Fall 2021 Reopening Plans
We will reopen our campuses for classes, activities, and residential living in Fall 2021. Find the latest information on our Fall 2021 Plan page.

Projected Academic Calendar Dates

Select a topic to expand and display relevant dates. For official administrative staff holidays, please visit Human Resources' University Holidays calendar. 

The final exam period applies to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and Lesley Center for the Adult Learner (LCAL) courses, as well as Art History in the College of Art & Design (LA+D). Graduate courses continue until the end of the semester.

Calendar content is subject to change. Please revisit the calendar prior to finalizing plans based on the dates currently displayed.

  • 8-Week Terms

    Fall Terms 2021 - 2025

    Event

    Fall 2021

    Fall 2022

    Fall 2023

    Fall 2024

    Fall 2025

    Term 1 Start Date

    Tue, Sep 7

    Tue, Sep 6

    Tue, Sep 5

    Tue, Sep 3

    Tue, Sep 2

    Term 1 End Date

    Sun, Oct 31

    Sun, Oct 30

    Sun, Oct 29

    Sun, Oct 27

    Sun, Oct 26

    Term 1 Grade Deadline

    Mon, Nov 15

    Mon, Nov 14

    Mon, Nov 13

    Tue, Nov 12

    Mon, Nov 10

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Term 2 Start Date

    Mon, Nov 1

    Mon, Oct 31

    Mon, Oct 30

    Mon, Oct 28

    Mon, Oct 27

    Term 2 End Date

    Thu, Dec 23

    Thu, Dec 23

    Sat, Dec 23

    Sun, Dec 22

    Sun, Dec 21

    Term 2 Grade Deadline

    Fri, Jan 7, 2022

    Fri, Jan 6, 2023

    Fri, Jan 5, 2024

    Fri, Jan 3, 2025

    Fri, Jan 2, 2026

     


     

    Spring Terms 2022 - 2026

    Event

    Spring 2022

    Spring 2023

    Spring 2024

    Spring 2025

    Spring 2026

    Term 1 Start Date

    Mon, Jan 24

    Mon, Jan 23

    Mon, Jan 22

    Tue, Jan 21

    Mon, Jan 26

    Term 1 End Date

    Sun, Mar 20

    Sun, Mar 19

    Sun, Mar 17

    Sun, Mar 16

    Sun, Mar 22

    Term 1 Grade Deadline

    Mon, Apr 4

    Mon, Apr 3

    Mon, Apr 1

    Mon, Mar 31

    Mon, Apr 6

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Term 2 Start Date

    Mon, Mar 21

    Mon, Mar 20

    Mon, Mar 18

    Mon, Mar 17

    Mon, Mar 23

    Term 2 End Date

    Sun, May 15

    Sun, May 14

    Sun, May 12

    Sun, May 11

    Sun, May 17

    Term 2 Grade Deadline

    Mon, May 30

    Tue, May 30

    Tue, May 28

    Tue, May 27

    Mon, Jun 1

     


     

    Summer Terms 2022 - 2026

    Event

    Summer 2022

    Summer 2023

    Summer 2024

    Summer 2025

    Summer 2026

    Term 1 Start Date

    Mon, May 16

    Mon, May 15

    Mon, May 13

    Mon, May 12

    Mon, May 18

    Term 1 End Date

    Sun, Jul 10

    Sun, Jul 9

    Sun, Jul 7

    Sun, Jul 6

    Sun, Jul 12

    Term 1 Grade Deadline

    Mon, Jul 25

    Mon, Jul 24

    Mon, Jul 22

    Mon, Jul 21

    Mon, Jul 27

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Term 2 Start Date

    Mon, Jul 11

    Mon, Jul 10

    Mon, Jul 8

    Mon, Jul 7

    Mon, Jul 13

    Term 2 End Date

    Sun, Sep 4

    Sun, Sep 3

    Sun, Sep 1

    Sun, Aug 31

    Sun, Sep 6

    Term 2 Grade Deadline

    Mon, Sep 19

    Mon, Sep 18

    Mon, Sep 16

    Mon, Sep 15

    Mon, Sep 21

  • Fall and Spring Semesters

    Fall Semesters 2021 - 2025

    Event

    Fall 2021

    Fall 2022

    Fall 2023

    Fall 2024

    Fall 2025

    All Classes Begin

    Wed, Sep 8

    Wed, Sep 7

    Wed, Sep 6

    Wed, Sep 4

    Wed, Sep 3

    Undergraduate Classes End (CLAS, LA+D Art History)

    Tue, Dec 14

    Tue, Dec 13

    Tue, Dec 12

    Tue, Dec 10

    Tue, Dec 9

    Undergraduate Reading Day (CLAS, LA+D Art History)

    Wed, Dec 15

    Wed, Dec 14

    Wed, Dec 13

    Wed, Dec 11

    Wed, Dec 10

    Final Exam Period for Undergraduate Students

    Dec 16 – 22

    Dec 15 – 21

    Dec 14 – 20

    Dec 12 – 18

    Dec 11 – 17

    Fall Semester Ends

    Wed, Dec 22

    Wed, Dec 21

    Wed, Dec 20

    Wed, Dec 18

    Wed, Dec 17

    Fall Grade Deadline

    Fri, Jan 7, 2022

    Fri, Jan 6, 2023

    Fri, Jan 5, 2024

    Fri, Jan 3, 2025

    Fri, Jan 2, 2026

     


     

