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

August 2024

Fri Aug 23 - Fri Aug 30
Deadline
Check-in period for fall 2024
College
Conservatory
New York City
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 for undergraduate students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Mon Aug 26 - Fri Aug 30
New student orientation for College and Conservatory graduate students
College
Conservatory
Graduate
Mon Aug 26 - Sat Aug 31
Instrumental and voice placement auditions
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Fri Aug 30
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Aug 30
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument
College
Undergraduate
Sat Aug 31 - Mon Sep 2
New student orientation for Berklee NYC graduate students
New York City
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 2024
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Sep 3 - Tue Sep 17
Deadline
Add/drop period for fall 2024
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Sep 18
First day to withdraw from a course with a “w” grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Sep 30
Graduation application opens for students graduating in December 2024 & 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
Spring 2025 course offerings available
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Nov 1
Spring 2025 student registration times available
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Nov 6
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a “w” grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Nov 11
Veterans Day: No classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Nov 12
Spring 2025 registration period begins
College
Conservatory
New York City
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 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 6
Graduation application closes for students graduating in December 2024
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Sat Dec 7 - Tue Dec 10
Fall performance juries
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Dec 9 - Sat Dec 14
Final exam period
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Dec 9 - Sat Dec 14
Final exam period (includes ensemble auditions)
College
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 13
Incomplete grades "I" for spring and summer 2024 convert to "F"
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 13
Instruction ends for fall 2024
College
Conservatory
New York City
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

January 2025

Thu Jan 2
Administrative offices open
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Jan 10 - Fri Jan 17
Check-in period for spring 2025
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 for undergraduate students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Fri Jan 17
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status for spring 2025
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Fri Jan 17
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for spring 2025
College
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 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 21 - Tue Feb 4
Deadline
Add/drop period for
spring 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

February 2025

Wed Feb 5
First day to withdraw from a course with a “w” grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Feb 7
2025 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
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Mar 28
Summer and fall 2025 course offerings available
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Mar 28
Summer and fall 2025 registration times available
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

April 2025

Mon Apr 7
Summer and fall 2025 registration begins
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Apr 9
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a “w” grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
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
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon May 5 - Fri May 9
Final exam period (includes ensemble auditions)
College
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri May 9
Incomplete grades "I" for fall 2025 convert to "F"
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri May 9
Instruction ends for spring 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat May 10
Berklee College of Music commencement
College
Undergraduate
Sat May 10
Boston Conservatory at Berklee commencement
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

May 2025

Mon May 19
Instruction begins for BNYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Mon May 19 - Wed May 21
Deadline
Add/drop period for BNYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Mon May 19 - Fri May 23
Deadline
Check-in period for summer 2025
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
TBD
New student orientation for undergraduate students
College
Undergraduate
Thu May 22
First day to withdraw from a course with a 'W" grade: Berklee NYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Fri May 23
Fall 2025 registration times avaliable for all entering graduate students
College
Conservatory
New York City
Graduate
Fri May 23
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status for summer 2025 (international students only)
College
Undergraduate
Fri May 23
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for summer 2025 Boston undergraduate programs only
College
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 12-week undergraduate programs
College
Undergraduate
Tue May 27 - Tue Jun 3
Add/drop period for 12-week undergraduate session
College
Undergraduate

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 12-week course with a “w” grade
College
Undergraduate
Mon Jun 9
First day to withdraw from an MFA summer 7-week session course with a "w" grade
Conservatory
Graduate
Fri Jun 13
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "w" grade: Berklee 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
Mon Jun 23
Instruction begins for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jun 23 - Fri Jun 27
Deadline
Add/drop period for MUED first 3-week session
College
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
Last day of classes for BNYC and CPGJ graduate progams
College
New York City
Graduate
Sat Jun 28
Commencement ceremony for graduate programs at Berklee NYC
New York City
Graduate

July 2025

Wed Jul 2
Final grades due from faculty BNYC and CPGJ graduate programs at 11:59 p.m.
College
New York City
Graduate
Thu Jul 3
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from an MUED first 3-week session course with a “w” grade
College
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 an MFA summer 7-week course with a "w" grade
Conservatory
Graduate
Fri Jul 11
Last day of classes for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jul 14
Deadline
Instruction begins for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jul 14 - Fri Jul 18
Add/drop period for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Wed Jul 16
Fall 2025 registration for fall 2025 entering BNYC and CPGJ students
College
New York City
Graduate
Wed Jul 16
Fall 2025 registration for summer 2025 entering undergraduate students
College
Undergraduate
Wed Jul 16
Final grades due from faculty for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Fri Jul 18
Last day of classes: M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Wed Jul 23
Final grades due from faculty for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Fri Jul 25
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from an MUED second 3-week session course with a “w” grade
College
Graduate

August 2025

Fri Aug 1
Last day of classes for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Fri Aug 1
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a 12-week course with a "w" grade
College
Undergraduate
Wed Aug 6
Final grades due from faculty for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Aug 11 - Fri Aug 15
Final examinations/ratings auditions for 12-week undergraduate session
College
Undergraduate
Fri Aug 15
Last day of classes for 12-week undergraduate session
College
Undergraduate
Wed Aug 20
Final grades due from faculty by 11:59 p.m. (12-week only)
College
Undergraduate