Academic Calendar

The Yale School of the Environment academic year schedule

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    2023 - 2024 Academic Calendar

    Tentative and Subject to Change

    Fall Term 2023

     
    August 10 (Thu.) International Student Orientation
    August 11 (Fri.) Optional Pre-Orientation Events (Hosted by YSE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office)
    August 14 – August 17 (Mon. – Thu.) MODs & Orientation Events for All Incoming Students 
    August 21 – August 25 (Mon. – Fri.) MODs & Orientation Events for All Incoming Students
    August 23 (Wed.) Online Course Registration Opens
    August 29 (Tues.) Online Course Registration Closes
    August 29 (Tues.) Dean’s Welcome, YSE Community Day for All YSE Students
    August 30 (Wed.) Fall Term Classes Begin
    Beginning of Add/Drop
    September 4 (Mon.) Labor Day; Classes DO NOT meet 
    September 12 (Tues.) Add/Drop Period Ends
    October 17 (Tues.) October Recess Begins, 7:30 p.m.
    October 23 (Mon.) Classes Resume, 8:20 a.m. 
    October 23 (Mon.) Midterm
    November 17 (Fri.) November Recess Begins, 7:30 p.m.
    November 27 (Mon.) Classes Resume, 8:20 a.m.
    December 8 (Fri.) Last Day of Classes
    December 11-14 (Mon-Thu.) Reading Period
    December 15-20 (Fri.-Wed.) Final Examinations
    December 20 (Wed.) Fall Semester Ends; Winter Recess Begins

    Spring Term 2024

     
    January 10 (Wed.) Course Registration Opens 
    January 15 (Mon.) Online Course Registration Closes
    January 15 (Mon.) Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Classes Do Not Meet
    January 16 (Tues.) Spring Term Classes Begin
    January 23 (Tues.) Last day to Add a Class
    March 5 (Tues.) Last Day to drop a course without penalty
    March 8 (Fri.) Midterm
    March 8 (Fri.) Spring Recess begins, 7:20 p.m.
    March 25 (Mon.) Classes Resume, 8:30 a.m.
    April 26 (Fri.) Last Day to withdraw from a course with penalty
    April 26 (Fri.) Classes End, Reading period begins, 5:30 p.m.
    May 3-8 (Fri.-Wed.) Final Exams Period
    May 20 (Mon.) University Commencement


    2024 - 2025 Academic Calendar

    Subject to Change

    Fall Term 2024

     
    August 5 – 7 (Mon. – Wed.) Optional 3-day skill-development workshops for
    incoming students
    August 9 (Fri.) International Student Orientation
    August 12 – 15 (Mon. – Thu.) Orientation events & MODs for all incoming students
    August 19 (Mon.) Fall 2024 Course Registration Opens
    August 19 – 22 (Mon. – Thu.) Orientation events & MODs for all incoming students
    August 26 (Mon.) Orientation events for all incoming students
    August 27 (Tue.) Dean’s Welcome, YSE Community Day for all YSE students
    August 27 (Tue.) Fall 2024 course registration closes
    August 28 (Wed.) Fall Term Classes Begin
    September 2 (Mon.) Labor Day; Classes do not meet 
    September 10 (Tues.) Last day to add a Fall term class
    October 15 (Tues.) October Recess Begins, 7:30 p.m.
    October 21 (Mon.) Classes Resume, 8:20 a.m. 
    October 25 (Fri.) Last day to drop a course without penalty
    October 25 (Fri.) Mid-semester Date
    November 22 (Fri.) November Recess Begins, 7:30 p.m.
    December 2 (Mon.) Classes Resume, 8:20 a.m.
    December 6 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from a class with penalty, 5:00 p.m.
    December 6 (Fri.) Classes end; Reading Period begins, 5:30 p.m
    December 12 (Thu.) Final Examinations Begin
    December 18 (Wed.) Fall Semester Ends; Winter Recess Begins

    Spring Term 2025

     
    January 6 (Mon.) Spring 2025 Registration Opens
    January 12 (Sun.) Spring 2025 Registration Closes
    January 13 (Mon.) Spring Term Classes Begin
    January 20 (Mon.) Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Classes do not meet
    January 30 (Thurs.) Last day to add a Spring term class
    March 7 (Fri.) Last Day to drop a course without penalty
    March 7 (Fri.) Mid-semester Date: Spring Recess begins, 7:20 p.m.
    March 8 (Fri.) Spring Recess begins, 7:20 p.m.
    March 24 (Mon.) Classes Resume, 8:30 a.m.
    April 25 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from class with penalty, 5:00 p.m.
    April 25 (Fri.) Classes End, Reading period begins, 5:30 p.m.
    May 1 (Thu.) Final Examinations Begin
    May 7 (Wed.) Final Examinations End
    May 20 (Mon.) University Commencement