Academic Calender

BU Academic Calendar 2023-2024

The BU Academic Calendar is a schedule of all the events that take place during an academic year, including the final exam period, holidays, and the end of the semester. Boston University operates on a semester system.

Boston University’s semester-specific dates and deadlines for the fall, spring, and summer are listed below.

Summer Session I 2023
May 23 Classes Begin
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
June 2 Substitute a Monday schedule of Classes
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday, Classes Suspended
June 23 Substitute a Monday schedule of Classes
June 30 Last Day of Classes
Summer Session II 2023
July 4 Independence Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
July 5 Classes Begin
August 15 Last Day of Classes
August 25 Summer 2023 Graduation
Summer Twelve-Week Session 2023
May 23 Classes Begin
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
June 2 Substitute a Monday Schedule of Classes
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday, Classes suspended
June 23 Substitute a Monday Schedule of Classes
July 4 Independence Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
August 15 Last Day of Classes
August 25 Summer 2023 Graduation
Fall 2023
September 4 Labor Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
September 5 Classes Begin; First Seven-Week Session Begins
October 9 Indigenous People’s Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
October 10 Substitute Monday Schedule of Classes
October 20 First Seven-Week Session Ends
October 23 Second Seven-Week Session Begins
November 22 – November 26 Thanksgiving Recess
November 27 Classes Resume
December 12 Last Day of Classes; Second Seven-Week Session Ends
December 13 – 14 Study Period
December 15 Final Exams Begin
December 21 Final Exams End
*Classes will be held on Veterans Day (observed): Friday, November 10
Spring 2024
January 12 Fall 2023 Graduation
January 15 MLK Jr. Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
January 18 Classes Begin; First Seven-Week Session Begins
February 19 Presidents’ Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
February 21 Substitute Monday Schedule of Classes
March 8 First Seven-Week Session Ends
March 9 – March 17 Spring Recess
March 18 Classes Resume; Second Seven-Week Session Begins
April 15 Patriots’ Day Holiday, Classes Suspended
May 1 Last Day of Classes; Second Seven-Week Session Ends
May 2 – May 3 Study Period
May 6 Final Exams Begin
May 10 Final Exams End
May 16 – May 19 Commencement Weekend
May 19 All University Commencement

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