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2020-2021 Graduate and Professional Academic Calendars

More information about planning for the Fall 2020 semester can be found here:  https://www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus/.

Graduate and Professional Students must refer to their own school and departmental vacation policies and calendar for more specific information.

Divinity School Academic Calendar

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri End of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 4, Fri Last day of classes
Dec 5-13, Sat-Sun Examinations and reading days

Graduate School Academic Calendar

See Basic Sciences School of Medicine information.

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri End of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 4, Fri Last day of classes
Dec 5-13, Sat-Sun Examinations and reading days

Law School Academic Calendar

Aug 17, Mon First day of classes
Nov 13, Fri Last day of classes
Nov 14-24, Sat-Tues Examinations and reading days

Owen Graduate School of Management Academic Calendar

All Programs except EMBA and MMHC

Aug 17, Mon First day of classes
Nov 24, Tues End of in-person classes
Nov 25-29, Wed-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes 

Executive MBA

Aug 10, Mon First day of classes (1st year)
Aug 13, Thur First day of classes (2nd year)
Dec 12, Sat Last day of classes

Master of Management Health Care

Aug 20, Thurs First day of classes
Dec 17, Thur Last day of classes

Peabody College Academic Calendar

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri End of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 4, Fri Last day of classes
Dec 5-13, Sat-Sun Examinations and reading days

School of Engineering Academic Calendar

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri End of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 4, Fri Last day of classes
Dec 5-13, Sat-Sun Examinations and reading days

School of Medicine Academic Calendar

Medical Doctor - 1st Year

July 20, Mon First day of classes
Nov 26-29, Thu-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 18, Fri Last day of classes

Medical Doctor - 2nd-4th Year

June 8, Mon First day of classes (3rd and 4th year)
June 8, Mon First day of online instruction (2nd year)
July 24, Fri Last day of online instruction (2nd year)
Aug 24, Mon First day of in-person classes (2nd year)
Nov 26-29, Thu-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 18, Fri Last day of classes

Doctor of Audiology

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

Doctor of Medical Physics

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes
Dec 11-19, Fri-Sat Examinations and reading days

Master of Science in Medical Physics

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes
Dec 11-19, Sat Examinations and reading days

Master of Deaf Education

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

Master of Genetic Counseling - 1st Year

Aug 12, Wed First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun  Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

Master of Genetic Counseling - Returning Students

Aug 12, Wed First day of classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

Master of Public Health

Aug 26, Wed First day of online instruction
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics

Aug 27, Thurs First day of in-person orientation
Aug 28, Fri Last day of in-person orientation
Sept 3, Thurs First day of online instruction
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 17, Thur Last day of classes

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

Aug 17, Mon First day of online instruction
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

 School of Nursing Academic Calendar

Pre-Specialty (MSN), ASN-MSN

Aug 21, Fri First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

Specialty Level

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

 Doctor of Nursing Practice

Aug 31, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

*Calendars are subject to change.

Divinity School Academic Calendar

Jan 11, Mon First day of classes
Jan 18, Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes cancelled
March 6-14, Sat-Sun Spring holidays
April 26, Mon Last day of classes
April 27-May 6, Tues-Thurs Reading days and examinations
May 14, Fri 2021 Commencement

Graduate Engineering Management Online Academic Calendar

Jan 11, Mon First day of classes
Jan 18, Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes cancelled
Mar 1, Mon Last day of first-half (Mod A) classes
March 2-7, Tues-Sun First-half exam period
March 6-14, Sat-Sun Spring holidays
Mar 8, Mon First day of second-half (Mod B) classes
April 26, Mon Last day of classes
April 27-May 6, Tues-Thurs Reading days and examinations
May 14, Fri 2021 Commencement

Graduate School Academic Calendar

Jan 11, Mon First day of classes
Jan 18, Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes cancelled
March 6-14, Sat-Sun Spring holidays
April 26, Mon Last day of classes
April 27-May 6, Tues-Thurs Reading days and examinations
May 14, Fri 2021 Commencement

Law School Academic Calendar

Jan 11, Mon First day of classes
Jan 18, Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes cancelled
March 6-14, Sat-Sun Spring holidays
April 16, Fri Last day of classes
April 17-30, Sat-Fri Reading days and examinations
May 14, Fri 2021 Commencement

Owen Graduate School of Management Academic Calendar

Jan 11, Mon First day of classes
Jan 18, Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes cancelled (Makeup classes meet on Friday, Jan 22)
Feb 25, Thurs Last day of Module III classes
March 1-5, Mon-Fri Module III exam period
Mar 15, Mon First day of Module IV classes
April 29, Fri Last day of Module IV classes
May 3-7, Mon-Fri Module VI exam period
May 14, Fri 2021 Commencement

Peabody College Academic Calendar - On-campus and Online Programs

Jan 11, Mon First day of classes
Jan 18, Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes cancelled
March 6-14, Sat-Sun Spring holidays
April 26, Mon Last day of classes
April 27-May 6, Tues-Thurs Reading days and examinations
May 14, Fri 2021 Commencement

School of Medicine Academic Calendar

Master of Genetic Counseling

Jan 6, Wed First day of classes
Jan 18, Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes cancelled
March 15-19, Mon-Fri Spring holidays
April 26, Mon Last day of classes
May 6 Last day of examinations
May 14, Fri 2021 Commencement

School of Nursing Academic Calendar

Jan 4, Mon First day of spring semester for Pre-Specialty and Specialty courses
Important: Please check your specialty class schedule for specific information on start dates for required classes
Jan 11-14, Mon-Thurs PhD and DNP Intensive
Jan 18, Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes cancelled
March 6-14, Sat-Sun Spring holidays
April 23, Fri Last day of classes
May 13, Thurs May Pinning Ceremony and Reception
May 14, Fri 2021 Commencement

*Calendars are subject to change due to Covid-19.

Graduate Engineering Management Online Calendar

May 10, Mon First day of classes
June 24, Thurs Last day of first-half classes
June 24-30, Thurs-Wed First-half exam period
July 1, Thurs First day of second-half classes
Aug 12, Thurs Last day of classes
Aug 13, Fri Final examinations

Law School Academic Calendar

May 19-June 18 Vanderbilt in Venice (tentative)
May 17-July 9 Summer Session
June 7-August 13 Summer Term

Peabody College Academic Calendar

May 10, Mon Maymester begins
Jun 4, Fri Maymester ends
Jun 4, Fri Maymester examinations
Jun 8, Tues First-half and full-term summer classes begin
Jun 14, Mon Peabody Module I classes begin
Jul 8, Thurs First-half classes end
Jul 9, Mon Peabody Module I classes end
Jul 9, Mon Examinations for first-half summer classes
Jul 12, Mon Peabody Module II classes begin
Jul 13, Tues Second-half summer classes begin
Aug 6, Fri Peabody Module II classes end
Aug 12, Thurs Second-half and full-term summer classes end
Aug 13, Fri Summer semester ends
Aug 13, Fri Graduation date for August graduates

Peabody College Academic Calendar - Online Programs

May 10 First day of classes
August 13 Last day of classes

School of Nursing Academic Calendar

May 3, Mon First day of summer semester for Pre-Specialty and Specialty courses
Important: Please check your specialty class schedule for specific information on start dates for required classes
May 17-20, Mon-Thurs PhD and DNP Intensive
May 31, Mon Memorial Day Holiday - classes cancelled
Aug 6, Fri Last day of summer semester
Aug 8, Sun Pinning Ceremony for Summer 2021 Graduates

*Calendars are subject to change due to Covid-19.