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2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

2025-2026

2026-2027

Independence Day (HOLIDAY)

Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 3 Jul 4

Mid-Career MPA Summer Program

Jul 12-Aug 11 Jul 11-Aug 10 Jul 17-Aug 15 July 16-Aug 14 July 14-Aug 13

MPA/ID Program Seminar

Aug 8-26

Aug 7-25 Aug 12-30 Aug 11-29 Aug 10-28

MC/MPA Mason Fall Launch

Aug 15-26 Aug 14-25 Aug 19-30 Aug 18-29 Aug 17-28

MPP Program and MPA Program Orientations

Aug 22-26 Aug 21-25 Aug 26-30 Aug 25-29 Aug 24-28

Shopping days

Aug 29-30 Aug 28-29 Sept 3-4 Sept 2-3 Aug 31-Sept 1

Full-term and Fall 1 classes begin

Aug 31 Aug 30 Sept 5 Sept 4 Sept 2

Labor Day (HOLIDAY)

Sept 5 Sept 4 Sept 2 Sept 1 Sept 7

Columbus Day (Federal and State)/Indigenous Peoples' Day (Cambridge) (HOLIDAY)

Oct 10 Oct 9 Oct 14 Oct 13 Oct 12

Veterans Day (HOLIDAY)

Nov 11 Nov 10 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11

Thanksgiving recess (HOLIDAY)

Nov 23-25 Nov 22-24 Nov 27-29 Nov 26-28 Nov 25-27

Last day of fall semester

Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 20 Dec 19 Dec 18

January session (optional)

Jan 3-13 Jan 2-12 Jan 2-17 Jan 5-16 Jan 4-15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (HOLIDAY)

Jan 16 Jan 15 Jan 20 Jan 19 Jan 18

Shopping days

Jan 19-20 Jan 18-19 Jan 23-24 Jan 22-23 Jan 21-22

Full-term and Spring 1 classes begin

Jan 23 Jan 22 Jan 27 Jan 26 Jan 25

Presidents' Day (HOLIDAY)

Feb 20 Feb 19 Feb 17 Feb 16 Feb 15

Spring break

Mar 11-19 Mar 9-17 Mar 15-23 Mar 14-22 Mar 13-21

Last day of spring semester

May 12 May 10 May 16 May 15 May 14

Commencement Week

May 22-26 May 20-24 May 26-30 May 25-29 May 24-28

Commencement Day 

May 25 May 23 May 29 May 28 May 27

Memorial Day (HOLIDAY)

May 29 May 27 May 26 May 25 May 31

Juneteenth
(HOLIDAY)

June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 18

 

This calendar is subject to change.

Paid holidays for faculty and staff are listed on the Harvard Information for Employees Holiday Calendar.