PLEASE NOTE COVID-19 SPRING 2021 UPDATE: Classes will continue as planned this spring at Maitripa College. In accordance with local guidelines, classes in spring term are being held online, with optional, periodic, onsite meetings incorporating rigorous social distancing to be held at the instructor’s discretion if state and local regulations permit. Other than legal mandates, the safety and comfort of our faculty and students is the primary factor driving this decision. All classes will have remote-only options for registered students in Oregon.

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Spring 2021

January 15: Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Entry

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 degree program applications for 2021-2022

March 22-26: Spring Break

April 1: Recommended International Student Application Deadline for Fall 2021

May 1: Scholarship Applications Available

May 1: Start Date for Accepting Scholarship Applications

May 14: End of Spring Term

May 15: Fall Registration Opens

May 15: Last Day to Submit Scholarship Applications for Fall 2021

May 15: Last Day to Submit Application for Fall 2021

May 16: Commencement Ceremony

May 31: Memorial Day, US Holiday, offices closed


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


Fall 2021

(Dates Coming Soon)

First day of Fall Term

Labor Day, US Holiday, offices closed

Drop/Add period ends

 Fall 2021 Applications Open

Lhabab Duchen, Tibetan Buddhist holiday

Fall Break

 Spring Course Registration Opens

Ganden Ngamchoe, Lama Tsongkhapa Commemorated, Tibetan Buddhist Holiday

Last Day Fall Term

Winter Break, Holidays, offices closed

Winter Break; no classes, offices open