Academic Calendar

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


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

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.

Spring 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-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

 

Four-Year Calendar

2015/16 - 2018/19

Fall 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)
 
Spring 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)