Academic and Events Calendar

Fall 2018 

August 6 Block 4 begins Veterinary Teaching Hospital
August 10 Freshman Leadership Experience  
August 10-15 Year I Orientation  
August 13 Fall Semester begins  
August 15 Family Orientation SVM Auditorium
August 15 Blue Coat Ceremony LSU Union Theater
September 3 Labor Day Holiday  
September 4 Block 5 begins  Veterinary Teaching Hospital
October 1 Block 6 begins  Veterinary Teaching Hospital
October 4-5 Fall Holiday for Years I, II and III  
October 29 Block 7 begins Veterinary Teaching Hospital
October 31 Dean's Grand Rounds SVM Auditorium
November 12 - December 8 Fall NAVLE window  
November 22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday  
November 26 - December 7 Problem-based Learning for Year II  
November 28 Dean's Grand Rounds SVM Auditorium
December 3 Block 8 begins (6-week block) Veterinary Teaching Hospital
December 7 Semester ends  
December 10 Final day for grades to Student Affairs  
December 14 Diploma Distribution Ceremony for LSU SVM MS and PhD degrees VMED 1212C
December 14 LSU Commencement  
December 22 - January 2 Christmas and New Year's Holidays  


Spring 2019

January 2 Spring Semester begins  
January 2-16 Problem-based Learning for Year I  
January 14 Block 9 begins Veterinary Teaching Hospital
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday  
January 26 Open House LSU School of Vet. Med.
January 28 (tentative) USDA Accreditation Seminar SVM Auditorium
January 30 Dean's Grand Rounds SVM Auditorium
January 30 White Coat Ceremony LSU Royal Cotillion Ballroom 
January 31 Phase 2 Orientation  3rd Year Classroom
January 31 Phase 1 ends for Year III  
February 10 Phase 2 starts; Block 10 Veterinary Teaching Hospital
February 26 Dean's Grand Rounds SVM Auditorium
March 11 Block 11 begins Veterinary Teaching Hospital
March Faculty/Grad Student Research Dinner LSU Union
March 4-5 Mardi Gras Holiday, Years I and II  
March 5 Mardi Gras Holiday for Faculty and Staff  
March 9-11 SAVMA Symposium University of Georgia
March 27 Dean's Grand Rounds SVM Auditorium
April 8 Block 12 begins Veterinary Teaching Hospital
April 8-20 Spring NAVLE window  
April 15-19 Spring Break  
April 19 Good Friday Holiday  
April 26 (tentative) Awards and Honors Banquet  
May 1 Final day for grades for Year IV  
May 3 Semester ends for Years I and II; last day for Year IV  
May 6 Block 1 begins Veterinary Teaching Hospital
May 6 Commencement for the SVM Class of 2019  LSU Union Theater
May 10 Diploma Distribution Ceremony for MS/PhD  VMED 1212C
May 10 LSU Commencement