2017-2018 Academic Calendar

                                              updated 6/2017
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
September 2017
1 Friday***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
2 SaturdayEid al Adha
4 MondayLabor Day 
4 MondayOrientation Begins
8 FridayFaculty Meeting - Bread Loaf Campus
9 SaturdayResidence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
11 MondayFall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
20 WednesdayRosh Hashanah begins in the evening
21-22 Thur.-Fri.Rosh Hashanah
21-23Thurs.-Sat.Clifford Symposium  
29 Friday Yom Kippur begins in the evening
30 Saturday Yom Kippur
October 2017
6 FridayFaculty - Small Group Meetings
13-15 Fri.-Sun.Fall Family Weekend
19-21 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
23-24 Mon.-Tues.Midterm Recess
25 WednesdayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
27-29 Fri.-Sun.Homecoming
November 2017
3 FridayFaculty Plenary Session
5 SundayDaylight Saving Ends
21 TuesdayThanksgiving Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
23 ThursdayThanksgiving
27 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
December 2017
1-2 Fri.-Sat.Institute Board of Overseers Meetings (MIIS)
8 Friday*Fall Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.)
11 MondayFaculty Plenary Session
11 MondayReading Day
12-17 Tue.-Sun.Final Exams
14 ThursdayReading Day
16 SaturdayMIIS Winter Commencement
17 SundayRecess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
18 MondayResidence Halls Close (noon)
25 MondayChristmas Day
January 2018
1 MondayNew Year’s Day
6 SaturdayResidence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
8 MondayWinter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
12 FridayFaculty Plenary Session
15 MondayMartin Luther King Day
25-27 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings 
February 2018
2 FridayWinter Term Classes End; Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
3 SaturdayCelebration for Mid-Year Graduates
7 WednesdaySpring Orientation Begins
12 MondaySpring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
14 WednesdayAsh Wednesday
16 FridayFaculty Small Group Meetings
22 ThursdayWinter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
23-24 Fri.-Sat.Winter Carnival
26 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
March 2018
9 FridayFaculty Plenary Session
11 SundayDaylight Savings Begins
16-17 Fri.-Sat.College Board of Overseers Meetings
23 FridaySpring Term Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
30 FridayGood Friday
30 FridayPassover begins in the evening
April 2018
1 SundayPassover
1 SundayEaster
2 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
6 FridayFaculty Plenary Session
20 FridaySpring Student Symposium; Classes Do Not Meet
May 2018
10-12 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
14 Monday**Spring Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.) Friday class schedule observed
15 TuesdayFaculty Plenary Session
15-16 Tue.-Wed.Reading Days
15 Tuesday***Ramadan begins in the evening
16 WednesdayRamadan
17-22 Thurs.-Tues.*Final Examinations
19 SaturdayMIIS Commencement
20 SundayReading Day
23 WednesdayResidence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
26 SaturdayBaccalaureate
27 SundayCommencement
Residence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior FEBS (11:00 p.m.)
28 MondayMemorial Day 
June 2018
8-10 Fri.-Sun.Reunion
10 Sunday***Laila al-Qadr 
11 MondayLaila al-Qadr 
14 Thursday***Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening
15 FridayEid al-Fitr
22 FridayVT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Beings (tentative)
25 MondayBread Loaf School of English at Oxford Begins 
26 TuesdayBread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins 
29 FridayVT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Beings (tentative)
July 2018
3 TuesdayVT Language Schools Six-Week Session Beings (tentative)
4 WednesdayIndependence Day
9-10 Mon.-Tues.Schools Board of Overseers Meetings
August 2018
4 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford 
11 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont
15-25 Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
17 FridayVT Language Schools Commencement (tentative)
21 Tuesday***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
22 WednesdayEid al Adha
30-Sept. 2 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 14.  
***Dates are based on the lunar calendar and may vary.