2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar (Final) updated 9/2016
August  2016
6 Saturday Commencement, Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford and Vermont
10-20 Wed.-Sat. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
19 Friday VT Language Schools Commencement
25-28 Thurs.-Sun Alumni College 
September 2016
5 Monday Labor Day 
5 Monday Orientation Begins
9 Friday Faculty Meeting - Bread Loaf Campus
10 Saturday Residence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
11 Sunday ***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
12 Monday Eid al Adha
12 Monday Fall 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 Sunday Rosh Hashanah begins in the evening
3-4 Mon.-Tues. Rosh Hashanah
7 Friday Faculty Plenary & Small Groups
7-9 Fri.-Sun. Fall Family Weekend 
11 Tuesday Yom Kippur begins in the evening
12 Wednesday Yom Kippur
17-18 Mon.-Tues. Midterm Recess
19 Wednesday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)
November 2016
4 Friday Faculty Plenary
6 Sunday Daylight Saving Ends
14-15 Mon.-Tues. Institute Board of Overseers Meetings (MIIS)
22 Tuesday Thanksgiving Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
24 Thursday Thanksgiving
28 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)
December 2016
9 Friday *Fall Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.)
12 Monday Reading Day
Faculty Small Groups
13-18 Tue.-Sun. Final Exams
15 Thursday Reading Day
17 Saturday MIIS Winter Commencement
18 Sunday Recess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
19 Monday Residence Halls Close (noon)
25 Sunday Christmas Day
January 2017
1 Sunday New Year’s Day
7 Saturday Residence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
9 Monday Winter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
13 Friday Faculty Plenary
16 Monday Martin Luther King Day
26-28 Thurs.-Sat. Board Meetings at MIIS
February 2017
3 Friday Winter Term Classes End; Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
4 Saturday Celebration for Mid-Year Graduates
8 Wednesday Spring Orientation Begins
13 Monday Spring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
16 Thursday Winter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
17 Friday Faculty Small Groups
17-18 Fri.-Sat. Winter Carnival
20 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)
March 2017
1 Wednesday Ash Wednesday
10 Friday Faculty Plenary
12 Sunday Daylight Savings Begins
17-18 Fri.-Sat. College Board of Overseers Meetings
24 Friday Spring Term Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
April 2017
3 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)
7 Friday Faculty Plenary
10 Monday Passover begins in the evening
11 Tuesday Passover
14 Friday Good Friday
16 Sunday Easter
21 Friday Spring 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 Tuesday Faculty Plenary
16-17 Tue.-Wed. Reading Days
18-23 Thurs.-Tues. *Final Examinations
20 Saturday MIIS Commencement
21 Sunday Reading Day
24 Wednesday Residence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
26 Friday ***Ramadan begins in the evening
27 Saturday Ramadan
27 Saturday Baccalaureate
28 Sunday Commencement
Residence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior FEBS (11:00 p.m.)
29 Monday Memorial Day 
June 2017
9-11 Fri.-Sun. Reunion
21 Wednesday ***Laila al-Qadr begins in the evening
22 Thursday Laila al-Qadr 
23 Friday VT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Beings 
24 Saturday ***Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening
25 Sunday Eid al-Fitr
26 Monday Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford Begins 
27 Tuesday Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins 
30 Friday VT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Beings 
July 2017
4 Tuesday Independence Day
4 Tuesday VT Language Schools Six-Week Session Beings 
10-11 Mon.-Tues. Schools Board of Overseers Meetings
August 2017
5 Saturday Commencement, Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford 
12 Saturday Commencement, Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont
16-26 Wed.-Sat. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
18 Friday VT 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.