Academic Calendar

The 2015/16 Academic Calendar is also available in the college catalogue.

Second Semester, 2014/15

January 2015
January 16 (Friday) Last day for payment of second semester fees
January 25 (Sunday) Residence houses open at 9:00am. New students arrive. First board meal is lunch.
January 28 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin.
Registration of special students.
February 2015
February 10 (Tuesday) Add period ends.
March 2015
March 13 (Friday) Drop period ends
Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm
March 14 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am. Last board meal is breakfast
March 29 (Sunday) Spring vacation ends at midnight. Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (28th). First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 28th
April 2015
April 13-24 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2015
April 17-19 (Friday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
May 2015
May 6 (Wednesday) Spring Convocation at 3:30 pm
May 12 (Tuesday) Second semester classes end
Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes.
May 13-17 (Wednesday-Sunday) Study period
May 18-22 (Monday-Friday) Second semester examinations
May 23 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 25 (Monday) Memorial Day
May 31 (Sunday) 151st Commencement. Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, June 1st (for seniors)
June 2015
June 12-14 (Friday-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Fall Semester, 2015/16

August 2015
August 14 (Friday) Last day for payment of first semester fees
August 24 (Monday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for new students only. All new students arrive before 1:00 pm for beginning of orientation. First board meal is lunch.
August 29 (Saturday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for all other students.
August 31 (Monday) Classes begin. Registration of Special Students
September 2015
September 7 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes
September 9 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm
September 14 (Monday) Add period Ends
September 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
October 2015
October 9 (Friday) Drop period ends
October 9 (Friday) October Break begins at 5:30 pm
October 18 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight
November 2015
November 2-13 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Spring, 2016
November 25 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm
November 29 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight
December 2015
December 9 (Wednesday) First semester classes end
December 9 (Wednesday) Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes.
December 10-13 (Thursday-Sunday) Study period
December 14-18 (Monday-Friday) First semester examinations
December 19 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am. Last board meal is breakfast

Second Semester, 2015/16

January 2016
January 15 (Friday) Last day for payment of second semester fees
January 24 (Sunday) Residence houses open at 9:00am. New students arrive First board meal is lunch.
January 27 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin. Registration of special students.
February 2016
February 9 (Tuesday) Add period ends.
March 2016
March 11 (Friday) Drop period ends
March 11 (Friday) Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm
March 12 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am. Last board meal is breakfast
March 27 (Sunday) Spring vacation ends at midnight. Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (26th). First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 26th.
April 2016
April 11-22 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2016
May 2016
May 4 (Wednesday) Spring Convocation at 3:30 pm
May 10 (Tuesday) Second semester classes end
May 10 (Tuesday) Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes.
May 11-17 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Study period
May 18-24 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Second semester examinations
May 25 (Wednesday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 29 (Sunday) 152nd Commencement. Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, May 30th (for seniors)
May 30 (Monday) Memorial Day
June 2016
June 10-12 (Friday-Monday) Vassar College Reunions

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 8th = Thursday teaching day. Wednesday, December 9th = Friday teaching day.

Four-Year Calendar

2015/16 - 2018/19

First Semester
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Classes Begin 8/31 (MO) 8/29 (MO) 8/28 (MO) 9/4 (TU)
October Break
Begin 10/9 (FR) 10/14 (FR) 10/6 (FR) 10/12 (FR)
End 10/18 (SU) 10/23 (SU) 10/15 (SU) 10/21 (SU)
Thanksgiving
Begin 11/25 (WE) 11/23 (WE) 11/22 (WE) 11/21 (WE)
End 11/29 (SU) 11/27 (SU) 11/26 (SU) 11/25 (SU)
Classes End 12/9 (WE) 12/7 (TU) 12/7 (WE) 12/12 (WE)
Study Period
Begin 12/10 (TH) 12/8 (WE) 12/7 (TH) 12/13 (TH)
End 12/13 (SU) 12/11 (SU) 12/10 (SU) 12/16 (SU)
Final Exams
Begin 12/14 (MO) 12/12 (MO) 12/11 (MO) 12/17 (MO)
End 12/18 (FR) 12/16 (FR) 12/15 (FR) 12/21 (FR)
 
Second Semester    
 
Classes Begin 1/27 (WE) 1/25 (WE) 1/24 (WE) 1/23 (WE)
Spring Break
Begin 3/11 (FR) 3/10 (FR) 3/9 (FR) 3/8 (FR)
End 3/27 (SU) 3/26 (SU) 3/25 (SU) 3/24 (SU)
Classes End 5/10 (Tu) 5/9 (TU) 5/8 (TU) 5/7 (TU)
Study Period
Begin 5/11 (WE) 5/10 (WE) 5/9 (WE) 5/8 (WE)
End 5/17 (TU) 5/16 (TU) 5/15 (TU) 5/14 (TU)
Final Exams
Begin 5/18 (WE) 5/17 (WE) 5/16 (WE) 5/15 (WE)
End 5/24 (TU) 5/23 (TU) 5/22 (TU) 5/21 (TU)
Commencement 5/29 (SU) 5/28 (SU) 5/27 (SU) 5/26 (SU)