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College of Medicine / School of Graduate Studies Calendar 2019–20

The dates for F1 and F2 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 2019 Semester

Mon. July 1 – Fri. July 5 Core ClinicalYear (MS3) Vacation
Mon. July 1 Fall Semester Begins Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) & Registration/Payment Deadline
Mon. July 8 First Day of Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Fall 2019
Mon. July 8 Core Year (MS3) Block II Begins & Registration/Payment Deadline
Fri. Jul 19 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2019 semester Foundation years
Mon. Aug. 5 Orientation begins for Foundations 1 (Class of 2023)
Sun. Aug 11 Eid al-Adha
Mon. Aug. 12 Unit 1 begins (Foundations 1) and Unit 5 begins (Foundations 2) & Registration/Payment Deadline
Mon. Aug. 26 Graduate School Registration Period Begins
Mon. Sept. 2* Labor Day - No Classes®
Thur. Sept. 5 Graduate School Classes Begin
Fri. Sept. 13 Graduate School Registration Period Ends
Mon. Sept. 30 Rosh Hashanah - Classes Meet^
Mon. Sept. 30 Unit 1 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)
Mon. Sept. 30 Core Year (MS3) Block III Begins
Mon. Oct. 7 Unit 2 Begins (Foundations 1)
Wed. Oct. 9 Yom Kippur (Begins at Sundown on 10/8)
Mon. Oct. 14 Columbus Day - No Classes®
Mon. Nov. 4 Unit 5 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 2)
Tues. Nov. 5 Election Day - Classes Meet (Medical School) - No Classes (Graduate School)
Mon. Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day – All COM Classes Meet
No Classes (Graduate School)
(Administrative Offices will be closed)
Mon. Nov. 11  Unit 6 Begins (Foundations 2)
Fri. Nov. 15 Spring 2020 Registration Information e-mailed to Returning Students
Thur/Fri.Nov. 28/29 Thanksgiving Holiday — No Classes®
Tues. Dec. 3 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Spring 2020 semester (All students)
Mon. Dec. 16 Unit 2 Assessment and Integration Week (Foundations 1)
Thur. Dec. 19 Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades to Registrar: Foundation years (Units 1 & 5)
Fri. Dec. 20 Graduate School Semester ends
Fri. Dec 20 Core Year (MS3), Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) Semester ends
Mon. Dec. 23 – Fri. Jan 3, 2020 Winter Break
Foundations 1 Winter Break
Foundations 2 Winter Break
Vacation Core Clinical Year (MS3)
Vacation Advanced Year (MS4)

Spring 2020 Semester

Thur. Jan. 2 Graduate School Registration Period for Spring Semester Begins
Mon. Jan. 6 Graduate School Spring Semester Classes Begin
Mon. Jan. 6 Core Year (MS3) Block IV Begins, Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) Begins Registration & Payment Deadline
Mon. Jan. 6 Unit 3 Begins (Foundations 1), Unit 6 continues (Foundations 2) Registration & Payment Deadline
Fri. Jan. 10 Graduate School Registration Period for Spring Semester Ends
Wed. Jan. 22 Deadline to Submit Fall Semester Grades to Registrar: Foundation years (Unit 2)
Mon. Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Observed – No Classes®
Fri. Jan. 24 Last Day to file for May 2020 Graduation
Wed. Jan. 29 – Fri. Feb 7, 2020 Unit 6 Assessment & Gateway 2 Integration weeks (Foundations 2)
Mon. Feb. 10 Start Foundations 2 Study and Take USMLE Step 1 (6 weeks + 1 week Vacation)
Mon. Feb. 17 Presidents’ Day Observed - No Classes®,  
Mon. Mar. 16 Unit 3 Assessment & Integration week (Foundations 1)
Fri. Mar. 20 Class of 2020 Residency Match Day
Mon. Mar. 23 Unit 4 Begins (Foundations 1)
Mon. Mar. 30 Class of 2021 begins Advanced Clinical Work
Mon. Mar. 30 Transition to Clerkships – Class of 2022
Mon. Apr. 6 CORE YEAR Clerkships Begin – Class of 2022 (Block I)
Mon. Apr. 6 – Fri. Apr. 10, 2020 Spring Break (Foundations 1)
Thur. Apr. 9 Passover Begins (Sundown the day before)
Fri. Apr. 10 Good Friday^
Thur. Apr. 16 Passover ends
Thur. Apr. 23 Ramadan Begins
Fri. May 8 Graduate School Last Day of Classes
Wed. May 20 Commencement – Class of 2020
Sat. May 23 Ramadan Ends
Sat. May 23 – Sun. May 24 Eid al-Fitr
Mon. May 25 Memorial Day Observed – Holiday (No Classes®)
Thur. June 6 – Fri. June 12 Unit 4 and Gateway 1 Assessment Weeks (Foundations 1)
Wed. June 10 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2020 for Core Clinical Years (MS3)
Mon. June 15 Foundations 1 - Summer Break (minimum 8 weeks) 6/15/2020 – 8/07/2020
Fri. June 26 Core Year (MS 3) semester ends
Fri. June 26 Last Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre-Arranged Special Clinical Experiences for Spring 2021

Fall 2020 Semester

Wed. July 1 First Day for Brooklyn Free Clinic/Pre Arranged Clinical Experiences for Fall 2020
Mon. July 6 Core Year (MS3) Block II Begins (Registration & Payment Deadline)
Mon. July 6 Advanced Clinical Year (MS4) Begins (Registration & Payment Deadline)
Fri. July 24 Last Day to Apply for New York State Residency for Fall 2020 for Foundations Year 2
Mon. Aug 3 Orientation begins for Foundations 1 (Class of 2024)
Mon. Aug 10 Unit 1 begins (Foundations 1 – Class of 2024) and Unit 5 begins (Foundations 2 – Class of 2023) & Registration/Payment Deadline

Notes:

^ 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 2018-19 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 2018–19 Calendar is tentative and is generally not finalized until September due to curriculum adjustments.