Academic Calendar (Including Holidays)

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Undergraduate Program Dates | Graduate Program Dates | Summer Programs Dates


Undergraduate Program Dates (Including Holidays)

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

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/Indigenous Peoples' Day October 12 (Berklee is open.)
Alternate Class Day: Follow Wednesday Schedule November 10
Veterans Day November 11 (Berklee is closed.)
Registration TBD
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
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18 (Berklee is closed.)
Online Check-In January 19–22
Instruction Begins January 25
Presidents Day February 15 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 16
Spring Recess Canceled
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
Instruction Begins May 24 
Memorial Day May 31 (Berklee is closed.)
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

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
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes for Fall 2020 September 15
Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day October 12 (Berklee is open.)
Alternate Class Day: Follow Wednesday Schedule November 10
Veterans Day November 11 (Berklee is closed.)
Registration TBD
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
Spring 2021  
New Student Orientation TBD
Online Check-In TBD
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins January 25
Presidents Day February 15 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 16
Spring Recess Canceled
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 2021  
New Student Orientation TBD
Online Check-In TBD
Instruction Begins May 17
Memorial Day May 31 (Berklee is closed.)
Culminating Experience Presentations June 21, 22, and 23
Commencement June 24
Final Grades Due July 1

Summer Programs Dates

See the Summer Programs calendar for program dates.