Fall 2019 – Summer 2020

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

First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 27Class of 2023 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Tuesday, Sept. 3First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 2Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 4First classes
Friday, Oct. 4 – Sunday, Oct. 6 Family Homecoming Weekend
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22Fall recess (no classes)
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
Sunday, Jan. 5Global Entry Semester arrival day
Residence halls open
Monday, Jan. 6 – Thursday, Jan. 30January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Feb. 3Residence halls open
Wednesday, Feb. 5First 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 2020
Thursday, June 4 – Sunday, June 7Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
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