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.

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
Final Grades Due August 20
Fall 2020  
New Student Orientation August 29–September 4
Online Check-In August 29–September 4
Labor Day September 7 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins September 8
Columbus Day October 12 (Berklee is open.)
Alternate Class Day: Follow Wednesday Schedule November 10
Veterans Day November 11 (Berklee is closed.)
Registration November 16–December 2
Thanksgiving Recess November 25–27 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations December 14–18
Student Recess December 19–January 11
Winter Recess December 24–January 1 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Grades Due December 30, 2020
Spring 2021  
New Student Orientation TBD
Online Check-In TBD
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins January 19
Presidents Day February 15 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 16
Spring Recess March 15–19
Registration April 5–16
Patriots Day April 19 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 21
Examinations May 3–7
Commencement May 8
Final Grades Due May 13
Summer 2021  
New Student Orientation TBD
Online Check-In TBD
Memorial Day May 24 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins May 31
Independence Day July 5 (Observed; Berklee is closed.)
Alternate Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule July 6
Examinations August 9–13
Final Grades Due August 19

 

Graduate Program Dates (Boston Campus)

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

Academic Year 2020–2021

Summer 2020  
Instruction Begins May 18
Memorial Day May 25 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Culminating Experience Presentations
June 22–24
Graduate Commencement Ceremony June 25
Last Day of Summer Classes June 26
Final Grades Due July 2
Fall 2020  
Online Check-In August 29–September 4
Berklee/Harvard Dual Degree Program Orientation August 27 (12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)
Professional Development Week: Orientation and Check-In  September 1-4
Labor Day September 7 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins September 8
Boston Maratathon Day September 14 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule September 15
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes for Fall 2020 September 15
Columbus Day October 12 (Berklee is open.)
Alternate Class Day: Follow Wednesday Schedule November 10
Veterans Day November 11 (Berklee is closed.)
Registration November 12-December 4
Thanksgiving Recess November 25–27 (Berklee is closed.)
Examination December 14–18
Student Recess December 19–January 11
Winter Recess December 24–January 1 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Grades Due December 30, 2020
Spring 2021  
New Student Orientation TBD
Online Check-In TBD
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins
January 19
Presidents Day February 15 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 16
Spring Recess March 15–19
Registration TBD
Patriots Day April 19 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 21
Examinations May 3–7
Undergraduate Commencement May 8
Final Grades Due  May 13

Summer Programs Dates

See the Summer Programs calendar for program dates.