2022-23 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 2022

Fall Semester, September 6 through December 16, 2022 
Fall certificate program, special student, and auditor applications deadlineAugust 5
UCB instruction beginsAugust 24
IBS new and returning student orientationAugust 24
GTU MA orientation period, see GTU website for detailsAugust 22-September 2
New student registration/returning student late registration periodAugust 22-September 2
Labor Day (administrative offices closed, no classes)September 5
IBS/GTU instruction beginsSeptember 6
Add/drop period; students may add/drop courses without chargeSeptember 6-16
Deadline to pay fall 2022 tuition September 16
Thesis defense deadline, to avoid fall 2022 registration and tuition chargeSeptember 16
Thesis filing deadline, for fall 2022 graduationOctober 1
Reading week (no classes)October 24-28
Spring 2023 degree program application deadlineNovember 1
Spring 2023 scholarship application deadlineNovember 1
IBS Annual Memorial ServiceNovember 10
Returning student registration for Spring 2023November 7-18
Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Denver, CONovember 19-22
Thanksgiving Holiday (administrative offices closed, no classes)November 24-25
UCB instruction endsDecember 9
IBS/GTU semester ends; deadline to petition for incompleteDecember 16
IBS Winter Holiday (administrative offices closed)December 19-January 2
Deadline to make up an incompleteJanuary 6
Deadline for faculty to submit grades for fall 2022January 6

Spring 2023

Spring Semester, January 30 through May 19, 2023 
Returning student registration for Spring 2023November 7-18
Spring certificate program, special student, and auditor applications deadlineJanuary 6
Shinran Shonin Memorial Day (administrative offices closed)January 13 (observed)
Martin Luther King Day (administrative offices closed)January 16
UCB instruction beginsJanuary 17
New student registration/returning student late registration periodJanuary 17-27
IBS/GTU instruction beginsJanuary 30
Add/drop period; students may add/drop courses without chargeJanuary 30-February 10 
Deadline to pay fall 2022 tuition February 10
Thesis defense deadline, to avoid spring 2023 registration and tuition chargeFebruary 10
Presidents Day (administrative offices closed)February 20
BCA National Council MeetingFebruary 24-26
Ryukoku Lecture SeriesMarch, TBD
Deadline for degree program applications for AY2023-24March 1
Reading week/spring break (no classes)March 27-31
Rev. Dr. Taitetsu Unno Memorial LectureMarch 31
Thesis filing deadline, for spring 2023 graduationApril 1
Good Friday (administrative offices closed, no classes)April 7
Returning student registration for Fall 2023April 10-21
UCB instruction endsMay 5
GTU CommencementMay 11
IBS/GTU semester ends; deadline to petition for incompleteMay 19
IBS CommencementMay 19
Memorial Day (administrative offices closed)May 29
Deadline to make up an incompleteJune 9
Deadline for faculty to submit grades for spring 2023June 9
Independence Day (administrative offices closed)July 4