Sep 19, 2019  
Catalogue 2019-2020 
    
Catalogue 2019-2020

Academic Calendar


 


Fall Semester, 2019/20

August 2019
August 10 (Saturday) Last day for payment of first semester fees
August 26 (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 31 (Saturday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for all other students
September 2019
September 2 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes
September 3 (Tuesday)

Classes Begin

Registration of Special Students

September 4 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm
September 9 (Monday) Last day to Add first six-week classes
September 10 (Tuesday) Add Period ends
September 20 (Friday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

September 21-22 (Saturday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
September 27 (Friday) Last day for student initiated WD 1st week classes
October 2019
October 18 (Friday)

Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

October Break begins at 5:30 pm

October 27 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight
November 2019
November 1 (Friday) Second six-week classes Add Period ends
November 8 (Friday) Last day for student initiated WD full semester classes
November 15 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

November 11-22 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Spring 2020
November 22 (Friday) Last day for student initiated WD 2nd 6 week classes
November 27 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm
December 2019
December 1 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight
December 11 (Wednesday) First semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes

December 12,13,16 (Thursday, Friday, Monday) Pre-Registration Phase II
December 12-15 (Thursday-Sunday) Study period
December 16-20 (Monday-Friday) First semester examinations
December 21 (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 10th = Thursday teaching day
  • Wednesday, December 11th = Friday teaching day

Spring Semester, 2019/20

January 2020
January 10 (Friday) Last day for payment of second semester fees
January 19 (Sunday)

Residence houses open at 9:00am

New students arrive

First board meal is lunch

January 22 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin

Registration of Special Students

January 28 (Tuesday) First six-week classes Add Period ends
January 29 (Wednesday) Add Period Ends
February 2020
February 12 (Wednesday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

February 19 (Wednesday) Last day for student initiated WD 1st 6 week classes
March 2020
March 6 (Friday)

Drop period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm

March 7 Saturday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am

Last board meal is breakfast

March 22 (Sunday)

Spring vacation ends at midnight

Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (21st)

First board meal is lunch on Saturday (21st)

March 27 (Friday) Second six-week classes Add Period ends
April 2020
April 10 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

Last day for student initiated WD full semester classes

April 13-24 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2020
April 17 (Friday) Last day for student initiated WD 2nd 6 week classes
May 2020
May 5 (Tuesday)

Second semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes

May 6-8 (Wednesday- Friday) Pre-Registration Phase II
May 6-12 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Study period
May 13-19 (Wednesday- Tuesday) Second semester examinations
May 20 (Wednesday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 24 (Sunday)

156th Commencement

Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, May 25th (for seniors)

May 25 (Monday) Memorial Day
June 2020
June 5-7 (Friday-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2019/20 - 2022/23

Fall Semester

  2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Classes Begin 9/3 (Tue) 8/31 (Mon) 8/30 (Mon) 8/29 (Mon)
October Break        
Begin 10/18 (Fri) 10/16 (Fri) 10/15 (Fri) 10/14 (Fri)
End 10/27 (Sun) 10/25 (Sun) 10/24 (Sun) 10/23 (Sun)
Thanksgiving         
Begin 11/27 (Wed) 11/25 (Wed) 11/24 (Wed) 11/23 (Wed)
End 12/1  (Sun) 11/29 (Sun) 11/28 (Sun) 11/27 (Sun)
Classes End 12/11 (Wed) 12/9 (Wed) 12/8 (Wed) 12/7 (Wed)
Study Period         
Begin 12/12 (Thu) 12/10 (Thu) 12/9 (Thu) 12/8 (Thu)
End 12/15 (Sun) 12/13 (Sun) 12/12 (Sun) 12/11 (Sun)
Final Exams        
Begin 12/16 (Mon) 12/14 (Mon) 12/13 (Mon) 12/12 (Mon)
End 12/20 (Fri) 12/18 (Fri) 12/17 (Fri) 12/16 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Spring Semester

  2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Classes Begin 1/22 (Wed) 1/20 (Wed) 1/19 (Wed) 1/18 (Wed)
Spring Break        
Begin 3/6 (Fri) 3/5 (Fri) 3/4 (Fri) 3/3 (Fri)
End 3/22 (Sun) 3/21 (Sun) 3/20 (Sun) 3/19 (Sun)
Classes End 5/5 (Tue) 5/4 (Tue) 5/3 (Tue) 5/2 (Tue)
Study Period        
Begin 5/6 (Wed) 5/5 (Wed) 5/4 (Wed) 5/3 (Wed)
End 5/12 (Tue) 5/11 (Tue) 5/10 (Tue) 5/9 (Tue)
Final Exams        
Begin 5/13 (Wed) 5/12 (Wed) 5/11 (Wed) 5/10 (Wed)
End 5/19 (Tue) 5/18 (Tue) 5/17 (Tue) 5/16 (Tue)
Commencement 5/24 (Sun) 5/23 (Sun) 5/22 (Sun) 5/21 (Sun)