Yale School of Management

The Academic Calendar

The GBS program begins with an intensive orientation session in mid-August. Subsequently, classes are held every week beginning at the end of August. Commencement is held in late May.

Academic Calendar

Fall 2019 | Spring 2020 | Fall 2020 | Spring 2021

Fall 2019

August 16-27 (Fri.-Tue.) Incoming MAM & MMS Orientation
August 28 (Wed.) Fall-term elective classes begin, Yale College and Graduate School classes begin
August 30 (Fri.) Make-up day: Monday courses meet (SOM electives & nonSOM electives)
September 2 (Mon.) Labor Day, classes do not meet; administrative offices closed
October 10 (Thu.) Session-1 classes end (core and electives)
October 11 (Fri.) Session-1 elective final exam period
October 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.) Global Network Week for MBA and MAM; classes do not meet
October 21 (Mon.) Classes resume; session-2 classes begin (core and electives)
November 25-29 (Mon.-Fri.) November recess
December 2 (Mon.) Classes resume
December 10 (Tue.) Classes end
December 11 (Wed.) Session-2, classes that meet on Wednesdays only, end
December 11-13 (Wed.-Fri.) Elective final exam period
December 12 (Thu.) Session-2 classes that meet on Thursdays only end
December 18 (Wed.) Winter recess begins

Spring 2020

January 13 (Mon.) Yale College & Graduate School courses begin
January 17 (Fri.) Yale College and Graduate School Make-up Day (Monday classes meet, Friday classes do not meet)
January 20 (Mon.) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; classes do not meet; administrative offices closed
January 21 (Tue.) YSOM Electives begin; spring-1 core classes begin
January 24 (Fri.) YSOM Make-up Day; Monday classes meet
March 3 (Tue.) Classes end (elective and core)
March 4 (Wed.) Classes that meet on Wednesdays only end
March 4-6 (Wed.-Fri.) Session-1 final exam period (electives & core)
March 5 (Thu.) Classes that meet on Thursdays only end
March 9-20 (Mon.-Fri.) Global Studies Requirement; Global Network Week for MBA, MAM and GBS; classes do not meet
March 23 (Mon.) Classes resume; session-2 classes begin (core and elective)
April 10 (Fri.) Good Friday; administrative offices closed, Yale College and Graduate School courses meet
May 5 (Tue.) Classes end (core and elective)
May 6 (Wed.) Session-2 classes that meet on Wednesdays only end
May 6-12 (Wed.-Tue.) Final exam period (core and elective)
May 7 (Thu.) Session-2 classes that meet on Thursdays only end
May 18 (Mon.) Commencement

Fall 2020 (provisional)

August 24 (Mon.) Incoming MAM & MMS Orientation (Subject to change)
September 2 (Wed.) Fall-term YSOM elective classes begin, Yale College and Graduate School classes begin
September 4 (Fri.) Make-up day: Monday courses meet (SOM electives & nonSOM electives)
September 7 (Mon.) Labor Day, classes do not meet; administrative offices closed
October 15 (Thu.) Session-1 classes end (core and electives)
October 16 (Fri.) Session-1 elective final exam period
October 19-21 (Mon.-Wed.) Core final exam period
October 19-23 (Mon.-Fri.) Global Network Week for MBA and MAM; classes do not meet
October 26 (Mon.) Classes resume; session-2 classes begin (core and electives)
November 23-27 (Mon.-Fri.) November recess
November 30 (Mon.) Classes resume
December 15 (Tue.) Classes end
December 16 (Wed.) Session-2, classes that meet on Wednesdays only, end
December 17 (Thu.) Session-2 classes that meet on Thursdays only end
December 16-18 (Wed.-Fri.) Elective final exam period
December 23 (Wed.) Winter recess begins

Spring 2021 (provisional)

January 18 (Mon.) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; classes do not meet; administrative offices closed
January 19 (Tue.) Yale College & Graduate School courses begin
January 22 (Fri.) Yale College and Graduate School Make-up Day (Monday classes meet, Friday classes do not meet)
January 25 (Mon.) SOM Spring-term classes begin
March 9 (Tue.) Classes end (elective and core)
March 10 (Wed.) Classes that meet on Wednesdays only end
March 11 (Thu.) Classes that meet on Thursdays only end
March 10-12 (Wed.-Fri.) Session-1 final exam period (electives & core)
March 15-26 (Mon.-Fri.) Global Studies Requirement; Global Network Week for MBA, MAM, and GBS; classes do not meet
March 29 (Mon.) Classes resume; session-2 classes begin (core and elective)
April 2 (Fri.) Good Friday; administrative offices closed, Yale College and Graduate School courses meet
May 11 (Tue.) Classes end (core and elective)
May 12 (Wed.) Session-2 classes that meet on Wednesdays only end
May 13 (Thu.) Session-2 classes that meet on Thursdays only end
May 12-18 (Wed.-Tue.) Final exam period (core and elective)
May 24 (Mon.) Commencement

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