Student Life

Academic Calendar

For a listing of day to day events, please check the Pritzker Calendar of Events.

2020-2021 Academic Year

MS1

August 6-11, 2020 Orientation
August 9, 2020 White Coat Ceremony 
August 11, 2020

Autumn Quarter courses Begin*

October 23, 2020 The Human Body course ends
October 26, 2020 Remaining autumn quarter courses begin
November 25-29, 2020 Thanksgiving Break
December 16, 2020

Autumn Quarter ends

January 4, 2021 Winter Quarter begins
March 19, 2021

Winter Quarter ends

March 29, 2021 Spring Quarter begins
June 11, 2021 Spring Quarter ends

MS2

September 21, 2020

Autumn Quarter begins*

November 9, 2020 Remaining autumn quarter courses begin
November 25-29, 2020 Thanksgiving Break
December 18, 2020

Autumn Quarter ends*

January 4, 2021 Winter Quarter begins*
March 19, 2021 Winter Quarter ends
March 29, 2021 Spring Quarter begins
May 7, 2021 Deadline to take USMLE Step 1
May 10, 2021 Scholarship & Discovery Block Begins
June 11, 2021 Scholarship & Discovery Block Ends
June 14-18, 21 & 22, 2021 Foundations in Clinical Medicine Course
June 23-25, 2021 Introduction to the Clinical Biennium
June 28, 2021 Third-year clerkships begin

MS3

June 29, 2020 Summer Quarter begins
July 20-24, 27 & 28, 2020 FICM elective course
July 29-31, 2020 Orientation to the Clinical Biennium 
August 3-21, 2020 Clerkship Didactics Course
August 21, 2020 Summer Quarter Ends
August 24, 2020 Autumn Quarter Begins/Third year clerkships begin
October 16, 2020 First Autumn rotations end
October 19-23, 2020 Autumn Break
October 26, 2020 Second Autumn rotations begin
December 18, 2020 Second Autumn rotations end
January 4, 2021 Winter Quarter begins
February 26, 2021 Winter Quarter ends
March 1-5, 2021 Winter Break
March 8, 2021 Spring Quarter begins
April 30, 2021 Spring Quarter clerkship rotations end
May 3, 2021 Spring Quarter clinical electives begin
TBD Sub-Internship Prep elective
May 28, 2021 Spring Quarter ends

MS4

June 8, 2020 Summer Quarter begins - COVID-19 Spring rotations begin
July 31, 2020 COVID-19 Spring rotations end
August 1, 2020 Final phase requirements begin
September 30, 2020 Summer Quarter ends
October 1, 2020 Autumn Quarter begins
December 1, 2020 Deadline to take USMLE Step 2 CK and CS
December 31, 2020 Autumn Quarter ends
January 4, 2021 Winter Quarter begins
March 19, 2021 Match Day
March 31, 2021 Winter Quarter ends
April 1, 2021 Spring Quarter begins
May 19, 2021 Senior Scientific Session
May 28, 2021 Divisional Academic Ceremony (Pritzker Hooding Ceremony)
June 11, 2021 Spring Quarter ends
June 12, 2021 Convocation

*Indicates start dates differ from the University's academic calendar.