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Fall 2020 Graduate and Professional Academic Calendars

In-person, on-campus classes are planned to resume. While calendars for professional and graduate programs vary, many eliminate breaks and end in-person classes by Friday, November 20, and conclude with classes and final exams provided remotely through virtual and alternative platforms.

To the extent possible, we ask that students stay in the Nashville area and not travel away from campus for weekend trips through the end of in-person classes. Read more on travel >>

This recommendation is based on current public health guidance regarding risks associated with coming and going to and from campus, and models suggesting a potential resurgence of COVID-19 cases with the onset of influenza season.

Graduate and professional students must refer to their own school and departmental vacation policies and calendar for more specific information.

Divinity School Academic Calendar

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri End of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 4, Fri Last day of classes
Dec 5-13, Sat-Sun Examinations and reading days

Graduate School Academic Calendar

View Basic Sciences (School of Medicine) specific information.

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri End of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 4, Fri Last day of classes
Dec 5-13, Sat-Sun Examinations and reading days

Law School Academic Calendar

Aug 17, Mon First day of classes
Nov 13, Fri Last day of classes
Nov 14-24, Sat-Tues Examinations and reading days

Owen Graduate School of Management Academic Calendar

All Programs except EMBA and MMHC

Aug 17, Mon First day of classes
Nov 24, Tues End of in-person classes
Nov 25-29, Wed-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

Executive MBA

Aug 10, Mon First day of classes (1st year)
Aug 13, Thur First day of classes (2nd year)
Dec 12, Sat Last day of classes

Master of Management in Health Care

Aug 20, Thur First day of classes
Dec 17, Thur Last day of classes

Peabody College Academic Calendar

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri End of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 4, Fri Last day of classes
Dec 5-13, Sat-Sun Examinations and reading days

School of Engineering Academic Calendar

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri End of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 4, Fri Last day of classes
Dec 5-13, Sat-Sun Examinations and reading days

School of Medicine Academic Calendar

Medical Doctor – 1st Year

July 20, Mon First day of classes
Nov 26-29, Thur-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 18, Fri Last day of classes

Medical Doctor – 2nd-4th Year

June 8, Mon First day of classes (3rd and 4th year)
June 8, Mon First day of online instruction (2nd year)
July 24, Fri Last day of online instruction (2nd year)
Aug 24, Mon First day of in-person classes (2nd year)
Nov 26-29, Thur-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 18, Fri Last day of classes

Doctor of Audiology

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

Doctor of Medical Physics

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes
Dec 11-19, Fri-Sat Examinations and reading days

Master of Science in Medical Physics

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes
Dec 11-19, Fri-Sat Examinations and reading days

Master of Education of the Deaf

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

Master of Genetic Counseling – 1st Year

Aug 12, Wed First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

Master of Genetic Counseling – Returning Students

Aug 12, Wed First day of classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

Master of Public Health

Aug 26, Wed First day of online instruction
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics

Aug 27, Thur First day of in-person orientation
Aug 28, Fri Last day of in-person orientation
Sept 3, Thur First day of online instruction
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 17, Thur Last day of classes

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

Aug 17, Mon First day of online instruction
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Aug 26, Wed First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 10, Thur Last day of classes

 School of Nursing Academic Calendar

Prespecialty (M.S.N.)
A.S.N.-to-M.S.N.

Aug 21, Fri First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

Specialty Level (M.S.N.)

Aug 24, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes

 Doctor of Nursing Practice

Aug 31, Mon First day of classes
Nov 20, Fri Last day of in-person classes
Nov 21-29, Sat-Sun Thanksgiving holidays
Nov 30, Mon First day of online instruction
Dec 11, Fri Last day of classes