The Budapest Semesters in Mathematics fall 2021 program will run only if there is confidence that we can do so safely and anticipate completion of the semester in-person and in-country. The BSM Directors are closely monitoring the Covid situation in Budapest, Hungary, Europe and the United States.
BSM will determine at least 90 days before the first day of the program whether the fall 2021 semester will proceed in person (by May 2021). The schedule below is tentative and a complete re-opening plan will be provided soon.
|Pre-Arrival Orientation- Mandatory||July 26, 10 am CT or July 28, 3pm CT|
|A zoom link will be sent to accepted students by email|
|Arrival for BSM Housing||Aug. 13-15 ONLY||8/9|
|Language and Culture (2 1/2 weeks). 7 day required quarantine, see BSM re-opening plan for additional details.||Begins 8/16/21||8/16-8/31|
|BSM Fall Math Classes Begin||9/6||9/5|
|Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break.||NONE||TBD|
|Deadline to Vacate BSM Housing (moving out)||12/18/21||12/30|
|Earliest Arrival for BSM Housing||1/10|
|BABILON optional Language (2 weeks)||1/18-2/2|
|BSM Classes Begin||2/7|
|Deadline to Vacate BSM Housing (moving out)||5/29|
|Earliest Arrival for BSM Housing||TBD||6/3|
|BABILON optional Language (1 week)||6/7-6/11|
|BSM Classes Begin||6/13|
|Exams – Classes End||8/5|
|Deadline to Vacate BSM Housing (moving out)||8/8|
|HUNGARIAN HOLIDAYS||MAR. 15||MAR. 15|
|AUG. 20||AUG. 20|
|OCT. 23||OCT. 23|
A BSM semester comprises 14 weeks of teaching and one week of examinations.
The Fall 2021 semester will have NO BREAKS. Classes will be held on Thanksgiving day. There are no classes on March 15, May 1, Whit (or Pentacost), August 20, October 23, November 1, and Thanksgiving. The office in Budapest will be closed on these holidays.
GRE Testing will be October TBDF, 2021 for the fall semester and April TBD, 2022 for the Spring Semester.