Academic Calendar

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College Holidays | Undergraduate Program Dates | Graduate Program Dates | Summer Program Dates

For Berklee Online dates, visit the Berklee Online academic calendar.
For Valencia, Spain campus dates, visit the Valencia academic calendar.
For information about Boston campus tours, see Visiting Berklee.

Holidays (college is closed)

Fall Semester 2015 2016
Labor Day September 7  
Columbus Day October 12  
Veterans Day November 11  
Thanksgiving Recess November 26–29  
Winter Recess December 24–January 3  
Spring Semester 2015 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 19 January 18
Presidents Day February 16 February 15
Spring Recess March 14–22 March 14–18
Patriots Day April 20 April 18
Summer Semester 2015 2016
Memorial Day May 25 May 30
Independence Day July 3 (observed) and July 4 July 4

Undergraduate Program Dates

Fall Semester 2015 2016
New Student Orientation Begins August 30  
Online Check-In August 30–September 4  
Instruction Begins September 8  
Registration November 17–December 4  
Examinations December 15–19  
Student Recess December 19–January 18  
Spring Semester 2015 2016
New Student Orientation Begins January 13 January 12
Online Check-In January 12–16 January 12–15
Instruction Begins January 20 January 19
Registration April 6–17 April 4–15
Examinations May 4–8 May 2–6
Commencement May 9 May 7

Graduate Program Dates

Fall Semester 2015
Professional Development Week: Orientation September 1-4
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency September 1-4
Final examinations (last week of classes) December 14-18
Semester Break December 19 - January 10
Spring Semester 2016
Professional Development Week January 13-15
Spring Classes Begin January 19
Instruction Resumes March 21
Final Examinations (last week of classes) May 2-6
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency May 3-6
Commencement May 7
Summer Semester  2016
Professional Development Week May 16-20
Summer Classes Begin May 23
Initial Culminating Experience Presentations June 6-10
Final Culminating Experience Presentations June 27 - July 1
Commencement Concert July 1
Commencement July 2
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 16-19

Summer Program Dates

Summer Semester (12 Weeks) 2015 2016
New Student Orientation Begins May 19 May 17
Online Check-In May 19–22 May 17–20
Instruction Begins May 26 May 23
Examinations August 10–14 August 8–12
Summer Performance Program (5 weeks) 2015 2016
Registration July 11 July 9
Testing—Placement and Auditions July 12 July 10
Instruction Begins July 13 July 11
Instruction Ends August 14 August 12