2016 - 2017 Academic and Events Calendar

Department of Student Affairs

Fall Semester 2016

  • Year 1 Student Orientation Activities: August 8 – 12
  • Year 1 and Year 2 instruction begins: August 15
  • Last day to pay fees without late fee assessment: August 19
  • Labor Day recess *: September 5
  • School of Medicine Preview Reception, Reno: October 18
  • School of Medicine Preview Reception, Las Vegas: October 11
  • Nevada Day recess *: October 28
  • Veterans Day recess*: November 11
  • Thanksgiving recess*: November 24 – 25
  • Year 1 instruction ends: December 16
  • Year 1 winter recess: December 17 – January 2, 2017
  • Year 2 instruction ends: December 19
  • Year 2 winter recess: December 20 – January 2, 2017
  • Year 3 winter recess: December 19 – January 2, 2017
  • Year 4 winter recess: December 24 – January 2, 2107
  • Deadline for taking USMLE Step 2 (CK & CS): Required by December 15
  • Christmas Day Holiday*: December 26

Spring Semester 2017

  • New Year's Day Holiday*: January 2
  • Year 1 and Year 2 instruction resumes: January 3
  • Year 3 Spring Clerkships Begin: January 3
  • Pre Medical Student Conference and Tour**: TBD
  • Last day to pay fees without late fee assessment**: January TBD
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day recess*: January 16
  • President's Day recess*: February 20
  • Spring graduation application due to UNR: March 14
  • Match Week Begins: March 13
  • Match Day: March 17
  • Memorial Day Recess: May 29
  • Clinician's Ceremony: June TBD
  • Independence Day Recess: July 4

Academic Schedule by Class Year

  • Year 1

    • Fall 2016
      • Practice of Medicine: August 15 – December 16
      • Block 1: August 15 – October 14
      • Block 2: October 17 – December 16
      • Winter Recess: December 17 – January 2, 2017
    • Spring 2017 Begins: January 3, 2017
      • Practice of Medicine: January 3 – June 9, 2017
      • Block 3: January 3 – March 10
      • Spring recess: March 11 – 19
      • Block 4: March 20 – April 21
      • Block 5: April 24 – June 9
  • Year 2
    • Fall 2016
      • Advanced Clinical Skills: August 15 – December 16
      • Block 6: August 15 – September 23
      • Block 7: September 26 – November 3
      • Block 8: November 7 – December 19
    • Spring 2017
      • Advanced Clinical Skills: January 3 – March 24
      • Block 9: January 3 – February 10
      • Block 10: February 13 – March 24
      • USMLS Preparation Course: March 27 – April 7
      • USMLE Independent Study: April 8 – May 12
      • USMLE Step 1 Exam Deadline: May 12, 2017
  • Year 3
    • Fall 2016
      • Context of Patient Care: May 31 – June 24
      • Clinician's Ceremony: June 16, 2016
      • Orientation: June 27 – July 1
      • Fall Clerkships: July 5 – December 19
    • Spring 2017
      • Spring Clerkships: January 3 – June 30
      • Spring Recess: March 27 – March 31
  • Year 4
    • Fall 2016
      • Rural Rotation/Electives: July 5 – December 23
      • USMLE Step 2 Deadline: December 15, 2016
    • Spring 2017
      • Rural Rotation/Electives: January 3 – May 12
    • Graduation: May 17 – 19


NOTE**: all dates subject to change