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RUSVM operates on a three-semester calendar year. The DVM Pre-clinical semesters are 15 weeks each, including final exams. The DVM clinical program is a minimum of 45 weeks. The DVM program is a total of 150 weeks. Program hours for the postgraduate degree programs vary by degree. The start date for each semester is the day classes begin. Mandatory orientation for first semester DVM and Veterinary Preparatory (Vet Prep) program students is conducted each semester, during the week before classes begin. There are a total of seven weeks of semester break each calendar year. Traditionally, there are two weeks in the April/May break, two weeks in the August/September break and three weeks in the December/January break. Each semester, RUSVM has a one-day, mid-semester break. Classes held and University open on Bank Holidays unless otherwise noted.
|New Student Arrival Weekend||Dec 27–29|
|New Year’s Day (No Classes)||Jan 1|
|Carnival Holiday (No Classes)||Jan 2|
|New Student Orientation and Check-In||Dec 30–Jan 3|
|Continuing Student Check-In||Jan 5–6|
|Late Check-In with Fee||Jan 7|
|Classes Begin||Jan 6|
|White Coat Ceremony||Jan 6|
|Last Day to Drop Core Courses Without Grade||Jan 17|
|Placement Ceremony||Jan 24|
|Mid-Semester Break (No Classes, University Closed)||Feb 24|
|Classes resume||Feb 25|
|Online Registration for Summer Term||March 9–27|
|Transition Ceremony||April 9|
|Last Day of Classes||April 10|
|Good Friday||April 10|
|Easter Monday||April 13|
|Final Examinations||April 13–16|
|Final Grades Available to Students via myRoss||April 18|
|Break (No Classes)||April 17–May 2|
|New Student Arrival Weekend||April 24–26|
|New Student Orientation and Check-In||April 27–May 1|
|Labour Day||May 1|
|Continuing Student Check-In||May 3–4|
|Late Check-In with Fee||May 5|
|Classes Begin||May 4|
|White Coat Ceremony||May 4|
|Last Day to Drop Without A Grade||May 15|
|Placement Ceremony||May 22|
|Whit Monday||June 1|
|Mid-Semester Break (No Classes, University Closed)||June 22|
|Classes resume||June 23|
|Online Registration for Fall Term||July 6–24|
|Emancipation Day||Aug 3|
|Transition Ceremony||Aug 6|
|Last Day of Classes||Aug 7|
|Final Examinations||Aug 10–13|
|Final Grades Available to Students via myRoss||Aug 15|
|Break (No Classes)||Aug 14–Sept 5|
Begin in January, and you may finish 3 months sooner than students who begin in the fall.
Enroll in May and you may be practice-ready 9 months before other accredited schools in the U.S.
Start in September and you may finish 6 months sooner than other accredited schools in the U.S.