Teaching & Learning

Updated September 1, 2020

The university is committed to creating the best possible learning environment in the context of the public health crisis.

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Fall Calendar

The university is following a modified academic calendar during fall 2020 that allows in-person educational programs to be completed by Thanksgiving break. For links to individual school calendars, please visit the Yale Calendars webpage.

Date Event
In August Schools of Architecture, Law, Management, and Medicine begin.
August 24-28 Students in Yale College begin returning to campus in phases.
August 31

Yale College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences begin classes.

Schools of Art, Divinity, Drama, Engineering, the Environment, Music, Nursing, and Public Health also begin the week of August 31.

November 20

November recess begins at night.

Yale College in-person classes end; the last week of instruction, reading period, and final exams take place online.

In December A “quiet period” with in-person activity on campus kept to a minimum.
December 4 Classes end in Yale College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
December 18 Fall 2020 semester ends for Yale College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and select professional schools.