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.

2018–2019 Academic Calendar


New Student Orientation January 15–19 (Tues.-Sat.)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21 (Mon.)
Instruction Begins January 22 (Tues.)
Presidents' Day: Conservatory Closed February 18 (Mon.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule February 19 (Tues.)
Spring Recess March 18–22 (Mon.-Fri.)
Registration for Summer and Fall Semester April 8 (Mon.)
Patriots' Day: Conservatory Closed April 15 (Mon.)
Alternative Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule April 17 (Wed.)
Examinations May 6–10 (Mon.-Fri.)
Commencement May 11 (Sat.)


M.F.A. Summer Stock Begins May 13 (Mon.)
M.F.A. Summer Session Add/Drop Begins May 13–17 (Mon.–Fri.)
Memorial Day: Conservatory Closed May 27 (Mon.)
M.F.A. Summer Stock Ends June 9 (Sun.)
M.F.A. Summer Session Begins June 10 (Mon.)
Master of Music Education Summer Session One June 24 (Mon.)
Master of Music Education Summer Sessions add/drop period June 24–28 (Mon.–Fri.)
Independence Day: Conservatory Closed July 4 (Thur.)
Master of Music Education Summer Session One Ends July 12 (Fri.)
Master of Music Education Summer Session Two Begins July 15 (Mon.)
M.F.A. Summer Session Last Day of Classes July 26 (Fri.)
Master of Music Education Summer Session Two Ends August 2 (Fri.)
Last Day to Changes to Fall 2019 Class Registration Until Check-in August 26 (Mon.)

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.)


Spring 2020 Classes Begin January 21 (Tues.)
Commencement May 9 (Sat.)