The BU Academic Calendar is a schedule of all the events that occur in an academic year, including the final exam period, holidays, and the last day of the semester. Boston University is on a semester system.
Below are semester-specific Boston University dates and deadlines for Fall, Spring and Summer.
BU academic calendar fall 2023
Here are the important dates and deadlines on the BU academic calendar for fall 2023.
- BU Fall 2023 registration for Incoming Undergraduate Students is on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. Check out MyBU portal.
- BU Fall move-in day 2023 is from Wednesday, August 30, 2023, to Monday, September 4, 2023. Starting Thursday, July 6, 2023, at noon, students must choose an appointment date and time for their move-in to campus housing using the My Housing Portal. Each move-in day offers two different appointment times: Group A has a move-in window from 8 am – 12 pm, while Group B has a window from 1 pm – 5 pm.
- Labor Day Holiday is Monday, September 4, 2023.
- BU Fall classes start on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. It is the first day of classes for the fall semester of 2023. The First Seven-Week Session also begins on this date.
- September 11, 2023 is the official Registration Deadline for Standard Courses for Continuing, New, and Transfer Students (non-MET only).
- The last day to Add Standard Courses is September 18, 2023.
- September 18, 2023 is the Official Registration deadline for MET Students.
- The last day for Undergraduate Students to Change Standard Courses from Credit to Audit Status is September 18, 2023.
- Indigenous People’s Day Holiday is October 9, 2023.
- October 10, 2023 is the last day to Drop Standard Courses (without a “W” grade).
- The last day for Graduate Students to Change Standard Courses from Credit to Audit Status is October 10, 2023.
- First Seven-Week Session ends on October 20, 2023.
- Second Seven-Week Session begins on October 23, 2023.
- Classes will be held on Veterans Day (observed) on Friday, November 10, 2023. Veterans day 2023 is not a holiday for Boston University students.
- November 13, 2023 is the last day to Drop Standard Courses (with a “W” grade).
- The last day for Undergraduate Students to Designate a Course as Pass/Fail is November 13, 2023.
- BU Thanksgiving break 2023 is from Wednesday, November 22 2023, to Sunday, November 26, 2023. Classes resume on Monday, November 27, 2023.
- Tuesday, November 28, 2023 is the last day to Officially Take a Leave of Absence or withdraw from the University.
- December 13, 2023 is the last day of classes; Second Seven-Week Session Ends.
- Study Period is on December 14 2023.
- Fall 2023 Final exams begin on December 15 2023, to December 21 2023.
- BU Fall 2023 Graduation is on January 12, 2024.
BU academic calendar spring 2023
Here are the important dates and deadlines on the BU academic calendar for spring 2023.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday is January 16 2023.
- BU Spring 2023 Classes start on January 19 2023. First Seven-Week Session Begins.
- Presidents’ Day Holiday is February 20 2023.
- First Seven-Week Session ends on March 3 2023.
- BU Spring break 2023 is from March 4 2023 to March 12 2023.
- Classes Resume on March 13 2023. Second Seven-Week Session Begins.
- Patriots’ Day Holiday is April 17 2023.
- May 3 2023 is the last day of Classes on the Standard BU Calendar; Second Seven-Week Session Ends.
- Study Period is May 4 2023 – May 7 2023.
- Final Exams Begin on May 8 2023 to May 12 2023.
- BU Commencement Weekend is May 18 2023 – May 21 2023.
For more BU Academic Calendar, visit the Boston University Registrar page.