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 2018
Date Item
Saturday, August 25 Residence Hall opens for all new students
Sunday, August 26 Orientation begins for all new students
Tuesday, August 28- Wednesday, August 29 Master’s Music Theory Competency Examination
Friday, August 31 Registration for new students
Sunday, September 2 Residence Hall opens for returning students
Monday, September 3 Labor Day (holiday)
Tuesday, September 4 First day of instruction at Tufts University
Wednesday, September 5

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

Wednesday, September 5 - Friday, September 14 Time period to add or drop courses
Monday, September 17 First day to withdraw from courses
Monday, October 1 - Tuesday, November 20 Academic Advising and Registration for Spring 2019
Monday, October 8 Indigenous Peoples Day (holiday)
Tuesday, November 20 Intent to graduate deadline for December 2018 graduates
Last day to withdraw from courses
Wednesday, November 21- Sunday, November 25 Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, December 10 Last day of instruction at Tufts University
Friday, December 14 Last day of instruction at New England Conservatory
Monday, December 17 - Wednesday, December 19 Examination Period
Thursday, December 20 Residence Hall closes (12:00 Noon)

 

Spring 2019
Date Item
Saturday, January 12 Residence Hall opens (12:00 Noon)
Monday, January 14

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 14 – Tuesday, January 22 Time period to add or drop courses
Wednesday, January 16 First day of instruction at Tufts University
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day (holiday)
Monday, January 29 First day to withdraw from courses
Friday, February 15 - Tuesday, February 19 Presidents’ Day Recess (no classes held Friday-Tuesday)
Friday, February 22 Intent to graduate deadline for May 2019 graduates
Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 24 New England Conservatory and Tufts Spring Vacation
Monday, March 25 - Wednesday, May 1 Academic Advising and Registration for Fall 2019
Wednesday, April 3 Alternate Class Day: Follow Monday Schedule
Thursday, April 18 Possible Alternate Snow Day Schedule (only if needed)
Friday, April 19 Last day to withdraw from classes
Monday, April 29 Last day of instruction at Tufts University
Thursday, May 2 Last day of instruction at New England Conservatory
Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8 Final examination period
Thursday, May 9 - Sunday, May 12 Pre-promotional period
Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17 Promotional evaluations
Saturday, May 18 Commencement Concert
Sunday, May 19 New England Conservatory and Tufts Commencement
Monday, May 20 Residence Hall closes (12:00 Noon)
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day (holiday)