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 09 (Tues.) Online 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.) Classes Begin
    Beginning of Add/Drop period
    January 26 (Fri.) Add/Drop Period Ends
    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.) Classes End, Reading period begins, 5:30 p.m.
    May 3-8 (Fri.-Wed.) Final Exams Period
    May 20 (Mon.) University Commencement