Important Dates and Deadlines

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

Spring 2017

March 27

Conservatory: Academic advising begins

March 31 College: 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 (Boston campus closed, no classes)
April 19 Alternate Class Day—follow a Monday schedule
May 5 Conservatory: Spring classes end
Conservatory: Deadline for completing Incompletes
Conservatory: Deadline for submitting summer or fall Independent Study proposals
May 612 Conservatory: Final exams and jury period
May 812 College: Final exam week/ensemble auditions
May 9 Conservatory: 150th Anniversary Gala
May 13 Residence halls close at 12:00 p.m.
Course evaluations due
Commencement ceremony
May 15 College: Last day to pay tuition fees for summer 2017 (after this date, a $250 late payment fee will be charged)
May 16 Conservatory: Spring 2017 final grades due
May 19

College: Spring 2017 grades available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on myberklee.edu

Summer 2017

May 2326

College: Online check-in begins for continuing and returning students
College: Entering student orientation; residence halls open for summer 2017

May 26 College: Last day to check-in for the semester (after this date, a $250 late fee will be charged)
College: Last day to request a change of major, program, or instrument for summer 2017; last day to take credit by exams
May 29* Memorial Day (Boston campus closed, no classes)
May 30

College: First day of summer 2017 classes, instrument lessons, labs, and ensembles; add/drop period begins

June 2 College: Last day to add/drop classes, including those tested out of through credit by exam
College: Last day to declare part-time status for summer 2017
July 4*

Independence Day (Boston campus closed, no classes)

July 7 College: Grades of Incomplete earned during spring 2017 must be changed by 5:00 p.m. EDT
July 19 College: Fall 2017 registration for summer 2017 entering students
July 21

College: Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for summer 2017

August 1418 College: Final exam week/ensemble auditions
August 19

College: Residence halls close at 12:00 p.m. EDT; course evaluations due

August 21                   

Last day to make changes to your fall 2017 registration schedule until check-in

Fall 2017

August 24

College: Summer 2017 grades available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on my.berklee.edu
Entering undergraduate international student move-in and check-in

August 25 Entering undergraduate international student orientation begins
August 26 Entering undergraduate domestic student move-in and check-in
August 26September 2

Undergraduate orientation week
College: Fall 2017 check-in week; online check-in begins for continuing and returning students

August 28 College: Entering domestic student check-in; orientation for entering domestic students begins
August 30

Conservatory: Music auditions begin

August 31 Conservatory: Academic advising and registration for entering students
September 1 College: Last day to request a change of major, program, or instrument for fall 2017
September 4*

Labor Day (Boston campus closed, no classes)

September 5 First day of fall 2017 classes; add/drop period begins
September 11

College: Last day to add/drop classes, including those tested out of through credit by exam
College: Last day to declare part-time status for fall 2017

September 15                   

Conservatory: Last day to add/drop classes

October 9 Columbus Day (college open, classes in session)
October 13 College: Grades of Incomplete earned during summer 2017 must be changed by 5:00 p.m. EDT
College: Last day to apply to participate in May 2018 graduation
October 2327 College: Midterms/ensemble auditions
November 3 College: Spring 2018 Registration Manual available
November 9 Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for fall 2017
November 10* Veterans Day (Boston campus closed, no classes)
November 1329 Spring 2018 registration period
November 2224* Thanksgiving recess (Boston campus closed, no classes)
December 8 Conservatory: Last day to complete Incompletes
Conservatory: Fall 2017 classes end
December 915 Conservatory: Final exams and jury period
December 1115 College: Final exam week/ensemble auditions
December 15 College: Fall 2017 classes end
December 16 Course evaluations due
Winter recess for students begins
Residence halls close
December 19 College: Fall 2017 grades available at 12:00 p.m. EST on my.berklee.edu
December 23January 1, 2018* Boston campus closed for winter recess

* College closed