Academic Calendar

GSDM Academic Calendar 2024–25a,b

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May 16 – May 19, 2024 Commencement Weekend
Monday, May 27, 2024 Holiday: Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Holiday: Juneteenth

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July 1, 2024
Program start date for all postdoctoral students
July 4, 2024 Holiday: Independence Day
July 29, 2024 Program start date for all entering predoctoral students
September 2, 2024 Holiday: Labor Day
October 14, 2024 Holiday: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
November 11, 2024 Holiday: Veterans’ Day (Observed)
November 27, 2024 Thanksgiving Break Begins at 12:00 p.m.
December 2, 2024 Classes/clinics and clerkships resume
December 20, 2024 Winter Break for all students begins at 5:00 p.m.
January 6, 2025 Second semester classes, clinics, and clerkships resume
January 20, 2025 Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17, 2025 Holiday: President’s Day
April 21, 2025 Holiday: Patriot’s Day
May 15 – May 18, 2025 Commencement Weekend
May 26, 2025 Holiday: Memorial Day
June 19, 2025 Holiday: Juneteenth
July 4, 2025 Holiday: Independence Day

This academic calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

aPolicy on Student Absence Due to Religious Observance: The dental school remains open during religious holidays. University policy requires faculty and staff to accommodate students who are absent due to religious observance and to provide them with a reasonable opportunity to make up coursework missed due to their religious observance, if such accommodation does not create an unreasonable burden. If a student intends to be absent for a religious holiday, it is imperative that the relevant faculty and staff be notified well in advance. It should be noted that days absent from the program for religious purposes will normally be counted as use of students’ personal vacation days. The complete university policy can be found at http://www.bu.edu/ctl/university-policies/policy-onreligious-observance/ .

bFor specific enrollment dates for continuing students, please contact the GSDM Registrar’s Office.