Academic Calendar (Including Holidays)

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Undergraduate Program Dates | Graduate Program Dates | Summer Program 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)

See the Registrar for additional dates and deadlines.

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
Patriots' 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 May 22–26
Online Check-In May 22–25
Memorial Day May 28 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins May 29
Independence Day July 4 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations August 13–17
Fall 2018  
International Student Pre-Arrival Session August 29–31
Berklee/Harvard Dual Degree Program Orientation August 30 (12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)
New Student Orientation September 1–8
Online Check-In September 1–7
Labor Day September 3 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins September 10
Columbus Day October 8 (Berklee is open.)
Veterans Day November 12 (observed; Berklee is closed.)
Registration November 19–December 5
Thanksgiving Recess November 21–23 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations December 17–21
Student Recess December 22–January 14
Winter Recess December 22–January 1 (Berklee is closed.)

Graduate Program Dates (Boston Campus)

See dates for graduate programs on the Valencia, Spain, campus.
Spring 2018  
Spring Classes Begin January 22
President's Day February 19 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring Break March 19–23
Instruction Resumes (following spring break) March 26
Patriots' Day  April 16 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Examinations (last week of classes) May 7–11
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency May 7–11
Commencement (M.A. in Music Therapy and undergraduate students) May 12
Summer 2018  
Summer Classes Begin May 21
Memorial Day May 28 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Culminating Experience Presentations (for one-year programs)
June 25–27
Final Commencement, Concert, and Celebration (for one-year programs) June 28
Last Day of Summer Classes June 29
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 22–24
Fall 2018  
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 11–15
Semester Break December 22–January 20
Spring 2019  
Spring Classes Begin January 22
President's 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 7–10
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
Final Commencement, Concert, and Celebration (for one-year programs) June 27
Last Day of Summer Classes June 28
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 21–23

Summer Program Dates

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