Academic Calendar

Dates are subject to change. Please be sure to check the calendar before each session or semester begins.

Visit the Registrar for additional dates and deadlines.

2020–2021 Academic Calendar

FALL 2020

International Student Move-In August 27
International Student Pre-Orientation August 28-29
New Student Orientation August 29–September 7
Academic Advising and Registration Begins for Entering Students (TENTATIVE) September 1
Labor Day: Conservatory Closed September 7
Fall Instruction Begins and Add/Drop Period Begins September 8
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes September 14
Columbus Day: Conservatory Open October 12
Spring 2021 Registration Manual Available November 2
Alternate Class Day: Follow Wednesday Schedule November 10
Veterans Day: Conservatory Closed November 11
Last Day to Request a Withdrawal from a Fall 2020 Class November 13
Thanksgiving Recess: Conservatory Closed November 25–27
Final Exams and Jury Period December 12–18
Fall 2020 Classes End December 18
Student Recess December 19–January 11
Winter Recess: Conservatory Closed December 24–January 1


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Conservatory Closed January 18
Spring 2021 Classes Begin January 25
Presidents' Day: Conservatory Closed February 15
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 16
Registration TBD
Patriot's Day: Conservatory Closed April 19
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 21
Final Exams and Jury Period May 3–7
Commencement May 13