The Academic Calendar of the Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences consists of three semesters: summer, fall, and spring. The fall semester consists of course Block I, Rotation Period I and fall Thesis Research. The spring semester consists of two course blocks (Blocks II and III), two rotation periods (Rotation Periods II and III), and spring Thesis Research. The summer semester consists of the summer course block and laboratory research. The academic calendar outlines the specific dates of each course block, rotation period, and thesis research period, registration dates and deadlines, course add/drop and withdrawal dates, and program holidays.

Note: The Academic Calendar is subject to change at any time by official action of the Graduate Division.

Program Holidays

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot
  • Shemini Atzeret
  • Simchat Torah
  • Thanksgiving
    (Thursday and Friday)
  • Winter Recess
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Day of the Julius Marmur Symposium
  • Passover
  • Day of Graduation Commencement
  • Shavuot
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth