Apr 21, 2018  
Catalogue 2018-2019 
    
Catalogue 2018-2019

Academic Calendar


 


Fall Semester, 2018/19

August 2018
August 10 (Friday) Last day for payment of first semester fees
August 27 (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

September 2018
September 1 (Saturday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for all other students
September 3 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes
September 4 (Tuesday)

Classes Begin

Registration of Special Students

September 10 (Monday) Last day to Add first six-week classes
September 11 (Tuesday) Add Period ends
September 12 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm
September 21 (Friday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

September 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
October 2018
October 12 (Friday)

Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

October Break begins at 5:30 pm

October 21 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight
October 26 (Friday) Second six-week classes Add Period ends
November 2018
November 9 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

November 5-16 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Spring 2019
November 21 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm
November 25 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight
December 2018
December 12 (Wednesday) First semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes

December 13,14,17 (Thursday, Friday, Monday) Pre-Registration Phase II
December 13-16 (Thursday-Sunday) Study period
December 17-21 (Monday-Friday) First semester examinations
December 22 (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 11th = Thursday teaching day
  • Wednesday, December 12th = Friday teaching day

Spring Semester, 2018/19

January 2019
January 10 (Thursday) Last day for payment of second semester fees
January 20 (Sunday)

Residence houses open at 9:00am

New students arrive

First board meal is lunch

January 23 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin

Registration of Special Students

January 29 (Tuesday) First six-week classes Add Period ends
January 30 (Wednesday) Add Period Ends
February 2019
February 13 (Wednesday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

March 2019
March 8 (Friday)

Drop period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm

March 9 (Saturday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am

Last board meal is breakfast

March 24 (Sunday)

Spring vacation ends at midnight

Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (23rd)

First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 23rd

March 29 (Friday) Second six-week classes Add Period ends
April 2019
April 12 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

April 15-26 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2019
May 2019
May 7 (Tuesday)

Second semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes

May 8-10 (Wednesday- Friday) Pre-Registration Phase II
May 8-14 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Study period
May 15-21 (Wednesday- Tuesday) Second semester examinations
May 22 (Wednesday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 26 (Sunday)

155th Commencement

Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, May 27th (for seniors)

May 27 (Monday) Memorial Day
June 2019
June 7-9 (Friday-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2018/19 - 2021/22

Fall Semester

  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Classes Begin 9/4 (Tue) 9/3 (Tue) 8/31 (Mon) 8/30 (Mon)
October Break      
Begin 10/12 (Fri) 10/18 (Fri) 10/16 (Fri) 10/15 (Fri)
End 10/21 (Sun) 10/27 (Sun) 10/25 (Sun) 10/24 (Sun)
Thanksgiving       
Begin 11/21 (Wed) 11/27 (Wed) 11/25 (Wed) 11/24 (Wed)
End 11/25 (Sun) 12/1  (Sun) 11/29 (Sun) 11/28 (Sun)
Classes End 12/12 (Wed) 12/11 (Wed) 12/9 (Wed) 12/8 (Wed)
Study Period       
Begin 12/13 (Thu) 12/12 (Thu) 12/10 (Thu) 12/9 (Thu)
End 12/16 (Sun) 12/15 (Sun) 12/13 (Sun) 12/12 (Sun)
Final Exams      
Begin 12/17 (Mon) 12/16 (Mon) 12/14 (Mon) 12/13 (Mon)
End 12/21 (Fri) 12/20 (Fri) 12/18 (Fri) 12/17 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Spring Semester

  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Classes Begin 1/23 (Wed) 1/22 (Wed) 1/20 (Wed) 1/19 (Wed)
Spring Break      
Begin 3/8 (Fri) 3/6 (Fri) 3/5 (Fri) 3/4 (Fri)
End 3/24 (Sun) 3/22 (Sun) 3/21 (Sun) 3/20 (Sun)
Classes End 5/7 (Tue) 5/5 (Tue) 5/4 (Tue) 5/3 (Tue)
Study Period      
Begin 5/8 (Wed) 5/6 (Wed) 5/5 (Wed) 5/4 (Wed)
End 5/14 (Tue) 5/12 (Tue) 5/11 (Tue) 5/10 (Tue)
Final Exams      
Begin 5/15 (Wed) 5/13 (Wed) 5/12 (Wed) 5/11 (Wed)
End 5/21 (Tue) 5/19 (Tue) 5/18 (Tue) 5/17 (Tue)
Commencement 5/26 (Sun) 5/24 (Sun) 5/23 (Sun) 5/22 (Sun)