2018-2019 Academic Calendar (Tentative)

                                                updated 6/2017
August 2018
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 
September 2018
3 MondayOrientation Begins
3 MondayLabor Day 
9 SundayResidence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
9 SundayRosh Hashanah begins in the evening
10-11 Mon.-Tues.Rosh Hashanah
11 TuesdayFall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
18 Tuesday***Yom Kippur begins in the evening
19 WednesdayYom Kippur 
20-22Thurs.-Sat.Clifford Symposium 
27-29 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
October 2018
5-7 Fri.-Sun.Fall Family Weekend 
12 FridayMidterm Recess
15 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
19-21 Fri.-Sun.Homecoming 
November 2018
4 SundayDaylight Saving Ends
16-17 Fri.-Sat.Institute Board of Overseers Meetings (MIIS)
20 TuesdayThanksgiving Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
22 ThursdayThanksgiving
26 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
December 2018
7 Friday*Fall Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.)
10 MondayReading Day
11-16 Tue.-Sun.Final Exams
13 ThursdayReading Day
16 SundayRecess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
17 MondayResidence Halls Close (noon)
TBDMIIS Winter Commencement
25 TuesdayChristmas Day
January 2019
1 TuesdayNew Year’s Day
5 SaturdayResidence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
7 MondayWinter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
21 MondayMartin Luther King Day
24-26 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings 
February 2019
1 FridayWinter Term Classes End; Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
2 SaturdayCelebration for Mid-Year Graduates
6 WednesdaySpring Orientation Begins
11 MondaySpring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
TBDWinter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
TBDWinter Carnival (tentative)
TBDClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
March 2019
6 WednesdayAsh Wednesday
8-9 Fri.-Sat.College Board of Overseers Meetings
10 SundayDaylight Savings Begins
22 FridaySpring Term Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
April 2019
1 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
12 FridaySpring Student Symposium; Classes Do Not Meet
19 FridayGood Friday
19 FridayPassover begins in the evening
20 SaturdayPassover
21 SundayEaster
May 2019
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 SundayReading Day
22 WednesdayResidence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
TBDMIIS Commencement
25 SaturdayBaccalaureate
26 SundayCommencement
Residence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior FEBS (11:00 p.m.)
27 MondayMemorial Day 
30 Thursday***Laila al-Qadr 
June 2019
5 Wednesday***Eid al-Fitr 
7-9 Fri.-Sun.Reunion 
21 FridayVT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Beings (tentative)
25 TuesdayBread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins 
28 FridayVT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Beings (tentative)
July 2019
2 TuesdayVT Language Schools Six-Week Session Beings (tentative)
4 ThursdayIndependence Day
8-9 Mon.-Tues.Schools Board of Overseers Meetings
August 2019
10 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School English in Vermont
12 Monday***Eid al Adha
14-24 Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
16 FridayVT 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.