Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2020: Aug. 31-Dec. 18

DateEventNotes
Aug. 31 - Sept. 4Rabbinic and Cantorial Orientation
Sept. 7Labor DayCampus closed

Sept. 8Hakhel, opening convocation
Sept. 8First day of fall classes
Sept. 16Add/Drop period ends
Sept. 18Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 19-20Rosh HashanahCampus closed
Sept. 21-25No classes: Rosh Hashanah through Yom KippurCampus open
Sept. 27Erev Yom KippurCampus closes at 1 PM
Sept. 28Yom KippurCampus closed
Oct. 2Erev Sukkot
Oct. 3-4SukkotCampus closed
Oct. 5-9Intermediate days of Sukkot, classes held
Oct. 9Hoshana Rabbah
Oct. 10-11Shmini Atzeret/ Simchat TorahCampus closed
Oct. 16-18Rabbinical/Cantorial Shabbaton
Nov. 3Election Day, classes heldCampus open
Nov. 11Veteran's Day, classes heldCampus open
Nov. 16-17Ta Sh'ma Open House for prospective rabbinical and cantorial students
Nov. 25Day before ThanksgivingCampus closes at 1 PM
Nov. 26-27Thanksgiving HolidayCampus closed
Dec. 10Hanukkah begins
Dec. 18Last day of fall classes
Dec. 24Winter Break beginsCampus closes at 1 PM
Dec. 25-Jan. 4, 2021Winter breakCampus Closed
Jan. 4, 2021Fall semester grades due

Winter and Spring Semester 2021: Jan. 4 -May 21

DateEventNotes
Jan. 4Campus Reopens
Jan. 18Martin Luther King Jr., DayCampus closed
Jan. 19-22Rabbinical and Cantorial January Intensive Seminars
Jan. 25-29Rabbinical and Cantorial Winter Seminar
Feb. 1First day of spring classes
Feb. 8Add/drop period ends
Feb. 15President's DayCampus closed
Feb. 19-20Rabbinical and Cantorial Shabbaton-in-Newton
Feb. 25Erev PurimCampus closes at 1 PM
Feb. 26PurimCampus closed
March 27Erev PesachCampus closes at 1 PM
March 28-29PesachCampus closed
March 30-April 1No classes Campus open
April 2Erev end of PesachCampus closed
April 5Classes resumeCampus open
April 8Yom HaShoah
April 14Yom HaZikaron
April 15Yom HaAtzma'ut Campus-wide day of learning
May 14Last day of spring classes
May 16Erev ShavuotCampus closes at 1 PM
May 17-18ShavuotCampus closed
May 21Last day to turn in spring semester work
May 28Spring semester grades due
May 31Memorial DayCampus closed
TBDJTFGB Grant Ceremony
June 3Project/Thesis Presentation Day
June 6Graduation & Ordination