Fall 2017 – Summer 2018

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted April 18, 2014
Revised: Oct. 19, 2016
Revised: April 19, 2017


First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 29Class of 2021 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 29 – Tuesday, Sept. 5First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 4Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 6First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16 and 17Fall recess (no classes)
Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 29Family Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Sunday, Nov. 26Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 8Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 9Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Monday, Dec. 18Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 19Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Sunday, Jan. 7Global Entry Semester arrival day
Residence halls open
Monday, Jan. 8 – Thursday, Feb. 1January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Feb. 5Residence halls open
Wednesday, Feb. 7First classes
Saturday, March 24 – Sunday, April 1Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, May 3Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 11Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 12Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 16 – Monday, May 21Semester examinations
Saturday, May 26Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 27Commencement
Summer 2018
Thursday, June 7 – Sunday, June 10Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
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