    Spring Semesters 2022 - 2026

    Event

    Spring 2022

    Spring 2023

    Spring 2024

    Spring 2025

    Spring 2026

    January Mini-Semester Begins

    Mon, Jan 3

    Tue, Jan 3

    Tue, Jan 2

    Thu, Jan 2

    Fri, Jan 2

    January Mini-Semester Ends

    Sun, Jan 23

    Sun, Jan 22

    Sun, Jan 21

    Sun, Jan 19

    Sun, Jan 25

    All Spring Classes Begin

    Mon, Jan 24

    Mon, Jan 23

    Mon, Jan 22

    Tue, Jan 21

    Mon, Jan 26

    Undergraduate Classes End (CLAS, LA+D)

    Fri, May 6

    Fri, May 5

    Fri, May 3

    Fri, May 2

    Fri, May 8

    Undergraduate Reading Days (CLAS, LA+D)

    May 7 – 8

    May 6 – 7

    May 4 – 5

    May 3 – 4

    May 9 – 10

    Final Exam Period for Undergraduate Students

    May 9 – 13

    May 8 – 12

    May 6 – 10

    May 5 – 9

    May 11 - 15

    LA+D Departmental Juries and Critiques

    May 9 – 13

    May 8 – 12

    May 6 – 10

    May 5 – 9

    May 11 - 15

    Spring Semester Ends

    Fri, May 13

    Fri, May 12

    Fri, May 10

    Fri, May 9

    Fri, May 15

    Commencement

    Sat, May 21 (tent.)

    Sat, May 20 (tent.)

    Sat, May 18 (tent.)

    Sat, May 17 (tent.)

    Sat, May 23 (tent.)

    Spring Grade Deadline

    Sat, May 28

    Sat, May 27

    Sat, May 25

    Sat, May 24

    Sat, May 30

  • Summer Sessions

    Summer Sessions 2022 - 2026

    Event

    Summer 2022

    Summer 2023

    Summer 2024

    Summer 2025

    Summer 2026

    Summer Classes Begin

    Wed, Jun 1

    Thu, Jun 1

    Sat, Jun 1

    Sun, Jun 1

    Mon, Jun 1

    Classes End (Weekday Meetings)

    Fri, Aug 19

    Fri, Aug 18

    Fri, Aug 23

    Fri, Aug 22

    Fri, Aug 21

    Classes End (Weekend Meetings)

    Sun, Aug 21

    Sun, Aug 20

    Sun, Aug 25

    Sun, Aug 24

    Sun, Aug 23

    Summer Grade Deadline

    Mon, Sep 5

    Mon, Sep 4

    Mon, Sep 9

    Mon, Sep 8

    Mon, Sep 7

  • Vacations and Holidays

    Fall 2021 - 2025

    Holiday/Break

    Fall 2021

    Fall 2022

    Fall 2023

    Fall 2024

    Fall 2025

    Labor Day

    Mon, Sep 6

    Mon, Sep 5

    Mon, Sep 4

    Mon, Sep 2

    Mon, Sep 1

    Indigenous People’s Day

    Mon, Oct 11

    Mon, Oct 10

    Mon, Oct 9

    Mon, Oct 14

    Mon, Oct 13

    Veterans Day

    Thu, Nov 11

    Fri, Nov 11

    Fri, Nov 10 3

    Mon, Nov 11

    Tue, Nov 11

    Student Thanksgiving Break 1

    Nov 24 – 28

    Nov 23 – 27

    Nov 22 – 26

    Nov 27 – Dec 1

    Nov 26 – 30

    Student Winter Break 2

    Dec 23, 2021 –

    Jan 2, 2022

    Dec 22, 2022 –

    Jan 2, 2023

    Dec 21, 2023 –

    Jan 1, 2024

    Dec 19, 2024 –

    Jan 1, 2025

    Dec 18, 2025 –

    Jan 1, 2026

     


     

    Spring 2022 - 2026

    Holiday/Break

    Spring 2022

    Spring 2023

    Spring 2024

    Spring 2025

    Spring 2026

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Mon, Jan 17

    Mon, Jan 16

    Mon, Jan 15

    Mon, Jan 20

    Mon, Jan 19

    Spring Student Vacation

    Mar 14 – 20

    Mar 13 - 19

    Mar 11 – 17

    Mar 10 - 16

    Mar 16 – 22

    Patriots Day

    Mon, Apr 18

    Mon, Apr 17

    Mon, Apr 15

    Mon, Apr 21

    Mon, Apr 20

     


     

    Summer 2022 - 2026

    Holiday/Break

    Summer 2022

    Summer 2023

    Summer 2024

    Summer 2025

    Summer 2026

    Memorial Day

    Mon, May 30

    Mon, May 29

    Mon, May 27

    Mon, May 26

    Mon, May 25

    Juneteenth

    Fri, Jun 17 3

    Mon, Jun 19

    Wed, Jun 19

    Thu, Jun 19

    Fri, Jun 19

    Independence Day

    Mon, Jul 4

    Tue, Jul 4

    Thu, Jul 4

    Fri, Jul 4

    Fri, Jul 3 3

     

    1Student Thanksgiving Break: Administrative offices close at noon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day.

    2Student Winter Break: Break starts the day after the last day of the fall semester. Fall term 2 may be in session for one more day. Staff winter break typically starts 1-2 days later. Employees should consult the Human Resources University Holidays calendar for official staff holidays: https://lesley.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/university-holidays.

    3 Indicates observed date (actual holiday occurs on a weekend).

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