Academic Calendar (Including Holidays)

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Undergraduate Program Dates | Graduate Program Dates | Summer Program 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)

See the Registrar for additional dates and deadlines.

Fall 2018  
International Student Pre-Orientation August 29–31
Berklee/Harvard Dual Degree Program Orientation August 30 (12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)
New Student Orientation September 1–8
Online Check-In September 1–7
Labor Day September 3 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins September 10
Columbus Day October 8 (Berklee is open.)
Veterans Day November 12 (observed; Berklee is closed.)
Registration November 19–December 5
Thanksgiving Recess November 21–23 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations December 17–21
Student Recess December 22–January 14
Winter Recess December 22–January 1 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring 2019  
New Student Orientation January 15–19
Online Check-In January 15–18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins January 22
Presidents' Day February 18 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 19
Spring Recess March 18–22 
Registration April 8–19
Patriots' Day April 15 (Berklee is closed.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 17
Examinations May 6–10
Commencement May 11
Summer 2019  
New Student Orientation May 21–25
Online Check-In May 21–24
Memorial Day May 27 (Berklee is closed.)
Instruction Begins May 28
Independence Day July 4 (Berklee is closed.)
Examinations August 12–16

Graduate Program Dates (Boston Campus)

See dates for graduate programs on the Valencia, Spain, campus.
Fall 2018  
Berklee/Harvard Dual Degree Program Orientation August 30 (12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)
Check-In Day September 4
Professional Development Week: Orientation September 4–7
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency September 4–7
Labor Day September 3 (Berklee is closed.)
Fall Classes Begin September 10
Veterans Day (observed) November 12 (Berklee is closed.)
Thanksgiving Recess November 21–25 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Examinations (last week of classes) December 17–21
Semester Break December 22–January 20
Spring 2019  
Spring Classes Begin January 22
Presidents' Day February 18 (Berklee is closed.)
Spring Break March 18–22
Instruction Resumes (following spring break) March 25
Patriots' Day  April 15 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Examinations (last week of classes) May 6–10
Master of Arts in Music Therapy Residency May 8–10
Commencement (M.A. in Music Therapy and undergraduate students) May 11
Summer 2019  
Summer Classes Begin May 20 
Memorial Day May 27 (Berklee is closed.)
Final Culminating Experience

Presentations (for one-year programs)
June 24–26
Final Commencement, Concert, and Celebration (for one-year programs) June 27
Last Day of Summer Classes June 28
Graduate Internship and Career Seminar August 21–23

Summer Program Dates

See the Five-Week Summer Performance page for program dates.