COVID-19: Essential Information

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Updated 12/2020
September 2020
TBDOrientation Begins
7 MondayLabor Day
8 TuesdayFall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
18 FridayRosh Hashanah begins in the evening
19 SaturdayRosh Hashanah
24-26 - Thurs.-Sat.Clifford Symposium
25-27 - Fri.-Sun.Homecoming (Cancelled)
27 Sunday ***Yom Kippur begins in the evening
28 MondayYom Kippur
October 2020
9-11 Fri.-Sun.Fall Family Weekend (online programming only/no in person)
21-24 - Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings (virtual only)
November 2020
1 SundayDaylight Saving Ends
11 WednesdayVeterans Day
13-14 Fri.-Sat.Institute Board of Advisors Meeting (MIIS)
20 FridayThanksgiving Recess Begins (2:45 p.m.)
21 SaturdayResidence Halls Close (8:00 p.m.)
26 ThursdayThanksgiving
30 MondayClasses Resume Remotely (8:00 a.m.)
December 2020
4 Friday*Fall Term Classes End (2:45 p.m.)
7 MondayReading Day
8-13 Tues.-Sun.Final Exams
10 ThursdayReading Day
13 SundayRecess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
25 FridayChristmas Day
January 2021
1 FridayNew Year’s Day
18 MondayMartin Luther King Day (no classes)
19 TuesdayWinter Term Classes Begin (completely remote)
28-30 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
February 2021
12 FridayRemote Winter Term Ends
15 MondayPresidents Day
17 WednesdayAsh Wednesday
TBDSpring Orientation (online)
24 WednesdaySpring Term Classes Begin fully remote (Monday class schedule observed)
25 Thursday(Tuesday class schedule observed)
March 2021
Fully remote period ends after students receive negative day-7 tests for COVID-19.
5-6 Fri.-Sat.College Board of Advisors Meetings
14 SundayDaylight Savings Begins 
27 SaturdayPassover begins in the evening
28 SundayPassover
April 2021
2 FridayGood Friday
4 SundayEaster
8 ThursdayMid-term break; classes do not meet
9 FridayMid-term break; classes do not meet
12 Monday***Ramadan begins in the evening
May 2021
3 MondayLong weekend break; classes do not meet
6-8 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
8 Saturday***Lailat al-Qadr
11 TuesdaySpring symposium; classes do not meet
12 Wednesday***Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening
13 Thursday***Eid al-Fitr
21 FridaySpring Term Classes End (2:45 p.m.); Friday class schedule observed
23-28 Sun.-Fri.*Final Examinations
26 WednesdayReading Day
28 FridayFinal Examinations End @ 5:00pm
28 FridayBaccalaureate - time TBD
29 SaturdayResidence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
29 SaturdayCommencement 2:00pm
29 SaturdayResidence Halls Close for Graduates (11:00 p.m.)
31 MondayMemorial Day 
June 2021
10-13 Thurs.-SunReunion - Virtual Programming
22 TuesdayBread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins
24 ThursdayAll Language Schools Program Sessions Begin
July 2021
4 SundayIndependence Day
12-13 Mon.-Tues.Schools Board of Advisors Meetings
19 Monday***Eid al-Adha begins in the evening
20 Tuesday***Eid al-Adha
August 2021
6 FridayLanguage Schools Commencement
7 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School in Vermont (tentative) 
11-21 - Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
26-29 Thurs.-Sun.Alumni College
*Fall exams scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
***Dates are based on the lunar calendar and may vary.