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

SPRING 2021

January 1216

Entering Student Orientation
Residence halls open for spring 2021.

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Boston campus closed)
Valencia instruction begins
January 1922

Online check-in for continuing and returning students

January 22

Last day to declare part-time status for spring 2021
College: Last day to request a change of major, program, or instrument for spring 2021; last day to take credit by exams
Schedule completion event

January 25

First day of spring 2021 classes, instrument lessons, labs, and ensembles
Add/drop begins
Last day to enroll for supplemental tuition insurance

January 29 Last day to add/drop classes; department chairs may authorize add/drop until February 5.
February 12

Day of Reflection (no classes)

February 15 Presidents' Day (Boston campus closed)
February 16 Alternative Class Day (follow Monday schedule) 
March 1519 Mid-term exams
March 22

Summer/Fall 2021 Registration Guide available
Conservatory: Academic advising for summer 2021 sessions and fall 2021 semester begin

April 2 Last day to request a withdrawal from a class for spring 2021
April 516 Summer/fall 2021 registration period
April 16 Day of Reflection (no classes)
April 19 Patriots' Day (Boston campus closed)
April 21 Alternative Class Day (Boston campus: follow Monday schedule)
May 17 Conservatory: Juries and final exams
May 3 College: Spring 2021 web grading begins
Conservatory: Spring 2021 grades start to be available online
May 37 College: Final examination week
May 7 College: Spring 2021 classes end
Grades of "incomplete" earned during fall 2020 must be changed by 5:00 p.m. EDT
May 8 Residence halls close for spring 2021
Commencement
May 9 Student course evaluations due
May 12 Spring 2021 final grades due