The following dates are subject to change as the University makes decisions regarding the 2020–2021 academic year. Changes will be posted on the School of Music’s website.

Fall 2020

Date Day Event
Aug. 17–20 M–Th Placement examinations take place online
Aug. 31 M Yale College classes begin
Aug. 31–Sept. 3 M–TH Online course registration and orientation
Sept. 4, 7 F, M
  • Academic advising
  • Labor Day holiday not observed
Sept. 8 T
  • Fall-term classes begin
  • Fall-term course schedules due, 4 p.m.
Sept. 8–Oct. 13 T–T Academic courses in session
Sept. 11 F Add/Drop deadline, 4 p.m.
Oct. 14–Nov. 25 W–W Performance classes in session
Nov. 26–29 TH–SU Thanksgiving recess
Nov. 30–Dec. 9 M–W Academic courses in session
Dec. 1 T Deadline for fall 2021 applications
Dec. 2 W Last day to elect Pass/Fail option, 4 p.m.
Dec. 9 W Last day to withdraw from a class, 4 p.m.
Dec. 9–15 W–T Final academic projects, lessons, seminars, and exams
Dec. 16 W Fall-term classes and exams end
    Winter recess begins

Spring 2021

All spring 2021 dates are forthcoming.