Ross Vet School Academic Calendar
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine provides a professional educational environment that prepares you for both general and specialty practice, and careers across the breadth of the profession and spectrum of care.
The Ross Vet school academic calendar operates on a three-semester calendar year with start dates in September, January, and May. Our academic calendar includes a total of seven weeks scheduled for semester breaks. 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, the Ross Vet school academic calendar includes a one-day, mid-semester break.
The start date for each semester is the day classes begin.
Classes held and University open on Bank Holidays unless otherwise noted. Dates are subject to change.
Your 3.25 year accelerated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program curriculum includes 10 semesters of learning experiences, totaling 150 weeks of preclinical and clinical studies. A credit hour for the Ross Vet preclinical curriculum is equal to one hour of instructional time and two hours of supplementary time. During your clinical training curriculum, one credit hour equals one week of instructional time.
Your DVM preclinical semesters are scheduled at 15 weeks, including final exams, per the Ross Vet school academic calendar. You must successfully complete a minimum of 45 weeks during your clinical year. Mandatory orientation for first semester DVM and Vet Prep students is conducted each semester the week before classes begin as part of the Ross University vet school academic calendar. Applications are accepted leading up our three flexible start dates in January, May and September. Apply year-round or through VMCAS when the cycle is open.
Program hours for the Graduate degree programs vary by degree. Our Graduate degree programs follow the Ross University vet school calendar.
Ross Vet reviews Certificate in One Health and MSc in One Health applications on a rolling basis, accepting students for a January, May, or September Ross Vet school academic calendar start.
We accept students for each January, May, and September Ross Vet school academic calendar start.
We operate under rolling admissions and there are no application deadlines. We continue to accept applications leading up to each Ross University vet school academic calendar start term.
2022-2023 RUSVM PRECLINICAL ACADEMIC CALENDAR
|Spring Term 2023|
|New Student Arrival Weekend||Dec 30-Jan 1|
|New Year’s Day||Jan 1|
|New Year’s Day Observed||Jan 2|
|Carnival Holiday||Jan 3|
|New Student Orientation and Check-In||Jan 2-Jan 6|
|Continuing Student Check-In||Jan 5-9|
|Classes Begin||Jan 9|
|Late Check-In with Fee||Jan 10|
|Last Day to Drop Core Courses Without Grade||Jan 13|
|White Coat Ceremony*||Jan 16|
|Placement Ceremony*||Jan 27|
|Mid-Semester Break (No Classes, University Closed)||Feb 24|
|Classes Resume||Feb 27|
|Online Registration for Summer Term (Electives Only)||March 13-March 31|
|NAVLE® Testing Window||April 3-April 22 (App Deadline Feb 1)|
|Good Friday||April 7|
|Easter Monday||April 10|
|Last Day of Classes||April 14|
|Final Examinations||April 17-April 20|
|Break (No Classes)||April 21-May 7|
|Final Grades Available to Students via myRoss and Canvas™||April 21 at 5pm AST|
*Dates and details of events are subject to change in accordance with safety guidelines.