Academic Calendar

Select a calendar:
College Holidays | 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.

For information about Boston campus tours, see Visiting Berklee.

Holidays (college is closed)

Fall Semester 2016 2017
Labor Day September 5 September 4
Columbus Day* October 10 (college open, classes in session) October 9 (college open)
Veterans Day November 11 November 10 (observed)
Thanksgiving Recess*

November 23–27
(college closed Wednesday before Thanksgiving)

November 22–26
Winter Recess December 23–January 2 December 23–January 2
Spring Semester 2017 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16 TBA
Presidents Day February 20 TBA
Spring Recess March 20–24 TBA
Patriots Day April 17 TBA
Summer Semester 2017 2018
Memorial Day May 29 TBA
Independence Day July 4 TBA

*This is a change from past practice. The college is open on Columbus Day and will now be closed on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. 


Undergraduate Program Dates

Fall Semester 2016 2017
International Student Orientation August 24–27 August 23–26
New Student Orientation Begins August 28 August 27
Online Check-In August 28–September 2 August 27–September 1
Instruction Begins September 6 September 5
Registration November 14–30 November 13–29
Examinations December 12–16 December 11–15
Student Recess December 17–January 16 December 16–January 15
Spring Semester 2017 2018
New Student Orientation Begins January 17 TBA
Online Check-In January 17–20 TBA
Instruction Begins January 23 TBA
Registration April 10–21 TBA
Examinations May 8–12 TBA
Commencement May 13 TBA
SUMMER Semester 2017 2018
New Student Orientation Begins May 23 TBA
Online Check-In May 23–26 TBA
Instruction Begins May 30 TBA
Examinations August 14–18 TBA

Graduate Program Dates (Boston Campus)

Fall Semester 2015 2016
Check-In Day August 31 August 29
Professional Development Week: Orientation September 14 August 30September 2
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency September 14 August 30September 2
Fall Classes Begin September 8 September 6
Final Examinations (last week of classes) December 1418 December 12–16
Semester Break December 19January 10 December 17–January 16
Spring Semester 2016 2017
Spring Classes Begin January 19 January 17
Instruction Resumes (following spring break) March 21 March 27
Final Examinations (last week of classes) May 26 May 812
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency May 36 May 912
Commencement May 7 May 13
Summer Semester 2016 2017
Summer Classes Begin May 23 May 22
Initial Culminating Experience Presentations June 610 June 59
Final Culminating Experience Presentations June 27July 1 June 26–29
Final Commencemen, Concert, and Celebration July 1 June 29
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 1619 August 1518

Summer Program Dates

12-week Summer Semester 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
Five-week Summer Performance Program 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