DVM Professional Program

Academic Calendar

Download: 2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Fall 2016

Semester start Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Fall Break Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Fall (Thanksgiving) Break Nov 21-25, 2016
Fall Exams Dec 5-15, 2016

Spring 2017

  Freshmen &
Sophomores
Juniors
Semester start Jan 17, 2017 * Jan 9, 2017
Spring Break ** March 13–17, 2017 March 13–17, 2017
Spring Exams May 1–10, 2017 April 24–28, 2017
Junior Year Ends April 28, 2017
Senior Year Begins (Class of 2017) May 9, 2016

*Monday, January 16 is Martin Luther King Day – University Holiday

**College of Veterinary Medicine spring break dates are different from Virginia Tech's spring break dates due to the SAVMA Symposium (Texas A&M, March 16–18, 2017)

Senior Year Clinical Rotations (Class of 2017)

  1. May 9–30, 2016§
  2. May 31–19, 2016
  3. June 20 – July 10, 2016
  4. July 11 – 31, 2016
  5. Aug 1–21, 2016
  6. Aug 22 – Sept 11, 2016
  7. Sept 12 – Oct 2, 2016
  8. Oct 3–23, 2016
  9. Oct 24 – Nov 13, 2016
  10. Nov 14 – Dec 4, 2016
  11. Dec 5 – Jan 1, 2017§§
  12. Jan 2–22, 2017
  13. Jan 23 – Feb 12, 2017
  14. Feb 13 – March 5, 2017
  15. March 6–26, 2017
  16. March 27 – April 16, 2017
  17. April 17 – May 7, 2017

§ May 30, 2016 is a holiday and the VTH will operate on an emergency schedule. If students are on a primary patient care rotation, you will transfer your patient at 7 a.m. on May 31, 2016. Block 2 orientation will take place on Tuesday, May 31.

§§ This block includes VT Holidays (Christmas and New Year’s Day). Seniors will have vacation either Monday, 12/19/2016 through Sunday, 12/25/2016 or Monday, 12/26/2016 through Sunday, 1/1/2017. Students on any given block will discuss with one another the options and make a recommendation to the director of admissions and student services by a given deadline. The clerkship leader has the final decision on the schedule.

2017 Commencement

University & College Commencement, Class of 2017 Fri, May 12, 2017