Apr 21, 2018  
Catalogue 2015-2016 
    
Catalogue 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar



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 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.

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
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 10 (Tuesday) Second semester classes end.
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

Three-Year Calendar

2015/16 - 2017/18

Fall Semester

  2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Classes Begin 8/31 (Mon) 8/29 (Mon) 8/28 (Mon) 9/4 (Tue)
October Break  
Begin 10/9 (Fri) 10/14 (Fri) 10/6 (Fri) 10/12 (Fri)
End 10/18 (Sun) 10/23 (Sun) 10/15 (Sun) 10/21 (Sun)
Thanksgiving   
Begin 11/25 (Wed) 11/23 (Wed) 11/22 (Wed) 11/21 (Wed)
End 11/29 (Sun) 11/27 (Sun) 11/26 (Sun) 11/25 (Sun)
Classes End 12/9 (Wed) 12/6 (Tue) 12/6 (Wed) 12/12 (Wed)
Study Period   
Begin 12/10 (Thu) 12/7 (Wed) 12/7 (Thu) 12/13 (Thu)
End 12/13 (Sun) 12/11 (Sun) 12/10 (Sun) 12/16 (Sun)
Final Exams  
Begin 12/14 (Mon) 12/12 (Mon) 12/11 (Mon) 12/17 (Mon)
End 12/18 (Fri) 12/16 (Fri) 12/15 (Fri) 12/21 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Spring Semester

  2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Classes Begin 1/27 (Wed) 1/25 (Wed) 1/24 (Wed) 1/23 (Wed)
Spring Break  
Begin 3/11 (Fri) 3/10 (Fri) 3/9 (Fri) 3/8 (Fri)
End 3/27 (Sun) 3/26 (Sun) 3/25 (Sun) 3/24 (Sun)
Classes End 5/10 (Tue) 5/9 (Tue) 5/8 (Tue) 5/7 (Tue)
Study Period  
Begin 5/11 (Wed) 5/10 (Wed) 5/9 (Wed) 5/8 (Wed)
End 5/17 (Tue) 5/16 (Tue) 5/15 (Tue) 5/14 (Tue)
Final Exams  
Begin 5/18 (Wed) 5/17 (Wed) 5/16 (Wed) 5/15 (Wed)
End 5/24 (Tue) 5/23 (Tue) 5/22 (Tue) 5/21 (Tue)
Commencement 5/29 (Sun) 5/28 (Sun) 5/27 (Sun) 5/26 (Sun)