The following dates are subject to change as the University makes decisions regarding the 2023–2024 academic year. Changes will be posted on the School of Music’s website.

Fall 2023

Date Day Event
Aug. 24 TH Fall-term online course registration opens for non-YSM courses only, 10 a.m.
Aug. 30 W Yale College fall-term classes begin, 8:20 a.m.
Sept. 5–7 T–TH Opening Week events and ensemble auditions
Sept. 5 T
  • Orientation for new and returning students (attendance mandatory)
  • Placement examinations (attendance mandatory for first-year students)
Sept. 7 TH Convocation and Reception (attendance mandatory)
Sept. 8 F
  • Online course registration opens for YSM classes, 10 a.m.
  • Fall-term classes begin, 12 p.m. (Morning classes do not meet.)
  • Online course registration closes, 4 p.m.
  • Fall-term course schedules due, 4 p.m.
Sept. 11–21 M–Th Fall-term advising and add/drop period
Sept. 21 TH Fall-term add/drop deadline, 12 p.m
Oct. 18 W Yale College recess begins. YSM classes still meet this week.
Oct. 23 M Yale College classes resume, 8:20 a.m.
Nov. 9 TH Fall-term pass/fail deadline, 12 p.m.
Nov. 18 SA November recess begins
Nov. 27 M Classes resume, 9 a.m.
Dec. 1 F Deadline for Fall 2024 admissions applications
Nov. 30 TH Spring-term online course registration opens, 12 p.m.
Nov. 30–Dec. 7 TH–TH Spring-term academic advising
Dec. 7 TH
  • Online course registration closes, 12 p.m.
  • Spring-term course schedules due
Dec. 8 F Fall-term course withdrawal deadline, 12 p.m.
Dec. 15 F
  • Deadline to request an Incomplete for a fall course, 4 p.m.
  • Fall-term classes end
Dec. 18–21 M–TH Exam week
Dec. 22 F Winter recess begins

Spring 2024

Date Day Event
Jan. 16 T Spring-term classes begin (YSM 9 a.m., Yale College 8:20 a.m.)
Jan. 17–25 W–TH Spring-term add/drop period
Jan. 25 TH Spring-term add/drop deadline, 12 p.m.
Feb. 19–25 M–Su YSM auditions
Feb. 21–23 W–F YSM classes do not meet, with the exception of Yale Philharmonia
Mar. 9 SA Spring recess begins
Mar. 25 M Classes resume, 9 a.m.
Apr. 4 TH Spring-term pass/fail deadline, 12 p.m.
Apr. 25 TH Spring-term course withdrawal deadline, 12 p.m.
May 3 F
  • Deadline to request an Incomplete for a spring course, 4 p.m.
  • Spring-term classes end
May 6–10 M–F Exam week
May 19 SU Commencement Concert
May 20 M University Commencement