Draft Academic Calendar

NOTICE: THE FALL 2020 SCHEDULE MAY BE ALTERED DUE TO COVID-19 DISRUPTIONS.

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

2020-2021

2020-2021University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesSee school websites
Alternate
HolidaysMay 25, Jul 3 (observed)
Degree ConferralAug 28N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 31N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 9N/ADec 21N/ADec 23Dec 11Dec 14N/A
Reading DaysDec 10-11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 14-23TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 31 - Oct 26N/AAug 31 - Oct 21N/AAug 31 - Oct 21N/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 27 - Dec 23N/AOct 26 - Dec 11N/AOct 26 - Dec 11N/AN/A
HolidaySep 7
Fall BreakN/AOct 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 21May 14N/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

2021-2022

2021-2022University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 24 - Aug 17
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 15Jun 1 - Aug 23May 24 - Aug 13Jun 1 - Aug 27
HolidaysMay 31, 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 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 29N/AMay 14N/AMay 20N/A
Reading DaysMay 2-3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysMay 4-12TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
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

2022-2023

2022-2023University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 23 - Aug 17
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 15May 31 - Aug 22May 23 - Aug 12May 31 - Aug 26
HolidaysMay 30, Jul 4
Degree ConferralAug 26N/A
Fall
First Day of Classes (Semester)Aug 29N/AN/AN/A
Last Day of Classes (Semester)Dec 5N/ADec 19N/ADec 23Dec 9Dec 12N/A
Reading DaysDec 6-7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Exam DaysDec 8-16TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
8-week Term 1Aug 29 - Oct 24N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
8-week Term 2Oct 26 - Dec 23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
HolidaySep 5
Fall BreakNov 21-25Nov 23-25Nov 23-25Nov 23-25
Degree ConferralDec 30N/A
Intersession
ClassesJan 2-20N/AN/AN/A
HolidayJan 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 Term 3Jan 23 - 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

2023-2024

2023-2024University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 22 - Aug 16
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 17May 30 - Aug 22May 22 - Aug 11May 30 - Aug 25
HolidaysMay 29, 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 BreakNov 20-24Nov 22-24Nov 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 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

2024-2025

2024-2025University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 20 - Aug 14
AlternateJun 3 - Jul 17May 28 - Aug 19May 20 - Aug 9May 28 - Aug 23
HolidaysMay 27, 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 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

2025-2026

2025-2026University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 19 - Aug 13
AlternateJun 2 - Jul 16May 27 - Aug 18May 19 - Aug 8May 27 - Aug 22
HolidaysMay 26, 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 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

2026-2027

2026-2027University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 26 - Aug 17
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 15May 26 - Aug 14May 26 - Aug 28
HolidaysMay 25, 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 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

2027-2028

2027-2028University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 24 - Aug 17
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 16Jun 1 - Aug 23May 24 - Aug 13Jun 1 - Aug 27
HolidaysMay 31, 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 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

2028-2029

2028-2029University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 22 - Aug 16
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 17May 30 - Aug 21May 22 - Aug 11May 30 - Aug 25
HolidaysMay 29, 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 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

2029-2030

2029-2030University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 21 - Aug 15
AlternateJun 1 - Jul 17May 29 - Aug 20May 21 - Aug 10May 29 - Aug 24
HolidaysMay 28, 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 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

2030-2031

2030-2031University Standard* Advanced International StudiesArts & SciencesBusinessEducationEngineering**Medicine: MD ProgramsMedicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**NursingPeabodyPublic Health
*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
Summer
ClassesMay 20 - Aug 14
AlternateJun 3 - Jul 17May 28 - Aug 19May 20 - Aug 9May 28 - Aug 23
HolidaysMay 27, 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 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

Comments or Questions?

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.