Fall 2018 – Summer 2019

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted March 23, 2015
Revised Oct. 19, 2016
Revised April 19, 2017
Revised April 18, 2018


First Semester
Saturday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday, Aug. 28Global Entry Semester Orientation
Tuesday, Aug. 28Class of 2022 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Tuesday, Sept. 4First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 3Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 5First classes
Friday, Oct. 5 - Sunday, Oct. 7Family Homecoming Weekend
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15 and 16Fall recess (no classes)
Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Sunday, Nov. 25Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 7Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 8Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 12 – Monday, Dec. 17Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 18 Residence halls close for winter recess
January term
Sunday, Jan. 6Global Entry Semester arrival day
Residence halls open
Monday, Jan. 7 – Thursday, Jan. 31January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Feb. 4Residence halls open
Wednesday, Feb. 6First classes
Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 31Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, May 2Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 10Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 11Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 15 – Monday, May 20Semester examinations
Saturday, May 25Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 26Commencement
Summer 2019
Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
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