Professional Programs

Academic schedule for professional programs in the School of Dentistry (DMD), School of Law (JD) and School of Medicine (MD).

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall semester starts for D2, D3, D4 July 1, 2018
Independence Day Holiday July 4, 2018
Fall semester starts for D1 students August 2, 2018
DMD Student Break August 6-10, 2018
Labor Day Holiday September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Holiday November 22-23, 2018
Fall semester ends for all DMD classes December 14, 2018
Spring semester starts for all DMD January 2, 2019
MLK Holiday January 21, 2019
DMD Spring Break March 18-22, 2019
DMD Student Break May 6-10, 2019
Spring semester ends for D4 May 10, 2019
Memorial Day Holiday May 27, 2019
Spring semester ends D1, D2, D3 students June 30, 2019
Orientation Aug 7-10, 2018 (Tues-Fri)
Classes start Aug 13, 2018 (Mon)
Last day to add Aug 17, 2018 (Fri)
Last day to drop with 100% tuition credit* Aug 17, 2018 (Fri)
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) Sept 3, 2018 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw with 50% tuition credit Sept 4, 2018 (Tues)
Last day to withdraw with 25% tuition credit Sept 10, 2018 (Mon)
Last day to apply for degree Sept 12, 2018 (Wed)
Fall Break Oct 8, 2018 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw Oct 11, 2018 (Thurs)
Last Day of Classes (Monday classes meet) Nov 20, 2018 (Tues)
Thanksgiving Break (no classes or exams) Nov 21-23, 2018 (Wed-Fri)
Final exams Nov 26 - Dec 7, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
Degree Date Dec 14, 2018 (Fri)
Commencement Dec 14, 2018 (Fri)
Classes start January 3, 2019 (Thurs)
Last day to add January 8, 2019 (Tues)
Last day to drop with 100% tuition credit* January 8, 2019 (Tues)
Martin Luther King holiday (no classes) January 21, 2019 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw with 50% tuition credit January 23, 2019 (Wed)
Last day to withdraw with 25% tuition credit January 30, 2019 (Wed)
Last day to apply for degree January 31, 2019 (Thurs)
Last day to withdraw March 4, 2019 (Mon)
Spring Break (no classes) March 11-15, 2019 (Mon-Fri)
Last day of classes April 18, 2019 (Thurs)
Reading days (no classes or exams) April 19, 2019 (Fri)
Final exams April 22-May 3, 2019 (Mon-Fri)
Commencement/Degree Date May 11, 2019 (Sat)
The last day to add is also the last day to delete a course from your record. After that date, a grade of "W" is assigned for all withdrawals.
The Brandeis School of Law reserves the right to change the announced academic calendar without prior notice.
Third year begins, Class of 2019, BLS Training & Clinical Orientation Thursday, June 22-23, 2017
Third-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, June 26, 2017
Fourth-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, July 3, 2017
First Year Orientation Week Monday July 24-28, 2017
First & Second Year Classes Begin Monday, July 31, 2017
Labor Day Holiday* Monday, September 4, 2017
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 15, 2017
School resumes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year students Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday* Monday, January 15, 2018
School resumes for 4th year students Monday, January 15, 2018
Second Year Exam Week Monday, April 9, 2018
Fourth Year Ends Friday, May 4, 2018
Commencement Saturday, May 12, 2018
First Year Ends Friday, May 18, 2018
Second Year Ends Friday, June 15, 2018
Third Year Ends Friday, June 22, 2018

For 1st & 2nd year exams schedules, check RedMed calendar

* Denotes vacation/holiday time for 1st & 2nd year students

Dates are subject to change – approved by EPC 9/21/2016

Third year begins, Class of 2020, BLS Training & Clinical Orientation Monday, June 18-22, 2018
Third-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, June 25, 2018
Fourth-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, July 2, 2018
First Year Orientation Week Monday July 23-27, 2018
First & Second Year Classes Begin Monday, July 30, 2018
Labor Day Holiday* Monday, September 3, 2018
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 14, 2018
School resumes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year students Wednesday, January 2, 2019
School resumes for 4th year students Monday, January 14, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday* Monday, January 21, 2019
Second Year Exam Week Monday, April 8, 2019
Fourth Year Ends Friday, May 3, 2019
Commencement Saturday, May 11, 2019
First Year Ends Friday, May 17, 2019
Second Year Ends Friday, June 14, 2019
Third Year Ends Friday, June 21, 2019

For 1st & 2nd year exams schedules, check RedMed calendar

* Denotes vacation/holiday time for 1st & 2nd year students

Dates are subject to change – approved by EPC 9/21/2016

2019 Academic Summer Calendar

Classes start May 13, 2019 (Mon)
Last day to add May 16, 2019 (Thurs)
Last day to drop with 100% tuition credit* May 16, 2019 (Thurs)
Last day to withdraw with 50% tuition credit May 23, 2019 (Thurs)
Memorial Day (no classes) May 27, 2019 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw with 25% tuition credit May 29, 2019 (Wed)
Last day to apply for degree June 12, 2019 (Wed)
Last day to withdraw June 13, 2019 (Thurs)
Last Day of Class (Monday classes meet) July 1, 2019 (Tues)
Final exam period July 2-3, 2019 (Tues-Wed)
Independence Day (University Closed) July 4, 2019 (Thurs)
Provost Approved Holiday (University Closed) July 5, 2019 (Fri)
Degree Date Aug 7, 2019 (Fri)
The last day to add is also the last day to delete a course from your record. After that date, a grade of "W" is assigned for all withdrawals.
The Brandeis School of Law reserves the right to change the announced academic calendar without prior notice.

