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  2021-2022* 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
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
Juneteenth
(HOLIDAY)
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.