Ten Year Calendar

Special Note for Spring 2021: Dates for spring 2021 are posted as originally set. They will be finalized in December, and as such, are subject to change.

Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change.

Harvard staff and faculty may log into the Registrar's Office SharePoint documentation portal to see a detailed academic calendar (e.g. drop deadlines, Crimson Cart/enrollment deadlines) for the current and next two academic years. 

Note: The start of term for continuing GSAS students is July 1st.

Fall Semester

Event/Deadline

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

2025-26

2026-27

2027-28 2028-29
Check-In Deadline For All Students Sept. 3 (Tu) Aug. 17 (M) Sept. 1 (W) Aug. 31 (W) Aug. 30 (W) Sept. 3 (Tu) Sept. 2 (Tu) Sept. 2 (W) Sept. 1 (W) Sept. 5 (Tu)
Academic Year Begins. First meeting of fall term classes. Sept. 3 (Tu) Sept. 2 (W*) Sept. 1 (W*) Aug. 31 (W*) Aug. 30 (W*) Sept. 3 (Tu) Sept. 2 (Tu) Sept. 2 (W*) Sept. 1 (W*) Sept. 5 (Tu)
University Holiday: Labor Day Sept. 2 (M) Sept. 7 (M) Sept. 6 (M) Sept. 5 (M) Sept. 4 (M) Sept. 2 (M) Sept. 1 (M) Sept. 7 (M) Sept. 6 (M) Sept. 4 (M)
Course Registration Deadline Sept. 9 (M) Aug. 26 (W) Sept. 9 (Th) Sept. 7 (W) Sept. 6 (W) Sept. 9 (M) Sept. 8 (M) Sept. 9 (W) Sept. 8 (W) Sept. 11 (M)
University Holiday: Columbus Day (Federal) Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) Oct. 14 (M) Oct. 12 (M) Oct. 11 (M) Oct. 10 (M) Oct. 9 (M) Oct. 14 (M) Oct. 13 (M) Oct. 12 (M) Oct. 11 (M) Oct. 10 (M)
Veteran's Day - Classes Are Held. Nov. 11 (M) Nov. 11 (W) Nov. 11 (Th) Nov. 11 (F) Nov. 10 (F) Nov. 11 (M) Nov. 11 (Tu) Nov. 11 (W) Nov. 11 (Th) Nov. 10 (F)
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Nov. 27 (W) Nov. 25 (W) Nov. 24 (W) Nov. 23 (W) Nov. 22 (W) Nov. 27 (W) Nov. 26 (W) Nov. 25 (W) Nov. 24 (W) Nov. 22 (W)
Thanksgiving Recess Ends Dec. 1 (Su) Nov. 29 (Su) Nov. 28 (Su) Nov. 27 (Su) Nov. 26 (Su) Dec. 1 (Su) Nov. 30 (Su) Nov. 29 (Su) Nov. 28 (Su) Nov. 26 (Su)
Last Day of Fall Term Classes Dec. 3 (Tu) Dec. 3 (Th) Dec. 2 (Th) Dec. 1 (Th) Dec. 1 (F) Dec. 4 (W) Dec. 3 (W) Dec. 4 (Fr) Dec. 2 (Th) Dec. 5 (Tu)
Fall Reading Period Begins Dec. 4 (W) Dec. 4 (F) Dec. 3 (F) Dec. 2 (F) Dec. 2 (Sa) Dec. 5 (Th) Dec. 4 (Th) Dec. 5 (Sa) Dec. 3 (F) Dec. 6 (W)
Fall Reading Period Ends Dec. 9 (M) Dec. 9 (W) Dec. 8 (W) Dec. 7 (W) Dec. 8 (F) Dec. 10 (T) Dec. 9 (T) Dec. 10 (Th) Dec. 8 (W) Dec. 10 (Su)
Fall Term Final Examinations Begin Dec. 10 (Tu) Dec. 10 (Th) Dec. 9 (Th) Dec. 8 (Th) Dec. 9 (Sa) Dec. 11 (W) Dec. 10 (W) Dec. 11 (Fr) Dec. 9 (Th) Dec. 11 (M)
Fall Term Final Examinations End Dec. 19 (Th) Dec. 19 (Sa) Dec. 18 (Sa) Dec. 17 (S) Dec. 19 (Tu) Dec. 20 (F) Dec. 19 (F) Dec. 19 (Sa) Dec. 18 (Sa) Dec. 20 (W)

College Winter

College: 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Winter Recess Begins Dec. 20 (F) Dec. 20 (Su) Dec. 19 (Su) Dec. 18 (Su) Dec. 20 (W) Dec. 21 (Sa) Dec. 20 (Sa) Dec. 20 (Su) Dec. 19 (Su) Dec. 21 (Th)
Limited Opening for Pre-Approved students Jan. 2 (Th) Jan. 4 (M) Jan. 3 (M) Jan. 3 (Tu) Jan. 2 (Tu) Jan. 2 (Th) Jan. 2 (F) Jan. 4 (M) Jan. 4 (Tu) Jan. 2 (Tu)
Wintersession Begins for Undergraduates choosing to return Jan. 17 (F) Jan. 15 (F) Jan. 14 (F) Jan. 13 (F) Jan. 12 (F) Jan. 17 (F) Jan. 16 (F) Jan. 15 (F) Jan. 14 (F) Jan. 12 (F)
Wintersession ends for Undergraduates Jan. 26 (Su) Jan. 24 (Su) Jan. 23 (Su) Jan. 22 (Su) Jan. 21 (Su) Jan. 26 (Su) Jan. 25 (Su) Jan. 24 (Su) Jan. 23 (Su) Jan. 21 (Su)
Winter Recess Ends Jan. 26 (Su) Jan. 24 (Su) Jan. 23 (Su) Jan. 22 (Su) Jan. 21 (Su) Jan. 26 (Su) Jan. 25 (Su) Jan. 24 (Su) Jan. 23 (Su) Jan. 21 (Su)

Graduate School Winter

Graduate School: 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
Winter Recess Begins Dec. 20 (F) Dec. 20 (Su) Dec. 19 (Su) Dec. 18 (Su) Dec. 20 (W) Dec. 21 (Sa) Dec. 20 (Sa) Dec. 20 (Su) Dec. 19 (Su) Dec. 21 (Th)
Winter Recess Ends Jan. 2 (Th) Jan. 4 (M) Jan. 3 (M) Jan. 3 (Tu) Jan. 2 (Tu) Jan. 2 (Th) Jan. 2 (F) Jan. 4 (M) Jan. 4 (Tu) Jan. 2 (Tu)
January @ GSAS Begins Jan. 13 (M) Jan. 11 (M) Jan. 10 (M) Jan. 9 (M) Jan. 8 (M) Jan. 13 (M) Jan. 12 (M) Jan. 11 (M) Jan. 10 (M) Jan. 8 (M)
January @ GSAS Ends Jan. 24 (F) Jan. 22 (F) Jan. 21 (F) Jan. 20 (F) Jan. 19 (F) Jan. 24 (F) Jan. 23 (F) Jan. 22 (F) Jan. 21 (F) Jan. 19 (F)

Spring Semester

All Students: 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
University Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 20 (M) Jan. 18 (M) Jan. 17 (M) Jan. 16 (M) Jan. 15 (M) Jan. 20 (M) Jan. 19 (M)

Jan. 18 (M)

Jan. 17 (M) Jan. 15 (M)
Spring Term Begins. First meeting of spring term classes Jan. 27 (M) Jan. 25 (M) Jan. 24 (M) Jan. 23 (M) Jan. 22 (M) Jan. 27 (M) Jan. 26 (M) Jan. 25 (M) Jan. 24 (M) Jan. 22 (M)
Course Registration Deadline Jan. 31 (F) Jan. 29 (F) Jan. 28 (F) Jan. 27 (F) Jan. 26 (F) Jan. 31 (F) Jan. 30 (F) Jan. 29 (F) Jan. 28 (F) Jan. 26 (F)
University Holiday: President's Day Feb. 17 (M) Feb. 15 (M) Feb. 21 (M) Feb. 20 (M) Feb. 19 (M) Feb. 17 (M) Feb. 16 (M) Feb. 15 (M) Feb. 21 (M) Feb. 19 (M)
Spring Recess Begins Mar. 14 (Sa) Mar. 13 (Sa) Mar. 12 (Sa) Mar. 11 (Sa) Mar. 9 (Sa) Mar. 15 (Sa) Mar. 14 (Sa) Mar. 13 (Sa) Mar. 11 (Sa) Mar. 10 (Sa)
Spring Recess Ends Mar. 22 (Su) Mar. 21 (Su) Mar. 20 (Su) Mar. 19 (Su) Mar. 17 (Su) Mar. 23 (Su) Mar. 22 (Su) Mar. 21 (Su) Mar. 19 (Su) Mar. 18 (Su)
Last Day Spring Classes Apr. 29 (W) Apr. 28 (W) Apr. 27 (W) Apr. 26 (W) Apr. 24 (W) Apr. 30 (W) Apr. 29 (W) Apr. 28 (W) Apr. 26 (W) Apr. 25 (W)
Reading Period Begins Apr. 30 (Th) Apr. 29 (Th) Apr. 28 (Th) Apr. 27 (Th) Apr. 25 (Th) May 1 (Th) Apr. 30 (Th) Apr. 29 (Th) Apr. 27 (Th) Apr. 26 (Th)
Spring Reading Period Ends May 6 (W) May 5 (W) May 4 (W) May 3 (W) May 1 (W) May 7 (W) May 6 (W) May 5 (W) May 3 (W) May 2 (W)
Spring Examinations Period Begins May 7 (Th) May 6 (Th) May 5 (Th) May 4 (Th) May 2 (Th) May 8 (Th) May 7 (Th) May 6 (Th) May 4 (Th) May 3 (Th)
Spring Examination Period Ends May 16 (Sa) May 15 (Sa) May 14 (Sa) May 13 (Sa) May 11 (Sa) May 17 (Sa) May 16 (Sa) May 15 (Sa) May 13 (Sa) May 12 (Sa)
Harvard University Commencement May 28 (Th) May 27 (Th) May 26 (Th) May 25 (Th) May 23 (Th) May 29 (Th) May 28 (Th) May 27 (Th) May 25 (Th) May 24 (Th)
University Holiday: Memorial Day May 25 (M) May 31 (M) May 30 (M) May 29 (M) May 27 (M) May 26 (M) May 25 (M) May 31 (M)

May 29 (M)

May 28 (M)
Summer School Begins Jun. 22 (M) Jun. 21 (M) Jun. 20 (M)

TBA

TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Summer School Ends Aug. 7 (F) Aug. 6 (F) Aug. 5 (F) TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

 

*Classes will follow a Monday Schedule.

Calendar is subject to change.

Wintersession dates are based on the start of spring term. If the start of spring term date changes, wintersession dates will change accordingly.