Campus Life

Academic Calendar

2020–2021

The following dates are subject to change as the University makes decisions regarding the 2020–2021 academic year. 

 

Fall 2020

Aug. 3 | Online orientation available through Canvas

Aug. 17–20 | Placement examinations take place online

Aug. 31 | Online course registration opens, 8:30 a.m. EDTYale College classes begin

Sept. 4 and 7 | Academic advising (Labor Day holiday will not be observed)

Sept. 8 | YSM fall-term classes begin; YSM fall-term course schedules due, 4 p.m. EDT

Sep. 8-27 | Yale Philharmonia and chamber music audition module available through Canvas

Sept. 8–Oct. 13 | Academic courses in session

Sept. 11 | Add/drop deadline, 4 p.m. EDT

Sept. 27 | Deadline for ensemble audition recordings

Oct. 14–Nov. 25 | Performance classes in session

Nov. 26–29 | Thanksgiving break

Nov. 30–Dec. 9 | Academic courses resume

Dec. 1 | Deadline for YSM fall 2021 applications; Spring online course registration opens, 8:30 a.m. EST

Dec. 2 | Last day to elect pass/fail option, 4 p.m. EST

Dec. 9 | Last day to withdraw from a class, 4 p.m. EST

Dec. 9–16 | Final academic projects, lessons, seminars, and exams

Dec. 16 | Classes and exams end; Spring term course schedules due, 4 p.m. EST

 

Spring 2021

Feb. 1 | Classes begin 

Feb. 1–5 | Add/drop deadline, 4 p.m. EST

Feb. 22 | First break day 

Feb. 22–28 | Auditions week

Feb. 24–26 | No classes

Feb. 27 | DMA entrance exam

Mar. 9 | Second break day 

Mar. 24 | Third break day 

Apr. 8 | Fourth break day 

Apr. 14 | Last day to elect pass/fail option, 4 p.m. EST

Apr. 23 | Fifth break day 

May 5 | Last day to withdraw from a class, 4 p.m. EST

May 12 | Classes end 

May 13-19 | Final exams and performances 

May 23 | Practice rooms close 

May 24 | Commencement