Important Dates and Deadlines

Berklee College of Music (College) and Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Conservatory)


Fall 2018

September 1 Entering undergraduate domestic student move-in and check-in
September 1–7 Entering undergraduate orientation week
College: Fall 2018 check-in week; online check-in for continuing and returning students
September 3 Labor Day (Boston campus closed, no classes)
September 4 Last day to enroll for supplemental tuition insurance
September 7 College: Last day to declare part-time status for fall 2018
College: Last day to request a change of major, program, or instrument for fall 2018
September 10 First day of fall 2018 classes; add/drop period begins.
September 14 Last day to add/drop classes
September 21 Last day to add/drop classes with chair authorization
October 8 Columbus Day (College and Conservatory open, classes in session)
October 19 College: Grades of "incomplete" earned during summer 2018 must be changed by 5:00 p.m. EDT.
College: Last day to apply to participate in May 2019 graduation
October 29–November 2 College: Midterms/ensemble auditions 
November 9 College: Spring 2019 Registration Manual available
November 12 Veterans Day (Observed: Boston campus closed, no classes)
November 16 Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for fall 2018
November 19December 5 Spring 2019 registration period
November 21–23 Thanksgiving recess (Boston campus closed, no classes)
December 14 Conservatory: Last day to complete incompletes
Conservatory: Fall 2018 classes end
December 15–21 Conservatory: Final exams and jury period
December 17 Conservatory: Fall 2018 grades begin to become available online.
December 1721 College: Final exam week/ensemble auditions
December 21 College: Fall 2018 classes end.
College: Fall 2018 grades available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on
December 22 Winter recess for students begins.
Residence halls close.
December 23 Student Course Surveys due
December 22, 2018–January 1, 2019 Boston campus closed for winter recess