Academic Calendar

Following are schedules by class year noting holidays and academic dates, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) deadline dates for clinical knowledge (CK) and clinical skills (CS), and Columbia's ceremonies and events for medical students, including those in the MD, Columbia-Bassett, MD/PhD, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) programs.

Academic Calendar: 2022 - 2023

Class of 2026

(Columbia University and VP&S are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post any updates to this page as soon as they are available)

  • Columbia-Bassett Pre-Orientation: TBD
  • Orientation begins: 8/8/22
  • Fall Term begins: 8/8/22
  • Labor Day Holiday: 9/5/22
  • Thanksgiving Day Holiday: 11/24/22
  • University Designated Holiday: 11/25/22
  • Fall Term ends: 12/23/22
  • Spring Term begins: 1/4/23
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday: 1/16/23
  • Spring break: 3/13/23-3/18/23
  • Memorial Day Holiday: 5/29/23
  • Spring Term ends: 6/9/23

Class of 2025

(Columbia University and VP&S are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post any updates to this page as soon as they are available)

  • Fall Term begins: 8/29/22
  • Labor Day Holiday: 9/5/22
  • Thanksgiving Day Holiday: 11/24/22
  • University Designated Holiday: 11/25/22
  • Fall Term ends: 12/23/22
  • Spring Term begins: 1/4/23
  • Spring Term ends: 6/30/23

Class of 2024

(Columbia University and VP&S are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post any updates to this page as soon as they are available)

  • Thanksgiving Day Holiday: 11/25/21
  • University Designated Holiday: 11/26/21
  • Fall Term Ends: 12/23/21
  • Spring Term Begins: 1/4/22
  • Spring Term Ends: 6/30/22

Class of 2023

(Columbia University and VP&S are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post any updates to this page as soon as they are available)

  • Fall Term begins: 7/1/22
  • Fall Term ends: 12/22
  • Spring term begins: 1/23

NOTE: As per VP&S Attendance and Absence Policies, students on clerkships or electives should check with their clerkship/elective director before assuming they have off for holidays outside of Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving.

USMLE Test Dates

NOTE: Taking USMLE Step 2 CS is a requirement for graduation. The exam deadline for students taking a year off is Dec. 31 after their Major Clinical Year. The exam deadline for MD-PhD students is Dec. 31 prior to their graduation year.

* NOTE: Starred items are tentative dates.

Ceremonies and Events 2022-2023

Class of 2026

  • Match Day: 3/17/26*Not confirmed 
  • VP&S Student Research Day: 3/29/23
  • VP&S Class Day: 5/16/26 * Not confirmed 
  • University Commencement: 5/17/26* Not confirmed 
  • VP&S Graduation Ceremony: 5/17/26 * Not confirmed 

Class of 2025

  • White Coat Ceremony: 8/20/2021
  • Match Day: 3/15/25*
  • VP&S Student Research Day: 3/29/23
  • VP&S Class Day: 5/21/25 *Not confirmed 
  • University Commencement: 5/22/25 *Not confirmed 
  • VP&S Graduation Ceremony: 5/22/25*Not confirmed 

Class of 2024

  • White Coat Ceremony: 8/13/2020
  • Match Day: 3/15/24*
  • VP&S Student Research Day: 3/29/23
  • VP&S Class Day: 5/21/24 *Not confirmed 
  • University Commencement: 5/22/24 *Not confirmed 
  • VP&S Graduation Ceremony: 5/22/24 *Not confirmed 

Class of 2023

  • Match Day: 3/17/23*
  • VP&S Student Research Day: 3/29/23*
  • VP&S Class Day: 5/16/23 *Not confirmed 
  • University Commencement: 5/17/23*Not confirmed 
  • VP&S Graduation Ceremony: 5/17/23 *Not confirmed 

* NOTE: Starred items are tentative dates.