Academic Calendar

2017–2018 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
New international students arrive and their Orientation begins Wednesday, August 30
Online registration opens for add/drop period Wednesday, August 30
New students arrive and Orientation begins Friday, September 1
Returning students arrive Sunday, September 3
Convocation Tuesday, September 5
Classes begin Wednesday, September 6
Last day to add classes Tuesday, September 19
Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded Tuesday, September 26
Mid-semester break Saturday, October 7 - Tuesday, October 10
Degree conferral for summer term finishers Monday, October 16
Family & Friends Weekend Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22
Add/drop period for second half-semester courses (email changes to registrar@mtholyoke.edu) Monday, October 23 - Friday, October 27
Academic advising period Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 3
Founder’s Day November 8, 1837
Online Spring registration period for Mount Holyoke and Five College courses Monday, November 6 - Friday, November 17
Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded Thursday, November 16
Last day to declare ungraded option Thursday, November 16
Thanksgiving recess Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26
Last day of classes Tuesday, December 12
Reading days Wednesday, December 13 - Friday December 15, 7pm
Examinations Friday, December 15, 7pm - Tuesday, December 19, noon
December recess Tuesday, December 19, noon - Monday, January 1
Fall grades due Wednesday, January 3, 11pm
Intersession 2018
Intersession Tuesday, January 2 - Friday, January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 15
January recess Saturday, January 20 - Monday, January 22
Spring 2018
Online registration opens for add/drop period Wednesday, January 17
New international students arrive and their Orientation begins Wednesday, January 17
New students arrive and Orientation begins Thursday, January 18
Classes begin Tuesday, January 23
Last day to add classes Monday, February 5
Last day to withdraw from a course without “W” notation recorded Monday, February 12
Degree conferral for fall/winter term finishers Thursday, March 8
Mid-semester break Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 18
Add/drop period for second half-semester courses (email changes to registrar@mtholyoke.edu) Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23
Academic advising period Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30
Online registration period for Fall Five College courses Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 13
Online registration period for Fall Mount Holyoke courses Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 20
Last day to withdraw from a course with “W” notation recorded Monday, April 9
Last day to declare ungraded option Monday, April 9
Last day of classes Monday, April 30
Reading days Tuesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 3, 7pm
Examinations Thursday, May 3, 7pm - Monday, May 7, noon
Senior grades due Wednesday, May 9, noon
Reunion I Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Baccalaureate Service Saturday, May 19
Commencement Sunday, May 20
Underclass grades due Tuesday, May 22, 11pm
Reunion II Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27