Professional Programs

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

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 6, 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.
Classes start May 18, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to add May 21, 2020 (Thurs)
Last day 100% tuition reduction May 21, 2020 (Thurs)
Memorial Day (no classes) May 25, 2020 (Mon)
Last day 50% tuition reduction May 29, 2020 (Fri)
Last day 25% tuition reduction June 3, 2020 (Wed)
Last day to withdraw June 16, 2020 (Wed)
Last day to apply for degree June 22, 2020 (Mon)
Independence Holiday (no classes) July 3, 2020 (Fri)
Monday classes meet (Memorial Day offset) July 6, 2020 (Mon)
Last day of classes: Friday classes meet July 7, 2020 (Tues)
Reading Day July 8, 2020 (Wed)
Final exam period (on-site) July 9-10, 2020 (Thurs-Fri)
Degree date August 11, 2020 (Tues)
Classes Start July 13, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to add July 14, 2020 (Tues)
Last day 100% tuition reduction July 14, 2020 (Tues)
Last day 50% tuition reduction July 17, 2020 (Fri)
Last day 25% tuition reduction July 20, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw July 29, 2020 (Wed)
Last day of classes August 7, 2020 (Fri)
Final exam period August 8-9, 2020 (Sat-Sun)
Degree date August 11, 2020 (Tues)
Orientation August 4-7, 2020 (Tues-Fri)
Classes start August 10, 2020 (Mon)
Last day to add August 14, 2020 (Fri)
Last day 100% tuition reduction August 14, 2020 (Fri)
Last day 50% tuition reduction August 31, 2020 (Mon)
Labor Day Holiday September 7, 2020 (Mon)
Online instruction days for all classes Sept. 3 – 4, 2020 (Thurs – Fri)
Last day 25% tuition reduction September 8, 2020 (Tues)
Last day to apply for degree October 1, 2020 (Thurs)
Last day to withdraw October 7, 2020 (Wed)
Fall Break - Presidential Election Day November 3, 2020 (Tues)
Last day of classes November 17, 2020 (Tues)
Reading Day November 18, 2020 (Wed)
Final exam period November 19 - December 7, 2020 (Thurs-Mon)
Thanksgiving Break (no classes or exams) November 25-27, 2020 (Wed-Fri)
Degree date December 11, 2020 (Fri)
Commencement December 11, 2020 (Fri)
Classes start January 7, 2021 (Thur)
Last day to drop/add January 13, 2021 (Wed)
Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes) January 18, 2021 (Mon)
Last day 50% tuition reduction January 28, 2021 (Thur)
Last day 25% tuition reduction February 4, 2021 (Thur)
Spring Break (no classes) March 4-5, 2021 (Thur-Fri)
Last day to withdraw March 10, 2021 (Wed)
Last day of class April 19, 2021 (Mon)
Reading Day (no classes or exams) April 20, 2021 (Tues)
Final exam period April 21-30, 2021 (Wed-Fri)
Commencement/Degree Date May 8, 2021 (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 2022, BLS Training & Clinical Orientation Monday, June 22-26, 2020
Third-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, June 29, 2020
Fourth-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, July 6, 2020
First Year Orientation Week Monday July 27-31, 2020
First & Second Year Classes Begin Monday, August 3, 2020
Labor Day Holiday* Monday, September 7, 2020
Presidential Election Day* Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 18, 2020
School resumes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year students Monday, January 4, 2021
School resumes for 4th year students Monday, January 11, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday* Monday, January 18, 2021
Second Year Exam Week Monday, April 5, 2021
Fourth Year Ends Friday, April 30, 2021
Commencement Saturday, May 8, 2021
First Year Ends Friday, May 14, 2021
Second Year Ends Friday, June 18, 2021
Third Year Ends Friday, June 25, 2021

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 9/4/2019

2021 - 2022 Academic Year

DMD fall semester begins for D2, D3, D4 July 1, 2021
Independence Day Holiday July 5, 2021
Fall semester starts for D1 students August 2, 2021
Labor Day Holiday September 6, 2021
Fall Break October 4-5, 2021
Thanksgiving Break November 25-26, 2021
DMD final exam week December 6-10, 2021
Fall semester ends for all DMD classes December 10, 2021
Spring semester starts for all DMD January 3, 2022
MLK Holiday January 18, 2022
Spring Break March 21-25, 2022
DMD final exam week May 2-6, 2022
Spring semester ends for D4 May 6, 2022
Student break May 9-13, 2022
Degree Date May 14, 2022
Spring semester ends D1, D2, D3 June 30, 2022
Dates are subject to change.
Classes start May 17, 2021 (Mon)
Last day to add May 20, 2021 (Thurs)
Last day 100% tuition reduction May 20, 2021 (Thurs)
Last day 50% tuition reduction May 28, 2021 (Fri)
Memorial Day (no classes) May 31, 2021 (Mon)
Last day to apply for degree June 21, 2021 (Mon)
Last day 25% tuition reduction June 2, 2021 (Wed)
Last day to withdraw June 15, 2021 (Tues)
Independence Day (no classes) July 5, 2021 (Mon)
Last day of classes: Monday classes meet July 6, 2021 (Tues)
Reading Day July 7, 2021 (Wed)
Final exam period (on-site) July 8-9, 2021 (Thurs-Fri)
Degree date August 10, 2021 (Tues)
Classes start July 12, 2021 (Mon)
Last day to add July 13, 2021 (Tues)
Last day 100% tuition reduction July 13, 2021 (Tues)
Last day 50% tuition reduction July 16, 2021 (Fri)
Last day 25% tuition reduction July 19, 2021 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw July 28, 2021 (Wed)
Last day of classes August 6, 2021 (Fri)
Final exam period August 7-8, 2021 (Sat-Sun)
Degree date August 10, 2021 (Tues)
Classes start August 16, 2021 (Mon)
Last day to drop/add August 20, 2021 (Fri)
Labor Day Holiday September 6, 2021 (Mon)
Fall Break October 11, 2021 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw October 22, 2021 (Fri)
Last day of classes November 23, 2021 (Monday classes meet)
Thanksgiving Break November 24-28, 2021 (Wed-Sun)
Reading Day November 26, 2021 (Fri)
Final exams November 29 - December 14, 2021 (Wed-Tue)
Degree date December 17, 2021 (Fri)
Commencement December 17*, 2021 (Fri)
Classes start January 4, 2022 (Tues)
Last day to drop/add January 7, 2022 (Fri)
Martin Luther King Holiday January 17, 2022 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw March 9, 2022 (Wed)
Spring Break March 14-20, 2022 (Mon-Sun)
Last day of classes: Monday classes meet April 19, 2022 (Tues)
Reading Day April 20, 2022 (Wed)
Final exams April 21-May 6, 2022 (Thur-Fri)
Commencement/Degree Date May 14, 2022 (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 2023, BLS Training & Clinical Orientation Monday, June 21-25, 2021
Third-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Monday, June 28, 2021
Fourth-Year Clinical Rotations Begin Tuesday, July 6, 2021
First Year Orientation Week Monday, July 26-30, 2021
First & Second Year Classes Begin Monday, August 2, 2021
Labor Day Holiday* Monday, September 6, 2021
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 17, 2021
School resumes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year students Monday, January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday* Monday, January 17, 2022
School resumes for 4th year students Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Second Year Exam Week Monday, April 4, 2022
Fourth Year Ends Friday, May 6, 2022
First Year Ends Friday, May 13, 2022
Commencement Saturday, May 14, 2022
Second Year Ends Friday, June 17, 2022
Third Year Ends Friday, June 24, 2022

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 9/16/2020

2022 Academic Summer Calendar

Classes start May 23, 2022 (Mon)
Last day to drop/add May 26, 2022 (Thurs)
Memorial Day (no classes) May 30, 2022 (Mon)
Independence Day (no classes) July 4, 2022 (Mon)
Last day of classes: Monday classes meet July 5, 2022 (Mon)
Reading Day July 6, 2022 (Wed)
Final exam period (on-site) July 7-8, 2022 (Thurs-Fri)
Classes start July 11, 2022 (Mon)
Last day to drop/add July 14, 2022 (Thurs)
Last day of classes August 5, 2022 (Fri)
Final exam period August 6-7, 2022 (Sat-Sun)
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.

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