BU Academic Calendar 2023-2024: Important Dates


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.

  1. BU Fall 2023 registration for Incoming Undergraduate Students is on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. Check out MyBU portal.
  2. 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.
  3. Labor Day Holiday is Monday, September 4, 2023.
  4. 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.
  5. September 11, 2023 is the official Registration Deadline for Standard Courses for Continuing, New, and Transfer Students (non-MET only).
  6. The last day to Add Standard Courses is September 18, 2023.
  7. September 18, 2023 is the Official Registration deadline for MET Students.
  8. The last day for Undergraduate Students to Change Standard Courses from Credit to Audit Status is September 18, 2023.
  9. Indigenous People’s Day Holiday is October 9, 2023.
  10. October 10, 2023 is the last day to Drop Standard Courses (without a “W” grade).
  11. The last day for Graduate Students to Change Standard Courses from Credit to Audit Status is October 10, 2023.
  12. First Seven-Week Session ends on October 20, 2023.
  13. Second Seven-Week Session begins on October 23, 2023.
  14. Classes will be held on Veterans Day (observed) on Friday, November 10, 2023. Veterans day 2023 is not a holiday for Boston University students.
  15. November 13, 2023 is the last day to Drop Standard Courses (with a “W” grade).
  16. The last day for Undergraduate Students to Designate a Course as Pass/Fail is November 13, 2023.
  17. BU Thanksgiving break 2023 is from Wednesday, November 22 2023, to Sunday, November 26, 2023. Classes resume on Monday, November 27, 2023.
  18. Tuesday, November 28, 2023 is the last day to Officially Take a Leave of Absence or withdraw from the University.
  19. December 13, 2023 is the last day of classes; Second Seven-Week Session Ends.
  20. Study Period is on December 14 2023.
  21. Fall 2023 Final exams begin on December 15 2023, to December 21 2023.
  22. BU Fall 2023 Graduation is on January 12, 2024.

See also: Boston University Acceptance Rate, GPA and Admissions.

BU academic calendar spring 2024

Here are the important dates and deadlines on the BU academic calendar for spring 2024.

  1. Fall 2023 Graduation is scheduled for January 12, 2023.
  2. Classes will be suspended on January 15, 2024, for the MLK Jr. Day Holiday.
  3. January 18, 2024, marks the beginning of classes and the first seven-week session.
  4. Presidents’ Day Holiday on February 19, 2024, will result in suspended classes.
  5. On February 21, 2024, there will be a substitute Monday schedule of classes.
  6. The first seven-week session ends on March 8, 2024.
  7. BU Spring Break 2024 is from March 9 to March 17, 2024.
  8. Classes will resume and the second seven-week session will begin on March 18, 2024.
  9. The Patriots’ Day Holiday on April 15, 2024, will result in suspended classes.
  10. The last day of classes for the second seven-week session is scheduled for May 1, 2024.
  11. A study period is planned from May 2 to May 3, 2024.
  12. Final exams are set to begin on May 6, 2023, and end on May 10, 2024.
  13. Commencement Weekend will take place from May 16 to May 19, 2024.
  14. All University Commencement is scheduled for May 19, 2024.

For more BU Academic Calendar, visit the Boston University Registrar page.

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