Spring 2024 Academic Calendar

January
15 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
20 Saturday Residence halls reopen (10:00 am EST*)
22 Monday Conservatory classes, lessons, and ensemble begin
26 Friday Petition to Graduate due – Conservatory Registrar’s Office
February
2 Friday Deadline (9:00 am) to add courses in SIS; all SIS actions blocked after 9:00 am EST*
8 Thursday Last day to drop a course with deletion
16 Friday All Fall 2023 Incomplete (I) grade coursework due from students to instructors unless an earlier date was established by the instructor
18-23 Sunday-Friday Audition/Ensemble/Master Class Week (no classes or lessons)
26 Monday All grades to remove Fall semester Incompletes due – Conservatory Registrar’s Office
March
1 Friday Last day to change a course to audit
18-22 Monday-Friday Conservatory Spring Break**
April
12 Friday Dissertation submission deadline for May graduation
Deadline for MM/DMA document submission for May graduation
Deadline for leave of absence return notification – Office of Academic Affairs
12 Friday Last day to withdraw from any spring course
15-19 Monday-Friday Course registration opens for fall semester
May
11 Saturday Last day of classes
13-17 Monday-Friday Combined final exam and jury period
16 Thursday Grades due for graduating student by 12:00 pm EDT*
17 Friday Grades due for students who are not graduating; semester ends
18 Saturday Residence halls close at noon
22 Wednesday Peabody Graduation Ceremonies
Undergraduate Student Ceremony (BM, BFA): 10:00 am EDT*
Graduate Student Ceremony  (MM, MA, DMA, AD, GPD): 2:00 pm EDT*
23 Thursday University Commencement Ceremonies

*All times are Eastern Time
**While the residence halls remain open and available to students during Spring Break, the Peabody dining hall will be closed.

Fall 2023 Academic Calendar

August
14 Monday DMA students register for courses in SIS
15 Tuesday AD, GPD, MA, and MM students register for courses in SIS
17 Thursday Undergraduate students register for courses in SIS
20 Sunday New student move-in
20-26 Sunday-Saturday Backstage: New Student Orientation*
24 Thursday Returning student move-in
28 Monday Conservatory classes and lessons begin
30 Wednesday Convocation, 12:30-1:30 pm EDT**
September
4 Monday Labor Day – Peabody classes, lessons, and ensembles will not be held
8 Friday Deadline (9:00 am EDT) to add courses in SIS; all Sis actions blocked after 9:00 am EDT**
15 Friday Last day to drop a course with a deletion; course withdrawal (W grade) period begins after this date
22 Friday All Spring 2023 Incomplete (I) grade coursework due from students to instructors unless an earlier date was established by the instructor
October
5 Thursday All final grades to remove spring and summer incompletes due – Conservatory Registrar’s Office
19 Thursday Modified Course Schedule, TBA
20 Friday Fall Break observed; classes, lessons, and ensembles will not be held
Last day to change a course to audit
November
10 Friday Last day to withdraw from Peabody fall semester courses
13-17 Monday-Friday Student course selection begins for the spring semester
15 Wednesday Deadline for leave of absence return notification
20-24 Monday-Friday Thanksgiving Break***; classes, lessons, and ensembles will not be held
27 Monday Classes, lessons, and ensembles resume
December
11 Monday Last day of Conservatory classes and lessons; make up day lessons and classes
11 Monday Fall semester Incomplete (I) grade contract requests due in SIS from student
12 Tuesday Reading Day
13-16 Wednesday-Saturday Fall semester course examinations
17 Sunday Residence halls close (noon)
19 Tuesday 12:00 pm EST** fall grades due online in SIS

*Attendance and participation in Backstage is required of new students. Throughout Summer 2023, there will be pre-arrival checklist items to complete in the new student portal online and content distributed by the Student Affairs Office. The majority of new student orientation activities and time commitments will take place August.
**All times are Eastern Time
***While the residence halls remain open and available to students during Thanksgiving Break, the Peabody dining hall will be closed.

