Important Dates and Deadlines

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


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.
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 6 College: Spring 2021 Registration Guide available
November 9 Conservatory: Spring 2021 Registration Manual 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
Conservatory: Academic advising for spring 2021 semester begins
Conservatory: Graduation application becomes available

November 2324

November 30-December 4

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