Fall 2016 – Summer 2017

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

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
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13 and 14Fall 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
*Eid-al-AdhaTue., Sept. 13
*Rosh HashanahMon.-Tue., Oct. 3-4
*Yom KippurWed., Oct. 12
*Passover (first full day)Tue., Apr. 11
Good Friday-EasterApr. 14-16
*These holidays begin at sundown the evening before the first date listed.