2025–2026 Academic Calendar

This is the 2025–2026 academic calendar for Berklee College of Music (Boston campus), Berklee NYC, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. These dates are subject to change.

Fall 2025

August 2025

Fri Aug 22 - Fri Aug 29
Deadline
Check-in period for fall 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Valencia
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat Aug 23
Residence halls open for new and returning students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat Aug 23 - Sat Aug 30
New student orientation for undergraduate students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Mon Aug 25 - Fri Aug 29
New student orientation for College and Conservatory graduate students
College
Conservatory
Graduate
Mon Aug 25 - Sat Aug 30
Instrumental and voice placement auditions
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Aug 29
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Aug 29
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument
College
Undergraduate
Sat Aug 30 - Mon Sep 1
New student orientation for Berklee NYC graduate students
New York City
Graduate

September 2025

Mon Sep 1
Labor Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Sep 2
Instruction begins for fall 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Sep 2 - Tue Sep 16
Deadline
Add/drop period for fall 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Sep 17
First day to withdraw from a course with a “w” grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Sep 29
Graduation application opens for students graduating in December 2024 and May/August 2025
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate

October 2025

Mon Oct 13
Indigenous Peoples' Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Oct 14
Alternate class day: Follow Monday schedule
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Oct 20 - Fri Oct 24

November 2025

Wed Nov 5
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a “w” grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Nov 7
Spring 2026 course offerings available
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Nov 7
Spring 2026 student registration times available
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Nov 10
Spring 2026 registration period begins
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Nov 11
Veterans Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Nov 26 - Sun Nov 30
Thanksgiving recess: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

December 2025

Mon Dec 1
Faculty grading opens
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 5
Deadline
Graduation application closes for students graduating in December 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat Dec 6 - Tue Dec 9
Fall performance juries
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Dec 8 - Sat Dec 13
Final exam period
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Dec 8 - Sat Dec 13
Final exam period (includes ensemble auditions)
College
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 12
Incomplete grades "I" for spring and summer 2025 convert to "F"
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Dec 12
Instruction ends for fall 2025
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Dec 17
Final grades due from faculty by 11:59 p.m.
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Dec 23 - Thu Jan 1
Winter recess: Administrative offices close at 5:00 p.m.
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

Spring 2026

January 2026

Fri Jan 2
Administrative offices open
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Jan 9 - Fri Jan 16
Deadline
Check-in period for spring 2026
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 13
Residence halls open for new and returning students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 13 - Sun Jan 18
New student orientation for undergraduate students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Fri Jan 16
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status for spring 2026
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Fri Jan 16
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for spring 2026
College
Undergraduate
Mon Jan 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 20
Instruction begins for spring 2026
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Jan 20 - Tue Feb 3
Deadline
Add/drop period for spring 2026
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

February 2026

Wed Feb 4
First day to withdraw from a course with a “w” grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Feb 6
2025 graduation application final decision notices to students
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Mon Feb 16
Presidents' Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue Feb 17
Alternate class day: Follow a Monday schedule
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

March 2026

Mon Mar 9 - Fri Mar 13
Sun Mar 15 - Sun Mar 22
Spring recess
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Mar 27
Summer and fall 2026 course offerings available
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri Mar 27
Summer and fall 2026 registration times available
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

April 2026

Mon Apr 6
Summer and fall 2026 registration begins
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Apr 8
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a “w” grade
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Apr 20
Patriots' Day: Boston campus closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed Apr 22
Alternate class day: Follow a Monday schedule (Boston only)
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Apr 27
Faculty grading opens
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

May 2026

Sat May 2 - Tue May 5
Spring performance juries
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon May 4 - Fri May 8
Final exam period
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon May 4 - Fri May 8
Final exam period (includes ensemble auditions)
College
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri May 8
Incomplete grades "I" for fall 2025 convert to "F"
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Fri May 8
Instruction ends for spring 2026
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Sat May 9
Berklee College of Music commencement
College
Undergraduate
Sat May 9
Boston Conservatory at Berklee commencement
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
Wed May 13
Final grades due from faculty by 11:59 p.m.
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate

Summer 2026

May 2026

Mon May 18
Instruction begins for BNYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Mon May 18 - Wed May 20
Deadline
Add/drop period for BNYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Mon May 18 - Fri May 22
Deadline
Check-in period for summer 2026
College
Conservatory
Undergraduate
Graduate
TBD
New student orientation for undergraduate students
College
Undergraduate
Thu May 21
First day to withdraw from a course with a "W" grade: Berklee NYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Fri May 22
Fall 2026 registration times avaliable for all entering graduate students
College
Conservatory
New York City
Graduate
Fri May 22
Deadline
Last day to declare part-time status for summer 2026 (international students only)
College
Undergraduate
Fri May 22
Deadline
Last day to submit change of major, program, or instrument for summer 2026
College
Undergraduate
Mon May 25
Memorial Day: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Tue May 26
Instruction begins for 12-week undergraduate programs
College
Undergraduate
Tue May 26 - Tue Jun 2
Deadline
Add/drop period for 12-week undergraduate session
College
Undergraduate

June 2026

Mon Jun 1
Instruction begins for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Mon Jun 1 - Fri Jun 5
Deadline
Add/drop period for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Wed Jun 3
First day to withdraw from a 12-week course with a “w” grade
College
Undergraduate
Mon Jun 8
First day to withdraw from an MFA summer 7-week session course with a "w" grade
Conservatory
Graduate
Fri Jun 12
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a course with a "w" grade: Berklee NYC and CPGJ graduate programs
College
New York City
Graduate
Fri Jun 19
Juneteenth: No classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Jun 22
Instruction begins for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26
Deadline
Add/drop period for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Thu Jun 25
Commencement ceremony for one-year graduate programs at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus and Berklee Online
College
Graduate
Fri Jun 26
Last day of classes for BNYC and CPGJ graduate progams
College
New York City
Graduate
Sat Jun 27
Commencement ceremony for graduate programs at Berklee NYC
New York City
Graduate

July 2026

Wed Jul 1
Final grades due from faculty for BNYC and CPGJ graduate programs at 11:59 p.m.
College
New York City
Graduate
Thu Jul 2
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from an MUED first 3-week session course with a “w” grade
College
Graduate
Fri Jul 3
Independence Day Observed: Boston and New York campuses closed, no classes
College
Conservatory
New York City
Undergraduate
Graduate
Mon Jul 6
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from an MFA summer 7-week course with a "w" grade
Conservatory
Graduate
Fri Jul 10
Last day of classes for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jul 13
Instruction begins for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Jul 13 - Fri Jul 17
Deadline
Add/drop period for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Wed Jul 15
Fall 2026 registration for fall 2026 entering Berklee NYC and CPGJ students
College
New York City
Graduate
Wed Jul 15
Fall 2026 registration for summer 2026 entering undergraduate students
College
Undergraduate
Wed Jul 15
Final grades due from faculty for MUED first 3-week session
College
Graduate
Fri Jul 17
Last day of classes: M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Wed Jul 22
Final grades due from faculty for M.F.A. summer 7-week session
Conservatory
Graduate
Fri Jul 24
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from an MUED second 3-week session course with a “w” grade
College
Graduate
Fri Jul 31
Last day of classes for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Fri Jul 31
Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a 12-week course with a "w" grade
College
Undergraduate

August 2026

Wed Aug 5
Final grades due from faculty for MUED second 3-week session
College
Graduate
Mon Aug 10 - Fri Aug 14
Final examinations/ratings auditions for 12-week undergraduate session
College
Undergraduate
Fri Aug 14
Last day of classes for 12-week undergraduate session
College
Undergraduate
Wed Aug 19
Final grades due from faculty by 11:59 p.m. (12-week only)
College
Undergraduate