Fall 2016 – Summer 2017

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted March 26, 2013
Revised April 18, 2014
Revised March 23, 2015

First Semester
Sunday, Aug. 28Class of 2020 arrival day
Sunday, Aug. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 4First-year orientation
Sunday, Sept. 4Residence halls open; upper classes return
Tuesday, Sept. 6First classes
Friday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 9Family Homecoming Weekend
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 17 and 18Fall recess (no classes)
Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Nov. 27Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 9Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 10Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Monday, Dec. 19Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 20Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Friday, Jan. 27January Program
Second Semester
Wednesday, Feb. 1First classes
Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 26Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, April 27Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 5Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 6Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 10 – Monday, May 15Semester examinations
Saturday, May 20Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 21Commencement
Summer 2017
Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
Religious Holidays
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