Fall 2020 – Summer 2021

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted June 13, 2017
Revised October 23, 2020

  • As part of the College’s COVID response, the Fall term is starting earlier–and will end earlier. Students will return home for the Thanksgiving recess, and the remainder of the term (i.e., semester examinations) will be completed remotely.
  • The College continues to monitor conditions and will make necessary adjustments. Any such adjustments will be reflected on this calendar.

 

First Semester
Aug. 21-24Residence halls open
Wednesday, Aug. 26First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13Fall recess (no classes)
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 29Thanksgiving recess

  • Students must vacate the residence halls by Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25

  • The remainder of the term (i.e., semester examinations) will be completed remotely.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Monday, Dec. 7Semester examinations

  • Final examinations will be completed remotely

January Term
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9Student arrival, testing, and quarantine. Campus Life will provide arrival-day assignments and details to students in November.
Monday, Jan. 11 – Wednesday, Feb. 3January Program
Second Semester
Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9Student arrival, testing, and quarantine. Campus Life will provide arrival-day assignments and details to students in January.
Wednesday, Feb. 10First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Mar. 8 - 9Spring recess (no classes)
Thursday and Friday, April 15 - 16Spring recess (no classes)
Wednesday, April 28Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (no classes)
Wednesday, May 12Last classes of second semester
Wednesday, May 12Last day for scheduled events
Friday, May 14 – Wednesday, May 19Semester examinations
Thursday, May 20 at noonResidence halls close. Students are expected to depart campus 24 hours after last exam.
Saturday and Sunday, May 22 - 23Commencement weekend
Summer 2021
Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6Reunion Weekend
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MWF3837
MW2525
TTh2524
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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. For the College's policy on religious holidays, please click here.