Fall 2014 – Summer 2015

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

First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 26Class of 2018 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 26 – Tuesday, Sept. 2First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 1Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 3First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 13 and 14Fall recess (no classes)
Friday, Oct. 17 – Sunday, Oct. 19Family Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 30Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 5Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 6Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 10 – Monday, Dec. 15Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 16Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Monday, Jan. 5 – Thursday, Jan. 29January Program
Second Semester
Wednesday, Feb. 4First classes
Saturday, March 21 – Sunday, March 29Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, April 30Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 8Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 9Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 13 – Monday, May 18Semester examinations
Saturday, May 23Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 24Commencement
Summer 2015
Thursday, June 4 – Sunday, June 7Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
Religious Holidays
*Rosh HashanahThu.-Fri., Sept. 25-26
*Yom KippurSat., Oct. 4
*Eid-al-AdhaSat., Oct. 4
Good Friday-EasterApr. 3-5
*Passover (first full day)Sat. Apr. 4
*These holidays begin at sundown the evening before the first date listed.