2019-2020 Academic Calendar

updated 6/2017
August 2019
11 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School of 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)
September 2019
29-Sept. 1 Thurs.-Sun.Alumni College (tentative)
2 MondayLabor Day 
2 MondayOrientation Begins
7 SaturdayResidence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
9 MondayFall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
19-21Thurs.-Sat.Clifford Symposium  
26-28 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
29 SundayRosh Hashanah begins in the evening
30 MondayRosh Hashanah
October 2019
1 TuesdayRosh Hashanah
8 Tuesday***Yom Kippur begins in the evening
9 WednesdayYom Kippur
11-13 Fri.-Sun.Fall Family Weekend (tentative)
21-22 Mon.-Tues.Midterm Recess
23 WednesdayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
25-27 Fri.-Sun.Homecoming (tentative)
November 2019
3 SundayDaylight Saving Ends
15-16 Fri.-Sat.Institute Board of Overseers Meetings (MIIS)
26 TuesdayThanksgiving Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
28 ThursdayThanksgiving
December 2019
2 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
6 Friday*Fall Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.)
9 MondayReading Day
10-15 Tue.-Sun.Final Exams
12 ThursdayReading Day
15 SundayRecess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
16 MondayResidence Halls Close (noon)
TBDMIIS Winter Commencement
25 WednesdayChristmas Day
January 2020
1 WednesdayNew Year’s Day
4 SaturdayResidence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
6 MondayWinter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
20 MondayMartin Luther King Day
31 FridayWinter Term Classes End; Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
February 2020
1 SaturdayCelebration for Mid-Year Graduates
5 WednesdaySpring Orientation Begins
6-8 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings 
10 MondaySpring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
26 WednesdayAsh Wednesday
TBDWinter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
TBDWinter Carnival
TBDClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
March 2020
8 SundayDaylight Savings Begins
20-21 Fri.-Sat.College Board of Overseers Meetings
20 FridaySpring Term Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
30 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
April 2020
8 WednesdayPassover begins in the evening
9 ThursdayPassover
10 FridayGood Friday
12 SundayEaster
17 FridaySpring Student Symposium; Classes Do Not Meet
24 Monday***Ramadan 
May 2020
7-9 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
11 Monday**Spring Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.) Friday class schedule observed
12-13 Tue.-Wed.Reading Days
14-19 Thurs.-Tues.*Final Examinations
17 SundayReading Day
18 Monday***Laila al-Qadr 
20 WednesdayResidence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
TBDMIIS Commencement
23 SaturdayBaccalaureate
24 SundayCommencement
Residence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior FEBS (11:00 p.m.)
24 Sunday***Eid al-Fitr 
25 MondayMemorial Day 
June 2020
12-14 Fri.-Sun.Reunion (tentative)
26 FridayVT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Beings (tentative)
30 TuesdayBread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins 
July 2020
3 FridayVT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Beings (tentative)
4 SaturdayIndependence Day
6-7 Mon.-Tues.Schools Board of Overseers Meetings
7 TuesdayVT Language Schools Six-Week Session Beings (tentative)
31 Friday***Eid al Adha 
August 2020
15 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont
19-29 Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
21 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 11.  
***Dates are based on the lunar calendar and may vary.