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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar



Fall Semester, 2016/17

August 2016
August 10 (Wednesday) Last day for payment of first semester fees
August 22 (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 27 (Saturday)

Residence Houses open at 9:00 am for all other students

August 29 (Monday)

Classes begin 

Registration of Special Students

September 2016
September 2 (Friday) First six-week classes Add Period ends
September 5 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes
September 7 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm
September 12 (Monday) Add Period ends
September 16 (Friday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

September 24-25 (Saturday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
October 2016
October 14 (Friday)

Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

October Break begins at 5:30 pm

October 23 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight
October 28 (Friday) Second six-week classes Add Period ends
November 2016
November 7-18 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Spring, 2017
November 11 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

November 23 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm
   
November 27 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight
December 2016
December 7 (Wednesday) First semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes

December 8,9,12 (Thursday, Friday, Monday) Pre-Registration Phase II
December 8-11 (Thursday-Sunday) Study period
December 12-16 (Monday-Friday) First semester examinations
December 17 (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 6th = Thursday teaching day
  • Wednesday, December 7th = Friday teaching day

Spring Semester, 2016/17

January 2017
January 10 (Tuesday) Last day for payment of second semester fees
January 22 (Sunday)

Residence houses open at 9:00am

New students arrive

First board meal is lunch

January 25 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin

Registration of Special Students

January 31 (Tuesday) First six-week classes Add Period ends
February 2017
February 7 (Tuesday) Add period ends
February 15 (Wednesday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

March 2017
March 10 (Friday)

Drop period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm

March 11 (Saturday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am

Last board meal is breakfast

March 26 (Sunday)

Spring vacation ends at midnight

Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (25th)

First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 25th

March 31 (Friday) Second six-week classes Add Period ends
April 2017
April 10-21 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2017
April 14 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

May 2017
May 9 (Tuesday)

Second semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes

May 10-12 (Wednesday- Friday) Pre-Registration Phase II
May 10-16 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Study period
May 17-23 (Wednesday- Tuesday) Second semester examinations
May 24 (Wednesday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 28 (Sunday)

153rd Commencement

Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, May 29th (for seniors)

May 29 (Monday) Memorial Day
June 2016
June 9-11 (Friday-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2016/17 - 2019/20

Fall Semester

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Classes Begin 8/29 (Mon) 8/28 (Mon) 9/4 (Tue) 9/3 (Tue)
October Break  
Begin 10/14 (Fri) 10/6 (Fri) 10/12 (Fri) 10/18 (Fri)
End 10/23 (Sun) 10/15 (Sun) 10/21 (Sun) 10/27 (Sun)
Thanksgiving   
Begin 11/23 (Wed) 11/22 (Wed) 11/21 (Wed) 11/27 (Wed)
End 11/27 (Sun) 11/26 (Sun) 11/25 (Sun) 12/1  (Sun)
Classes End 12/7 (Wed) 12/6 (Wed) 12/12 (Wed) 12/11 (Wed)
Study Period   
Begin 12/8 (Thu)  12/7 (Thu) 12/13 (Thu) 12/12 (Thu)
End 12/11 (Sun)  12/10 (Sun) 12/16 (Sun) 12/15 (Sun)
Final Exams  
Begin 12/12 (Mon)  12/11 (Mon)  12/17 (Mon) 12/16 (Mon)
End 12/16 (Fri)  12/15 (Fri)  12/21 (Fri) 12/20 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Spring Semester

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Classes Begin 1/25 (Wed) 1/24 (Wed) 1/23 (Wed) 1/22 (Wed)
Spring Break  
Begin 3/10 (Fri) 3/9 (Fri) 3/8 (Fri) 3/6 (Fri)
End 3/26 (Sun) 3/25 (Sun) 3/24 (Sun) 3/22 (Sun)
Classes End 5/9 (Tue) 5/8 (Tue) 5/7 (Tue) 5/5 (Tue)
Study Period  
Begin 5/10 (Wed) 5/9(Wed) 5/8 (Wed) 5/6 (Wed)
End 5/16 (Tue) 5/15 (Tue) 5/14 (Tue) 5/12 (Tue)
Final Exams  
Begin 5/17 (Wed) 5/16 (Wed) 5/15 (Wed) 5/13 (Wed)
End 5/23 (Tue) 5/22 (Tue) 5/21 (Tue) 5/19 (Tue)
Commencement 5/28 (Sun) 5/27 (Sun) 5/26 (Sun) 5/24 (Sun)