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2020-21 Academic Calendar

Due to unusual circumstances – such as, but not limited to, natural disasters and health and safety concerns – the course schedule and nature of curriculum delivery, learning, and assessment may need to be altered. Notice of anticipated changes will be given in advance of implementation, whenever possible. 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 2020 Semester

June 29-Jan. 3, 2021

  • June 29*
    Elective and Make-Up Rotations, OMS-IV rotations can begin
  • July 20-24
    Orientation to clinical rotations (OMS-III)
  • July 21-24
    Orientation (OMS-I)
  • July 27*
    Classes and Clinical Rotations begin (OMS-I, OMS-II, OMS-III)
  • July 27-28
    Orientation (OMS-II, during the lunch hour)
  • Aug. 21
    Donor Memorial Ceremony
  • Aug. 22
    White Coat Ceremony (OMS-I only)
  • Sept. 7
    Labor Day Holiday (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • Oct. 12 and 16^
    Fall Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • November 24-27^
    Thanksgiving Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • November 30
    Classes resume, remote option available
  • Dec. 11*
    Last day of rotations (OMS-III)
  • Dec. 14**
    Last day of Fall classes (OMS-I, OMS-II)

Spring 2021 Semester

Jan. 4-July 5

  • Jan. 4*
    Classes and Clinical Rotations begin (OMS-I, OMS-II, OMS-III, OMS-IV)
  • March 22 and 26^
    Spring Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • April 5
    Easter Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • April 26-May 7
    Capstone OMS-III, on-site at LUCOM (OMS-III)
  • May 12-15
    Senior Week (OMS-IV attendance required)
  • May 15
    Commencement Ceremony (OMS-IV)
  • May 28
    Last day of classes (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • May 31
    Memorial Day
  • June 7-July 2**
    Pre-Clerkship electives/Vacation (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • June 14
    Remediation (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • July 5*
    Clinical Rotations can begin (OMS-IV), beginning of Fall semester

* 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.

^Fall break initially published as Monday-Friday, Oct. 12-16; Thanksgiving break initially published as Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 25-27. Edited: July 8, 2020. Spring break initially published as Monday-Friday, Mar. 22-26. Edited Nov. 11, 2020.