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall semester starts for D2, D3, D4 July 1, 2019
Independence Day Holiday July 4, 2019
Provost Approved Holiday July 5, 2019
Fall semester starts for D1 students August 1, 2019
DMD D2/D3/D4 Student Break August 5-9, 2019
Labor Day Holiday September 2, 2019
Fall Break October 7-8, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday November 28-29, 2019
Fall semester ends for all DMD classes December 13, 2019
Spring semester starts for all DMD January 2, 2020
MLK Holiday January 20, 2020
Spring Break March 16-20, 2020
DMD Student Break May 3-8, 2020
Spring semester ends for D4 May 8, 2020
Degree Date May 9, 2020
Memorial Day Holiday May 25, 2020
Spring semester ends D1, D2, D3 June 30, 2020
Dates are subject to change.
Orientation Aug 6-9, 2019 (Tues-Fri)
Classes start Aug 12, 2019 (Mon)
Last day to add Aug 16, 2019 (Fri)
Last day to drop with 100% tuition credit* Aug 16, 2019 (Fri)
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) Sept 2, 2019 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw with 50% tuition credit Sept 3, 2019 (Tues)
Last day to withdraw with 25% tuition credit Sept 10, 2019 (Mon)
Last day to apply for degree Oct 1, 2019 (Wed)
Fall Break (no classes) Oct 7, 2019 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw Oct 10, 2019 (Thurs)
Last Day of Class (Monday classes meet) Nov 19, 2019 (Tues)
Reading days (no classes or exams) Nov 20-22, 2019 (Wed-Fri)
Final examinations Nov 25-26, 2019 (Mon-Tues)
Thanksgiving Break (no classes or exams) Nov 27-29, 2019 (Wed-Fri)
Final examinations (continued) Dec 2-9, 2019 (Mon-Mon)
Commencement/Degree Date Dec 13, 2019 (Fri)
Classes start January 6, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to add January 10, 2020 (Fri)
Last day to drop with 100% tuition credit* January 10, 2020 (Fri)
Martin Luther King holiday (no classes) January 20, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw with 50% tuition credit January 27, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw with 25% tuition credit February 3, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to apply for degree February 17, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw March 4, 2020 (Wed)
Spring Break (no classes) March 9-15, 2020 (Mon-Sun)
Last day of class (Monday classes meet) April 20, 2020 (Mon)
Reading Day (no classes or exams) April 21, 2020 (Tues)
Final exams April 22-May 1, 2020 (Wed-Fri)
Commencement/Degree Date May 9, 2020 (Sat)
The last day to add is also the last day to delete a course from your record. After that date, a grade of "W" is assigned for all withdrawals.
The Brandeis School of Law reserves the right to change the announced academic calendar without prior notice.
Third year begins, Class of 2021, BLS Training & Clinical Orientation Monday, June 17-21, 2019
Third-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, June 24, 2019
Fourth-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, July 1, 2019
First Year Orientation Week Monday July 22-26, 2019
First & Second Year Classes Begin Monday, July 29, 2019
Labor Day Holiday* Monday, September 2, 2019
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 13, 2019
School resumes for 1st & 2nd year students Thursday, January 2, 2020
School resumes for 3rd year students Monday, January 6, 2020
School resumes for 4th year students Monday, January 13, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday* Monday, January 20, 2020
Second Year Exam Week Monday, April 9, 2020
Fourth Year Ends Friday, May 1, 2020
Commencement Saturday, May 9, 2020
First Year Ends Friday, May 15, 2020
Second Year Ends Friday, June 12, 2020
Third Year Ends Friday, June 26, 2020

For 1st & 2nd year exams schedules, check RedMed calendar

* Denotes vacation/holiday time for 1st & 2nd year students

Dates are subject to change – approved by EPC 9/21/2016

2020-2021 Academic Year

Fall semester starts for D2, D3, D4 July 1, 2020
Independence Day Holiday July 3, 2020
Fall semester starts for D1 students August 3, 2020
DMD D2/D3/D4 Student Break August 3-7, 2020
Labor Day Holiday September 7, 2020
Fall Break October 5-6, 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday November 26-27, 2020
Fall semester ends for all DMD classes December 11, 2020
Spring semester starts for all DMD January 4, 2021
MLK Holiday January 18, 2021
Spring Break March 15-19, 2021
DMD Student Break May 2-7, 2021
Spring semester ends for D4 May 7, 2021
Degree Date May 8, 2021
Spring semester ends D1, D2, D3 June 30, 2021
Dates are subject to change.

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