Academic Calendar

Fall Semester, 2013/14

July 2013
July 31 (Wednesday) Last day for payment of first semester fees
August 2013
August 27 (Tuesday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for new students only.
All new students arrive before 2:00 pm for beginning of orientation.
First board meal is lunch.
September 2013
September 1 (Sunday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for all other students.
September 2 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes
September 3 (Tuesday) Classes begin Registration of Special Students
September 11 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm
September 16 (Monday) Add period Ends
September 21-22 (Saturday-Sunday) Freshmen Families Weekend
October 2013
October 11 (Friday) Drop period ends
October Break begins at 5:30 pm
October 20 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight
November 2013
November 4-15 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Spring, 2014
November 27 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm
December 2013
December 1 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight
December 11 (Wednesday) First semester classes end.
Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes.
December 12-15 (Thursday-Sunday) Study period
December 16-20 (Monday-Friday) First semester examinations
December 21 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am. Last board meal is breakfast

Note: Because there are 14 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and only 12 Thursdays and Fridays in the Fall term, the following changes are necessary:

  • Tuesday, December 10th = Thursday teaching day.
  • Wednesday, December 11th = Friday teaching day.

Second Semester, 2013/14

January 2014
January 6 (Monday) Last day for payment of second semester fees
January 19 (Sunday) Residence houses open at 9:00am. New students arrive. First board meal is lunch.
January 22 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin. Registration of special students.
February 2014
February 4 (Tuesday) Add period ends.
March 2014
March 7 (Friday) Drop period ends
Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm
March 8 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am. Last board meal is breakfast
March 23 (Sunday) Spring vacation ends at midnight. Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (22nd). First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 22nd
April 2014
April 4-6 (Friday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
April 7-18 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2014
April 30 (Wednesday) Spring Convocation at 3:30 pm
May 2014
May 6 (Tuesday) Second semester classes end
Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes.
May 7-13 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Study period
May 14-20 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Second semester examinations
May 21 (Wednesday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 25 (Sunday) 150th Commencement. Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, May 26th (for seniors)
June 2014
June 13-15 (Friday-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2013/14 - 2016/17

First Semester

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Classes Begin 9/3(Tues) 9/2 (Tue) 8/31 (Mon) 8/29 (Mon)
October Break
Begin 10/11 (Fri) 10/17 (Fri) 10/9 (Fri) 10/14 (Fri)
End 10/20 (Sun) 10/26 (Sun) 10/18 (Sun) 10/23 (Sun)
Thanksgiving
Begin 11/27 (Wed) 11/26 (Wed) 11/25 (Wed) 11/23 (Wed)
End 12/01 (Sun) 11/30 (Sun) 11/29 (Sun) 11/27 (Sun)
Classes End 12/11 (Wed) 12/10 (Wed) 12/9 (Wed) 12/7 (Tue)
Study Period
Begin 12/12 (Thu) 12/11 (Thu) 12/10 (Thu) 12/8 (Wed)
End 12/15 (Sun) 12/14 (Sun) 12/13 (Sun) 12/11 (Sun)
Final Exams
Begin 12/16 (Mon) 12/15 (Mon) 12/14 (Mon) 12/12 (Mon)
End 12/20 (Fri) 12/19 (Fri) 12/18 (Fri) 12/16 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Second Semester

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Classes Begin 1/22 (Wed) 1/28 (Wed) 1/27 (Wed) 1/25 (Wed)
Spring Break
Begin 3/7 (Fri) 3/13 (Fri) 3/11 (Fri) 3/10 (Fri)
End 3/23 (Sun) 3/29 (Sun) 3/27 (Sun) 3/26 (Sun)
Classes End 5/6 (Tue) 5/12 (Tue) 5/10 (Tue) 5/9 (Tue)
Study Period
Begin 5/7 (Wed) 5/13 (Wed) 5/11 (Wed) 5/10 (Wed)
End 5/13 (Tue) 5/19 (Tue) 5/17 (Tue) 5/16 (Tue)
Final Exams
Begin 5/14 (Wed) 5/20 (Wed) 5/18 (Wed) 5/17 (Wed)
End 5/20 (Tue) 5/26 (Tue) 5/24 (Tue) 5/23 (Tue)
Commencement 5/25 (Sun) 5/31 (Sun) 5/29 (Sun) 5/28 (Sun)