Academic Calendar

GSDM Academic Calendar 2020–21a

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May 14 – May 16, 2021 Commencement Weekend
Monday, May 31, 2021 Holiday: Memorial Day
Friday, June 18, 2021 Holiday: Juneteenth (Observed)
Monday, July 5, 2021 Holiday: Independence Day (Observed)

This academic calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

GSDM Academic Calendar 2021–22a,b

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Program start date for all postdoctoral residents
Monday, July 5, 2021
Holiday: Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, July 26, 2021 Program start date for all entering predoctoral studentsc
Monday, September 6, 2021 Holiday: Labor Day
Monday, October 11, 2021 Holiday: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Holiday: Veterans’ Day
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Thanksgiving Break Begins at 12:00 p.m.
Monday, November 29, 2021 Classes/clinics and clerkships resume
Friday, December 17, 2021 Intersession Break for all students begins at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 3, 2022 Second semester classes, clinics, and clerkships resume
Monday, January 17, 2022 Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 21, 2022 Holiday: President’s Day
Monday, April 18, 2022 Holiday: Patriot’s Day
May 20 – May 22, 2022 Commencement Weekend
Monday, May 30, 2022 Holiday: Memorial Day
Friday, June 17, 2022 Holiday: Juneteenth (Observed)
Monday, July 4, 2022 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.