2018-2019 Academic Calendar

updated 6/2018
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
20 Monday***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
21 TuesdayEid al Adha
30-Sept. 2 Thurs.-Sun.Alumni College 
September 2018
Aug. 30- 2 Thurs.-Sun.Alumni College 
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
11 SundayVeterans Day
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
15 SaturdayMIIS Winter Commencement
16 SundayRecess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
17 MondayResidence Halls Close (noon)
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 (no classes)
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.)
14 ThursdayWinter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
15-16 Fri.-Sat.Winter Carnival
18 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
18 MondayPresidents' Day
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
5 Sunday***Ramadan begins in the evening
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
18 SaturdayMIIS Commencement
19 SundayReading Day
22 WednesdayResidence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
25 SaturdayBaccalaureate
26 SundayCommencement
26 SundayResidence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior FEBS (11:00 p.m.)
27 MondayMemorial Day 
June 2019
1 Saturday***Laila al-Qadr 
4 Tuesday***Eid al-Fitr 
6-9 Thurs.-Sun.Reunion 
21 FridayVT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Begins
25 TuesdayBread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins 
28 FridayVT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Begins
July 2019
2 TuesdayVT Language Schools Six-Week Session Begins
4 ThursdayIndependence Day
8-9 Mon.-Tues.Schools Board of Overseers Meetings
August 2019
10 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School English in Vermont
10 Saturday***Eid al Adha begins in the evening
11 SundayEid al Adha
14-24 Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
16 FridayVT Language Schools Commencement
29-Sept. 1 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 13.  
***Dates are based on the lunar calendar and may vary.