Fall 2020 – Summer 2021

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted June 13, 2017

First Semester
Tuesday, Sept. 1 Class of 2024 arrival day
Tuesday, Sept. 1 – Tuesday, Sept. 8 First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 7 Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 9 First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19 and 20 Fall recess (no classes)
TBA Family Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 29 Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 11 Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 12 Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Monday, Dec. 21 Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 22 Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Sunday, Jan. 3 Global Entry Semester arrival day
Residence halls open
Monday, Jan. 4 – Thursday, Jan. 28 January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Feb. 1 Residence halls open
Wednesday, Feb. 3 First classes
Saturday, March 20 – Sunday, March 28 Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, April 29 Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 7 Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 8 Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 12 – Monday, May 17 Semester examinations
Saturday, May 22 Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 23 Commencement
Summer 2021
Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6 Reunion Weekend
Sem. I Sem. II
MWF 38 37
MW 25 25
TTh 25 25
MTWThF 63 62
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