2021-22 Academic Calendar

The Institute of Buddhist Studies follows the academic calendar of the Graduate Theological Union, including registration and thesis filing dates and deadlines. Please visit the GTU website for the extended calendar which includes all dates, deadlines, holidays, and other events across the GTU consortium.

For more details about our course offerings, please review the extended course listings here.

For more information about our upcoming public events, view the event listings here.

Fall 2021

UCB instruction beginsAugust 18
Fall 2021 certificate application deadlineAugust 20
Fall 2021 general registrationAugust 23-September 3
GTU MA new student orientationTBD, week of August 23
IBS new and returning student orientationSeptember 1
Labor Day (administrative offices closed, no classes)September 6
IBS/GTU instruction beginsSeptember 7
Deadline to register, add/drop w/out charge, and pay fall 2021 tuitionSeptember 17
Thesis defense deadline (to avoid fall 2021 registration)September 17
Thesis filing deadline (for fall 2021 graduation)October 1
Graduate Student Symposium/Numata Lecture (tentative)TBD, October
Reading week (no classes)October 25-29
Spring 2022 degree program application deadlineNovember 1
Spring 2022 scholarship applications dueNovember 1
IBS Annual Memorial ServiceNovember 11
Early registration for Spring 2022November 8-19
Annual meeting of the American Academy of ReligionNovember 20-23
Thanksgiving Holiday (administrative offices closed, no classes)November 25-26
UCB instruction endsDecember 10
IBS/GTU semester ends; petition for incomplete dueDecember 17
IBS winter holiday (administrative offices closed)December 20-January 1
Deadline to make up an incompleteJanuary 7
Deadline for faculty to submit grades for fall 2021January 7

Spring 2022

Early registration for Spring 2022November 8-19
UCB instruction beginsJanuary 11
Spring 2022 certificate application deadlineJanuary 13
Shinran Shonin Memorial Day (administrative offices closed)January 14 (observed)
Martin Luther King Day (administrative offices closed)January 17
Spring 2022 general registrationJanuary 17-28
IBS/GTU instruction beginsJanuary 31
Deadline to register, add/drop w/out charge, and pay spring 2022 tuitionFebruary 11
Thesis defense deadline (to avoid spring 2022 registration)February 11
President's Day (administrative offices closed)February 12
BCA National Council MeetingTBD, February
Ryukoku Lecture SeriesTBD, March
Deadline for degree program applications for AY2022-23March 1
Reading week/spring break (no classes)March 21-25
Thesis filing deadline (for spring 2022 graduation)April 1
Early registration for fall 2022 April 4-15
Good Friday (administrative offices closed, no classes)April 15
Spring Colloquy (tentative)TBD, April
UCB instruction endsMay 6
GTU CommencementMay 12
IBS/GTU semester ends; petition for incomplete dueMay 20
IBS CommencementMay 20
Memorial Day (administrative offices closed)May 30
Deadline to make up an incompleteJune 10
Deadline for faculty to submit grades for spring 2022June 10
Independence Day (administrative offices closed)July 4