Academic Calendar

Summer – 2020

  • Orientation for new students and MD 1 students: May 6-8, 2020
  • First day of classes (returning students): May 7, 2020
  • White Coat Ceremony: May 7, 2020
  • Last day for registration/withdrawal: May 8, 2020
  • Final Exams: August 10-14, 2020
  • Last day of classes: August 14, 2020

Fall – 2020

  • Orientation for new students and MD 1 students: September 9-11, 2020
  • First day of classes (returning students): September 10, 2020
  • White Coat Ceremony: September 10, 2020
  • Last day for registration/withdrawal: September 11, 2020
  • Final Exams: December 14-18, 2020
  • Last day of classes: December 18, 2020

Spring – 2021

  • Orientation program for incoming students: January 6-8, 2021
  • First day of classes (returning students): January 7, 2021
  • White coat ceremony: January 7, 2021
  • Last day of registration / withdrawal: Jan 8, 2021
  • School Closed: 2nd April, Friday (Good Friday); 5th April, Monday (Easter Monday)
  • Final Exams: April 14 – 16, 2021
  • Last day of classes: April 16, 2021

Summer – 2021

  • Orientation program for incoming students : May 5- 7, 2021
  • First day of classes (returning students): May 6, 2021
  • White coat ceremony: May 6, 2021
  • Last day of registration / withdrawal: May 7, 2021
  • Final Exams: August 11 – 13, 2021
  • Last day of classes: August 13, 2021

Fall – 2021

  • Orientation program for incoming students: September 8 – 10, 2021
  • First day of classes (returning students): September 9, 2021
  • White coat ceremony: September 9, 2021
  • Last day of registration / withdrawal: Sep 10, 2021
  • Final Exams: December 15 – 17, 2021
  • Last day of classes: December 17, 2021

Approval by New York State Education Department

Seal of the New York State Education DepartmentOn July 17th, 2020, the New York Board of Regents voted to approve Xavier University School of Medicine Aruba to place students in long-term clinical clerkship in New York State for 7 years. This is the longest term of approval that can be given to an International Medical School.

New York State Education Department approval allows:

• Xavier graduates to enter residency training in New York

• Xavier students to complete all 72 weeks of clinical training in New York teaching hospitals