2024–2025 Academic Calendar

This is the 2024–2025 academic calendar for Berklee College of Music (Boston campus), Berklee NYC, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. These dates are subject to change.

Fall 2024

CollegeConservatoryNew York City

March 2024

Fri Mar 29
Deadline
Registration times available; last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for pre-registration for summer and fall semesters
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate

April 2024

Mon Apr 8
Registration opens for summer and fall semesters
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate

August 2024

Fri Aug 23
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for fall semester
College
Valencia
Undergraduate
Fri Aug 23 - Fri Aug 30
Deadline
Check-in period for fall semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat Aug 24
Residence halls open for new and returning students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat Aug 24 - Sat Aug 31
New student orientation
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Mon Aug 26 - Fri Aug 30
New student orientation
College
Conservatory
Valencia
Graduate
Mon Aug 26 - Sat Aug 31
Instrumental and voice placement auditions
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Thu Aug 29 - Fri Aug 30
New student orientation
New York City
Graduate
Fri Aug 30
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate

September 2024

Mon Sep 2
Labor Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Sep 3
Instruction begins for fall semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Sep 3 - Tue Sep 17
Deadline
Add/drop period for fall semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Sep 18
First day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Sep 30
Graduation application opens for students graduating in December 2024 and May/August 2025
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate

October 2024

Mon Oct 14
Indigenous Peoples' Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Oct 15
Alternate class day: Follow Monday schedule
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Oct 21 - Fri Oct 25

November 2024

Fri Nov 1
Course offerings available for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Nov 1
Deadline
Registration times available; last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for pre-registration for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Nov 6
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Nov 11
Veterans Day: No classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Nov 12
Registration opens for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Nov 27 - Sun Dec 1
Thanksgiving recess: No classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

December 2024

Mon Dec 2
Faculty grading opens
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 6
Graduation application closes for students graduating in December 2024 and May/August 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat Dec 7 - Tue Dec 10
Fall performance juries
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Dec 9 - Sat Dec 14
Final exam period (includes ensemble auditions and juries)
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 13
Incomplete grades "I" from spring and summer semesters convert to "F"
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 13
Instruction ends for fall semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat Dec 14
Residence halls close at 12:00 p.m.
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Dec 18
Final grades due from faculty by 11:59 p.m.
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Dec 23 - Wed Jan 1
Winter recess: Administrative offices close at 5:00 p.m.
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

Spring 2025

CollegeConservatoryNew York City

November 2024

Fri Nov 1
Course offerings available for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Nov 1
Deadline
Registration times available; last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for pre-registration for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Nov 12
Registration opens for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate

January 2025

Thu Jan 2
Administrative offices open
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Jan 10
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Fri Jan 10 - Fri Jan 17
Check-in period for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 14
Residence halls open for new and returning students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 14 - Sun Jan 19
New student orientation
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Fri Jan 17
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status for spring semester
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Mon Jan 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 21
Instruction begins for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 21 - Tue Feb 4
Deadline
Add/drop period for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate

February 2025

Wed Feb 5
First day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Feb 7
Graduation application final decision notices to students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Mon Feb 17
Presidents' Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Feb 18
Alternate class day: Follow a Monday schedule
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

March 2025

Mon Mar 10 - Fri Mar 14
Sun Mar 16 - Sun Mar 23
Spring recess: No classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Mar 28
Course offerings available for summer and fall semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

April 2025

Wed Apr 9
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Apr 21
Patriots' Day: Boston campus closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Apr 23
Alternate class day: Follow a Monday schedule (Boston only)
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Apr 28
Faculty grading opens
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

May 2025

Sat May 3 - Tue May 6
Spring performance juries
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon May 5 - Fri May 9
Final exam period (includes ensemble auditions and juries)
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri May 9
Incomplete grades "I" from fall semester convert to "F"
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri May 9
Instruction ends for spring semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat May 10
Commencement ceremony
College
Undergraduate
Sat May 10
Commencement ceremony
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed May 14
Final grades due from faculty by 11:59 p.m.
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

Summer 2025

CollegeConservatoryNew York City

March 2025

Fri Mar 28
Deadline
Registration times available; last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for pre-registration for summer and fall semesters
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate

April 2025

Mon Apr 7
Registration opens for summer and fall semesters
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate

May 2025

Mon May 19
Instruction begins for NYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Mon May 19 - Wed May 21
Deadline
Add/drop period for Berklee NYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Mon May 19 - Fri May 23
Deadline
Check-in period for summer semester
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
TBD
New student orientation
College
Undergraduate
Thu May 22
First day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade for NYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Fri May 23
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status for international students for summer semester
College
Undergraduate
Fri May 23
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for summer semester
College
Valencia
Undergraduate
Mon May 26
Memorial Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue May 27
Instruction begins for summer semester
College
Undergraduate
Tue May 27 - Tue Jun 3

June 2025

Mon Jun 2
Instruction begins for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Mon Jun 2 - Fri Jun 6
Deadline
Add/drop period for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Wed Jun 4
First day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade for summer semester
College
Undergraduate
Mon Jun 9
First day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Fri Jun 13
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade for NYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Thu Jun 19
Juneteenth: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Thu Jun 26
Commencement ceremony for one-year graduate programs at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus and Berklee Online
College
Graduate
Fri Jun 27
Instruction ends for NYC and CPGJ graduate progams
College
New York City
Graduate
Sat Jun 28
Commencement ceremony
New York City
Graduate
Mon Jun 30
Instruction begins for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jun 30 - Mon Jul 7

July 2025

Wed Jul 2
Final grades due from faculty by 11:59 p.m. for Berklee NYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Fri Jul 4
Independence Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Jul 7
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Mon Jul 14
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Fri Jul 18
Instruction ends for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Fri Jul 18
Instruction ends for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jul 21
Deadline
Instruction begins for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jul 21 - Fri Jul 25
Wed Jul 23
Final grades due from faculty for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Wed Jul 23
Final grades due from faculty for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate

August 2025

Fri Aug 1
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade
College
Undergraduate
Fri Aug 1
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Fri Aug 8
Faculty grading opens for summer semester
College
Undergraduate
Fri Aug 8
Instruction ends for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Aug 11 - Fri Aug 15
Wed Aug 13
Final grades due from faculty for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Fri Aug 15
Instruction ends for summer semester
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Aug 20
Final grades due from faculty by 11:59 p.m. for summer semester
College
Undergraduate