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
*Rosh HashanahMon-Tue, Sept. 14-15
*Yom KippurWed, Sept. 23
*Eid-al-AdhaThu, Sept. 24
Good Friday-EasterMar. 25-27
*Passover (first full day)Sat, Apr. 23
*These holidays begin at sundown the evening before the first date listed.