Fall 2023-Summer 2024

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted Oct. 23, 2019

First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 29Class of 2027 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. 9 and 10Fall recess (no classes)
TBAFamily 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
Saturday, Jan. 6Global Entry Semester arrival day
Residence halls open
Tuesday, Jan. 9 – Thursday, Feb. 1January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Feb. 5Residence halls open
Wednesday, Feb. 7First classes
Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 31Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, May 2Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 10Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 11Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 15 – Monday, May 20Semester examinations
Saturday, May 25Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 26Commencement
Summer 2024
Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
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