The following dates are subject to change as the University makes decisions regarding the 2020–2021 academic year. Changes will be posted online on the Yale College and Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences websites.

Fall 2020

Date Day Event
Aug. 10 M
  • Pre-registration and online course selection begin (Graduate School)
  • Student advising begins (Graduate School)
Aug. 21 F Pre-registration and online course selection end (Graduate School)
Aug. 24 M New Student Orientation Week begins (required; Graduate School)
Aug. 31 M Fall-term classes begin (Yale College and Graduate School)
Sept. 7 M Labor Day. Classes meet
Oct. 30 F Midterm (tentative)
Nov. 20 F November recess begins after classes end
Nov. 30 M Classes resume online
Dec. 4 F Yale College online classes end; online reading period begins
Dec. 10 TH
  • Online reading period ends (Yale College)
  • Final examination period begins online, 7 p.m. (Yale College and Graduate School)
Dec. 18 F
  • Final examination period ends
  • Winter recess begins

Spring 2020

All spring 2021 dates are forthcoming.