School of Medicine Academic Calendar: 2024-2025 (2024)

(Term 1252; MD/MSPA: P4-P6)

  • August 12-16 2024 (Mon-Fri)
    Stanford Bulletin published with academic year 2024-2025 degree requirements and course offerings.
  • August 12, 2024 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA - Axess opens for course enrollment (6 p.m.).
  • August 16-20, 2024 (Fri-Tues)
    MD
    /MSPA - SWEAT activities.
  • August 21-23, 2024 (Wed-Fri)
    MD/MSPA – New student orientation.
  • August 21-23, 2024 (Wed-Fri)
    MD/MSPA – New student orientation.
  • August 26, 2024 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA –first and second-year students, first day of instruction.
  • August 26, 2024 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 3.
  • August 26, 2024 (Mon)
    Early Clinical Engagement (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.).
  • August 28, 2024 (Wed)
    MDpre-clerkship (MS1 and MS2) Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund.
  • September 2, 2024 (Mon)
    Deadline for departments to update course grading basis, unit, and/or component configuration for classes offered in Autumn.
  • September 3, 2024 (Tues)
    Autumn course planning opens in Axess for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • September 5, 2024 (Thurs)
    Application to Graduate opens for Autumn.
  • September 5, 2024 (Thurs)
    Axess opens for course enrollment for undergraduates and graduate students. See Enrollment Groups for more information (6 p.m.).
  • September 6, 2024 (Fri)
    Early Clinical Engagement (3-5 p.m.).
  • September 9, 2024 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 4.
  • September 12, 2024 (Thurs)
    Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter 2023-24.
  • September 13, 2024 (Fri)
    At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term (5 p.m.).
  • September 15, 2024 (Sun)
    Autumn Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • September 16, 2024 (Mon)
    Early Clinical Engagement (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.)..
  • September 23, 2024 (Mon)
    First day of quarter; instruction begins.
  • September 23, 2024 (Mon)
    Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or have submitted a petition for Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200 (5:30 p.m.).
  • September 23, 2024 (Mon)
    Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule (5 p.m.).
  • September 23, 2024 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 4.
  • September 27, 2024 (Fri)
    MD – MS1 Doctor’s Roundtable (9:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.).
  • October 11, 2024 (Fri)
    Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript (5 p.m.).
  • October 11, 2024 (Fri)
    MD – INDE 297 session for clinical students (Period 4).
  • October 21, 2024 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 5.
  • October 24, 2024 (Thurs)
    MD pre-clerkship Term withdrawal deadline; last day for MD pre-clerkship students to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
  • November 4, 2024 (Mon)
    Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund (5 p.m.).
  • November 5, 2024 (Tues)
    Democracy Day: day of civic service (no classes).
  • November 15, 2024 (Fri)
    Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral (5 p.m.).
  • November 15, 2024 (Fri)
    Change of grading basis deadline (5 p.m.).
  • November 15, 2024 (Fri)
    Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and MD courses (5 p.m.).
  • November 18, 2024 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 6.
  • November 20, 2024 (Wed)
    Grade rosters open for Autumn quarter.
  • November 24, 2024 (Sun)
    UIT Extended Maintenance Window; Axess and other ERP systems may be unavailable.
  • November 25-29, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
    Thanksgiving Recess (no classes).
  • December 2-8, 2024 (Mon-Sun)
    End-Quarter Period.
  • December 6, 2024 (Fri)
    Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat).
  • December 6, 2024 (Fri)
    Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • December 6, 2024 (Fri)
    Late application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee) (5 p.m.).
  • December 6, 2024 (Fri)
    University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit (noon).
  • December 6, 2024 (Fri)
    MD – INDE 297 session for clinical students (Period 6).
  • December 9-13, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
    End-Quarter examinations.
  • December 15, 2024 (Sun)
    Autumn Quarter Cardinal Care Petition for Early Cancellation due to Degree Conferral deadline; see the Cardinal Care website and Student Health Matters for more information.
  • December 17, 2024 (Tues)
    Grades due (11:59 p.m.).
  • December 21, 2024 - January 5, 2025 (Sat-Sun)
    Winter Closure; the University is closed.
  • January 6, 2025 (Mon)
    Final Recommending Lists due (noon).
  • January 9, 2025 (Thurs)
    Conferralof degrees, Autumn Quarter. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted.

