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  • 2019

    August-
    September
    26-4 Monday-Wednesday First Days
    September 2 Monday Williams Reads
    September 3-13 Tuesday-Friday Drop/add period
    September 4 Wednesday First-year student advising
    September 4 Wednesday Tutorial drop deadline, 4:00 pm
    September 5 Thursday Fall semester classes begin
    September 7 Saturday Convocation
    September 13 Friday Independent Study forms due, 4:30 pm
    September 26 Thursday Last day to register for Winter Study travel courses
    Last day to submit Winter Study 99s to faculty sponsors
    October TBA One of first three Fridays Mountain Day
    October 14-15 Monday-Tuesday Reading period, no classes
    October 17 Thursday Last day to drop an extra-graded fourth or fifth course, 4:30 pm
    October 25-27 Friday-Sunday Family Days
    October-
    November
    28-4 Monday-Monday Spring 2020 preregistration period
    November 6-10 Wednesday-Sunday Winter Study registration period
    November 9 Saturday Homecoming
    November 14 Thursday Last day to change grading option of a course to pass/fail, 4:30 pm
    November 15 Friday Last day to withdraw from a course
    November 20-24 Wednesday-Sunday Last Chance Winter Study registration period
    November 22 Friday Last day to claim exam hardship
    November-
    December
    27-1 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving Break
    December 6 Friday Fall semester classes end
    December 7-10 Saturday-Tuesday Reading period
    December 7-15 Saturday-Sunday Self-Scheduled and Take-Home final exam period
    December 10 Tuesday Last day written work due in courses with final exams, 5:00 pm
    December 11-16 Wednesday-Monday Scheduled final exam period
    December 14 Saturday Last day written work due in courses without final exams, 5:00 pm
    December 20 Friday Fall semester grades due

    2020

    January 6 Monday Winter Study begins
    January 20 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no classes
    January 30 Thursday Winter Study ends
    February 3 Monday Winter Study grades due
    February 3-14 Monday-Friday Drop/add period
    February 4 Tuesday Tutorial drop deadline, 4:00 pm
    February 5 Wednesday Spring semester classes begin (classes follow a Thursday schedule,
    attend any class on your schedule that has a Thursday meeting time)
    February 6 Thursday Claiming Williams Day, no classes
    February 7 Friday Classes resume assigned schedule
    February 14 Friday Independent Study forms due, 4:30 pm
    February 14-15 Friday-Saturday Winter Carnival, no classes
    March 19 Thursday Last day to drop an extra-graded fourth or fifth course, 4:30 pm
    March-
    April
    21-5 Saturday-Sunday Spring Break
    April 6 Monday Spring semester classes resume
    April 16 Thursday Last day to change grading option of a course to pass/fail, 4:30 pm
    April 17 Friday Last day to withdraw from a course
    April 20-27 Monday-Monday Fall 2020 preregistration period
    May 8 Friday Last day to claim exam hardship
    May 15 Friday Spring semester classes end
    May 16-19 Saturday-Tuesday Reading period
    May 16-24 Saturday-Sunday Self-Scheduled and Take-Home final exam period
    May 19 Tuesday Last day written work due in courses with final exams, 5:00 pm
    May 20-25 Wednesday-Monday Scheduled final exam period
    May 23 Saturday Last day written work due in courses without final exams, 5:00 pm
    May 29 Friday Senior grades due, 12:00 pm
    June 1 Monday Spring semester grades due (all other students)
    June 6 Saturday Baccalaureate Service
    Class Day
    June 7 Sunday Commencement
    June 11-14 Thursday-Sunday Alumni Reunions

    Number of Class Meetings

      Mornings  Afternoons Evenings
    M, W, F T, Th M, Th W T, F M, W
    Fall Semester 36 25 25 12 24 12
    Spring Semester 36 25 25 12 24 12

    The Winter Study Period covers 24 calendar days.

