Note: If you are using Ansible for managing Submitty, you can follow these instructions to create a term using Ansible.

Creating a term

To create a term, you should use the script


Follow these usage guidelines:

Usage:  [-a|--amend] <term>  '<name of term>'  <start date>  <end date>

The term should be an abbreviated semester name like:


While name of term would be a more descriptive name like “Spring 2024”.

The start and end date must be formatted in mm/dd/yyyy format.

Use -a or –amend to amend an existing term. An example valid usage of this command would be: s24 'Spring 2024' 01/09/2024 05/01/2024