University Calendar Years
Members of the AS&E faculty use the term "academic year" in a variety of ways. The following definitions are meant to clarify these
usages. With respect to academic appointments, the academic year for the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, as defined
in the current Policy on Academic Freedom, Tenure and
Retirement of the Board of Trustees of Tufts University, begins on September 1 and concludes on August 31. The nine-month instructional
year, which is often informally referred to as the "academic year,"� begins on September 1 and concludes on May 31 of the following calendar
year. The AS&E fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following calendar year.