2015-2016 Academic Calendar

update 6/2015

August  2015

8 Saturday Commencement, Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford and Vermont
12-22 Wed.-Sat. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
14 Friday VT Language Schools Commencement
27-30 Thurs.-Sun Alumni College 

September 2015

7 Monday Labor Day 
8 Tuesday Orientation Begins
13 Sunday Rosh Hashanah begins in the evening
14-15 Mon.-Tue. Rosh Hashanah
14 Monday Residence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
16 Wednesday  Fall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
17 Thursday Convocation (evening)
22 Tuesday Yom Kippur begins in the evening
***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
23 Wednesday Yom Kippur
Eid al Adha
24-26 Thurs.-Sat. Clifford Symposium  
24-26 Thurs.-Sat. Trustee Meetings

October 2015

2-4 Fri.-Sun. Fall Family Weekend 
16-18 Fri.-Sun. Homecoming
23-25 Fri.-Sun. Midterm Recess
26 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)

November 2015

1 Sunday Daylight Saving Ends
13-14 Fri.-Sat Institute Board of Overseers Meetings (MIIS)
24 Tuesday Thanksgiving Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
26 Thursday Thanksgiving
30 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)

December 2015

11 Friday *Fall Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.)
12 Saturday MIIS Winter Commencement
14 Monday Reading Day
15-20 Tue.-Sun. Final Exams
17 Thursday Reading Day
20 Sunday Recess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
21 Monday Residence Halls Close (noon)
25 Friday Christmas Day

January 2016

1 Friday New Year’s Day
10 Sunday Residence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
11 Monday Winter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
18 Monday Martin Luther King Day
21-23 Thurs.-Sat. Trustee Meetings

February 2016

5 Friday Winter Term Classes End; Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
6 Saturday Celebration for Mid-Year Graduates
10 Wednesday Ash Wednesday
10 Wednesday Spring Orientation Begins
15 Monday Spring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
25 Thursday Winter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
26-27 Fri.-Sat. Winter Carnival
29 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)

March 2016

4-5 Fri.-Sat. College Board of Overssers Meetings
13 Sunday Daylight Savings Begins
25 Friday Spring Term Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
27 Sunday Easter

April 2016

4 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)
15 Friday Spring Student Symposium; Classes Do Not Meet
22 Friday Passover begins in the evening
23 Saturday First Day of Passover

May 2016

1 Sunday Orthodox Easter
12-14 Thurs.-Sat. Trustee Meetings
16 Monday *Spring Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.) Friday class schedule observed
17-18 Tue.-Wed. Reading Days
19-24 Thurs.-Tue. *Final Examinations
21 Saturday MIIS Commencement
22 Sunday Reading Day
25 Wednesday Residence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
28 Saturday Baccalaureate
29 Sunday Commencement
29 Sunday Residence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior FEBS (11:00 p.m.)
30 Monday Memorial Day 

June 2016

5 Sunday ***Ramadan begins in the evening
6 Monday Ramadan
9-12 Thurs.-Sun. Reunion
21 Tuesday Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins 
24 Friday VT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Beings 
27 Monday Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford Begins 

July 2016

1 Friday VT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Beings 
2 Saturday ***Laila al-Qadr 
3 Sunday Laila al-Qadr 
4 Monday Independence Day
4 Monday ***Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening
5 Tuesday Eid al-Fitr
5 Tuesday VT Language Schools Six-Week Session Beings 

August 2016

6 Saturday Commencement, Bread Loaf School at Oxford and Vermont 
10-20 Wed.-Sat. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
19 Friday VT Language Schools Commencement 
25-28 Thurs.-Sun. Alumni College
*Fall exams scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
*Spring exams scheduled Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday.
**Friday class schedule observed on Monday, May 16.  
***Dates are based on the lunar calendar and may vary.