Academic Calendar

2018-19 Academic Year

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Fall Semester 2018
New International Students arrive and their Orientation begins Wednesday, Aug. 29
Online registration opens for add/drop period Wednesday, Aug. 29
New students arrive and their Orientation begins/Advising Day Friday, Aug. 31
Returning students arrive Sunday, Sept. 2
Convocation Tuesday, Sept. 4
Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 5
Last day to add classes Tuesday, Sept. 18
Last day to withdraw from a course without "W" notation recorded Tuesday, Sept. 25
Mid-semester break Saturday, Oct. 6–Tuesday, Oct. 9
Degree conferral for summer term finishers Thursday, Oct. 18
Family & Friends Weekend Friday, Oct. 19–Sunday, Oct. 21
Add/drop for second half-semester courses (email changes to the Office of the Registrar) Monday,Oct. 22–Friday, Oct. 26
Second half-semester classes begin Monday, Oct. 22
Academic advising period Monday, Oct. 29–Friday, Nov. 2
Online registration period for Spring Mount Holyoke and Five College courses Monday, Nov. 5–Friday, Nov. 16
Founder's Day Nov. 8, 1837
Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" notation recorded Thursday, Nov. 15
Last day to declare ungraded option Thursday, Nov. 15
Thanksgiving recess Wednesday, Nov. 21–Sunday, Nov. 25
Last day of classes Tuesday, Dec. 11
Reading days Wednesday, Dec. 12–Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm
Examinations Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm–Tuesday, Dec. 18 at noon
December recess Tuesday, Dec. 18 at noon–Tuesday, Jan. 1
Fall grades due Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 11 pm
Intersession 2019
Intersession start and end Wednesday, Jan. 2–Friday, Jan. 18
January Recess Saturday, Jan. 19–Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 21
Spring Semester 2019
Online registration opens for add/drop period Wednesday, Jan. 16
New International Students arrive and their Orientation begins Wednesday, Jan. 16
New students arrive and their Orientation begins Thursday, Jan. 17
Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22
Last day to add classes  Monday, Feb. 4
Last day to withdraw from a course without "W" notation recorded Monday, Feb. 11
Degree conferral for fall/winter term finishers Thursday, Mar. 7
Mid-semester break Saturday, Mar. 9–Sunday, Mar. 17
Add/drop for second half-semester courses (email changes to the Office of the Registrar) Monday, Mar. 18–Friday, Mar. 22
Second half-semester classes begin Monday, Mar. 18
Academic advising period Monday, Mar. 25–Friday, Mar. 29
Online registration period for fall Five College courses Monday, Apr. 1–Friday, Apr. 12
Online registration period for fall Mount Holyoke courses Monday, April 1–Friday, Apr. 19
Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" notation recorded Monday, Apr. 8
Last day to declare ungraded option Monday, Apr. 8
Community Day (no classes) Tuesday, Apr. 9
Last day of classes Tuesday, Apr. 30
Reading days Wednesday, May 1–Friday, May 3 at 2pm
Examinations Friday, May 3 at 7 pm–Tuesday, May 7 at noon (last exam session starts May 7 at 9 am)
Senior grades due Thursday, May 9 at noon
Reunion I Friday, May 17–Sunday, May 19
Baccalaureate Service Saturday, May 18
Commencement Sunday, May 19
Underclass grades due Tuesday, May 21 at 11 pm
Reunion II Friday, May 24–Sunday, May 26