Academic Calendar


2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Below you will find the academic calendar for the Fall and Spring semesters. These dates are subject to change and students should make note of this calendar when scheduling personal travel plans.

It is recommended students do not book personal travel before 5 p.m. on the last scheduled day of each semester. This will ensure that personal travel arrangements do not interfere with possible changes to the academic calendar.


Fall Semester

July 1-December 29, 2019

  • July 1-26*
    Elective and Make-Up Rotations, OMS-IV rotations can begin
  • July 22
    OMS-III Orientation to clinical rotations begins
  • July 23-27
    Orientation (OMS-I)
  • July 29*
    Classes and Clinical Rotations begin (OMS-I, OMS-II, OMS-III)
  • August 17
    White Coat Ceremony (OMS-I)
  • September 2
    Labor Day Holiday (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • October 14-18
    Fall Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • November 27-29
    Thanksgiving Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • December 13*
    Last day of rotations (OMS-III)
  • December 16#
    Last day of Fall classes (OMS-I, OMS-II)

Spring Semester

December 30, 2019-June 28, 2020

  • December 30*
    Clinical Rotations begin (OMS-III, OMS-IV)
  • January 6
    Classes begin (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • March 16-27^
    LCOM 5998 (Osteopathic Approach to Pain Management), on-site at LUCOM (OMS-IV)
  • April 13
    Easter Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • May 9
    Commencement Ceremony (OMS-IV), OMS-IV students will be required to attend certain activities the week prior to Commencement
  • May 25
    Memorial Day, no OMS-I or OMS-II classes
  • May 29
    Last day of classes (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • June 1-26#
    Elective/Vacation/Remediation (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • June 29*
    Clinical Rotations can begin (OMS-IV)

*Scheduling for OMS-III and OMS-IV students is coordinated through the Office of Clinical Rotations. Students must refer to the Clinical Training Manual and to rotation site requirements for scheduled obligations and attendance requirements.

#A break is scheduled for personal time off and/or vacation for OMS-I and OMS-II students. Note: Student Progress Committee hearings are conducted during this time. Student-doctors may be required to return to campus.

^LCOM 5998 initially published with course dates of March 9-20. Modified course dates were implemented on July 2, 2019.