2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Resources

While we value the intimate nature of the community we build with each incoming class, we are nevertheless committed to providing a network of academic resources whose quality is consistent with that of a much larger academic institution. Lesley students have access to the facilities of the University at-large as well as to the riches and resources just beyond our door. The position of our close-knit community at the heart of one of the world's most prestigious academic centers allows us to have the best of both worlds.

Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Below are key dates in the academic year. 

For much more detailed information, please see Lesley University's 2023-2024 academic calendar

Fall 2023
September  4 Labor Day  
   5 Fall Term 1 classes begin
Fall Semester classes begin
Deadline to add/drop courses for Fall Term 1
Deadline to add/drop courses for Fall Semester
October 9 Indigenous Peoples’ Day

 29 Fall Term 1 ends
   30 Fall Term 2 classes begin
November  5 Deadline to add/drop courses for Fall Term 2
   10 Veterans Day (Observed)
   22-26 Student Thanksgiving Break1
December  20 Fall Semester ends
   21-Jan 1
Student Winter Break2
   23 Fall Term 2 ends2
1Student Thanksgiving Break 2023: No classes from Wednesday, 11/22 through Sunday, 11/26
(Administrative offices close at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2023).
2Student Winter Break 2023: The Fall Semester ends on Wednesday, 12/20, but Fall Term 2 ends on Saturday 12/23.
Some Fall Term 2 classes may meet on 12/23.

Spring 2024

 January  2 January Mini-Semester classes begin
   15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
   21 January Mini-Semester classes end
   22 Spring Semester begins
   22 Spring Term 1 begins
   28 Deadline to add/drop courses for Spring Semester
   28 Deadline to add/drop courses for Spring Term 1
 March  11-17 Spring Student Vacation
   17 Spring Term 1 ends
   18 Spring Term 2 begins
   24 Deadline to add/drop courses for Spring Term 2
 April  15 Patriots Day
 May  10 Spring Semester ends
   12 Spring Term 2 ends
   13 Summer Term 1 begins
   19 Deadline to add/drop courses for Summer Term 1
   27 Memorial Day
 June  1 Summer Semester begins
   7 Deadline to add/drop courses for Summer Semester
   19 Juneteenth
 July  4 Independence Day
   7 Summer Term 1 ends
   8 Summer Term 2 begins
   14 Deadline to add/drop courses for Summer Term 2
 August  25
Summer Semester ends
 September  1 Summer Term 2 ends

Information Technology

Sherrill Hall - 1st Floor

89 Brattle Street

Cambridge, MA 02138




For information on Information Technology Services, please visit lesley.edu/faculty-staff/technology/information-technology

Lesley University's Acceptable Use of Technology and Data Security policies can be found on the IT Policies page: lesley.edu/faculty-staff/technology/information-technology/it-policies

Lesley University Library

Library Website: research.lesley.edu

Sherrill Library: 617.349.8850  libcirc@lesley.edu

Moriarty Library: 617.349.8070  moriartylibrary@lesley.edu

Lesley University Library supports learning and creative inquiry by welcoming all students, both on- and off-campus, to use our services, resources, and spaces.

Learn all about the research process from our expert team of librarians, who will help you investigate the political, social, and economic dimensions of how we create, access, and use information.

Visit our spaces in the Sherrill Library on the South campus, and the Moriarty Library on the Porter campus, to ask for help, to borrow materials using your student ID, or to find a comfortable spot to focus on work.

Help is available 24/7 from our Self-Service Portal, and you can also ask us questions in person, on the phone, by e-mail, and by chatting with us online. You may request a research consultation for 1-on-1 help from a librarian, also available by video conference, by phone, and in person.

The library’s online research portal makes all of our journal, eBook, digital image, and streaming video databases easily accessible, even when you’re off campus. Visit the library website at research.lesley.edu to start exploring.

Lesley University Archives

The mission of the University Archives is to preserve the history of Lesley from its founding in 1909 to the present. Located in the Sherrill Library, the Archives collects Lesley’s historical documents and memorabilia and makes them available by appointment for research by the Lesley community and members of the public. Collections include manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, and the papers of former faculty and administrators. Historic publications include Lesley course catalogs, handbooks, yearbooks and student newspapers. Visitors to the Archives receive assistance in finding and viewing materials, conducting research, and learning about the history of Lesley University. The Archives Web site offers information about collections and services, and features online exhibits chronicling Lesley's history (research.lesley.edu/archives).

For more information about the library, students may visit the library Web site at research.lesley.edu.