Academic Calendars

DPT Class of 2020

Year I, 2017-2018

Fall I

August 30-December 22, 16 weeks including final exams

  • Wednesday-Thursday, Aug 30-31, Class of 2020 Orientation
  • Tuesday, September 4, Labor Day, University Holiday
  • Thursday, September 21, Observance of Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (Program holiday)
  • Tuesday, November 7, American election day (University holiday)
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Wednesday, December 13, Last day of classes
  • Thursday-Friday, December 14-22, Final exam period
  • Mon. December 25-January 5, Winter recess

Spring I

January 8-May 11, 2018, 18 weeks including final exams

  • Monday, January 8, Spring semester classes commence
  • Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King’s birthday (University holiday)
  • Monday, February 19, President’s Day (University holiday)
  • Thursday-Friday, February 22-23, CSM, New Orleans
  • Friday, March 2, End of first half of spring semester
  • Monday, March 5, start of second half of spring semester
  • Monday-Friday, March 12-16, Spring recess, service learning opportunity
  • Friday, March 30, Observance of Good Friday (Program holiday)
  • TBA, April, White Coat Ceremony
  • Wednesday, May 2, last day of classes
  • Thursday-Friday, May 3-11, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, May 14-18, Program Recess

Summer I

May 21-July 13, 2018, 8 weeks including final exams

  • Monday, May 21, Summer semester classes commence
  • Monday, May 28, Memorial Day (University holiday)
  • Wednesday, July 4 (University Holiday)
  • Friday, July 6, last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, July 9-13, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, July 16-August 24, Program recess
  • TBA July or August, Service Learning Opportunity

Year II, 2018-2019

Fall II:

Part A Didactic, August 27-October 26, 2018, 9-week session including final exams.

  • Monday, August 27, Fall semester classes commence
  • Wednesday-Thursday, August 29-30, Class of 2021 orientation activities
  • Monday, September 10, Observance of Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (Program holiday)
  • Wednesday, September 19, Observance of Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (Program holiday)
  • Thursday, October 18, Last day of classes
  • Friday-Friday, October 19-26, Final exam period

Fall II Part B

Clinical Education I, October 29-December 21, 2018, 8 weeks full-time

  • Monday, October 29, Clinical Education I commences
  • Friday, December 21, Clinical Education I ends
  • Monday-Friday, December 24-January 4, Winter Recess

Spring II

January 7-May 17, 2019, 18 weeks including spring recess and final exams

  • Monday, January 7, Spring semester classes commence
  • Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King’s birthday (University holiday)
  • Thursday-Friday, January 24-25, CSM, Washington, DC
  • Monday, February 18, President’s Day (University holiday)
  • Monday-Friday, March 18-22, Spring Recess, Service learning opportunity
  • Friday, April 19, Observance of Good Friday (Program holiday)
  • Friday, May 3, last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, May 6-17, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, May 20-24, Program recess

Summer II

Clinical Education II: May 28-August 2, 2019, 10 weeks full-time

  • Tuesday, May 28, Clinical Education II commences
  • Friday, August 2, Clinical Education II ends
  • Monday-Friday, August 5-August 23, summer recess
  • TBA, July or August, Service learning opportunity

Year III, 2019-2020

Fall III

16 weeks including final exams*

  • Monday, August 26, Fall semester classes commence
  • Monday, September 2, Labor Day (University holiday)
  • Monday, September 30, Observance of Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah (Program holiday)
  • Wednesday, October 9, Observance of Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur
  • Tuesday, November 5, Election Day (University holiday)
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29, Thanksgiving holiday
  • Friday, December 13, Last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, December 16-20, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, December 23-January 3, winter recess

* Many of the courses have scheduled projects, presentations and other related activities in lieu of final exams.

Spring III, 2020

Terminal Clinical Experience: Dates depend on clinical site(s) and whether the experience is single or divided.

