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.

Spring 2017  
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16 (Berklee is closed.)
New Student Orientation Begins January 17
Online Check-In January 17–20
Instruction Begins January 23
Presidents’ Day February 20 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 21
Spring Recess March 20–24 (Berklee is closed.)
Registration April 10–21
Patriots’ Day April 17 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 19
Examinations May 8–12
Commencement May 13
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 26–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 2 (Berklee is closed.)

Graduate Program Dates (Boston Campus)

See dates for graduate programs on the Valencia, Spain, campus.
Spring 2017  
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring Classes Begin January 23
Presidents' Day February 20 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 21
Spring Recess March 20–24 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Resumes March 27
Patriot's Day April 17 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 19
Final Examinations (last week of classes) May 8–12
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency May 8–12
Commencement May 13
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

12-Week Full-Credit Summer Program 2017  
New Student Orientation Begins May 23
Online Check-In May 23–27
Instruction Begins May 30
Examinations August 14–18
Five-Week Summer Performance Program 2017  
Registration July 8
Testing—Placement and Auditions July 9
Instruction Begins July 10
Instruction Ends August 11