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College of Medicine / School of Graduate Studies Calendar 2016–2017

The dates for MS I and MS II are tentative and generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments. Please check Curriculum (Class) Charts for curriculum & class schedule information pertaining to the first two years.

Fall 2016 Semester
Sat. July 2 – Sun. July 10 Core Clinical Year (MS3) Vacation
Tues. July 5 First Day of Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Fall 2016
Tues. July 5* Fall Semester Begins Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) & Registration/Payment Deadline
Mon. July 11 Core Year (MS3) Block II Begins & Registration/Payment Deadline
Mon. Aug. 1 Orientation begins for Foundations 1 (Class of 2020)
Mon. Aug. 8 Unit 1 begins (Foundations 1) and Unit 5 begins (Foundations 2) & Registration/Payment Deadline
Mon. Aug. 29 Graduate School Registration Period Begins
Fri. Sept. 2 Graduate School Registration Period Ends
Mon. Sept. 5* Labor Day – No Classes®
Tues. Sept. 6 Graduate School Classes Begin
Mon. Sept. 26 Unit 1 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)
Sun–Mon. Oct. 2–3 Rosh Hashanah — Classes Meet^
Mon. Oct. 3 Unit 2 begins (Foundations 1)
Mon. Oct. 3 Core Year (MS3) Block III Begins
Mon. Oct. 10 Columbus Day – No Classes®
Wed. Oct. 12 Yom Kippur^ – No Classes
Mon. Oct. 31 Unit 5 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 2)
Mon. Nov. 7 Unit 6 begins (Foundations 2)
Tues. Nov. 8 Election Day — Classes Meet (Medical School) — No Classes (Graduate School)
Fri. Nov. 11 Veterans' Day — All COM Classes Meet
No Classes (Graduate School)
(Administrative Offices will be closed)
Fri. Nov. 18 Spring 2017 Registration Information e-mailed to Returning Students
Thur/Fri.Nov. 24/25 Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes®
Tues. Dec. 6 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Spring 2017 semester (All students)
Mon. Dec. 12 Unit 2 Assessment and Integration Week
Sat. Dec. 17, 2016 – Tues. Jan 2, 2017 Winter Break Foundations 1 & 2
Wed. Dec. 21 Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades to Registrar (Foundations Units 1, 2 & 5)
Wed. Dec. 21 Graduate School Semester ends
Sat. Dec, 24 – Mon. Jan. 2 Core Clinical Year (MS3) Vacation
Spring 2017 Semester
Tues. Jan. 3 Unit 3 begins (Foundations 1) & Foundations 2 Classes Resume.
Registration & Payment Deadline.
Graduate School Registration Period Begins
Tues. Jan. 3 Core Year (MS3) Block IV Begins
Mon. Jan. 9 Graduate School Spring Semester Classes Begin
Mon. Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observed — No Classes®
Fri. Jan. 27 Last Day to file for May 2017 Graduation
Mon. Jan. 30 Unit 6 Assessment & Integration week
Mon. Feb. 6 Gateway 2 Week (Foundations 2)
Mon. Feb. 13 Foundations 2 Study and Take USMLE Step 1 (6 study weeks + 1 week Vac)
Mon. Feb. 20 Presidents' Day Observed — No Classes®
Mon. Mar. 13 Unit 3 Assessment and Integration week (Foundations 1)
Fri. Mar. 17 Class of 2017 Residency Match Day@
Mon. Mar. 20 Spring Break (Foundations 1)
Mon. Mar. 27 Unit 4 Begins (Foundations 1)
Mon. Apr. 3 Transition to Clerkships — Class of 2019
Mon. Apr. 3 Class of 2018 begins Advanced Clinical Work
Mon. Apr. 10 CORE YEAR Clerkships Begin — Class of 2019
Tues. Apr. 11 Passover Begins at Sundown^
Fri. Apr. 14 Good Friday^
Tues. Apr. 18 Passover Ends^
Thurs. May 18 Convocation — Class of 2017
Tues. May 23 Commencement — Class of 2017
Mon. May 29 Memorial Day Observed — Holiday (No Classes®)
Tues. May 30 Unit 4 Assessment and Integration week (Foundations 1)
Mon. June 5 Gateway 1 Assessment Week (Foundations 1)
Wed. June 14 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2017 for Core Clinical Years (MS3)
Fri. June 30 Last Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Spring 2017
Fri. July 28 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2019 for Foundations Year 2


^ Per New York State Education Law, Section 224-a: "Any student in an institution of higher education who is unable, because of religious beliefs, to attend classes on particular day or days shall, because of such absence on the particular day or days, be excused from any examinations or any study or work assignments. " All missed work must be made up at the discretion of the faculty.

Students should contact faculty well in advance to taking time off, including for religious holidays. Arrangements must be made for making up academic work missed.

Holidays in Clinical Years

® Students in clinical courses should check with appropriate departments regarding time off.  All 3rd and 4th year students will be expected to adhere to the holiday schedules of the department (and hospital site) to which they are assigned.  Fourth year students completing subinternships will have clinical obligations which may extend throughout vacation periods. Refer to the 2016-2017 Course Catalog on the web for curriculum information pertaining to the Clinical Years.

* The Emergency Medicine Clerkship always begins on a Monday, even on a holiday.

The 2016–2017 Calendar is tentative and is generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments. 

Office of the Registrar REVISED 05/2016