2016–2017 Academic Calendar

update coming soon!

(please use this link in the meantime: 2017-2018 academic calendar)


*See Yale College Programs of Study Calendar for information regarding academic dates & deadlines

Fall 2016

August 24, Wednesday Residences open to upperclassmen, 9 a.m.
August 26, Friday Residences open to freshmen, 9 a.m.
August 26, Friday Freshman registration
August 30, Tuesday Upperclass registration
August 31, Wednesday Fall-term classes begin, 8.20 a.m.
September 2, Friday Friday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead
September 5, Monday Labor Day; classes do not meet
October 7-9, Friday-Sunday Family Weekend
October 18, Tuesday October recess begins, 11 p.m.
October 24, Monday Classes resume, 8.20 a.m.
October 28, Friday Midterm
November 18, Friday November recess begins, 5:30 p.m.
November 19, Saturday Yale/Harvard Football Game
November 28, Monday Classes resume, 8.20 a.m.
December 9, Friday Classes end, 5.30 p.m.; Reading Period begins
December 16, Friday Final examinations begin, 9 a.m.
December 21, Wednesday Examinations end, 5.30 p.m.; Winter recess begins

Spring 2017

January 11, Wednesday Undergraduate residences open
January 16, Monday Freshman Registration
January 16, Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day; classes do not meet.
January 17, Tuesday Upperclass Registration
January 17, Tuesday Spring term classes begin, 8.20 a.m.
January 20, Friday Friday classes do not meet; Monday classes meet instead
March 10, Friday Midterm
March 10, Friday Spring recess begins, 5.30 p.m.
March 27, Monday Classes resume, 8.20 a.m.
April 28, Friday Classes end, 5.30 p.m.; Reading period begins
May 5, Friday Final examinations begin, 9 a.m.
May 10, Wednesday Examinations end, 5.30 p.m.
May 22, Monday University Commencement