Academic Calendar

2020-2021

Date Details
Aug 21 (Fri) New International Student Orientation
Aug 24 – Aug 30 (Mon – Sun) New Student Orientation and Registration
Aug 24 (Mon) First semester tuition, room and board fees due
Aug 31 (Mon) Fall Semester (Block 1) Classes Begin
Sept 7 (Mon) Labor Day (school closed)*
Oct 16 (Fri) Block 1 Ends
Oct 17 – Oct 28 (Sat – Wed) Fall Break (no classes)
Oct 26 – Oct 28 (Mon – Wed) In-person Orientation
Oct 29 (Thu) Block 2 Starts
Nov 3 (Tue) Election Day (school closed)*
Nov 26 – Nov 29 (Thu – Sun) Thanksgiving Recess
Dec 18 (Fri) Block 2 Ends
Dec 19 – Jan 5 (Sat – Tue) Winter Break (no classes)
Jan 11 (Mon) Block 3 Starts; Select Spring Semester Academic Classes Begin
Jan 18 (Mon) Martin Luther King Day (school closed)*
Feb 19 (Fri) Fall Semester (Block 3) Ends
Feb 20 – Feb 28 (Sat – Sun) Spring Break (no classes or rehearsals)
Mar 1 (Mon) Spring Semester Officially Starts
Apr 23 (Fri) End Date for Classes That Began January 11
Apr 26 (Mon) Spring Performance Classes Continue
May 31 (Mon) Memorial Day (school closed)*
Jun 11 (Fri) Spring Semester Ends
Jun 18 (Fri) 116th Commencement

*The Diamond Building will be closed on this date.

NOTE: There will not be a traditional jury week this academic year. The plan for juries is TBD.

The details of each block are subject to change if required by public health guidance as the situation continues to evolve.

2021-2022

Date Details
Aug 13 (Mon) First semester tuition, room and board fees due
Aug 21 (Sat) New International Student Orientation
Aug 22 – Aug 29 (Sun Sun) New Student Orientation and Registration
Aug 30 (Mon) Fall Semester Classes Begin
Sept 6 (Mon) Labor Day (school closed)*
Nov 2 (Tue) Election Day (school closed)*
Nov 24 – Nov 28 (Wed Sun) Thanksgiving Recess
Dec 1 (Wed) Second semester tuition, room and board fees due
Dec 17 (Fri) Fall Semester Ends
Dec 18 – Jan 9 (Sat – Sun) Winter Recess (no classes)
Jan 10 (Mon) Spring Semester Classes Begin
Jan 17 (Mon) Martin Luther King Day (school closed)*
Feb 25 – Mar 4 (Fri – Fri) Entrance Auditions (Dance and Music)
Feb 26 – Mar 13 (Sat – Sun) Midterm Recess
May 3 – May 6 (Tue – Fri) Jury Week (Music)
May 13 (Fri) Spring Semester Ends
May 20 (Fri) 117th Commencement

*The Diamond Building will be closed on this date.