
December 28 - January 5 Winter Break Period
December 28 - January 5 Administrative Office Closed *4
January 10 Founder's Birthday (School Holiday)*4
January 12 (Master’s)Deadline for Submitting a Master's Thesis Due by 3:00 p.m.
January 20 (Doctor's) Graduate School Seminar*2
January 22 (Master's) Deadline for submitting Project Activity Reports Due by 11:00 p.m.
January 22 - January 26 (Master’s) Semester - end Examination Period
January 29,  30 (Master's) Final Examination and Presentation for graduating students
March 9 Announcement of students who successfully completed the Master's program
March 9 Grade Reports are mailed to students and uploaded to Gakuji Web System
March 28 Commencement Ceremony

*1: For details, please read Chapter 7 in "The Guidebook."
*2: There might be additional dates for the Graduate School Seminar based on programs.
*3: Makeup classes are scheduled on both the designated makeup lectures days and Saturdays at SFC, Keio University.
*4: The Administrative Office will not be open during this period. Please be aware that no official documents will be issued.