|Independence Day (HOLIDAY)||Jul 2-5||Jul 4||Jul 4||Jul 4||Jul 3|
|Mid-Career MPA Summer Program||Jul 7-Aug 5**||Jul 13-Aug 11||Jul 12-Aug 10||Jul 17-Aug 15||July 16-Aug 14|
|MC/MPA Mason Fall Launch||Aug 16-27||Aug TBD||Aug TBD||Aug TBD||Aug TBD|
|Orientation||Aug 23-27||Aug 22-26||Aug 21-25||Aug 26-30||Aug 25-29|
|Shopping days||Aug 30-31||Aug 29-30||Aug 28-29||Sept 3-4||Sept 2-3|
|Full-term and Fall 1 classes begin||Sept 1||Aug 31||Aug 30||Sept 5||Sept 4|
|Labor Day (HOLIDAY)||Sept 6||Sept 5||Sept 4||Sept 2||Sept 1|
|Columbus Day (Federal and State)/Indigenous Peoples' Day (Cambridge) (HOLIDAY)||Oct 11||Oct 10||Oct 9||Oct 14||Oct 13|
|Veterans Day (HOLIDAY)||Nov 11||Nov 11||Nov 10||Nov 11||Nov 11|
|Thanksgiving recess (HOLIDAY)||Nov 24-26||Nov 23-25||Nov 22-24||Nov 27-29||Nov 26-28|
|Last day of fall semester||Dec 17||Dec 19||Dec 18||Dec 20||Dec 19|
|January session (optional)||Jan 3-14||Jan 3-13||Jan 2-12||Jan 2-17||Jan 5-16|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day (HOLIDAY)||Jan 17||Jan 16||Jan 15||Jan 20||Jan 19|
|Shopping days||Jan 20-21||Jan 19-20||Jan 18-19||Jan 23-24||Jan 22-23|
|Full-term and Spring 1 classes begin||Jan 24||Jan 23||Jan 22||Jan 27||Jan 26|
|Presidents' Day (HOLIDAY)||Feb 21||Feb 20||Feb 19||Feb 17||Feb 16|
|Spring break||Mar 12-20||Mar 11-16||Mar 9-17||Mar 15-23||Mar 14-22|
|Last day of spring semester||May 13||May 12||May 10||May 16||May 15|
|Commencement Week||May 23-27||May 22-26||May 20-24||May 26-30||May 25-29|
|Commencement Day||May 26||May 25||May 23||May 29||May 28|
|Memorial Day (HOLIDAY)||May 31||May 29||May 27||May 26||May 25|
|June 20||June 19||June 19||June 19||June 19|
*Harvard is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and potential impacts to programming.
**Programming conducted online.
This calendar is subject to change.
Paid holidays for faculty and staff are listed on the Harvard Information for Employees Holiday Calendar.