Fall 2015 – Summer 2016

Schedule is subject to change
Approved on April 9, 2012
Revised on February 28, 2013

First Semester
Tuesday, Sept. 1Class of 2019 arrival day
Tuesday, Sept. 1 – Tuesday, Sept. 8First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 7Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 9First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13Fall recess (no classes)
Friday, Oct. 30 – Sunday, Nov. 1Family Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 29Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 11Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 12Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Monday, Dec. 21Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 22Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Monday, Jan. 4 – Thursday, Jan. 28January Program
Second Semester
Wednesday, Feb. 3First classes
Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 27Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, April 28Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 6Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 7Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 11 – Monday, May 16Semester examinations
Saturday, May 21Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 22Commencement
Summer 2016
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
Religious Holidays
Colby College is supportive of the religious practices of its students, faculty, and staff and is committed to ensuring that all students are able to observe their religious beliefs without academic penalty. Please see the College's policy on religious holidays.