Fall 2021 – Summer 2022

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted April 6, 2018

First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 31Class of 2025 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Tuesday, Sept. 7First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 6Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 8First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18 and 19Fall recess (no classes)
October 1-3, 2021Family Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 28Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 10Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 11Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 15 – Monday, Dec. 20Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 21Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Sunday, Jan. 2Residence halls open
Monday, Jan. 3 – Thursday, Jan. 27January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Jan. 31Residence halls open
Wednesday, Feb. 2First classes
Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 27Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, April 28Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 6Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 7Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 11 – Monday, May 16Semester examinations
Saturday, May 21Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 22Commencement
Summer 2022
Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5
Reunion Weekend One:
35th-Golden Mules
Thursday, June 9 – Sunday, June 12
Reunion Weekend Two:
1st-30th Milestone
 Sem. ISem. II
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.