Fall 2022-Summer 2023

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted April 29, 2019

First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 30Class of 2026 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 30 – Tuesday, Sept. 6First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 5Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 7First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10 and 11Fall recess (no classes)
Friday, Oct. 14 - Sunday, Oct. 16Family Homecoming Weekend
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
Monday, Jan. 2Global Entry Semester arrival day
Residence halls open
Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Thursday, Jan. 26January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Jan. 30Residence halls open
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 2023
Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
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