Academic Calendar (Including Holidays)

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Undergraduate Program Dates | Graduate Program Dates | Summer Program Dates

Dates for our online extension 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.


Undergraduate Program Dates (Including Holidays)

See the Registrar for additional dates and deadlines.

Summer 2017  
New Student Orientation Begins May 23
Online Check-In May 23–27
Memorial Day May 29 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins May 30
Independence Day July 4 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations August 14–18
Fall 2017  
International Student Pre-Arrival Session August 24–25
New Student Orientation August 26–September 2
Online Check-In August 27–September 1
Labor Day September 4 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins September 5
Columbus Day October 9 (Berklee is open.)
Veterans Day November 10 (observed; Berklee is closed.)
Registration November 13–29
Thanksgiving Recess November 22–26 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations December 11–15
Student Recess December 16–January 15
Winter Recess December 23–January 1 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring 2018  
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15 (Berklee is closed.)
New Student Orientation Begins January 16
Online Check-In January 16–19
Instruction Begins January 22
President's Day February 19 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 20
Spring Recess March 19–23 (Berklee is closed.)
Registration April 9–20
Patriot's Day April 16 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 18
Examinations May 7–11
Commencement May 12
Summer 2018  
New Student Orientation Begins May 22
Online Check-In May 22–26
Memorial Day May 28 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins May 29
Independence Day July 4 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations August 13–17
Fall 2018  
Instruction Begins September 10

Graduate Program Dates (Boston Campus)

See dates for graduate programs on the Valencia, Spain, campus.
Summer 2017  
Summer Classes Begin May 22
Memorial Day May 29 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Culminating Experience Presentations (for one-year programs) June 26–30
Final Commencement, Concert, and Celebration (for one-year programs) June 29
Last Day of Summer Classes June 30
Independence Day July 4 (Berklee is closed.)
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 16–18
Fall 2017  
Check-In Day August 28
Professional Development Week: Orientation August 29–September 1
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency August 29–September 1
Labor Day September 4 (Berklee is closed.)
Fall Classes Begin September 5
Veteran's Day November 10 (Berklee is closed.)
Thanksgiving Recess November 22–26 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Examinations (last week of classes) December 11–15
Semester Break December 16–January 21
Spring 2018  
Spring Classes Begin January 22
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule TBD
Instruction Resumes (following spring break) March 26
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule TBD
Final Examinations (last week of classes) May 7–11
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency May 7–11
Commencement May 12
Summer 2018  
Summer Classes Begin May 21
Final Culminating Experience Presentations (for one-year programs) June 25–29
Final Commencement, Concert, and Celebration (for one-year programs) June 28
Last Day of Summer Classes June 29
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 15–17

Summer Program Dates

See the Five-Week Summer Performance page for program dates.