Campus Life

Academic Calendar

2021–2022

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

 

Fall 2021

Aug. 23 | Online course registration opens

Aug. 23–Sep. 2 | Academic advising 

Sep. 1 | Yale College fall-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.

Sep. 2 | Fall course schedules due, 4 p.m.

Sep. 8 | New and returning students orientation

Sep. 9 | Annual Opening Convocation & Reception (attendance mandatory)

Sep. 10 | YSM fall-term classes begin, 9 a.m.

Sep. 17 | Add/Drop deadline, 4 p.m.

Oct. 20 | Yale College recess begins

Oct. 25 | Yale College classes resume, 8:20 a.m.

Nov. 19 | Last day to elect Pass/Fail option, 4 p.m.

Nov. 20 | November recess begins

Nov. 29 | Classes resume, 9 a.m.

Dec. 1 | Deadline for fall 2022 applications

Dec. 6 | Online course registration opens

Dec. 10 | Last day to withdraw from a class, 4 p.m.

Dec. 17 | Fall-term classes end; Spring-term course schedules due, 4 p.m.

Dec. 20-22 | Exam week

Dec. 23 | Winter recess begins

 

Spring 2022

Jan. 18 | Spring-term classes begin (YSM, 9 a.m.; Yale College, 8:20 a.m.)

Jan. 21 | Add/Drop deadline, 4 p.m.

Feb. 21-27 | School of Music auditions

Feb. 23-25 | YSM classes do not meet

Feb. 26 | D.M.A. entrance exam

Mar. 12 | Spring recess begins

Mar. 28 | Classes resume, 9 a.m.

Apr. 8 | Last day to elect Pass/Fail option, 4 p.m.

Apr. 29 | Last day to withdraw from a class, 4 p.m.

May 6 | Spring-term classes end

May 8 | Honors Dinner

May 9-13 | Exam week

May 22 | Commencement concert

May 23 | University Commencement