COVID-19: Essential Information

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Updated 10/2020
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
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 Begins (first week is remote)
March 2021
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
12 Monday***Ramadan begins in the evening
16 FridaySpring Student Symposium (tentative)
May 2021
6-8 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
8 Saturday***Lailat al-Qadr
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 FridayResidence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
29 SaturdayBaccalaureate
30 SundayCommencement
30 SundayResidence Halls Close for Graduates and Senior Febs (11:00 p.m.)
31 MondayMemorial Day 
June 2021
10-13 Thurs.-SunReunion
22 TuesdayBread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins
25 FridayLanguage Schools Eight-Week Session Begins
July 2021
2 FridayLanguage Schools Seven-Week Session Begins
4 SundayIndependence Day
6 TuesdayLanguage Schools Six-Week Session Begins
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
7 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School in Vermont (tentative) 
11-21 - Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
20 FridayLanguage Schools Commencement (tentative)
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.