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Academic Calendar

Before you can matriculate into the MSPAS program, you must meet specific prerequisite course requirements outlined below.

2020-2021 Academic Year

Didactic Year

 

Fall Semester 2020

  • August 25-26 | Tuesday - Wednesday | Orientation
  • August 27 | Thursday | Classes begin
  • September 7 | Monday | No class (Labor Day)
  • October 12-13 | Monday - Tuesday | No class (Pacing Break)
  • November 25-27 | Wednesday - Friday | No class (Thanksgiving)
  • December 11 | Friday | Last day of class
  • December 14-19 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Spring Semester 2021

  • January 11 | Tuesday | Classes begin
  • March 8-12 | Monday - Friday | No class (Spring Break)
  • April 2 | Friday | No class (Easter holiday)
  • April 30 | Friday | Last day of class
  • May 3-7 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Summer Semester 2021

  • May 17 | Monday | Classes begin
  • May 31 | Monday | No class (Memorial Day)
  • July 5 | Monday | No class (Independence Day)
  • August 6 | Friday | Last day of class
  • August 9-13 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Clinical Year

Fall Semester 2020

  • August 31-September 4 | Monday - Friday | Transition week
  • September 7 | Monday | Labor Day Holiday
  • September 8 - October 7 | Tuesday - Wednesday| Rotation #1
  • October 8-9 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • October 12 - November 11 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #2
  • November 12-13 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • November 16 - December 16 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #3
  • November 26 | Thursday | Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 17-18 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days

Spring Semester 2021

  • January 4 - February 3 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #4
  • February 4-5 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • February 8 - March 10 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #5
  • March 11-12 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • March 15 - April 14 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #6
  • April 4 | Sunday | Easter Holiday
  • April 15-16 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days

Summer Semester 2021

  • April 19 - May 19 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #7
  • May 20-21 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • May 24-28 | Monday - Friday | AAPA Break
  • May 31 | Monday | Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 1-30 | Tuesday - Wednesday | Rotation #8
  • July 1-2 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • July 5 | Monday | Independence Day Holiday
  • July 6 - August 3 | Tuesday - Tuesday | Rotation #9
  • August 4-5 | Wednesday - Thursday | Senior Days
  • August 6 | Friday | PACKRAT Examination
  • August 9-13 | Monday - Friday | Senior Summative Experience
  • August 14 | Saturday | Completion Ceremony

Note: The Academic Calendar is subject to change by the discretion of the DeSales Physician Assistant Program. 

2021-2022 Academic Year

Didactic Year

Fall Semester 2021

  • August 24-25 | Tuesday - Wednesday | Orientation
  • August 26 | Thursday | Classes begin
  • September 6 | Monday | No class (Labor Day)
  • October 11-12 | Monday - Tuesday | No class (Pacing Break)
  • November 24-26 | Wednesday - Friday | No class (Thanksgiving)
  • December 10 | Friday | Last day of class
  • December 13-18 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Spring Semester 2022

  • January 10 | Monday | Classes begin
  • March 7-11 | Monday - Friday | No class (Spring Break)
  • April 15-18 | Friday - Monday | No class (Easter)
  • April 29 | Friday | Last day of class
  • May 2-6 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Summer Semester 2022

  • May 16 | Monday | Classes begin
  • May 30 | Monday | No class (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 | Monday | No class (Independence Day)
  • August 5 | Friday | Last day of class
  • August 8-12 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Clinical Year

Fall Semester 2021

  • August 30 - September 3 | Monday - Friday | Transition week
  • September 6 | Monday | Labor Day Holiday
  • September 7 - October 6 | Tuesday - Wednesday| Rotation #1
  • October 7-8 | Thursday - Friday | Call Back Days
  • October 11 - November 10 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #2
  • November 11-12 | Thursday - Friday | Call Back Days
  • November 15 - December 15 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #3
  • November 25 | Thursday | Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 16-17 | Thursday - Friday | Call Back Days

Spring Semester 2022

  • January 3 - February 2 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #4
  • February 3-4 | Thursday - Friday | Call Back Days
  • February 7 - March 9 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #5
  • March 10-11 | Thursday - Friday | Call Back Days
  • March 14 - April 12 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #6
  • April 13-14 | Wednesday - Thursday | Call Back Days
  • April 15-17 | Friday - Sunday | No class (Easter)

Summer Semester 2022

  • April 18 - May 18 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #7
  • May 19-20 | Thursday - Friday | Call Back Days
  • May 23-27| Monday - Friday | AAPA Break
  • May 30 | Monday | Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 31 - June 29 | Tuesday - Wednesday | Rotation #8
  • June 30 - July 1 | Thursday - Friday | Call Back Days
  • July 4 | Monday | Independence Day Holiday
  • July 5 - August 2 | Tuesday - Tuesday | Rotation #9
  • August 3-4 | Wednesday - Thursday | Call Back Days
  • August 5 | Friday | PACKRAT Examination
  • August 8-12 | Monday - Friday | Senior Summative Experience
  • August 13 | Saturday | Completion Ceremony

Note: The Academic Calendar is subject to change by the discretion of the DeSales Physician Assistant Program. 

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