Fall 2025-Summer 2026

Schedule is subject to change
Adopted April 26, 2022

First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 26Class of 2028 arrival day
Tuesday, Aug. 26 – Tuesday, Sept. 2First-year orientation
Monday, Sept. 1Residence halls open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 3First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 13 and 14Fall recess (no classes)
TBAFamily Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 30Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 5Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 6Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 10 – Monday, Dec. 15Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 16Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Saturday, Jan. 3Global Entry Semester arrival day
Residence halls open
Tuesday, Jan. 6 – Thursday, Jan. 29January Program
Second Semester
Monday, Feb. 2Residence halls open
Wednesday, Feb. 4First classes
Saturday, March 21 – Sunday, March 29Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Thursday, April 30Colby Liberal Arts Symposium
Friday, May 8Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 9Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 13 – Monday, May 18Semester examinations
Saturday, May 23Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 24Commencement
Summer 2025
TBAReunion Weekend
 Sem. ISem. II
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