Academic Calendar

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018

August 29 (Wednesday)  New international students arrive and their Orientation begins
August 29 (Wednesday)  Online registration opens for add/drop period
August 31 (Friday)  New students arrive and Orientation begins
September 2 (Sunday)  Returning students arrive
September 4 (Tuesday)  Convocation
September 5 (Wednesday)  Classes begin
September 18 (Tuesday)  Last day to add classes
September 25 (Tuesday)  Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded
October 6 (Saturday) - October 9 (Tuesday)  Mid-semester break
October 18 (Thursday)  Degree conferral for summer term finishers
October 19 (Friday)  Most first half-semester classes end
October 19 (Friday) - October 21 (Sunday)  Family & Friends Weekend
October 22 (Monday) - October 26 (Friday)  Add/drop period for second half-semester courses
October 22 (Monday)  Most second half-semester classes begin
October 29 (Monday) - November 2 (Friday)  Academic advising period
November 5 (Monday) - November 16 (Friday)  Online Spring registration period for Mount Holyoke and Five College courses
November 8, 1837  Founder’s Day
November 15 (Thursday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded
November 15 (Thursday)  Last day to declare ungraded option
November 21 (Wednesday) - November 25 (Sunday)  Thanksgiving recess
December 11 (Tuesday)  Last day of classes
December 12 (Wednesday) - December 14 (Friday, 7pm)  Reading days
December 14 (Friday, 7pm) - December 18 (Tuesday, noon)  Examinations
December 18 (Tuesday, noon) - January 1 (Tuesday)  December recess
January 2 (Wednesday)  Fall grades due

Intersession 2019

For the Professional and Graduate Education January Term, see Additional Terms at the bottom of this calendar.

January 2 (Wednesday) - January 18 (Friday)  Intersession
January 19 (Saturday) - January 21 (Monday)  January recess
January 21 (Monday)  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring 2019

January 16 (Wednesday)  Online registration opens for add/drop period
January 16 (Wednesday)  New international students arrive and their Orientation begins
January 17 (Thursday)  New students arrive and Orientation begins
January 22 (Tuesday)  Classes begin
February 4 (Monday)  Last day to add classes
February 11 (Monday)  Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded
March 7 (Thursday)  Degree conferral for fall/winter term finishers
March 8 (Friday)  Most first half-semester classes end
March 9 (Saturday) - March 17 (Sunday)  Mid-semester break
March 18 (Monday) - March 22 (Friday)  Add/drop period for second half-semester courses
March 18 (Monday)  Most second half-semester classes begin
March 25 (Monday) - March 29 (Friday)  Academic advising period
April 1 (Monday) - April 12 (Friday)  Online registration period for Fall Five College courses
April 1 (Monday) - April 19 (Friday)  Online registration period for Fall Mount Holyoke courses
April 8 (Monday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded
April 8 (Monday)  Last day to declare ungraded option
April 9 (Tuesday)  Community Day (no classes)
April 30 (Tuesday)  Last day of classes
May 1 (Wednesday) - May 3 (Friday, 2pm)  Reading days
May 3 (Friday, 2pm) - May 7 (Tuesday, noon)  Examinations
May 9 (Thursday, noon)  Senior grades due
May 17 (Friday) - May 19 (Sunday)  Reunion I
May 18 (Saturday)  Baccalaureate Service
May 19 (Sunday)  Commencement
May 21 (Tuesday, 11pm)  Underclass grades due
May 24 (Friday) - May 26 (Sunday)  Reunion II

Additional Terms for Professional and Graduate Education

January Term 2019

January 2 (Wednesday)  January term classes begin
January 9 (Wednesday)  Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded
January 11 (Friday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded)
January 18 (Friday)  Last day of January term classes
January 21 (Monday) Martin Luther King Jr. Day  January 27 (Sunday)  January term grades due

First Summer Session 2019

May 6 (Monday)  Online registration opens for Summer 1 and Summer 2 sessions
May 27 (Monday)  Memorial Day
May 28 (Tuesday)  Summer 1 classes begin
May 30 (Thursday)  Last day to add Summer 1 classes
June 4 (Tuesday)  Last day to withdraw from a Summer 1 course without “W” notation recorded
June 14 (Friday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded
July 1 (Monday)  Last day of Summer 1 classes
July 15 (Monday)  Summer 1 grades due

Second Summer Session 2019

May 6 (Monday) - June 4 (Tuesday)  Online registration opens for Summer 2 session
June 10 (Monday)  Online registration re-opens for Summer 2 and Fall* sessions (*Professional and Graduate Education only)
July 4 (Thursday) - July 5 (Friday)  Independence Day
July 8 (Monday)  Summer 2 classes begin
July 10 (Wednesday)  Last day to add Summer 2 classes
July 15 (Monday)  Last day to withdraw from a Summer 2 course without “W” notation recorded
July 26 (Friday)  Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded
August 9 (Friday)  Last day of Summer 2 classes
August 22 (Thursday)  Summer 2 grades due