Yo San University Academic Calendar



Version 3– 101/31/2023 – Calendar subject to change


 Spring 2023Summer 2023Fall 2023
Classes Begin (1ST wk)Tues. Jan 3Mon. May 1Tue. Sep 5
Application DeadlineWed. Dec 14, 2022Wed. April 19Wed. Aug 16
Registration, continuing students

(wk 13)

Mon. Nov 21, 2022 –

Mon. Dec 5, 2022

Mon. March 27 –

Mon. April 10

Mon. Jul 24 –

Mon. Aug 7

New Students Registration DeadlineWed. Dec 21, 2022Wed. April 26Wed. Aug 23
New Student OrientationTBDTBDTBD
Course Schedule Available (wk11)Mon. Nov 7, 2022Mon. March 13Mon. Jul 10
Last day to add a course (wk 3)Before the 3rd week of a 15-week course; before the 2nd week of an 8-week course
Last day to drop a course (wk 6)Before the 7th week of a 15-week course; before the 4th week of an 8-week course
Graduation CeremonyApr 23
Pre Clinical Exam 1st (wk2)

Grad Exam 1st (wk 3)

Fri. Jan 6

Fri. Jan 20

Fri. May 15

Fri. May 19

Fri. Sep 15

Fri. Sep 22

First Comp Exam (wk 9)Fri. Mar 3Fri.  Jun 30Fri. Nov 3
Pre Clinical Exam 2nd (wk11) 

Grad Exam 2nd (wk12 or 13)

Fri. Mar 17

Fri. Mar 24

Fri. Jul 7

Fri. Jul 21

Fri. Nov 17

Fri. Dec 1

Clinic Meeting “Lottery”  (wk 13)Fri. Mar 31Fri. Jul 28Fri. Dec 1
Final Exams (wk 15)April 10-15Aug 7-12Dec 11-16
Trimester Breaks


April 17-30Aug 14 – Sep 3Dec 18-Jan 7
Academic Holidays*Mon. Jan 2 NY Obs
Mon. Jan 16 MLK Day
Mon. Feb 20 President’s Day
Mon, May 29 Memorial Day
Mon, Jun 19 Juneteenth
Mon, Jul 4 Independence Day
Mon, Sep 4 Labor Day
Thu, Nov 23 Thanksgiving

NCCAOM ExamsAll students now make individual arrangements with NCCAOM (www.nccaom.org)Clean Needle TechniqueOngoing. (www.ccahm.org)CA Board Application DeadlineDates to be announced by the CA Board (www.acupuncture.ca.gov)


*Classes affected by Holidays may be subject to make-up sessions

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DAOM Program Residency Weekend Dates 2021-2025 All Cohorts

All DAOM residency sessions will be conducted on the Yo San University Campus in Los Angeles on the long weekends specified below. Students are expected to be on campus (or online when applicable) and in session from 8:30 AM through approximately 7:00 PM on each of the three days of the specified weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

All DAOM Cohorts launch in May and September, and extend for two years (24 months).

January 7-9January 13-15January 12-14January 10-12
February 11-13February 10-12February 9-11February 7-9
March 11-13March 10-12March 8-10March 7-9
April 8-10April 14-16April 12-14April 4-6
May 12-15 C13May 11-14 C14May 9-12 C15May 15-18 C16
June 10-12June 9-11June 14-16June 20-22
July 15-17July 14-16July 12-14July 11-13
August 12-14August 11-13August 9-11August 8-10
September 8-11 C13bSeptember 7-10 C14bSeptember 12-15 C15bSeptember 11-14 C16b
October 14-16October 13-15October 11-13October 10-12
November 11-13November 10-12November 15-17November 14-16
December 9-11December 15-17December 13-15December 12-14


*Designated weekends established to avoid major holidays and significant events, when possible.

Dates may be subject to change.

Revised 5/15/2022

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