Fall 2024-Summer 2025

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted Feb. 9, 2021

First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 27Class of 2028 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Tuesday, Sept. 3First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 2Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 4First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15Fall recess (no classes)
TBAFamily Homecoming Weekend
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
Saturday, Jan. 4Global Entry Semester arrival day
Residence halls open
Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Thursday, Jan. 30January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Feb. 3Residence halls open
Wednesday, Feb. 5First classes
Saturday, March 22 – Sunday, March 30Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, May 1Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 9Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 11Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 14 – Monday, May 19Semester examinations
Saturday, May 24Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 25Commencement
Summer 2025
Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 8Reunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
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