Professional Programs

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

Fall Semester starts for D2, D3, D4 July 1, 2017
Independence Day holiday July 4, 2017
Fall semester starts for D1 students July 12, 2017
DMD Student Break August 7-11, 2017
Labor Day Holiday September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 23-24, 2017
Fall Semester ends for all DMD classes Dec. 15, 2017
Spring semester starts for all DMD Jan. 2, 2018
MLK holiday Jan. 15, 2018
DMD Spring Break March 19-23, 2018
DMD Student Break May 7-11, 2018
Spring semester ends for D4 May 11, 2018
Memorial Day Holiday May 28, 2018
Spring semester ends D1, D2, D3 students June 30, 2018
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 August 9-11, 2017 (Wed-Fri)
Classes start August 14, 2017 (Mon)
Last day to add August 18, 2017 (Fri)
Last day to drop with 100% tuition credit* August 18, 2017 (Fri)
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 4, 2017 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw with 50% tuition credit September 5, 2017 (Tues)
Last day to withdraw with 25% tuition credit September 11, 2017 (Mon)
Last day to apply for degree September 13, 2017 (Wed)
Fall Break October 9, 2017 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw October 12, 2017 (Thurs)
Last day of class (Monday classes meet) November 21, 2017 (Tues)
Thanksgiving Break (no classes or exams) November 22 - 24, 2017 (Wed-Fri)
Final exams November 27 - December 8, 2017 (Mon-Fri)
Degree Date December 12, 2017 (Tues)
Commencement December 14, 2017 (Thurs)
Classes start January 3, 2018 (Wed)
Last day to add January 9, 2018 (Tues)
Last day to drop with 100% tuition credit* January 9, 2018 (Tues)
Martin Luther King holiday (no classes) January 15, 2018 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw with 50% tuition credit January 23, 2018 (Tues)
Last day to withdraw with 25% tuition credit January 30, 2018 (Tues)
Last day to apply for degree January 31, 2018 (Wed)
Last day to withdraw March 2, 2018 (Fri)
Spring Break (no classes) March 12-16, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
Last day of classes (Monday classes meet) April 18, 2018 (Wed)
Reading days (no classes or exams) April 19 & 20, 2018 (Thurs, Fri)
Final exams April 23-May 4, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
Commencement/Degree Date May 12, 2018 (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

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