Academic Calendar

2016–2017 Academic Calendar

New international students arrive and their Orientation begins Wednesday, August 31
Online registration opens for add/drop period Wednesday, August 31
New students arrive and Orientation begins Friday, September 2
Returning students arriveSunday, September 4
ConvocationTuesday, September 6
Classes beginWednesday, September 7
Last day to add classes Tuesday, September 20
Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded Tuesday, September 27
Mid-semester break Saturday, October 8 - Tuesday, October 11
Family & Friends Weekend Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23
Add/drop period for second half-semester courses (email changes to registrar@mtholyoke.edu) Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28
Founder’s DayNovember 8, 1837
Academic advising periodMonday, October 31 - Friday, November 4
Online Spring registration period for Mount Holyoke and Five College coursesMonday, November 7 - Friday, November 18
Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded Thursday, November 17
Last day to declare ungraded option Thursday, November 17
Thanksgiving recessWednesday, November 23 - Sunday, November 27
Last day of classesTuesday, December 13
Reading daysWednesday, December 14 - Friday December 16, 7pm
ExaminationsFriday, December 16, 7pm - Tuesday, December 20, noon
December recessTuesday, December 20, noon - Monday, January 2
Fall grades dueTuesday, January 3, 11pm
IntersessionTuesday, January 3 - Friday, January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 16
Online registration opens for add/drop period Wednesday, January 18
New international students arrive and their Orientation beginsWednesday, January 18
New students arrive and Orientation begins Thursday, January 19
January recessSaturday, January 21 - Monday, January 23
Classes beginTuesday, January 24
Last day to add classes Monday, February 6
Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded Monday, February 13
Mid-semester breakSaturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 19
Add/drop period for second half-semester courses (email changes to registrar@mtholyoke.edu) Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24
Academic advising periodMonday, March 27 - Friday, March 31
Online registration period for Fall Five College coursesMonday, April 3 - Friday, April 14
Online registration period for Fall Mount Holyoke coursesMonday, April 3 - Friday, April 21
Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded Monday, April 10
Last day to declare ungraded option Monday, April 10
Last day of classesMonday, May 1
Reading daysTuesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 4, 7pm
ExaminationsThursday, May 4, 7pm - Monday, May 8, noon
Senior grades due Wednesday, May 10, noon
Reunion IFriday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21
Baccalaureate ServiceSaturday, May 20
CommencementSunday, May 21
Underclass grades dueTuesday, May 23, 11pm
Reunion IIFriday, May 26 - Sunday, May 28