• Schedule is subject to change. Please check the priory website, dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • Monday - Friday

    7:00am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Thursday, April 27, 6 PM

    “Reading St. Augustine’s City of God with St. Thomas Aquinas”

    Prof. Chad Pecknold (CUA)

    Sever 202, Harvard University

    The Thomistic Institute at Harvard

  • Friday, April 28, 12:30 PM

    “Interrogating Prayer with Science and Theology”

    Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D. (Providence College)

    TMEC Room 209 (260 Longwood Ave), Harvard Medical School

  • Friday, April 28

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 1

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday, May 2 - Friday, May 5

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 5

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12

    Special Exams Week

  • Friday, May 12


    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Tuesday, May 16, 6 PM

    Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr: Moral Duty and the Law

    Hillsdale College Kirby Center

    Cosponsored by Hillsdale College, The Thomistic Institute, and the Thomas More Society of America

  • Saturday, May 20, 9:30 AM

    Priesthood Ordinations

    St. Dominic’s Church, D.C.

    Offices & Library Closed

  • Monday, May 29

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 30

    Summer Session Begins

  • Monday, August 28

    Classes Begin and Library Opens

    3:15 PM - New Student Orientation, Aquin Hall

    5 PM - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, DHS Chapel

  • Monday, September 4

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, September 8

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Monday, October 9

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, October 10

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held, No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, October 13


    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

Grades and Honors

Grading Scale

A 4.0 96-100%
A- 3.75 93-95%
B+ 3.5 90-92%
B 3.0 87-89%
B- 2.75 85-86%
C+ 2.5 82-84%
C 2.0 79-81%
C- 1.75 75-78%
F 0.0 Below 75%
P Pass
WD Withdrawal
AU Audit
I Incomplete
IP In Process


Honors awarded from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception are based on criteria specific to the degree awarded. Language and philosophy credits are not calculated in the assessment of degree status or eligible honors.

Master of Arts in Theology Degree:

Thesis: 20%
Thesis Defense: 20%
Coursework (GPA): 60%

Master of Arts in Thomistic Studies:

Thesis: 20%
Thesis Defense: 20%
Coursework (GPA): 60%

Master of Divinity Degree:

Comprehensive Exam: 25%
Coursework (GPA): 75%

Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degree:

Comprehensive Exam: 25%
Coursework (GPA): 75%

Licentiate in Sacred Theology Degree:

Tesina: 20%
Lectio Coram: 20%
Coursework (GPA): 60%

Cum Laude 3.5-3.69 (all criteria)
Magna cum Laude 3.7-3.89 (all criteria)
Summa cum Laude 3.9-4.00 (all criteria)