Academic Calendar (Including Holidays)

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Undergraduate Program Dates | Graduate Program Dates | Summer Programs Dates

Dates for our online school can be found on the Berklee Online academic calendar.
Dates for our campus in Valencia, Spain, can be found on the Valencia academic calendar.
Details for the conservatory can be found at Boston Conservatory at Berklee dates and deadlines


Undergraduate Program Dates (Including Holidays)

Dates will be added as they become available.
See the Registrar for additional dates and deadlines.

Spring 2019  
New Student Orientation January 15–19
Online Check-In January 15–18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins January 22
Presidents Day February 18 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 19
Spring Recess March 18–22 
Registration April 8–19
Patriots Day April 15 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 17
Examinations May 6–10
Commencement May 11
Summer 2019  
New Student Orientation May 21–25
Online Check-In May 21–24
Memorial Day May 27 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins May 28
Independence Day July 4 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations August 12–16
Fall 2019  
International Student Pre-Orientation August 28–30
Berklee/Harvard Dual Degree Program Orientation TBD
New Student Orientation August 31–September 7
Online Check-In August 31–September 6
Labor Day September 2 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins September 9
Columbus Day October 14 (Berklee is open.)
Veterans Day November 11 (Berklee is closed.)
Registration November 18–December 4
Thanksgiving Recess November 27–29 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations December 16–20
Student Recess December 21–January 13
Winter Recess December 24–January 1 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring 2020  
New Student Orientation January 14–18
Online Check-In January 14–17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins January 21
Presidents Day February 17 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 18
Spring Recess March 16–20
Registration April 6–17
Patriots Day April 20 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 22
Examinations May 4–8
Commencement May 9
Summer 2020  
New Student Orientation May 19–23
Online Check-In May 19–22
Memorial Day May 25 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins May 26
Independence Day July 3 (Observed; Berklee is closed.)
Examinations August 10–14

Graduate Program Dates (Boston Campus)

See dates for graduate programs on the Valencia, Spain, campus.

Academic Year 2019–2020

Fall 2019  
Berklee/Harvard Dual Degree Program Orientation August 30 (12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)
Check-In Day September 3
Professional Development Week: Orientation September 3–6
Labor Day September 2 (Berklee is closed.)
Fall Classes Begin September 9
Veterans Day (observed) November 11 (Berklee is closed.)
Thanksgiving Recess November 27–29 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Examinations (last week of classes) December 16–20
Semester Break December 21–January 19
Spring 2020  
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring Classes Begin January 21
Presidents Day February 17 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring Break March 16–20
Instruction Resumes (following spring break) March 25
Patriots Day  April 20 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Examinations (last week of classes) May 4–8
Commencement (undergraduate) May 9
Summer 2020  
Summer Classes Begin May 18
Memorial Day May 25 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Culminating Experience Presentations
June 22–25
Graduate Concert June 24
Graduate Commencement Ceremony June 25
Last Day of Summer Classes June 28
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 11–14

Academic Year 2018–2019

Fall 2018  
Berklee/Harvard Dual Degree Program Orientation August 30 (12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)
Check-In Day September 4
Professional Development Week: Orientation September 4–7
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency September 4–7
Labor Day September 3 (Berklee is closed.)
Fall Classes Begin September 10
Veterans Day (observed) November 12 (Berklee is closed.)
Thanksgiving Recess November 21–25 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Examinations (last week of classes) December 17–21
Semester Break December 22–January 20
Spring 2019  
Spring Classes Begin January 22
Presidents Day February 18 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring Break March 18–22
Instruction Resumes (following spring break) March 25
Patriots Day  April 15 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Examinations (last week of classes) May 6–10
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency May 8–10
Commencement (M.A. in Music Therapy and undergraduate students) May 11
Summer 2019  
Summer Classes Begin May 20 
Memorial Day May 27 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Culminating Experience

Presentations (for one-year programs)
June 24–26
Graduate Concert June 26
Graduate Commencement Ceremony (for one-year programs) June 27
Last Day of Summer Classes June 28
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 21–23

Summer Programs Dates

See the Summer Programs calendar for program dates.