Important Dates and Deadlines

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

 

SUMMER 2020

May 18

Last day to pay tuition fees for summer 2020 

May 19–22

College: Online check-in for continuing and returning students

May 19–23

College: Entering student orientation; residence halls open for summer 2020

May 22 College: Last day to request a change of major, program, or instrument for summer 2020; last day to take credit by exams
May 25 Memorial Day (Boston campus closed, no classes)
May 26 College: First day of summer 2020 classes, instrument lessons, labs, and ensembles; add/drop period begins
June 1

Last day to add/drop classes, including those tested out of through credit by exam

June 29 Conservatory: Music education summer session 1 first day of classes
June  29–July 6 Conservatory: Music education summer sessions 1 and 2 add/drop period
July 3 Independence Day is observed; Berklee is closed.
July 6 College: Grades of "Incomplete" earned during spring 2020 must be changed by 5:00 p.m. EDT.
July 10 Conservatory: Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for music education summer session 1
July 17 College: Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for summer 2020
Conservatory: Music education summer session 1 last day of classes
July 20 Conservatory: Music education summer session 2 first day of classes
July 31 Conservatory: Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for music education summer session 2
August 1 Last day to pay tuition fees for fall 2020
August 7 Conservatory: Music education summer session 2 last day of classes
August 10–14 College: Final exam week/ensemble auditions
August 15 College: Residence halls close at 12:00 p.m. EDT; course evaluations due
August 24 Last day to make changes to your fall 2020 registration schedule until check-in

FALL 2020

August 26 Entering undergraduate international student move-in and check-in
Entering undergraduate international student orientation begins.
August 28 Entering undergraduate domestic student check-in
August 29–September 7

Entering undergraduate orientation week 

August 29–September 4

College: Fall 2020 check-in week; online check-in for continuing and returning students

September 1 Conservatory: Academic advising and registration begins for entering students. (TENTATIVE)
September 4 Last day to declare part-time status for fall 2020
College: Last day to request a change of major, program, or instrument for fall 2020
September 7

Labor Day (Boston campus closed, no classes)
Last day to enroll for supplemental tuition insurance 

September 8 First day of fall 2020 classes; add/drop period begins
September 14 Last day to add/drop classes for fall 2020
October 12 Columbus Day (Boston campus open, classes in session)
October 16 College: Last day to apply to participate in May 2021 graduation
October 26–30 College: Midterms/ensemble auditions
November 2 Conservatory: Academic advising for spring 2021 semester begins
Conservatory: Spring 2021 Registration Manual available
November 6 College: Spring 2021 Registration Guide available
November 10 Alternative Class Day (follow Wednesday schedule)
November 11 Veterans Day (Boston campus closed, no classes)
November 13 Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for fall 2020
November 16 Conservatory: Spring 2021 registration period opens.
November 16–December 2 College: Spring 2021 registration period
November 25–27 Thanksgiving recess (Boston campus closed, no classes)
December 12–18 Conservatory: Final exams and jury period
December 14–18 College: Final exam week/ensemble auditions
December 18 Fall 2020 classes end.
Grades of "Incomplete" earned during summer 2020 must be changed by 5:00 p.m. EST.
December 19 Winter recess for students begins.
Residence halls close.
Student course evaluations due
December 24–January 1 Boston campus closed for winter recess