2020-2021 Academic Calendar (proposed)

Updated 6/2018
September 2020
7 MondayLabor Day
7 MondayOrientation Begins
12 SaturdayResidence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
14 MondayFall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
TBD - Thurs.-Sat.Clifford Symposium
18 FridayRosh Hashanah begins in the evening
19 SaturdayRosh Hashanah
27 Sunday ***Yom Kippur begins in the evening
28 MondayYom Kippur
October 2020
1-3 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings (tentative)
9-11 Fri.-Sun.Fall Family Weekend
TBD Fri.-Sun.Homecoming
19-20 Mon.-Tue.Midterm Recess
21 WednesdayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
November 2020
3 SundayDaylight Saving Ends
11 WednesdayVeteran’s Day
13-14 Fri.-Sat.Institute Board of Overseers Meeting (MIIS) (tentative)
24 TuesdayThanksgiving Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
26 ThursdayThanksgiving
30 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
December 2020
10 ThursdayBoard Meeting (New York)
11 Friday*Fall Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.)
14 MondayReading Day
15-20 Tues.-Sun.Final Exams
17 ThursdayReading Day
20 SundayRecess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
21 MondayResidence Halls Close (noon)
TBD SaturdayMIIS Winter Commencement
25 FridayChristmas Day
January 2021
1 FridayNew Year’s Day
9 SaturdayResidence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
11 MondayWinter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
18 MondayMartin Luther King Day
February 2021
5 FridayWinter Term Classes End Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
6 SaturdayCelebration for Mid-Year Graduates
10 WednesdaySpring Orientation Begins
15 MondaySpring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
15 MondayPresidents’ Day
17 WednesdayAsh Wednesday
18 ThursdayWinter Carnival Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
19-20 Fri.-Sat.Winter Carnival (tentative)
March 2021
1 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
14 SundayDaylight Savings Begins 
19-20 Fri.-Sat.College Board of Overseers Meetings (tentative)
26 FridaySpring Term Recess Begins (4:15 p.m.)
27 SaturdayPassover begins in the evening
28 SundayPassover
April 2021
2 FridayGood Friday
4 SundayEaster
5 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
12 Monday***Ramadan begins in the evening
16 FridaySpring Student Symposium; Classes Do Not Meet
May 2021
6-8 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings (tentative)
8 Saturday***Lailat al-Qadr
12 Wednesday***Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening
13 Thursday***Eid al-Fitr
17 Monday**Spring Term Classes End (4:15 p.m.); Friday class schedule observed
18-19 Tues.-Wed.Reading Days
20-25 Thurs.-Tues.*Final Examinations
23 SundayReading Day
26 WednesdayResidence Halls Close for General Student Body (noon)
TBD SaturdayMIIS Commencement
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 (tentative)
25 FridayVT Language Schools Eight-Week Session Begins (tentative)
July 2021
2 FridayVT Language Schools Seven-Week Session Begins (tentative)
4 SundayIndependence Day
6 TuesdayVT Language Schools Six-Week Session Begins (tentative)
12-13 Mon.-Tues.Schools Board of Overseers Meetings (tentative)
19 Monday***Eid al-Adha begins in the evening
20 Tuesday***Eid al-Adha
August 2021
14 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School in Vermont (tentative) 
18-28 - Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
20 FridayVT Language Schools Commencement (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 17.  
***Dates are based on the lunar calendar and may vary.