Important Dates and Deadlines

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

All deadlines are midnight unless otherwise specified.

SPRING 2022

January 11 Entering undergraduate student check-in begins
January 11–14 Spring 2022 check-in week; online check-in for continuing and returning students
January 14 Last day to declare part-time status for spring 2022
College: Last day to request a change of major, program, or instrument for spring 2022
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Boston campus closed)
Valencia instruction begins
January 18 Spring instruction begins
Add/drop period begins
January 24 Add/drop period ends
January 28 Last day to add/drop courses with chair authorization
February 21 Presidents Day (College and Conservatory closed; no classes)
February 22 Alternate class day (Boston campus will follow a Monday schedule)
March 7–11 Midterm exams
March 14–18 Spring recess (classes not in session)
March 25
Summer/fall 2022 registration guide live
April 1 Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for spring 2022 (by 5:00 p.m. ET)
April 4–15 Summer/fall 2022 registration period
April 18 Patriots Day (Boston campus closed)
April 20 Alternate class day (Boston campus will follow a Monday schedule)
April 30–May 6 Conservatory: Juries and final exams
May 2–6 College: Final exam week/ensemble auditions
May 2 College: Spring 2022 web grading begins
May 6 Last day of the spring semester
Last day to withdraw from the semester

Grades of "incomplete" earned during fall 2021 must be changed by 5:00 p.m. ET
May 7 Residence halls close
May 7 Commencement
May 9 College: Spring 2022 grades start to be available online
May 11 Spring 2022 final grades due

SUMMER 2022       

May 9

Last day to make changes to your summer 2022 registration schedule until check-in

May 16–20

Online check-in for continuing and returning students

May 20

Last day to check in or declare part-time status for summer 2022

College: Last day to request a change of major, program, or instrument for summer 2022; last day to take credit by exams

May 23

First day of summer 2022 classes, instrument lessons, labs, and ensembles

Add/drop begins           

May 27

Last day to add/drop classes; department chairs may authorize add/drop until June 3   

May 30

Memorial Day (Boston campus closed)

June 6

Conservatory: M.F.A. Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy Summer Session begins

June 20 

Juneteenth (Boston campus closed)

June 21

Alternate class day (follow Monday schedule)

June 27

Conservatory: First day of Music Education Summer Session 1 classes

June 27–July 1

Conservatory: Music Education Summer Sessions 1 and 2 add/drop period

July 1

Conservatory: M.F.A. Summer Session last day to request a “W”

July 4

Independence Day (observed; Boston campus closed)

July 6

Alternative class day (follow Monday schedule)

July 8

Conservatory: Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for Music Education Summer Session 1

July 11

College: Five-Week instruction begins

July 15

College: Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for summer 2022 (5:00 p.m. ET)

Conservatory: Music Education Summer Session 1 last day of class   

July 18

Conservatory: Music Education Summer Session 2 first day of classes

July 22

Conservatory: M.F.A. Summer Session 1 last day of classes   

July 29

Conservatory: Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for Music Education Summer Session 2

August 5

Conservatory: Music Education Summer Session 2 last day of classes

August 8–12

College: Final exam week/ensemble auditions

August 12

Grades of "incomplete" earned during spring 2022 must be changed by 5:00 p.m. ET

August 12

College: 12-Week and Five-Week instruction ends
Last day to withdraw from the semester

August 13

College: Residence halls close at 12:00 p.m. ET

August 18

College: 12-Week and Five-Week grades due            

Conservatory: M.F.A. Summer Session and MMED 1 and 2 grades due

August 22

Last day to make changes to your fall 2022 registration schedule until check-in