2025-2026 Academic Calendar

Fall Term

18-25 Aug. Mon.-Mon.Orientation
26 Aug. Tues.Fall term begins, 8:10 a.m.
29 Aug. Fri. Monday classes meet.
1 Sept. Mon.Labor Day. No classes.
13 Oct. Mon.Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day; no classes will meet.
4. Nov. Tues.Election Day. No classes.
26-28 Nov. Wed.-Fri.Thanksgiving Break.
1 Dec. Mon.Classes resume, 8:10 a.m.
2 Dec. Tues.Only Friday classes will meet. Classes end, 9 p.m.
3-11 Dec. Wed.-Thurs.Reading Period.
12 Dec. Fri.Examination period begins, 8:30 a.m.
22 Dec. Mon.Examination period ends; fall term ends, 5 p.m.

Spring Term

12 Jan. Mon.Spring term begins, 8:10 a.m.
19 Jan. Mon.Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No classes.
13 Mar. Fri.Spring recess begins, 6:00 p.m.
23 Mar. Mon.Spring recess ends; classes resume, 8:10 a.m.
20 Apr. Mon.Classes end, 9 p.m.
21-28 Apr. Tues.-Tues.Reading period.
29 Apr. Wed..Examination period begins, 8:30 a.m.
14 May Thurs.Examination period ends; spring term ends, 5 p.m.
27 May Wed.Degrees voted by faculty.
1 Aug. Sat. Fifth-term certification deadline for rising third-year students.


A multifaith calendar of religious holidays observed by members of the Yale community may be found on the Chaplain’s Office website.