  • Monday, January 6, terminal clinical experience period commences
  • Friday, May 15, terminal clinical experience period formally ends
  • Tuesday, May 19, Program convocation and awards ceremony
  • Wednesday, May 20, University commencement
  • Thursday-Friday, May 21-22, National licensure review course (optional)

DPT Class of 2021

Year I, 2018-2019

Fall I

August 29-December 21, 2018, 16 weeks including final exams

  • Wed-Thurs, Aug 29-30, Class of 2021 Orientation
  • Monday, September 3, Labor Day, University Holiday
  • Tuesday, September 4, Fall semester classes commence
  • Monday, September 10, Observance of Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (Program holiday)
  • Wednesday, September 19, Observance of Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (Program holiday)
  • Tuesday, November 6, American election day (University holiday)
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 21-23, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, December 10, Last day of classes
  • Tuesday-Friday, December 11-22, Final exam period
  • Mon-Sun, December 24-January 6, Winter recess

Spring I

January 7-May 17, 2019, 18 weeks including spring recess and final exams

  • Monday, January 7, Spring semester classes commence
  • Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King’s birthday (University holiday)
  • Thursday-Friday, January 24-25, CSM, Washington, DC
  • Monday, February 18, President's Day, CUIMC holiday
  • Friday, March 8, End of first half of spring semester
  • Monday, March 11, start of second half of spring semester
  • Monday-Friday, March 18-22, Spring recess, service-learning opportunity
  • Saturday, March 30, White Coat Ceremony
  • Monday, May 6, last day of classes
  • Tuesday-Friday, May 7-17, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, May 20-24, Program Recess

Summer I

May 27-July 19, 2019, 8 weeks including final exams

  • Monday, May 27, Memorial Day (University holiday)
  • Tuesday, May 28, summer classes commence
  • Thursday, July 4 (University Holiday)
  • Friday, July 12, last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, July 15-19, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, July 22-August 23, Program recess
  • TBA July or August, Service Learning Opportunity

Year II, 2019-2020

Fall II:

Part A Didactic, August 22-October 25, 2019, 9-week session including final exams.

Part B: Clinical Education I, October 28-December 20, 2019, 8 weeks full time

  • Monday, August 26, Fall semester classes commence
  • Wednesday-Thursday, August 28-29, Class of 2021 orientation activities
  • Monday, September 2, Labor Day (University holiday)
  • Monday, September 30, Observance of Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (Program holiday)
  • Wednesday, October 9, Observance of Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (Program holiday)
  • Friday, October 18, Last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, October 21-25, Final exam period
  • Monday, October 28, Clinical Education I commences
  • Friday, December 20, Clinical Education I ends
  • Monday-Friday, December 23-January 3, Winter recess

Spring II

January 6-May 8, 2020, 18 weeks including spring recess and final exams

  • Monday, January 6, Spring semester classes commence
  • Monday, January 20, Martin Luther King’s birthday (University holiday)
  • Thursday-Friday, February 13-14, CSM, Denver, CO
  • Monday, February 17, President’s Day (University holiday)
  • Monday-Friday, March 16-20, Spring Recess, Service learning opportunity
  • Thursday, April 30, last day of classes
  • Friday-Friday, May 1-8, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, May 11-22, Program recess

Summer II

May 25-July 31, 2020, 10 weeks full time, including final exams

  • Tuesday, May 26, Summer semester classes commence
  • Friday, July 3, Observance of July 4 (University Holiday)
  • Friday, July 24, last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, July 27-31, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, August 3-21, Program recess

Year III, 2020-2021

Fall III

August 24-December 21, 2020, 16 weeks including final exams*

  • Clinical Education Experience II - 8 weeks between August 24 and October 23
  • Monday, September 7, Labor Day (University holiday)
  • Wednesday, October 28, Fall semester classes commence
  • Tuesday, November 3, Election Day (University holiday)
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27, Thanksgiving holiday
  • Monday, December 7, Last day of classes
  • Tuesday-Tuesday, December 8-22, Final exam period. Note: Many courses have scheduled projects, presentations or other activities in lieu of final exams.
  • Wednesday-Friday, December 23-January 3, winter recess

Spring III, 2021

Terminal Clinical Experience: Dates depend on the clinical site(s) and whether the experience is single or divided.