WINTER QUARTER 2025

(Term 1254; MD/MSPA: P7-P9)

  • December 2, 2024 (Mon)
    Deadlinefor departments to update course grading basis, unit, and/or component configuration for classes offered in Winter.
  • December 3, 2024 (Tues)
    Wintercourse planning opens in Axess for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • December 5, 2024 (Thurs)
    Application to Graduate opens for Winter.
  • December 5, 2024 (Thurs)
    Axess opensfor course enrollment. See Enrollment Groups for more information (5:30 p.m.).
  • December 15, 2024 (Thurs)
    Winter Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • December 27, 2024 (Fri)
    At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term (5 p.m.).
  • January 6, 2024 (Mon)
    First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.
  • January 6, 2025 (Mon)
    Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have astudy list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whetherfull-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or have submitted a petitionfor Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200 (5:30 p.m).
  • January 6, 2025 (Mon)
    Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). SeeTuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule (5 p.m.).
  • January 6, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 7.
  • January 20, 2025 (Mon)
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes).
  • January 24, 2025 (Fri)
    Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a "W" notation will appear on the transcript (5 p.m.).
  • February 3, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA - First day of clerkships for Period 8.
  • February 17, 2025 (Mon)
    Presidents' Day (holiday, no classes).
  • February 19, 2025 (Mon)
    Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund (5 p.m.).
  • February 19, 2025 (Mon)
    Presidents’ Day (holiday; no classes).
  • February 21, 2025 (Fri)
    MD – INDE 297 session for clinical students (Period 8).
  • February 28, 2025 (Fri)
    Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral (5 p.m.).
  • February 28, 2025 (Fri)
    Change of grading basis deadline (5 p.m.).
  • February 28, 2025 (Fri)
    Course withdrawal deadline for graduate students (5 p.m.).
  • March 3, 2025 (Mon)
    Grade rosters open for Winter quarter.
  • March 3, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA - First day of clerkships for Period 9.
  • March 10 - 16, 2025 (Mon-Sun)
    End-Quarter Period.
  • March 12 - 20, 2025 (Wed-Thurs)
    MD- Mini-Clinical Performance Examination (CPX) (Required MS2 exam to be completed prior to clerkship entry
  • March 14, 2025 (Fri)
    Last day of classes (unless class meets on Sat)
  • March 14, 2025 (Fri)
    Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • March 14, 2025 (Fri)
    University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit (12 p.m.).
  • March 14, 2025 (Fri)
    Lateapplication deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee) (5 p.m.).
  • March 16, 2025 (Sun)
    UITExtended Maintenance Window; Axess and other ERP systems may be unavailable.
  • March 17-21, 2025 (Mon-Fri)
    End-Quarter examinations.
  • March 21, 2025 (Fri)
    Match Day.
  • March 25, 2025 (Tues)
    Grades due (11:59 p.m.).
  • March 27, 2025 (Thurs)
    Final Recommending Lists due (5 p.m.)
  • March 27, 2025 (Thurs)
    Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted.
  • April 15, 2025 (Tues)
    WinterQuarter Cardinal Care Petition for Early Cancellation due to Degree Conferral deadline; see the Cardinal Care website and Student Health Matters for more information.

SPRING QUARTER 2025

(Term 1256; MD/MSPA: P10-P12)

  • March 3, 2025 (Mon)
    Deadline for departments to update course grading basis, unit, and/or component configuration for classes offered in Spring.
  • March 4, 2025 (Tues)
    Spring course planning opens in Axess for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • March 6, 2025 (Thurs)
    Axess opens for course enrollment. See Enrollment Groups for more information (5:30 p.m.).
  • March 6, 2025 (Thurs)
    Application to Graduate opens for Spring.
  • March 15, 2025 (Sat)
    Spring Quarter Cardinal Care Waiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • March 21, 2025 (Fri)
    At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund within the first week of term.
  • March 31, 2025 (Mon)
    First day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.
  • March 31, 2025 (Mon)
    Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or have submitted a petition for Undergraduate Special Registration Status or Graduate Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200 (5:30 p.m.).
  • March 31, 2025 (Mon)
    Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule (5 p.m.).
  • March 31, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA - First day of clerkships for Period 10.
  • March 31, 2025 (Mon)
    MD – First day of instruction Q6 POM.
  • April 11, 2025 (Fri)
    Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral (5 p.m.).
  • April 18, 2025 (Fri)
    Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript (5 p.m.).
  • April 18, 2025 (Fri)
    MD – Last day of instruction Q6 POM.
  • April 18, 2025 (Fri)
    MD – INDE 297 session for clinical students (Period 10).
  • April 28, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA - First day of clerkships for Period 11.
  • May 12, 2025 (Mon)
    Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund (5 p.m.).
  • May 13, 2025 (Tues)
    Early Clinical Engagement (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.).
  • May 18, 2025 (Sun)
    UIT Extended Maintenance Window; Axess and other ERP systems may be unavailable.
  • May 23, 2025 (Fri)
    Change of grading basis deadline (5 p.m.).
  • May 23, 2025 (Fri)
    Course withdrawal deadline for graduate students (5 p.m.).
  • May 26, 2025 (Mon)
    Memorial Day (holiday; no classes).
  • May 26, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA - First day of clerkships for Period 12.
  • May 27, 2025 (Tues)
    Grade rosters open for current quarter.
  • May 30 - June 5, 2025 (Fri-Thurs)
    End-Quarter Period.
  • June 4, 2025 (Wed)
    Last day of classes.
  • June 4, 2025 (Wed)
    Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • June 5, 2025 (Thurs)
    Day before finals, no classes.
  • June 6, 2025 (Fri)
    Lateapplication deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee) (5 p.m.).
  • June 6, 2025 (Fri)
    University thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit (noon).
  • June 6 - 11, 2025 (Fri - Wed)
    End-Quarter examinations.
  • June 13, 2025 (Fri)
    Grades for graduating students due (11:59 p.m.) - non-MD or MSPA.
  • June 13, 2025 (Fri)
    MD – INDE 297 session for clinical students (Period 12).
  • June 14, 2025 (Sat)
    School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony.
  • June 15, 2025 (Sun)
    Stanford UniversityCommencement. See the Commencement website for further details.
  • June 16, 2025 (Mon)
    Posting of J.D. and M.D. degrees; degrees will be awarded with a conferral date of Commencement. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted.
  • June 17, 2025 (Tues)
    Final Recommending Lists due (noon).
  • June 17, 2025 (Tues)
    Grades for non-graduating students due (11:59 p.m.).
  • June 19, 2025 (Thurs)
    Posting of degrees; degrees will be awarded with a conferral date of Commencement. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted.

