Academic Calendar

Academic Calendars

The academic calendar for the Medical School differs greatly from that of the College and Graduate School. The calendar for Year 1 and 2 divides the academic year into two semesters – Fall and Spring. The calendar for Year 3 and 4 divides the academic year into quarters instead of semesters.

Please refer to the two calendars below for semester/quarter start and end dates, as well as scheduled breaks in the academic year.

Year 1 and 2 Calendar  -- below

Year 3 and 4 Calendar 

Academic Calendar First Year—MD Class of '17

Semester I

8/7/13 First-year Orientation begins
8/13/13 First-year, first-semester classes begin
9/2/13 Labor Day - no classes
9/5/13 Rosh Hashanah
9/14/13 Yom Kippur
10/14/13 Fall Weekend - no classes
11/27 - 11/29/13
Thanksgiving Recess - no classes
12/20/13 First-year, first-semester classes end
12/23 - 1/3/14
Winter Recess - no classes

Semester II

1/6/14 First-year, second-semester classes begin
1/20/14 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
2/17/14 Long Weekend - no classes
3/10 - 3/14/14
Spring Break - no classes
4/15/14 Passover begins at sunset
5/23/14 First-year, second-semester classes end

Academic Calendar Second Year—Class of '16

Semester I

8/19/13 Second-year, first-semester classes begin
9/2/13 Labor Day - no classes
9/5/13 Rosh Hashanah
9/14/13 Yom Kippur
10/14/13 Fall Weekend - no classes
11/27 - 11/29/13
Thanksgiving Recess - no classes
12/20/13 Second-year, first-semester classes end
12/23 - 1/3/14
Winter Recess - no classes

Semester II

1/6/14 Second-year, second-semester classes begin
1/20/14 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
2/24/14 Second-year, second semester classes end
2/25/14-4/4/14 USLME Step 1 preparation (tentative)
4/15/14-5/2/14 Clinical Skills Clerkship