2020-2021 Academic Calendar
NOTICE: The Spring 2021 schedule may be altered due to COVID-19 disruptions.
SPRING BREAK 2021: To reduce COVID risks posed by travel, Spring Break will be replaced by individual days off distributed throughout the semester.
LAST EDITS TO THE 2020-2021 CALENDAR WERE MADE ON JANUARY 15, 2021.
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.
|2020-2021||University Standard*||Advanced International Studies||Arts & Sciences||Business||Education||Engineering**||Medicine: MD Programs||Medicine: Graduate & PhD Programs**||Nursing||Peabody||Public Health|
|Classes||See school websites|
|Holidays||May 25, Jul 3 (observed)|
|Degree Conferral||Aug 28||N/A|
|First Day of Classes (Semester)||Aug 31||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Last Day of Classes (Semester)||Dec 9||N/A||Dec 21||N/A||Dec 23||Dec 11||Dec 14||N/A|
|Reading Days||Dec 10-11||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Dec 15||N/A|
|Exam Days||Dec 14-23||TBD||Dec 14-22||TBD||TBD||Dec 14-22||TBD||TBD||TBD||Dec 16-18||TBD|
|8-week Term 1||Aug 31 - Oct 26||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|8-week Term 2||Oct 27 - Dec 23||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Fall Break||N/A||Oct 22-23||Oct 22-23|
|Thanksgiving Break||Nov 23-27||Nov 26-27||Nov 26-27||Nov 25-27|
|Degree Conferral||Dec 31||N/A|
|Classes||Jan 4-22||N/A||Jan 4-15||N/A||N/A|
|First Day of Classes (Semester)||Jan 25||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Last Day of Classes (Semester)||Apr 29||N/A||May 15||N/A||May 21||May 7||N/A|
|Reading Days||May 3-4||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Exam Days||May 5-13||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||May 10-14||TBD|
|8-week Term 3||Jan 25 - Mar 19||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|8-week Term 4||Mar 23 - May 21||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Spring Break (individual days)||Mar 22, 30, Apr 14, 22, 30|
|Degree Conferral||May 27|
|*Standard dates apply unless alternate dates are specified.|
**Length of courses may vary; check course schedule.
N/A: Not applicable to this schedule.
- Advanced Academic Programs (Krieger School of Arts & Sciences part-time graduate programs)
- Engineering for Professionals (Whiting School of Engineering part-time graduate programs)
- Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Carey Business School
- Peabody Institute
- School of Advanced International Studies
- School of Education
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing