Academic Calendar

When do classes start? When is the school closed? View the current semester's academic calendar, or download a PDF of current and previous years.

Fall 2019
Date Item
Saturday, August 24 Residence Hall opens for all new students
Sunday, August 25 Orientation begins for all new students
Tuesday, August 27- Wednesday, August 28 Master’s Music Theory Competency Examination
Friday, August 30 Registration for new students
Sunday, September 1 Residence Hall opens for returning students
Monday, September 2 Labor Day (holiday)
Tuesday, September 3 First day of instruction at Tufts University
Wednesday, September 4

Convocation
First day of fall term instruction at New England Conservatory
Special Student applications

Wednesday, September 4 - Friday, September 13 Time period to add or drop courses
Monday, September 16 First day to withdraw from courses
Monday, October 7 - Tuesday, November 26 Academic Advising and Registration for Spring 2020
Monday, October 14 Indigenous Peoples Day (holiday)
Tuesday, November 26 Intent to graduate deadline for December 2019 graduates
Last day to withdraw from courses
Wednesday, November 27- Sunday, December 1 Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, December 9 Last day of instruction at Tufts University
Friday, December 13 Last day of instruction at New England Conservatory
Monday, December 16 - Wednesday, December 18 Examination Period
Thursday, December 19 Residence Hall closes (12:00 Noon)

 

Spring 2020
Date Item
Saturday, January 11 Residence Hall opens (12:00 Noon)
Monday, January 13

First day of spring term instruction at New England Conservatory
Orientation for new students
Master’s Music Theory Competency Examination 
Special Student applications

Monday, January 13 – Tuesday, January 21 Time period to add or drop courses
Wednesday, January 15 First day of instruction at Tufts University
Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King Day (holiday)
Wednesday, January 22 First day to withdraw from courses
Friday, February 14 - Tuesday, February 18 Presidents’ Day Recess (no classes held Friday-Tuesday)
Friday, February 21 Intent to graduate deadline for May 2020 graduates
Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 22 New England Conservatory and Tufts Spring Vacation
Monday, March 23 - Wednesday, April 29 Academic Advising and Registration for Fall 2020
Wednesday, April 1 Alternate Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule
Thursday, April 16 Possible Alternate Snow Day Schedule (only if needed)
Friday, April 17 Last day to withdraw from classes
Monday, April 27 Last day of instruction at Tufts University
Friday, May 1 Last day of instruction at New England Conservatory
Monday, May 4 - Wednesday, May 6 Final examination period
Thursday, May 7 - Sunday, May 10 Pre-promotional period
Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 15 Promotional evaluations
Saturday, May 16 Commencement Concert
Sunday, May 17 New England Conservatory and Tufts Commencement
Monday, May 18 Residence Hall closes (12:00 Noon)
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day (holiday)

 

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Calendar