2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar (Final)updated 9/2016
August  2016
6 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford and Vermont
10-20 Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
19 FridayVT Language Schools Commencement
25-28 Thurs.-SunAlumni College 
September 2016
5 MondayLabor Day 
5 MondayOrientation Begins
9 FridayFaculty Meeting - Bread Loaf Campus
10 SaturdayResidence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
11 Sunday***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
12 MondayEid al Adha
12 MondayFall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
22-24 Thurs.-Sat.Clifford Symposium  
23-25 Fri.-Sun.Homecoming
29-Oct. 1 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
October 2016
2 SundayRosh Hashanah begins in the evening
3-4 Mon.-Tues.Rosh Hashanah
7 FridayFaculty Plenary & Small Groups
7-9 Fri.-Sun.Fall Family Weekend 
11 TuesdayYom Kippur begins in the evening
12 WednesdayYom Kippur
17-18 Mon.-Tues.Midterm Recess
19 WednesdayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
November 2016
4 FridayFaculty Plenary
6 SundayDaylight Saving Ends
14-15 Mon.-Tues.Institute Board of Overseers Meetings (MIIS)
22 TuesdayThanksgiving Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
24 ThursdayThanksgiving
28 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
December 2016
9 Friday*Fall Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.)
12 MondayReading Day
Faculty Small Groups
13-18 Tue.-Sun.Final Exams
15 ThursdayReading Day
17 SaturdayMIIS Winter Commencement
18 SundayRecess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
19 MondayResidence Halls Close (noon)
25 SundayChristmas Day
January 2017
1 SundayNew Year’s Day
7 SaturdayResidence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
9 MondayWinter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
13 FridayFaculty Plenary
16 MondayMartin Luther King Day
26-28 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings at MIIS
February 2017
3 FridayWinter Term Classes End; Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
4 SaturdayCelebration for Mid-Year Graduates
8 WednesdaySpring Orientation Begins
13 MondaySpring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
16 ThursdayWinter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
17 FridayFaculty Small Groups
17-18 Fri.-Sat.Winter Carnival
20 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
March 2017
1 WednesdayAsh Wednesday
12 SundayDaylight Savings Begins
17 FridayFaculty Plenary
17-18 Fri.-Sat.College Board of Overseers Meetings
24 FridaySpring Term Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
April 2017
3 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
7 FridayFaculty Plenary
10 MondayPassover begins in the evening
11 TuesdayPassover
14 FridayGood Friday
16 SundayEaster
21 FridaySpring Student Symposium; Classes Do Not Meet
May 2017
11-13 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
15 Monday*Spring Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.) Friday class schedule observed
16 TuesdayFaculty Plenary
16-17 Tue.-Wed.Reading Days
18-23 Thurs.-Tues.*Final Examinations
20 SaturdayMIIS Commencement
21 SundayReading Day
24 WednesdayResidence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
26 Friday***Ramadan begins in the evening
27 SaturdayRamadan
27 SaturdayBaccalaureate
28 SundayCommencement
Residence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior FEBS (11:00 p.m.)
29 MondayMemorial Day 
June 2017
9-11 Fri.-Sun.Reunion
21 Wednesday***Laila al-Qadr begins in the evening
22 ThursdayLaila al-Qadr 
23 FridayVT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Beings 
24 Saturday***Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening
25 SundayEid al-Fitr
26 MondayBread Loaf School of English at Oxford Begins 
27 TuesdayBread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins 
30 FridayVT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Beings 
July 2017
4 TuesdayIndependence Day
4 TuesdayVT Language Schools Six-Week Session Beings 
10-11 Mon.-Tues.Schools Board of Overseers Meetings
August 2017
5 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford 
12 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont
16-26 Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
18 FridayVT Language Schools Commencement 
31-Sept. 3 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 15.  
***Dates are based on the lunar calendar and may vary.