Academic Calendar

'14-'15 Academic Calendar Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 NOTES
Bassett Orientation Aug 4 - 8, 2014        
Fall Semester Begins (including Orientation) Aug 10, 2014 Aug 25, 2014 Jul 1, 2014 Jul 1, 2014  
2018 Anatomy Course Begins Aug 12, 2014        
Fall Classes Begin Aug 18, 2014 Aug 25, 2014 Jul 1, 2014 Jul 1, 2014  
Fall Semester Ends Dec 19, 2014 Dec 19, 2014 Dec 19, 2014 Dec 31, 2014  
Major Clinical Year Ends     Dec 19, 2014    
Spring Semester Begins Jan 5, 2015 Jan 2, 2015 Jan 2, 2015 Jan 2, 2015  
Spring Semester Ends Jun 12, 2015 Jun 29, 2015 Jun 29, 2015 May 20, 2015  
 
USMLE Test Dates NOTES
Step 1 Taken Feb 28, 2017 Feb 28, 2016 Feb 28, 2015 Feb 28, 2014  
Step 1 Retaken* Apr 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2015 Apr 30, 2014 If applicable
Step 2 CK* Nov 30, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Passing CK is a graduation requirement. MD/PHD deadline is Feb 23 of graduation year
Step 2 CS* Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Taking CS is a graduation requirement. Deadline for students taking year off is Dec 31 after MCY
Step 2 CK Retaken* Feb 28, 2018 Feb 28, 2017 Feb 28, 2016 Feb 28, 2015 If applicable
 
Ceremonies & Events NOTES
Orientation Aug 10 - 15, 2014        
White Coat Ceremony Aug 11, 2014        
Steven Z. Miller Student Clinician Ceremony*   Jan 2, 2015     tentative
Match Day Mar 16, 2018 Mar 17, 2017 Mar 18, 2016 Mar 20, 2015  
P&S Student Research Day TBA TBA TBA TBA  
P&S Class Day *May 15, 2018 *May 16, 2017 *May 17, 2016 *May 19, 2015 tentative
University Commencement *May 16, 2018 *May 17, 2017 *May 18, 2016 *May 20, 2015 tentative
P&S Graduation *May 16, 2018 *May 17, 2017 *May 18, 2016 *May 20, 2015 tentative
 
Vacations & Holidays (unless otherwise noted, students in '16, '15, '14 should check with Course Director before assuming holidays are off) NOTES
Independence Day      Jul 4, 2014 Jul 4, 2014  
Labor Day Sep 1, 2014 Sep 1, 2014 Sep 1, 2014 Sep 1, 2014  
Thanksgiving Day Nov 27, 2014 Nov 27, 2014 Nov 27, 2014 Nov 27, 2014  
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 28, 2014 Nov 28, 2014 Per clerkship director    
Winter Break Begins Dec 20, 2014 Dec 20, 2014 Dec 20, 2014    
Winter Break Ends Jan 4, 2015 Jan 1, 2015 Jan 1, 2015    
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan 19, 2015        
Presidents Day Feb 16, 2015        
Spring Break Begins Mar 23, 2015*       tentative
Spring Break Ends Mar 25, 2015*       tentative
Memorial Day May 25, 2015 May 25, 2015 May 25, 2015 May 25, 2015  
 
Religious Holidays 2013-2014   NOTES
Ramadan Jun 28 - Jul 28, 2014 starts eve of Jun 28th
Rosh Hashanah Begins Sep 25, 2014 starts eve of Sep 24th
Yom Kippur Oct 4, 2014 starts eve of Oct 3rd
Christmas (observed) Dec 24 - 25, 2014  
Passover Apr 4 - 11, 2015 starts eve of the 3rd
Good Friday Apr 3, 2015  
Easter Apr 5, 2015