Updates due to COVID-19 for Fall 2020 term (July 16, 2020)

Classes will continue as planned this fall at Maitripa College, beginning August 31. We are fully prepared to offer classes onsite, online, or in a hybrid model. In early August we will complete a full assessment of the safest and most reasonable ways to accommodate students this fall, and we will make our instructional plan public by August 15th. Other than legal mandates, the safety and comfort of our faculty and students will be the primary priority driving this decision. All classes will have remote options for registered students in Oregon.

  • We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020.
  • The Maitripa College Fall application priority date was July 15. This date is not a final deadline for admission. We are committed to working with every student who needs additional time to finish their application, so please reach out if this is your situation.
  • We can accept transcripts, test scores, and essays electronically. If you have difficulty getting transcripts from your prior colleges, we can work with unofficial documents to start.
  •  Scholarship Applications for Fall 2020 were due by August 1, 2020; only full-time degree seeking students may apply for scholarships >click here for more
  • Continuing education enrollment for courses is open until courses are full > please click here to proceed with the simple Continuing Education application process.  

If we can support you in the application process, please connect with us at: [email protected] or [email protected]


Fall 2020

August 31: First day of Fall Term

September 7: Labor Day, US Holiday, offices closed

September 11: Drop/Add period ends

November 7: Lhabab Duchen, Tibetan Buddhist holiday

November 13: Spring and Summer Registration Opens

November 23-27: Fall Break

December 10: Ganden Ngamchoe, Lama Tsongkhapa Commemorated, Tibetan Buddhist Holiday

December 18: Last Day Fall Term

December 21-January 1: Winter Break, Holidays, offices closed

January 4-19: Winter Break; no classes, offices open


Spring 2021

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, US Holiday

January 19: First day of Spring Term

February 1: Drop/Add period ends

February 12: Losar, Tibetan New Year

February 27: Monlam Chortul Duchen, Day of Miracles, Tibetan Buddhist Holiday

March 15: Begin Accepting Scholarship applications for 2021-2022

March 22-26: Spring Break

April 1: Recommended Degree program Application Deadline for International Applicants

April 26: Fall Registration Opens

May 14: End of Spring Term

May 16: Commencement Ceremony

May 30: Degree Program Application Deadline for Fall 2021 entry

May 31: Memorial Day, US Holiday, offices closed

June : Saka Dawa, Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, parinirvana, Tibetan Buddhist Holiday


Summer 2021

June 7 – July 30: Summer Term

July 4: Independence Day, US Holiday

July 5: Independence Day Observed, public holiday, offices closed

July 6: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 86th Birthday

July: Chokhor Duchen