Academic Calendar

Fall 2018

August 29 (Wednesday)  New international students arrive and their Orientation begins

August 29 (Wednesday)  Online registration opens for add/drop period

August 31 (Friday)  New students arrive and Orientation begins

September 2 (Sunday)  Returning students arrive

September 4 (Tuesday)  Convocation

September 5 (Wednesday)  Classes begin

September 18 (Tuesday)  Last day to add classes

September 25 (Tuesday)  Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded

October 6 (Saturday) - October 9 (Tuesday)  Mid-semester break

October 18 (Thursday)  Degree conferral for summer term finishers

October 19 (Friday)  Most first half-semester classes end

October 19 (Friday) - October 21 (Sunday)  Family & Friends Weekend

October 22 (Monday) - October 26 (Friday)  Add/drop period for second half-semester courses (email changes to registrar@mtholyoke.edu)

October 22 (Monday)  Most second half-semester classes begin

October 29 (Monday) - November 2 (Friday)  Academic advising period

November 5 (Monday) - November 16 (Friday)  Online Spring registration period for Mount Holyoke and Five College courses

November 8, 1837  Founder’s Day

November 15 (Thursday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded

November 15 (Thursday)  Last day to declare ungraded option

November 21 (Wednesday) - November 25 (Sunday)  Thanksgiving recess

December 11 (Tuesday)  Last day of classes

December 12 (Wednesday) - December 14 (Friday, 7 pm)  Reading days

December 14 (Friday, 7pm) - December 18 (Tuesday, noon)  Examinations

December 18 (Tuesday, noon) - January 1 (Tuesday)  December recess

January 2 (Wednesday)  Fall grades due

Intersession 2019

For the Professional and Graduate Education January Term, see Additional Terms at the bottom of the page.

January 2 (Wednesday) - January 18 (Friday)  Intersession

January 19 (Saturday) - January 21 (Monday)  January recess

January 21 (Monday)  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring 2019

January 16 (Wednesday)  Online registration opens for add/drop period

January 16 (Wednesday)  New international students arrive and their Orientation begins

January 17 (Thursday)  New students arrive and Orientation begins

January 22 (Tuesday)  Classes begin

February 4 (Monday) Last day to add classes

February 11 (Monday)  Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded

March 7 (Thursday) Degree conferral for fall/winter term finishers

March 8 (Friday)  Most first half-semester classes end

March 9 (Saturday) - March 17 (Sunday)  Mid-semester break

March 18 (Monday) - March 22 (Friday)  Add/drop period for second half-semester courses (email changes to registrar@mtholyoke.edu)

March 18 (Monday)  Most second half-semester classes begin

March 25 (Monday) - March 29 (Friday)  Academic advising period

April 1 (Monday) - April 12 (Friday)  Online registration period for Fall Five College courses

April 1 (Monday) - April 19 (Friday)  Online registration period for Fall Mount Holyoke courses

April 8 (Monday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded

April 8 (Monday)  Last day to declare ungraded option

April 9 (Tuesday)  Community Day (no classes)

April 30 (Tuesday)  Last day of classes

May 1 (Wednesday) - May 3 (Friday, 2 pm)  Reading days

May 3 (Friday, 2pm) - May 7 (Tuesday, noon)  Examinations

May 9 (Thursday, noon)  Senior grades due

May 17 (Friday) - May 19 (Sunday)  Reunion I

May 18 (Saturday)  Baccalaureate Service

May 19 (Sunday)  Commencement

May 21 (Tuesday, 11 pm)  Underclass grades due

May 24 (Friday) - May 26 (Sunday)  Reunion II

Additional terms for Professional and Graduate Education

January Term 2019

January 2 (Wednesday)  January term classes begin

January 9 (Wednesday)  Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded

January 11 (Friday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded)

January 18 (Friday)  Last day of January term classes

January 21 (Monday)  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 27 (Sunday)  January term grades due

First Summer Session 2019

May 6 (Monday)  Online registration opens for Summer 1 and Summer 2 sessions

May 27 (Monday)  Memorial Day

May 28 (Tuesday)  Summer 1 classes begin

May 30 (Thursday)  Last day to add Summer 1 classes

June 4 (Tuesday)  Last day to withdraw from a Summer 1 course without “W” notation recorded

June 14 (Friday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded

July 1 (Monday)  Last day of Summer 1 classes

July 15 (Monday)  Summer 1 grades due

Second Summer Session 2019

May 6 (Monday) - June 4 (Tuesday) Online registration opens for Summer 2 session

June 10 (Monday) Online registration re-opens for Summer 2 and Fall* sessions (*Professional and Graduate Education only)

July 4 (Thursday) - July 5 (Friday) Independence Day

July 8 (Monday)  Summer 2 classes begin

July 10 (Wednesday)  Last day to add Summer 2 classes

July 15 (Monday)  Last day to withdraw from a Summer 2 course without “W” notation recorded

July 26 (Friday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded

August 9 (Friday)  Last day of Summer 2 classes

August 22 (Thursday)  Summer 2 grades due