The following dates are subject to change as the University makes decisions regarding the academic year.
July 29-Aug. 1 | Placement exams held online
Aug. 25 | Online course registration opens, 9 a.m.
Aug. 25–Sept. 7 | Academic advising
Aug. 31 | Yale College fall-term classes begin
Sept. 6-8 | Opening week events and ensemble auditions
Sept. 6 | New and returning students orientation (attendance mandatory)
Sept 6 | YSM Picnic, 5 p.m. – open to YSM staff, faculty, and students
Sept. 8 | Fall-term course schedules due, 12 p.m.; Course registration closes
Sept. 8 | Annual Opening Convocation and Reception (attendance mandatory), 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 | YSM fall-term classes begin, 9 a.m.
Sept 9-22 | Fall-term add/drop period
Sept. 22 | Fall-term add/drop deadline, 12 p.m.
Oct. 19 | Yale College recess begins; YSM classes meet
Oct. 24 | Yale College classes resume
Nov. 10 | Last day to elect pass/fail option, 12 p.m.
Nov. 19 | November recess begins
Nov. 28 | Classes resume, 9 a.m.
Dec. 1 | Deadline for YSM fall 2023 applications
Dec. 1 | Spring-term online course registration opens, 10 a.m.
Dec. 1-14 | Spring-term academic advising
Dec. 8 | Last day to withdraw from a class, 12 p.m.
Dec. 15 | Spring-term course schedules due, 12 p.m.; Course registration closes
Dec. 16 | Fall-term classes end
Dec. 19–22 | Exam week
Dec. 23 | Winter recess begins
Jan. 17 | Spring-term classes begin
Jan. 17-26 | Add/drop period
Jan. 26 | Add/drop deadline, 12 p.m.
Feb. 20–26 | YSM auditions
Feb. 22–24 | No YSM classes, except Yale Philharmonia
Mar. 11 | Spring recess begins
Mar. 27 | Classes resume
Apr. 6 | Last day to elect pass/fail option, 12 p.m.
Apr. 27 | Last day to withdraw from a class, 12 p.m.
May 5 | Spring-term classes end
May 7 | Honors Banquet
May 8-12 | Exam week
May 21 | Commencement Concert
May 22 | University Commencement