Curriculum and Calendar Changes Begin June 1

You’ve seen the Revitalized Curriculum and Academic Calendar Initiative (RCACI) notices on the monitors around campus.

You’ve read the message from Dr. Gershen.

Now, here’s one more reminder: All of the curricular and calendar changes that have been in the works since 2013 are complete and will begin June 1.

The chart and downloadable below summarizes the changes. For more details, visit

Current Calendar

New Calendar

Variable semester length based on college/year Standard 16-week semesters
M1/M2 Start: late August
Spring Break: April
M1/M2 Start: late July-mid August
Spring Break: Early March
COM and COP White Coat Ceremonies on same day in mid-to-late September COM White Coat: Friday following Orientation
COP White Coat: Friday of Orientation
Two-week winter break for students Three-week winter break for students
Commencement: Third Saturday of May Commencement: First Saturday of May


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