Important Dates and Deadlines

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Fall 2016

October 2428

Berklee: Mid-term week/ensemble audition week

November 4 Berklee: Spring 2017 registration manual available
November 10

Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for fall 2016

November 11* Veterans Day (college closed, no classes)
November 1430 Spring 2017 registration period
November 2325* Thanksgiving recess (college closed, no classes)
December 9 Boston Conservatory: Last day to complete incompletes
Boston Conservatory: Fall 2016 classes end.
December 1216 Final exam week
Berklee: Ensemble audition week
December 16 Berklee: Course evaluations due
Berklee: Fall 2016 classes end.
December 17

Winter recess for students begins.
Residence halls close.

December 19 Berklee: Fall 2016 grades will be available on beginning today through 1/2/17.
December 23January 2, 2017

College closed for winter recess

Spring 2017

January 3

College reopens

January 9 Berklee: Last day to pay tuition fees for spring 2017. After this date, a $250 late payment fee will be charged. 
January 16* Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed, no classes)
January 17–20

Berklee: Online check-in begins for continuing and returning students.
Berklee: Entering student orientation, and residence Halls open for spring 2017

January 19 Boston Conservatory: Orientation, audition, and proficiencies for entering students
January 20

Berklee: Last day to declare/change a program, major, or principal instrument for spring 2017

January 23 First day of spring 2017 classes. Add/drop period begins.
January 27 Berklee: Last day to add/drop classes, including those tested out of through credit by exam
January 30

Berklee: Last day to declare part-time status for spring 2017

February 3 Boston Conservatory: Last day to add/drop classes
February 20*

Presidents' Day (no classes)

February 21                   

Alternate Class Day—follow a Monday schedule.

March 3 Berklee: Last day to change a grade of "Incomplete" earned during fall 2016
March 1317

Berklee: Mid-term/audition week

March 2024

Spring Recess

March 27

Boston Conservatory: Academic advising begins.

March 31 Berklee: Summer/Fall 2017 Registration Manual available online
April 7

Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for spring 2017

April 1021 Summer/Fall 2017 Registration period
April 17* Patriots' Day (college closed, no classes)
April 19 Alternate Class Day—follow a Monday schedule.
May 5 Boston Conservatory: Deadline for completing Incompletes. Spring classes end.
May 812 Berklee: Final exam/audition ensemble week
Boston Conservatory: Final exams
May 12 Berklee: Course evaluations due
May 13

Berklee: Commencement ceremony

May 14 Boston Conservatory: 150th Anniversary
May 19

Berklee: Spring 2017 grades available at noon on

* College closed