Academic Calendar

LAST EDITS TO THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR WERE MADE ON JULY 1, 2022.

The dates of instruction for all schools are displayed on the following pages. Please note that additional dates for drop/add and withdraw will be added, and adjustments will be made as necessary.

2021-2022

2021-2022University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 24 - Aug 17Jun 21 - Aug 13
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 15Jun 1 - Aug 23May 24 - Aug 13Jun 1 - Aug 27
HolidaysMay 31, Jun 18 (observed), Jul 5 (observed)
Degree ConferralAug 27N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 30N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 6N/ADec 20N/ADec 23Dec 10Dec 13N/A
Reading DaysDec 7-10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/ADec 14N/A
Exam DaysDec 13-21TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDDec 15-17TBD
8-week Term 1Aug 30 - Oct 25N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 27 - Dec 23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 6
Fall BreakDivision SpecificN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AOct 21-22N/A
Thanksgiving BreakNov 22-26Nov 25-26Nov 25-26Nov 24-26
Degree ConferralDec 31N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 4-21N/AN/AN/A
HolidaysJan 3 (observed), Jan 17N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 24N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 29N/AMay 14N/AMay 20May 13N/A
Reading DaysMay 2-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 9-17TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDMay 16-20TBD
8-week Term 3Jan 24 - Mar 18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 28 - May 20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 21-25
Degree ConferralMay 26
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2022-2023

2022-2023University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 23-Aug 17
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 15May 31 - Aug 22May 23 - Aug 12May 31 - Aug 26
HolidaysMay 30, Jun 20 (observed), Jul 4
End of Summer SemesterAug 26
Degree ConferralAug 26N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 29N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 9N/ADec 19N/ADec 23Dec 9Dec 12N/A
Reading DaysDec 12-13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 14-22TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Fall Term 1Aug 29-Oct 24N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Fall Term 2Oct 26-Dec 23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 5
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 20-21Oct 20-21
Fall RecessNov 21-25Nov 23-25Nov 23-25Nov 23-25
End of Semester/
End of 8-Week Fall Term 2
Dec 23
Degree ConferralDec 30N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 3-20N/AN/AN/A
HolidaysJan 2 (observed), Jan 16N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 23N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 28N/AMay 13N/AMay 19N/A
Reading DaysMay 1-2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 3-11TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Spring Term 1Jan 23-Mar 17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Spring Term 2Mar 27-May 19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 18-26
End of Semester/
End of 8-Week Spring Term 2
May 19
Degree ConferralMay 25
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2023-2024

2023-2024University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 22 - Aug 16
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 17May 30 - Aug 22May 22 - Aug 11May 30 - Aug 25
HolidaysMay 29, Jun 19, Jul 4
Degree ConferralAug 25N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 28N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 4N/ADec 18N/ADec 22Dec 8Dec 11N/A
Reading DaysDec 5-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 7-15TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 28 - Oct 23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 25 - Dec 22N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 4
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 19-20Oct 19-20
Thanksgiving BreakNov 20-24Nov 22-24Nov 22-24Nov 22-24
Degree ConferralDec 29N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 2-19N/AN/AN/A
HolidaysJan 1, Jan 15N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 22N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 26N/AMay 11N/AMay 17May 6N/A
Reading DaysApr 29-30N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 1-9TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 3Jan 22 - Mar 15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 25 - May 17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 18-22
Degree ConferralMay 23
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2024-2025

2024-2025University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 20 - Aug 14
AlternateJun 3 - Jul 17May 28 - Aug 19May 20 - Aug 9May 28 - Aug 23
HolidaysMay 27, Jun 19, Jul 4
Degree ConferralAug 23N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 26N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 2N/ADec 16N/ADec 20Dec 6Dec 9N/A
Reading DaysDec 3-4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 5-13TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 26 - Oct 21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 23 - Dec 20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 2
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 17-18Oct 17-18
Thanksgiving BreakNov 25-29Nov 27-29Nov 27-29Nov 27-29
Degree ConferralDec 31N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 2-17N/AN/AN/A
HolidayJan 20N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 21N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 28N/AMay 12N/AMay 16May 2N/A
Reading DaysApr 29-30N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 1-9TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 3Jan 21 - Mar 17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 24 - May 16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 17-21Mar 18-21Mar 18-21Mar 18-21
Degree ConferralMay 22
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2025-2026

2025-2026University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 19 - Aug 13
AlternateJun 2 - Jul 16May 27 - Aug 18May 19 - Aug 8May 27 - Aug 22
HolidaysMay 26, Jun 19, Jul 4
Degree ConferralAug 22N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 25N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 1N/ADec 15N/ADec 19Dec 5Dec 8N/A
Reading DaysDec 2-3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 4-12TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 25 - Oct 20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 22 - Dec 19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 1
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 16-17Oct 16-17
Thanksgiving BreakNov 24-28Nov 26-28Nov 26-28Nov 26-28
Degree ConferralDec 31N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 2-16N/AN/AJan 5-16N/A
HolidayJan 19N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 20N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 27N/AMay 11N/AMay 15May 1N/A
Reading DaysApr 28-29N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysApr 30 - May 8TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 3Jan 20 - Mar 16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 23 - May 15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 16-20Mar 17-20Mar 17-20Mar 17-20
Degree ConferralMay 21
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2026-2027