Fall 2024 Academic Calendar

August
12 Monday DMA students register for courses in SIS
13 Tuesday AD, GPD, MA, and MM students register for courses in SIS
15 Thursday Undergraduate students register for courses in SIS
18 Sunday New student move-in
18-24 Sunday-Saturday New undergraduate student orientation*
22 Thursday New graduate student orientation
Returning student move-in
26 Monday Conservatory classes and lessons begin
28 Wednesday Convocation, 12:30-1:30 pm EDT**
September
2 Monday Labor Day – Peabody classes, lessons, and ensembles will not be held
6 Friday Deadline (9:00 am EDT) to add courses in SIS; all Sis actions blocked after 9:00 am EDT**
13 Friday Last day to drop a course with a deletion; course withdrawal (W grade) period begins after this date
20 Friday All Spring 2024 Incomplete (I) grade coursework due from students to instructors unless an earlier date was established by the instructor
October
3 Thursday All final grades to remove spring and summer incompletes due – Conservatory Registrar’s Office
17-18 Thursday-Friday Fall Break observed; classes, lessons, and ensembles will not be held
21 Monday Last day to change a course to audit
November
8 Friday Last day to withdraw from Peabody fall semester courses
1–15 Monday-Friday Student course selection begins for the spring semester
15 Wednesday Deadline for leave of absence return notification
25-29 Monday-Friday Thanksgiving Break; classes, lessons, and ensembles will not be held***
December
2 Monday Classes, lessons, and ensembles resume
9 Monday Last day of Conservatory classes and lessons; make up day lessons and classes
9 Monday Fall semester Incomplete (I) grade contract requests due in SIS from student
10 Tuesday Reading Day
11-14 Wednesday-Saturday Fall semester course examinations
15 Sunday Residence halls close (noon)
17 Tuesday 12:00 pm EST** fall grades due online in SIS

*Attendance and participation in Backstage is required of new students. Throughout Summer 2024, there will be pre-arrival checklist items to complete in the new student portal online and content distributed by the Student Affairs Office. The majority of new student orientation activities and time commitments will take place in August.
**All times are Eastern Time
***While the residence halls remain open and available to students during Thanksgiving Break, the Peabody dining hall will be closed.

Spring 2025 Academic Calendar

January
28 Saturday Residence halls reopen (10:00 am EST*)
20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
21 Tuesday Conservatory classes, lessons, and ensemble begin
24 Friday Petition to Graduate due – Conservatory Registrar’s Office
31 Friday Deadline (9:00 am EST) to add courses in SIS; all SIS actions blocked after 9:00 am EST*
February
7 Friday Last day to drop a course with deletion
14 Friday All Fall 2024 Incomplete (I) grade coursework due from students to instructors unless an earlier date was established by the instructor
16-21 Sunday-Friday Audition/Ensemble/Master Class Week (no classes or lessons)
24 Monday All grades to remove Fall semester Incompletes due – Conservatory Registrar’s Office
28 Friday Last day to change a course to audit
March
17-21 Monday-Friday Conservatory Spring Break** (no classes, lessons, or ensembles)
April
7-11 Monday-Friday Course registration opens for fall semester
11 Friday Last day to withdraw from spring courses
15 Tuesday Dissertation submission deadline for May graduation
Deadline for MM/DMA document submission for May graduation
Deadline for leave of absence return notification – Office of Academic Affairs
May
12 Monday Last day of classes
13-16 Tuesday-Friday Combined final exam and jury period
15 Thursday Grades due for graduating student by 12:00 pm EDT*
16 Friday Grades due for students who are not graduating; semester ends
17 Saturday Residence halls close at noon*
TBA TBA Peabody Graduation Ceremonies
TBA TBA University Commencement Ceremonies

*All times are Eastern Time
**While the residence halls remain open and available to students during Spring Break, the Peabody dining hall will be closed.