2018-2019 Academic Calendar (Tentative)

                                                                                updated 7/2016

August 2018

4 Saturday Commencement, Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford 
11 Saturday Commencement, Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont
15-25 Wed.-Sat. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
17 Friday VT Language Schools Commencement (tentative)
21 Tuesday ***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
22 Wednesday Eid al Adha
30-Sept. 2 Thurs.-Sun. Alumni College (tentative)

September 2018

2 Sunday Orientation Begins
3 Monday Labor Day 
9 Sunday Residence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
9 Sunday Rosh Hashanah begins in the evening
10-11 Mon.-Tues. Rosh Hashanah
11 Tuesday Fall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
18 Tuesday Yom Kippur begins in the evening
19 Wednesday Yom Kippur 
20-22Thurs.-Sat. Clifford Symposium (tentative)
27-29 Thurs.-Sat. Board Meetings

October 2018

5-7 Fri.-Sun. Fall Family Weekend (tentative)
12 Friday Midterm Recess
15 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)
19-21 Fri.-Sun. Homecoming (tentative)

November 2018

4 Sunday Daylight Saving Ends
16-17 Fri.-Sat. Institute Board of Overseers Meetings (MIIS)
20 Tuesday Thanksgiving Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
22 Thursday Thanksgiving
26 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)

December 2019

7 Friday *Fall Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.)
10 Monday Reading Day
11-16 Tue.-Sun. Final Exams
13 Thursday Reading Day
16 Sunday Recess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
17 Monday Residence Halls Close (noon)
TBD MIIS Winter Commencement
25 Tuesday Christmas Day

January 2019

1 Tuesday New Year’s Day
5 Saturday Residence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
7 Monday Winter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
21 Monday Martin Luther King Day
24-26 Thurs.-Sat. Board Meetings 

February 2019

1 Friday Winter Term Classes End; Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
2 Saturday Celebration for Mid-Year Graduates
6 Wednesday Spring Orientation Begins
6 Wednesday Ash Wednesday
11 Monday Spring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
14 Thursday Winter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
15-16 Fri.-Sat. Winter Carnival (tentative)
18 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)

March 2019

8-9 Fri.-Sat. College Board of Overseers Meetings
10 Sunday Daylight Savings Begins
22 Friday Spring Term Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)

April 2019

1 Monday Classes Resume (8:00 a.m.)
12 Friday Spring Student Symposium; Classes Do Not Meet
19 Friday Good Friday
19 Friday Passover begins in the evening
20 Saturday Passover
21 Sunday Easter

May 2019

5 Sunday ***Ramadan begins in the evening
6 Monday Ramadan
9-11 Thurs.-Sat. Board Meetings
13 Monday **Spring Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.) Friday class schedule observed
14-15 Tue.-Wed. Reading Days
16-21 Thurs.-Tues. *Final Examinations
19 Sunday Reading Day
22 Wednesday Residence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
TBD MIIS Commencement
25 Saturday Baccalaureate
26 Sunday Commencement
Residence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior FEBS (11:00 p.m.)
27 Monday Memorial Day 
31 Friday ***Laila al-Qadr 

June 2019

1 Saturday Laila al-Qadr 
4 Tuesday ***Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening
5 Wednesday Eid al-Fitr
7-9 Fri.-Sun. Reunion (tentative)
21 Friday VT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Beings (tentative)
TBD Bread Loaf School of English at Oxford Begins 
25 Tuesday Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins 
28 Friday VT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Beings (tentative)

July 2019

2 Tuesday VT Language Schools Six-Week Session Beings (tentative)
4 Thursday Independence Day
8-9 Mon.-Tues. Schools Board of Overseers Meetings

August 2019

TBD Commencement, Bread Loaf School English at Oxford 
10 Saturday Commencement, Bread Loaf School English in Vermont
11 Sunday ***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
12 Monday Eid al Adha
14-24 Wed.-Sat. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
16 Friday VT Language Schools Commencement (tentative)
29-Sept. 1 Thurs.-Sun. Alumni College (tentative)
*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 13.  
***Dates are based on the lunar calendar and may vary.