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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Academic Calendar for the DVM Program

2021-2022+

Month

Day(s)

Event

August 16 3rd Year classes begin
23 1st Year TVOP (Tufts Veterinary Orientation Program)
2nd Year classes begin
24 1st Year orientation
25 1st Year classes begin
September 6 Labor Day; no classes
October 6 Research Day; alternative schedule

11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day; no classes
November 11 Veterans’ Day; no classes
24-26 Thanksgiving recess; no classes
December 17-30 Fall term ends; Winter Break begins
24 Christmas Eve**
25 Christmas Day**
31 Holiday***
January 3 Classes resume; spring semester
17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes
February 21 Presidents’ Day; no classes 1st & 2nd Year
21-25 3rd Year Spring Break
March 14-18 1st and 2nd Year Spring break
18 3rd Year White Coat Ceremony
21 Late 3rd Year Clinics begin
April 18 Patriots’ Day; no classes
May 22 Commencement
27 1st and 2nd Year Spring term ends
30 Memorial Day
June 21 Juneteenth observed*
30 3rd Year Academic term ends
July 1 4th Year clinics begin
4 Independence Day

+ Academic calendars are subject to change

*When these days fall on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday; when they fall on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed on the previous Friday.

**When Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both fall on a weekday, students, staff and faculty will receive both days as holidays.

***The January 1, 2022 holiday, which falls on a Saturday, will be observed on Friday, December 31, 2021.