SUMMER QUARTER 2025

(Term 1258; MD, MSPA: P1-P3)

  • April 3, 2025 (Thurs)
    Deadline for departments to update coursegrading basis, unit, and/or component configuration for classes offered inSummer.
  • April 4, 2025 (Fri)
    Summer quarter planning opens for enrollment.
  • April 7, 2025 (Mon)
    Axess opens for course enrollment for all students (5:30 p.m.).
  • June 7, 2025 (Sat)
    Application to Graduate opens for Summer.
  • June 14, 2024 (Fri)
    At status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund by first week of term (5 p.m.).
  • June 15, 2024 (Sun)
    SummerQuarter Cardinal CareWaiver Deadline; see the Cardinal Care website.
  • June 23, 2025 (Mon)
    First day of quarter; instruction begins.
  • June 23, 2025 (Mon)
    PreliminaryStudy List deadline (5 p.m.).
  • June 23, 2025 (Mon)
    Deadline to submit Leave ofAbsence for full refund (see undergraduate leaves of absence and graduate leaves of absence). See Tuition and Refund Schedule for a full refund schedule (5 p.m.).
  • June 30, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 1.
  • July 4, 2024 (Fri)
    Independence Day (holiday, no classes).
  • July 7, 2025 (Mon)
    Final Study List deadline, except GSB. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust unitson a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for droppedcourses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the CourseWithdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript (5 p.m.).
  • July 14 - August 1, 2025 (Mon-Fri)
    MD – Clinical Performance Examination (CPX) (Graduation requirement for clinical students).
  • July 25, 2025 (Fri)
    Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submitLeave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund (5p.m.).
  • July 28, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 2.
  • August 1, 2025 (Fri)
    Change of grading basis deadline (5 p.m.).
  • August 1, 2025 (Fri)
    Course withdrawal deadline for graduate students (5 p.m.).
  • August 1, 2025 (Fri)
    Application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral (5 p.m.).
  • August 4, 2025 (Mon)
    Grade roster opens for current quarter.
  • August 9 - 14, 2025 (Sat-Thurs)
    End-Quarter Period.
  • August 14, 2025 (Thurs)
    Last day of classes.
  • August 14, 2025 (Thurs)
    Last opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
  • August 15-16, 2025 (Fri - Sat)
    End-Quarter examinations.
  • August 25, 2025 (Mon)
    MD/MSPA – First day of clerkships for Period 3.
  • August 26, 2025 (Tues)
    Grades due (11:59 p.m.).
  • August 29, 2025 (Fri)
    University thesis, D.M.A. final project, orPh.D. dissertation, last day to submit (noon).
  • August 29, 2025 (Fri)
    Late application deadlinefor Summer Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee) (5 p.m.).
  • September 6, 2025 (Fri)
    Final Recommending Lists due (5 p.m.)
  • September 11, 2025 (Thu)
    Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter. Graduateswill have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the dayafter degrees are posted.

Future Academic Dates

2025-26 First Day of Classes and End of Term

These dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

  • Mini Quarter 2024:MS1, MS2, and MSPA students start on August 25.
  • Autumn 2025:September 22 and December 12.
  • Winter2026:January 5 and March 22.
  • Spring2026:March 30 and June 10 (Commencement June 14). SOM graduation ceremony June 13.
  • Summer2025:June 22 and August 15.

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    The School of Medicine's Academic Calendar combines dates relevant to all our matriculating programs: MD, MSPA, MS, and PhD.

    To view the PDF version of the Academic Calendar, click below.

    2023-2024 Academic Calendar

    2024-2025 Academic Calendar

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