Academic Calendar

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Full Academic Calendar

As a matter of policy, law, and commitment, the Harvard School of Public Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of religion. Any student who is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study or work requirement on a particular day shall be excused from any such examination or requirement, provided that such makeup examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon the School.

Planning Calendars*

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Summer Registration/Orientation Jul 1 (M) Jul 1 (T) Jul 1 (W)
Independence Day – a holiday Jul 4 (Th) Jul 4 (F) Jul 3 (F)+
First Day of Summer Session Jul 2 (T) Jul 2 (W) Jul 2 (Th)
Summer1 Term ends Jul 26 (F) Jul 25 (F) Jul 24 (F)
Summer2 Begins Jul 29 (M) Jul 28 (M) Jul 27 (M)
Summer2 Ends Aug 16 (F) Aug 15 (F) Aug 14(F)
New Student Check-in Aug 26 (M) Aug 25 (M) Aug 24 (M)
Orientation Begins Aug 26 (M) Aug 25 (M) Aug 24 (M)
Orientation Ends Aug 30 (F) Aug 29 (F) Aug 28 (F)
Labor Day – a holiday Sept 2 (M) Sept 1 (M) Sept 7 (M)
Fall and Fall1 courses begin Sep 3 (T) Sep 2 (T) Sep 2 (W)
Columbus Day – a holiday Oct 14 (M) Oct 13 (M) Oct 12 (M)
Fall1 courses end Oct 25 (F) Oct 24 (F) Oct 23(F)
Fall2 courses begin Oct 28 (M) Oct 27(M) Oct 26(M)
Veterans’ Day – a holiday Nov 11 (M) Nov 11 (T) Nov 11 (w)
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Nov 27 (W) Nov 26 (W) Nov 25 (W)
Thanksgiving Recess Ends Nov 29 (F) Nov 28 (F) Nov 27 (F)
Fall and Fall2 courses end Dec 20 (F) Dec 19 (F) Dec 18 (F)
Winter Recess Begins Dec 23 (M) Dec 22 (M) Dec 21 (M)
Winter Recess Ends Jan 1 (W) Jan 1 (Th) Jan 1 (F)
Year’s Day (observed) – a holiday Jan 1 (W) Jan 1 (Th) Jan 1 (F)
WinterSession courses begin Jan 2 (Th) Jan 5 (M) Jan 4 (M)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a holiday Jan 20 (M) Jan 19 (M) Jan 18 (M)
WinterSession courses end Jan 24 (F) Jan 23 (F) Jan 22 (F)
Spring and Spring1 courses begin Jan 27 (M) Jan 26 (M) Jan 25 (M)
Presidents’ Day – a holiday Feb 17 (M) Feb 16(M) Feb 15(M)
Spring1 Term courses end Mar 14 (F) Mar 13 (F) Mar 11 (F)
Spring Recess Begins Mar 17 (M) Mar 16 (M) Mar 14 (M)
Spring Recess Ends Mar 21 (F) Mar 20 (F) Mar 18 (F)
Spring2 courses begin Mar 24 (M) Mar 23 (M) Mar 21(M)
Spring and Spring2 courses end May 16 (F) May 15 (F) May 13 (F)
Commencement May 29 (Th) May 28(Th) May 26(Th)
Memorial Day – a holiday May 26 (M) May 25 (M) May 30 (M)


*Dates are tentative and subject to change
+Holiday Observed

2000-2011 Archive

For other years, see the current Academic Calendar and navigate to your desired year.

2010-2011 Academic Calendar
2009-2010 Academic Calendar
2008-2009 Academic Calendar
2007-2008 Academic Calendar
2006-2007 Academic Calendar
2005-2006 Academic Calendar
2004-2005 Academic Calendar
2003-2004 Academic Calendar
2002-2003 Academic Calendar
2001-2002 Academic Calendar
2000-2001 Academic Calendar