  • Monday, January 4, terminal clinical experience period commences
  • Friday, May 14, terminal clinical experience period formally ends
  • Tuesday, May 18, Program convocation and awards ceremony
  • Wednesday, May 19, University commencement
  • Thursday-Friday, May 20-21, National licensure review course (optional)

DPT Class of 2022

Year I, 2019-2020

Fall I

August 28-December 20, 2019, 16 weeks including final exams

  • Wednesday-Thursday, Aug 28-29, Class of 2022 Orientation
  • Monday, September 2, Labor Day, University Holiday
  • Tuesday, September 3, Fall semester classes commence
  • Monday, September 30, Observance of Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (Program holiday)
  • Wednesday, October 9, Observance of Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (Program holiday)
  • Tuesday, November 5, American election day (University holiday)
  • Wed-Fri, November 27-29, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Wednesday,  December 11, Last day of classes
  • Thursday-Friday, December 12-20, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, December 23-January 3, Winter recess

Spring I

January 6-May 8, 2020, 18 weeks including Spring recess and final exams

  • Monday, January 6, Spring semester classes commence
  • Monday, January 20, Martin Luther King’s birthday (University holiday)
  • Wednesday-Friday, February 12-14, CSM, Denver, CO (program closed 2/13-14
  • Monday, February 17, President’s Day (University holiday)
  • Friday, March 6, End of first half of spring semester
  • Monday, March 9, start of second half of spring semester
  • Monday-Friday, March 16-20, Spring recess, service-learning opportunity in Guatemala
  • TBA:  White Coat Ceremony
  • Friday, May 1`, last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, May 4-8, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, May 11-22, Program Recess

Summer I

May 26-July 17, 2020, 8 weeks including final exams

  • Monday, May 25, Memorial Day (University holiday)
  • Tuesday, May 26, summer semester classes commence
  • Friday, July 3, Observance of July 4 (University Holiday)
  • Friday, July 10, last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, July 13-17, Final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, July 20-August 28, Program recess
  • TBA July or August, Service-learning opportunity in Guatemala

Year II, 2020-2021

Fall II:

Part A Didactic, September 8-October 23, 2020, 7-weeks  including final exams 

Part B: Clinical Education I, October 26-December 18, 2020, 8 weeks full time

  • Monday, September 7, Labor Day holiday
  • Tuesday, September 8, Fall semester classes commence
  • Monday, October 26, First Clinical Education Experience commences
  • Friday, December 18, First Clinical Experience ends
  • Monday-Friday, December 21-January 15, winter recess

Spring II

January 19-May 6, 2021, 17 weeks including spring recess and final exams

  • Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King’s birthday (University holiday)
  • Tuesday, January 19, Spring semester classes commence
  • Thursday-Friday, February 25-26, CSM, Orlando, FL (program closed)
  • Monday-Friday, March 15-19, Spring recess, Service learning opportunity in Guatemala
  • Tuesday, April 27, last day of classes
  • Monday-Friday, April 28-May 6, final exam period
  • Monday-Friday, May 10-21, Program recess

Summer II

Clinical Education II: May 24-July 30, 2021, 10 weeks full-time

  • Monday, May 24, Intermediate clinical experience commences
  • Friday, July 30, Intermediate clinical experience ends
  • Monday-Friday, August 2-September 3, summer recess
  • TBA, July or August, service-learning opportunity in Guatemala

Year III, 2021-2022

Fall III

September 7-December 21, 2021, 16 weeks including final exams*

  • Monday, September 6, Labor Day (University holiday)
  • Tuesday, September 7, Fall semester classes commence
  • Tuesday, November 2, Election Day (University holiday)
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 24-26, Thanksgiving holiday
  • Wednesday,  December 15, Last day of classes
  • Thursday-Tuesday, December 16-21, Final exam period. Note: Many of the courses have scheduled projects, presentations, and other related activities in lieu of final exams. 
  • Wednesday-Friday, December 22-December 31, winter recess

Spring III, 2022

18 weeks January 3, 2022-May 6, 2022

Terminal Clinical Experience: Dates vary by clinical site and length of experience (9 or 18 weeks).

18 weeks: 1/3/22-5/6/22

9 weeks A: 1/3/22-3/4/22

9 weeks B: 3/14/22-5/13/22

  • Monday, January 3, Terminal clinical experience period commences
  • Friday, May 13, Terminal clinical experience period formally ends
  • Tuesday, May 17, Program convocation and awards ceremony
  • Wednesday, May 18, University commencement

Please note that calendar dates are subject to change. The program follows a modified university calendar.