Academic Calendar

Jackson School of Global Affairs

The academic calendar provides you with important dates to keep in mind as you plan to enroll in courses at Yale University. Note that the dates and deadlines for each professional school vary. Those taking courses at other professional schools must adhere to the academic calendar that pertains to that school.

*Dates are subject to change until the official 2023-2024 Bulletin has been published.

Spring 2023

Jan. 9 (Mon)
Final grades for fall-term courses due
Jan. 16 (Mon)
Classes do not meet
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 17 (Tue)
Full term classes begin
Classes begin
Jan. 20 (Fri)
Monday, Jan. 16, classes meet
Friday classes do not meet
Jan. 23 (Mon)
Spring 1 classes begin
Spring 1 classes begin
Mar. 7 (Tue)
Midterm - Final day to request course change from credit to audit and vice versa and to add/drop a course. Final day to withdraw from a course without a “W” on final transcript.
Mar. 10 (Fri)
Spring 1 classes end
Spring 1 classes end
Mar. 13 (Mon)
Spring recess begins, classes do not meet
Mar. 27 (Mon)
Spring 2 classes begin
Spring recess ends, classes resume
May 4 (Thu)
Full term classes end, final examination period begins
May 11 (Thu)
Spring 2 classes end
Final examination period ends
May 15 (Mon)
Final grades due for graduating students
May 22 (Mon)
University Commencement
June 2 (Fri)
Final grades due for non graduating students

Summer 2023

May 29 (Mon)
Summer term begins
Dates vary
10-week internship for first-year MPP students
Aug. 18 (Fri)
Summer term ends

Fall 2023

Aug 23 (Wed) - Aug 25 (Fri)
All 2nd year MPP students
Leadership & Ethics Workshop
Aug 21 (Mon) - 29 (Tue)
New Student Orientation
Aug 28 (Mon) - Sept 8 (Fri)
All 1st year MPP students enroll in courses
Add/Drop period
Aug 30 (Wed)
Fall 1 and full-term
Classes begin
Sept 1 (Fri)
Monday (Labor Day) classes meet on Friday
Sept 4 (Mon)
Labor Day
No classes
Sept 8 (Fri)
Final day to add a course without penalty
Sept 13 (Wed)
Pending confirmation
Final day to apply for LOA
Sept 18 (Mon)
Fall 1
Last day to drop half-term classes
Oct 17 (Tue)
Fall 1
Half-term classes end
Oct 18 (Wed)
October recess begins
No classes
Oct 23 (Mon)
Fall 2
Classes resume, fall 2 classes begin
Oct 27 (Fri)
Final day to request credit to audit for a class and to drop a course without a "W" on transcript
Nov 13 (Mon)
Fall 2
Last day to drop half-term classes
Nov 16 (Thu) - Dec 1 (Fri)
Course registration opening and closing dates
Dec 15 (Fri)
Fall term
Classes end
Dec 21 (Thu)
Final examinations end, winter recess begins
Jan 8 (Mon), 2024
Fall grades are due

Spring 2024

Jan 16 (Tue) - May 10 (Fri)
Spring term dates
March 11 (Mon) - March 24 (Sun)
Spring recess
March 25 (Mon)
Classes resume
May 10 (Fri)
Final examinations end, summer break begins
May 15 (Wed)
Final grades due for graduating students
May 20 (Mon)
University Commencement
June 10 (Mon)
Final grades due for returning students