Ten Year Calendar

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.

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

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

Fall Semester

Event/Deadline

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

2025-26

2026-27

2027-28 2028-29 2029-30
Check-In Deadline For All Students Aug. 17 (M) Aug 16 (M) Aug. 31 (W) Sept. 5 (Tu) Sept. 3 (Tu) Sept. 2 (Tu) Sept. 2 (W) Sept. 1 (W) Sept. 5 (Tu) Sept. 4 (Tu)
Academic Year Begins. First meeting of fall term classes. Sept. 2 (W*) Sept. 1 (W*) Aug. 31 (W*) Sept. 5 (Tu) Sept. 3 (Tu) Sept. 2 (Tu) Sept. 2 (W*) Sept. 1 (W*) Sept. 5 (Tu) Sept. 4 (Tu)
University Holiday: Labor Day 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) Sept. 3 (M)
Course Registration Deadline Aug. 26 (W) Aug 26 27 (Th) Sept. 7 (W) Sept. 11 (M) Sept. 9 (M) Sept. 8 (M) Sept. 9 (W) Sept. 8 (W) Sept. 11 (M) Sept. 12 (W)
University Holiday: Columbus Day (Federal)  Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) 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) Oct. 8 (M)
Veteran's Day - Classes Are Held. 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)  Nov 12 (M)
Thanksgiving Recess Begins 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) Nov. 21 (W)
Thanksgiving Recess Ends 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) Nov. 25 (Su)
Last Day of Fall Term Classes Dec. 3 (Th) Dec. 2 (Th) Dec. 1 (Th) Dec. 5 (Tu) Dec. 4 (W) Dec. 3 (W) Dec. 4 (Fr) Dec. 2 (Th) Dec. 5 (Tu) Dec. 4 (Tu)
Fall Reading Period Begins Dec. 4 (F) Dec. 3 (F) Dec. 2 (F) Dec. 6 (W) Dec. 5 (Th) Dec. 4 (Th) Dec. 5 (Sa) Dec. 3 (F) Dec. 6 (W) Dec. 5 (W)
Fall Reading Period Ends Dec. 9 (W) Dec. 8 (W) Dec. 7 (W) Dec. 10 (Su) Dec. 10 (T) Dec. 9 (T) Dec. 10 (Th) Dec. 8 (W) Dec. 10 (Su) Dec. 10 (M)
Fall Term Final Examinations Begin Dec. 10 (Th) Dec. 9 (Th) Dec. 8 (Th) Dec. 11 (M) Dec. 11 (W) Dec. 10 (W) Dec. 11 (Fr) Dec. 9 (Th) Dec. 11 (M) Dec. 11 (Tu)
Fall Term Final Examinations End Dec. 19 (Sa) Dec. 18 (Sa) Dec. 17 (S) Dec. 20 (W) Dec. 20 (F) Dec. 19 (F) Dec. 19 (Sa) Dec. 18 (Sa) Dec. 20 (W) Dec. 20 (Th)

College Winter

College: 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 2029-30
Winter Recess Begins Dec. 20 (Su) Dec. 19 (Su) Dec. 18 (Su) Dec. 21 (Th) Dec. 21 (Sa) Dec. 20 (Sa) Dec. 20 (Su) Dec. 19 (Su) Dec. 21 (Th) Dec. 21 (F)
Limited Opening for Pre-Approved students 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) Jan. 2 (W)
Wintersession Begins for Undergraduates choosing to return 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) Jan 18 (F)
Wintersession ends for Undergraduates 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) Jan. 27 (Su)
Winter Recess Ends 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) Jan. 27 (Su)

Graduate School Winter

Graduate School: 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 2029-30
Winter Recess Begins Dec. 20 (Su) Dec. 19 (Su) Dec. 18 (Su) Dec. 21 (Th) Dec. 21 (Sa) Dec. 20 (Sa) Dec. 20 (Su) Dec. 19 (Su) Dec. 21 (Th) Dec. 21 (F)
Winter Recess Ends 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) Jan. 2 (W)
January @ GSAS Begins 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) Jan 14 (M)
January @ GSAS Ends 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) Jan. 25 (F)

Spring Semester

All Students: 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 2029-30

University Holiday:   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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) Jan. 21 (M)
Check-in Deadline for all students Jan. 13 (W) Jan. 24 (M) Jan. 23 (M) Jan. 22 (M) Jan. 27 (M) Jan. 26 (M) Jan. 25 (M) Jan. 24 (M) Jan. 22 (M) Jan. 28 (W)
Spring Term Begins. First meeting of spring term classes 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) Jan. 28 (W)
Course Registration Deadline Jan. 21 (Th) TBD Jan. 27 (F) Jan. 26 (F) Jan. 31 (F) Jan. 30 (F) Jan. 29 (F) Jan. 28 (F) Jan. 26 (F) Feb. 1 (F)

University Holiday:  President's Day

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) Feb. 18 (M)
Spring Recess Begins Individual Covid wellness days Mar. 12 (Sa) Mar. 11 (Sa) Mar. 9 (Sa) Mar. 15 (Sa) Mar. 14 (Sa) Mar. 13 (Sa) Mar. 11 (Sa) Mar. 10 (Sa) March 16 (Sa)
Spring Recess Ends Individual Covid wellness days Mar. 20 (Su) Mar. 19 (Su) Mar. 17 (Su) Mar. 23 (Su) Mar. 22 (Su) Mar. 21 (Su) Mar. 19 (Su) Mar. 18 (Su) March 24 (Su)
Last Day Spring Classes 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) May 2 (Th)
Reading Period Begins 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) May 3 (F)
Spring Reading Period Ends 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) May 8 (W)
Spring Examinations Period Begins 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) May 9 (Th)
Spring Examination Period Ends 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) May 18 (Sa)
Harvard University Commencement 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) May 30 (Th)

University Holiday: Memorial Day

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) May 27 (M)

University Holiday: Juneteenth

June 18 (F) June 20 (M) June 19 (M) June 19 (W) June 19 (Th) June 19 (F) June 18 (F) June 19 (M) June 19 (Tu) June 19 (W)
Summer School Begins Jun. 21 (M) June 21 (Tu)

TBA

TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
University Holiday: Independence Day

July 5  (M)

July 4 (M)

July 4 (Tu)

July 4 (Th) July 4 (F) July 3 (F) July 5 (M) July 4 (Tu) July 4 (W) July 4 (Th)
Summer School Ends Aug. 6 (F) Aug. 5 (F) TBA 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.