2026-2027University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 26 - Aug 17
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 15May 26 - Aug 14May 26 - Aug 28
HolidaysMay 25, Jun 19, Jul 3 (observed)
Degree ConferralAug 28N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 31N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 7N/ADec 21N/ADec 23Dec 11Dec 14N/A
Reading DaysDec 8-9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 10-18TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 31 - Oct 26N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 27 - Dec 23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 7
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 22-23Oct 22-23
Thanksgiving BreakNov 23-27Nov 26-27Nov 26-27Nov 25-27
Degree ConferralDec 31N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 4-22N/AN/AN/A
HolidayJan 18N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 25N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 30N/AMay 15N/AMay 21N/A
Reading DaysMay 3-4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 5-13TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 3Jan 25 - Mar 19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 29 - May 21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 22-26
Degree ConferralMay 27
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2027-2028

2027-2028University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 24 - Aug 17
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 16Jun 1 - Aug 23May 24 - Aug 13Jun 1 - Aug 27
HolidaysMay 31, Jun 18 (observed), Jul 5 (observed)
Degree ConferralAug 27N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 30N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 6N/ADec 20N/ADec 23Dec 10Dec 13N/A
Reading DaysDec 7-8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 9-17TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 30 - Oct 25N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 27 - Dec 23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 6
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 21-22Oct 21-22
Thanksgiving BreakNov 22-26Nov 25-26Nov 25-26Nov 24-26
Degree ConferralDec 31N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 3-21N/AN/AN/A
HolidayJan 17N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 24N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 28N/AMay 13N/AMay 19N/A
Reading DaysMay 1-2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 3-11TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 3Jan 24 - Mar 17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 27 - May 19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 20-24
Degree ConferralMay 25
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2028-2029

2028-2029University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 22 - Aug 16
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 17May 30 - Aug 21May 22 - Aug 11May 30 - Aug 25
HolidaysMay 29, Jun 19, Jul 4
Degree ConferralAug 25N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 28N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 4N/ADec 18N/ADec 22Dec 8Dec 11N/A
Reading DaysDec 5-6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 7-15TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 28 - Oct 23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 25 - Dec 22N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 4
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 19-20Oct 19-20
Thanksgiving BreakNov 20-24Nov 22-24Nov 22-24
Degree ConferralDec 29N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 2-19N/AN/AN/A
HolidayJan 15N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 22N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 27N/AMay 12N/AMay 18N/A
Reading DaysApr 30 - May 1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 2-10TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 3Jan 22 - Mar 16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 26 - May 18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 19-23
Degree ConferralMay 24
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2029-2030

2029-2030University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 21 - Aug 15
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 17May 29 - Aug 20May 21 - Aug 10May 29 - Aug 24
HolidaysMay 28, Jun 19, Jul 4
Degree ConferralAug 24N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 27N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 3N/ADec 17N/ADec 21Dec 7Dec 10N/A
Reading DaysDec 4-5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 6-14TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 27 - Oct 22N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 24 - Dec 21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 3
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 18-19Oct 18-19
Thanksgiving BreakNov 19-23Nov 21-23Nov 21-23Nov 21-23
Degree ConferralDec 31N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 2-18N/AN/AN/A
HolidayJan 21N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 22N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 29N/AMay 13N/AMay 17May 3N/A
Reading DaysApr 30 - May 1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 2-10TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 3Jan 22 - Mar 18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 25 - May 17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 18-22Mar 19-22Mar 19-22Mar 19-22
Degree ConferralMay 23
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

2030-2031

2030-2031University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
Summer
ClassesMay 20 - Aug 14
AlternateJun 3 - Jul 17May 28 - Aug 19May 20 - Aug 9May 28 - Aug 23
HolidaysMay 27, Jun 19, Jul 4
Degree ConferralAug 23N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 26N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 2N/ADec 16N/ADec 20Dec 6Dec 9N/A
Reading DaysDec 3-4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 5-13TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 26 - Oct 21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 23 - Dec 20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 2
Fall BreakDivision SpecificOct 17-18Oct 17-18
Thanksgiving BreakNov 25-29Nov 27-29Nov 27-29Nov 27-29
Degree ConferralDec 30N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 2-17N/AN/AN/A
HolidayJan 20N/A
Spring
First Day of Classes (Semester)Jan 21N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Apr 28N/AMay 12N/AMay 16May 2N/A
Reading DaysApr 29-30N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 1-9TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 3Jan 21 - Mar 17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 4Mar 24 - May 16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Spring BreakMar 17-21
Degree ConferralMay 22
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.

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Academic Calendar Key Features

  • The calendar was created in consultation with the School Deans’ offices and registrars over the past three years
  • The calendar will be set and published for ten years to enhance academic and administrative planning.
  • These common calendars make it easier for students to contemplate and possibly take curricular offerings across the divisions.
  • Students will be subject to tuition separately for summer programs.
  • The start dates for semesters and the eight-week instructional periods are aligned. The non-compulsory summer terms continue to vary with fewer instructional patterns.
  • Although the start dates for the terms may affect current expectations, the common calendars are designed to minimize the adjustments that we all will have to make.