Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

Schedule is subject to change
Approved on October 18, 2010
Revised on February 28, 2013

First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 27Class of 2017 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Tuesday, Sept. 3First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 2Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 4First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15Fall recess (no classes)
Friday, Oct. 25 – Sunday, Oct. 27Family Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Sunday, Dec. 1Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 6Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 7Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Monday, Dec. 16Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 17Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Monday, Jan. 6 – Thursday, Jan. 30January Program
Second Semester
Wednesday, Feb. 5First classes
Saturday, March 22 – Sunday, March 30Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, May 1Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 9Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 10Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 14 – Monday, May 19Semester examinations
Saturday, May 24Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 25Commencement
Summer 2014
Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 8Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
Religious Holidays
*Rosh HashanahThu.-Fri., Sept. 5-6
*Yom KippurSat., Sept. 14
*Eid-al-AdhaTue., Oct. 15
*Passover (first full day)Tue., Apr. 15
Good Friday-EasterApr. 18-20
*These holidays begin at sundown the evening before the first date listed.