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2023-24 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. Dates are subject to change.

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 2023

July 3, 2023 – December 31, 2023

  • July 3 
    Electives and Make-Up Rotations, OMS III and OMS-IV rotations can begin
  • July 25-28
    Orientation (OMS-I)
  • July 29
    White Coat Ceremony****
    Center for Music and Performing Arts, Liberty University
  • July 31 
    Classes begin (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • July 31-August 3 
    Orientations (OMS-II during the lunch hour)
  • August 25
    Donor Memorial Ceremony
    Center for Music and Performing Arts, Liberty University
  • September 4 
    Labor Day Holiday (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • October 16-20
    Fall Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • November 22-24 
    Thanksgiving Breaks (OMS-I, OMS-II), classes resume November 27
  • December 13 
    Last day of classes (OMS-II)
  • December 15*
    Last day of rotations (OMS-III)
  • December 18
    Last day of classes (OMS-I)

Spring 2024

January 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024

  • January 1* 
    Clinical Rotations can begin (OMS-III, OMS-IV)
  • January 8
    Classes begin (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • March 25-29
    Spring Break (OMS-I, OMS-II) Set as week after Friday Match
  • April 1 
    Easter Break (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • May 8-11
    Senior Week (attendance requirements TBA)
  • May 11 
    Commencement Ceremony (OMS-IV)***
  • TBD
    LUCOM Hooding Ceremony
  • May 27 
    Memorial Day, no OMS-I or OMS-II classes
  • May 31
    Last day of classes (OMS-I, OMS-II)
  • June 3-June 28
    Pre-Clerkship electives/Vacation (OMS-I, OMS-II**)
  • July 1* 
    Clinical Rotations can begin (OMS-IV and OMS III*), beginning of Fall 2024 semester

*Scheduling for OMSIII and OMSIV students is coordinated through the Office of Clinical Education. 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.

***Future dates are subject to change.

**** Family members are invited to the White Coat ceremony.  Formal photos of incoming students begin at 8:00am.  The ceremony is scheduled from 10:00 – 11:15am.