The following dates are subject to change as the University makes decisions regarding the 2023–2024 academic year. Changes will be posted on the School of Music’s website.
Aug. 24 | Fall-term course registration opens for non-YSM courses only, 10 a.m.
Aug. 30 | Yale College fall-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.
Sept. 5-7 | Opening Week events and ensemble auditions
Sept. 5 | Orientation for new and returning students (attendance mandatory)
Sept.5 | Placement examinations (attendance mandatory for first-year students)
Sept. 7 | Convocation and Reception (attendance mandatory)
Sept. 8 | YSM course registration opens (for YSM academic classes), 10 a.m.
Sept. 8 | YSM fall-term classes begin, 12 p.m. (Morning classes do not meet.)
Sept. 8 | YSM course registration closes, 4 p.m.
Sept. 8 | Fall-term course schedules due, 4 pm.
Sept. 11-21 | Fall-term advising and add/drop period
Sept. 21 | Fall-term add/drop deadline, 12 p.m.
Oct. 18 | Yale College recess begins. YSM classes still meet this week.
Oct. 23 | Yale College classes resume, 8:20 a.m.
Nov. 9 | Fall-term pass/fail deadline, 12 p.m.
Nov. 18 | November recess begins
Nov. 27 | Classes resume, 9 a.m.
Nov. 30 | Spring-term online course registration opens, 12 p.m.
Nov. 30-Dec. 7 | Spring-term academic advising
Dec. 1 | Deadline for Fall 2024 admissions applications
Dec. 7 | Spring-term course schedules due. Course registration closes, 12 p.m.
Dec. 8 | Fall-term course withdrawal deadline, 12 p.m.
Dec. 15 | Deadline to request an Incomplete for a Fall course, 4 p.m.
Dec. 15 | YSM Fall-term classes end
Dec. 18-21 | Exam week
Dec. 22 | Winter recess begins
Jan. 16 | YSM spring-term classes begin (YSM 9 a.m., Yale College 8:20 a.m.)
Jan. 17-25 | Spring-term add/drop period
Jan. 25 | Spring-term add/drop deadline, 12 p.m.
Feb. 19-23 | YSM auditions
Feb. 21–23 | YSM classes do not meet, with the exception of Yale Philharmonia
Mar. 9 | Spring recess begins
Mar. 25 | Classes resume, 9 a.m.
Apr. 4 | Spring-term pass/fail deadline, 12 p.m.
Apr. 25 | Spring-term course withdrawal deadline, 12 p.m.
May 3 | Deadline to request an Incomplete for a Spring course, 4 p.m.
May 3 | YSM Spring-term classes end
May 6-10 | Exam week
May TBD | Honors Dinner
May 19 | Commencement Concert
May 20 | University Commencement