  • 2020

    August-
    September
    31-9 Monday-Wednesday First Days
    September 7 Monday Williams Reads
    September 8 Tuesday First-year student advising
    September 10 Thursday Fall semester classes begin
    September 12 Saturday Convocation
    October TBA One of first three Fridays Mountain Day
    October 12-13 Monday-Tuesday Reading period, no classes
    October 23-25 Friday-Sunday Family Days
    November 7 Saturday Homecoming
    November
    25-29 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving Break
    December 11 Friday Fall semester classes end
    December 12-15 Saturday-Tuesday Reading period
    December 12-20 Saturday-Sunday Self-Scheduled and Take-Home final exam period
    December 16-21 Wednesday-Monday Scheduled final exam period

    2021

    January 4 Monday Winter Study begins
    January 18 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no classes
    January 28 Thursday Winter Study ends
    February 3 Wednesday Spring semester classes begin (classes follow a Thursday schedule,
    attend any class on your schedule that has a Thursday meeting time)
    February 4 Thursday Claiming Williams Day, no classes
    February 5 Friday Classes resume assigned schedule
    February 19-20 Friday-Saturday Winter Carnival, no classes
    March-
    April
    20-4 Saturday-Sunday Spring Break
    April 5 Monday Spring semester classes resume
    May 14 Friday Spring semester classes end
    May 15-18 Saturday-Tuesday Reading period
    May 15-23 Saturday-Sunday Self-Scheduled and Take-Home final exam period
    May 19-24 Wednesday-Monday Scheduled final exam period
    June 5 Saturday Baccalaureate Service
    Class Day
    June 6 Sunday Commencement
    June 10-13 Thursday-Sunday Alumni Reunions

    Number of Class Meetings

      Mornings  Afternoons Evenings
    M, W, F T, Th M, Th W T, F M, W
    Fall Semester 36 25 25 12 24 12
    Spring Semester 36 25 25 12 24 12

    The Winter Study Period covers 24 calendar days.

  • 2021

    August-
    September
    30-8 Monday-Wednesday First Days
    September 6 Monday Williams Reads
    September 7 Tuesday Rosh Hashanah
    September 8 Wednesday First-year student advising
    September 9 Thursday Fall semester classes begin
    September 11 Saturday Convocation
    October TBA One of first three Fridays Mountain Day
    October 11-12 Monday-Tuesday Reading period, no classes
    October 22-24 Friday-Sunday Fall Family Days
    November 13 Saturday Homecoming
    November
    24-28 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving Break
    December 10 Friday Fall semester classes end
    December 11-14 Saturday-Tuesday Reading period
    December 11-19 Saturday-Sunday Self-Scheduled and Take-Home final exam period
    December 15-20 Wednesday-Monday Scheduled final exam period

    2022

    January 3 Monday Winter Study begins
    January 17 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no classes
    January 27 Thursday Winter Study ends
    February 2 Wednesday Spring semester classes begin (classes follow a Thursday schedule,
    attend any class on your schedule that has a Thursday meeting time)
    February 3 Thursday Claiming Williams Day, no classes
    February 4 Friday Classes resume assigned schedule
    February 18-19 Friday-Saturday Winter Carnival, no classes
    March-
    April
    19-3 Saturday-Sunday Spring Break
    April 4 Monday Spring semester classes resume
    April TBA Saturday-Sunday Spring Family Days
    May 13 Friday Spring semester classes end
    May 14-17 Saturday-Tuesday Reading period
    May 14-22 Saturday-Sunday Self-Scheduled and Take-Home final exam period
    May 18-23 Wednesday-Monday Scheduled final exam period
    June 4 Saturday Baccalaureate Service
    Class Day
    June 5 Sunday Commencement
    June 9-12 Thursday-Sunday Alumni Reunions

    Number of Class Meetings

      Mornings  Afternoons Evenings
    M, W, F T, Th M, Th W T, F M, W
    Fall Semester 36 25 25 12 24 12
    Spring Semester 36 25 25 12 24 12

    The Winter Study Period covers 25 calendar days.

 

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