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.

2019–2020 Academic Calendar

FALL 2019

International Student Pre-Orientation August 28-30 (Wed.–Fri.)
New Undergraduate Student Orientation August 31–September 7 (Sat.–Sat.)
Labor Day: Conservatory Closed September 2 (Mon.)
Fall Instruction Begins September 9 (Mon.)
Add/Drop Period Begins September 9 (Mon.)
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes September 13 (Fri.)
Last Day to Drop Classes with Chair Authorization September 20 (Fri.)
Columbus Day: Conservatory Open October 14 (Mon.)
Spring 2020 Registration Manual Available October 28 (Mon.)
Academic Advising for Spring 2020 Semester Begins November 4 (Fri.)
Veterans Day: Conservatory Closed November 11 (Mon.)
Last Day to Request a Withdrawal from a Fall 2019 Class November 15 (Fri.)
Spring 2019 Registration Begins November 18 (Mon.)
Thanksgiving Recess: Conservatory Closed November 27–29 (Wed.–Fri.)
Final Exams and Jury Period December 14–20 (Sat.–Fri.)
Fall 2019 Classes End December 20 (Fri.)
Student Recess December 21–January 13 (Sat.–Mon.)
Winter Recess: Conservatory Closed December 21–January 1 (Sat.–Wed.)


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Conservatory Closed January 20 (Mon.)
Spring 2020 Classes Begin January 21 (Tues.)
Presidents' Day: Conservatory Closed February 17 (Mon.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 18 (Tues.)
Spring Recess March 16–20 (Mon.–Fri.)
Registration April 6–17 (Mon.–Fri.)
Patriot's Day: Conservatory Closed April 20 (Mon.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 22 (Wed.)
Final Exams and Jury Period May 4–8 (Mon.–Fri.)
Commencement May 9 (Sat.)