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2018 Spring Term
First Day of Classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)January 10 (Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes) MondayJanuary 15
Course Selection Period ends MondayJanuary 29
Drop Period ends FridayFebruary 16
Spring Term Break Saturday-SundayMarch 3-11
Classes Resume MondayMarch 12
Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions Monday-SundayMarch 19-April 1
Last day to withdraw from a course FridayMarch 30
Last day of classes WednesdayApril 25
Reading Days Thursday-FridayApril 26-27
Final Examinations Monday-TuesdayApril 30-May 8
Spring Term ends TuesdayMay 8
Alumni Day SaturdayMay 12
Baccalaureate SundayMay 13
Commencement MondayMay 14
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2018 Summer Term
11-Week Session Classes beginMay 21 (Mon)
Session I Classes beginMay 21 (Mon)
Memorial Day Observed (no classes) MondayMay 28
Session I Classes end WednesdayJune 27
Session II Classes beginJune 28 (Thurs)
Independence Day Observed (no classes)July 4 (Wed)
Session II & 11-Week Session Classes end FridayAugust 3
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2018 Fall Term
Move-in for First-Year & Transfer StudentsAugust 22
New Student OrientationAugust 22-27
Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation MondayAugust 27
First Day of Classes TuesdayAugust 28
Labor Day (no classes) MondaySeptember 3
Course Selection Period ends MondaySeptember 17
Fall Term Break Thursday-SundayOctober 4-7
Drop Period ends MondayOctober 8
Classes Resume MondayOctober 8
Family Weekend Friday-SundayOctober 19-21 (Yale)
Advance Registration for Spring Term Monday-SundayOctober 29-November 11
Last day to withdraw from a course FridayNovember 9
Homecoming SaturdayNovember 10 (Harvard)
Thurs-Fri Class Schedule on Tue-WedNovember 20-21
Thanksgiving Break Thursday-SundayNovember 22-25
Classes Resume MondayNovember 26
Last day of Classes MondayDecember 10
Reading Days Tuesday-WednesdayDecember 11-12
Final Examinations Thursday-ThursdayDecember 13-20
Fall Term ends ThursdayDecember 20
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2019 Spring Term
First Day of Classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)January 16 (Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes) MondayJanuary 21
Course Selection Period ends MondayFebruary 4
Drop Period ends FridayFebruary 22
Spring Term Break Saturday-SundayMarch 2-10
Classes Resume MondayMarch 11
Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions Monday-SundayMarch 18-31
Last day to withdraw from a course FridayApril 5
Last day of classes WednesdayMay 1
Reading Days Thursday-FridayMay 2-3
Final Examinations Monday-TuesdayMay 6-14
Spring Term ends TuesdayMay 14
Alumni Day SaturdayMay 18
Baccalaureate SundayMay 19
Commencement MondayMay 20
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2019 Summer Term
11-Week Session Classes beginMay 28 (Tue)
Session I Classes beginMay 28 (Tue)
Memorial Day Observed (no classes) MondayMay 27
Session I Classes end WednesdayJuly 3
Session II Classes beginJuly 5 (Fri)
Independence Day Observed (no classes)July 4 (Thurs)
Session II & 11-Week Session Classes end FridayAugust 9
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2019 Fall Term
Move-in for First-Year & Transfer StudentsAugust 21
New Student OrientationAugust 21-26
Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation MondayAugust 26
First Day of Classes TuesdayAugust 27
Labor Day (no classes) MondaySeptember 2
Course Selection Period ends MondaySeptember 16
Fall Term Break Thursday-SundayOctober 10-13
Drop Period ends MondayOctober 7
Classes Resume MondayOctober 14
Family Weekend Friday-SundayNovember 1-3 (Brown)
Advance Registration for Spring Term Monday-SundayOctober 28-November 10
Last day to withdraw from a course FridayNovember 8
Homecoming SaturdayNovember 9 (Cornell)
Thurs-Fri Class Schedule on Tue-WedNovember 26-27
Thanksgiving Break Thursday-SundayNovember 28-December 1
Classes Resume MondayDecember 2
Last day of Classes MondayDecember 9
Reading Days Tuesday-WednesdayDecember 10-11
Final Examinations Thursday-ThursdayDecember 12-19
Fall Term ends ThursdayDecember 19
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2020 Spring Term
First Day of Classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)January 15 (Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes) MondayJanuary 20
Course Selection Period ends MondayFebruary 3
Drop Period ends FridayFebruary 21
Spring Term Break Saturday-SundayMarch 7-15
Classes Resume MondayMarch 16
Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions Monday-SundayMarch 23-April 5
Last day to withdraw from a course FridayApril 3
Last day of classes WednesdayApril 29
Reading Days Thursday-FridayApril 30-May 1
Final Examinations Monday-TuesdayMay 4-12
Spring Term ends TuesdayMay 12
Alumni Day SaturdayMay 16
Baccalaureate SundayMay 17
Commencement MondayMay 18
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2020 Summer Term
11-Week Session Classes beginMay 26 (Tue)
Session I Classes beginMay 26 (Tue)
Memorial Day Observed (no classes) MondayMay 25
Session I Classes end WednesdayJuly 1
Session II Classes beginJuly 2 (Thurs)
Independence Day Observed (no classes)July 4 (Fri)
Session II & 11-Week Session Classes end FridayAugust 7
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2020 Fall Term
Move-in for First-Year & Transfer StudentsAugust 26
New Student OrientationAugust 26-31
Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation MondayAugust 31
First Day of Classes TuesdaySeptember 1
Labor Day (no classes) MondaySeptember 7
Course Selection Period ends MondayOctober 1-4
Drop Period ends Monday(to be decided)
Classes Resume MondayOctober 5
Family Weekend Friday-SundayNovember 16-18 (Columbia)
Advance Registration for Spring Term Monday-Sunday(to be decided)
Last day to withdraw from a course Friday(to be decided)
Homecoming SaturdayNovember 14 (Harvard)
Thurs-Fri Class Schedule on Tue-WedNovember 24-25
Thanksgiving Break Thursday-SundayNovember 26-29
Classes Resume MondayNovember 30
Last day of Classes MondayDecember 10
Reading Days Tuesday-WednesdayDecember 11-14
Final Examinations Thursday-ThursdayDecember 15-22
Fall Term ends ThursdayDecember 22
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2021 Spring Term
First Day of Classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday)January 13 ( Monday classes)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (no classes) MondayJanuary 18
Course Selection Period ends Monday(to be decided)
Drop Period ends Friday(to be decided)
Spring Term Break Saturday-SundayMarch 6-14
Classes Resume MondayMarch 15
Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions Monday-Sunday(to be decided)
Last day to withdraw from a course Friday(to be decided)
Last day of classes WednesdayApril 28
Reading Days Thursday-FridayApril 29-May 2
Final Examinations Monday-TuesdayMay 3-11
Spring Term ends TuesdayMay 11
Alumni Day SaturdayMay 15
Baccalaureate SundayMay 16
Commencement MondayMay 17
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2021 Summer Term
11-Week Session Classes beginMay 24 (Mon)
Session I Classes beginMay 24 (Mon)
Memorial Day Observed (no classes) MondayMay 31
Session I Classes end WednesdayJune 30
Session II Classes beginJuly 1 (Thurs)
Independence Day Observed (no classes)July 5 (Mon)
Session II & 11-Week Session Classes end FridayAugust 6
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