Holidays and Vacations:
Foundations Level

Policy 570.10

Policy Statement

Students will be excused for major holidays of personal significance. During Foundations, they will need to work with the course director and course coordinator to make up any missed requirements.

  1. All University administrative holidays will be observed, with no classes or other activities scheduled:
    1. Juneteenth
    2. Independence Day
    3. Labor Day
    4. Thanksgiving
    5. Holiday Break
    6. New Year’s Holiday
    7. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    8. President’s Day
    9. Memorial Day
  2. Vacation periods will be observed as follows:
    1. Noon the Wednesday before Thanksgiving until the following Monday morning;
    2. Two weeks including the Holiday Break and New Year’s Holidays;
    3. One week in March and/or April;
    4. Eight weeks following the first year of medical school.
  3. Leaves of absence are not covered by this policy statement. Students seeking such leave should review the Leave of Absence policy, and must consult with the Associate/Assistant Dean for Students. Taking a leave of absence could delay a student’s graduation date.

Applicability of the Policy

Foundations Level Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies

Related University of Vermont Policies

Not Applicable

Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

  • 6.3 Self-Directed and Life-Long Learning
  • 8.8 Monitoring Time


  • 7/16/2013 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/21/2017 Policy Edited [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Policy Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 9/30/2020 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 7/19/2022 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Director of Foundations and Pre-Clinical Assessment (Director of Curricular Operations)

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