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Fall Semester, 2017/18

August 2017

August 10 (Thursday)

Last day for payment of first semester fees

August 21 (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 26 (Saturday)

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

August 28 (Monday)

Classes begin 

Registration of Special Students

September 2017

September 1 (Friday)

First six-week classes Add Period ends

September 4 (Monday)

Labor Day - No Classes

September 6 (Wednesday)

Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm

September 11 (Monday)

Add Period ends

September 15 (Friday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

September 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday)

All Families Weekend

October 2017

October 6 (Friday)

Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

October Break begins at 5:30 pm

October 15 (Sunday)

October Break ends at midnight

October 20 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Add Period ends

November 2017

November 3 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

November 6-17 (Monday-Friday)

Preregistration for Spring, 2018

November 22 (Wednesday)

Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm

November 26 (Sunday)

Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight

December 2017

December 6 (Wednesday)

First semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes

December 7,8,11(Thursday, Friday, Monday)

Pre-Registration Phase II

December 7-10 (Thursday-Sunday)

Study period

December 11-15 (Monday-Friday)

First semester examinations

December 16 (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 5th = Thursday teaching day
  • Wednesday, December 6th = Friday teaching day

Spring Semester, 2017/18

January 2018

January 10 (Wednessday)

Last day for payment of second semester fees

January 21 (Sunday)

Residence houses open at 9:00am

New students arrive

First board meal is lunch

January 24 (Wednesday)

Second semester classes begin

Registration of Special Students

January 30 (Tuesday)

First six-week classes Add Period ends

February 2018

February 6 (Tuesday)

Add period ends

February 14 (Wednesday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

March 2018

March 9 (Friday)

Drop period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm

March 10 (Saturday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am

Last board meal is breakfast

March 25 (Sunday)

Spring vacation ends at midnight

Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (24th)

First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 24th

March 30 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Add Period ends

April 2018

April 9-20 (Monday-Friday)

Preregistration for Fall, 2018

April 13 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

May 2018

May 8 (Tuesday)

Second semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes

May 9-11 (Wednesday-Friday)

Pre-Registration Phase II

May 9-15 (Wednesday-Tuesday)

Study period

May 16-22 (Wednesday- Tuesday)

Second semester examinations

May 23 (Wednesday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)

May 27 (Sunday)

154th Commencement

Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, May 28th (for seniors)

May 28 (Monday)

Memorial Day

June 2018

June 8-10 (Friday-Sunday)

Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2017/18 - 2020/21

Fall Semester

2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Classes Begin

8/28 (Mon)

9/4 (Tue)

9/3 (Tue)

8/31 (Mon)

October Break
Begin

10/6 (Fri)

10/12 (Fri)

10/18 (Fri)

10/16 (Fri)

End

10/15 (Sun)

10/21 (Sun)

10/27 (Sun)

10/25 (Sun)

Thanksgiving
Begin

11/22 (Wed)

11/21 (Wed)

11/27 (Wed)

11/25 (Wed)

End

11/26 (Sun)

11/25 (Sun)

12/1 (Sun)

11/29 (Sun)

Classes End

12/6 (Wed)

12/12 (Wed)

12/11 (Wed)

12/9 (Wed)

Study Period
Begin

12/7 (Thu)

12/13 (Thu)

12/12 (Thu)

12/10 (Thu)

End

12/10 (Sun)

12/16 (Sun)

12/15 (Sun)

12/13 (Sun)

Final Exams
Begin

12/11 (Mon)

12/17 (Mon)

12/16 (Mon)

12/14 (Mon)

End

12/15 (Fri)

12/21 (Fri)

12/20 (Fri)

12/18 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Spring Semester

  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Classes Begin

1/24 (Wed)

1/23 (Wed)

1/22 (Wed)

1/20 (Wed)

Spring Break
Begin

3/9 (Fri)

3/8 (Fri)

3/6 (Fri)

3/5 (Fri)

End

3/25 (Sun)

3/24 (Sun)

3/22 (Sun)

3/21 (Sun)

Classes End

5/8 (Tue)

5/7 (Tue)

5/5 (Tue)

5/4 (Tue)

Study Period
Begin

5/9(Wed)

5/8 (Wed)

5/6 (Wed)

5/5 (Wed)

End

5/15 (Tue)

5/14 (Tue)

5/12 (Tue)

5/11 (Tue)

Final Exams
Begin

5/16 (Wed)

5/15 (Wed)

5/13 (Wed)

5/12 (Wed)

End

5/22 (Tue)

5/21 (Tue)

5/19 (Tue)

5/18 (Tue)

Commencement

5/27 (Sun)

5/26 (Sun)

5/24 (Sun)

5/23 (Sun)