COVID-19: Essential Information

2023-2024 Academic Calendar (Proposed)

Updated 11/2021
September 2023
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Thurs.-Sun.Alumni College
4 MondayLabor Day
4 MondayOrientation Begins
9 SaturdayResidence Halls Open for Returning Students (9:00 a.m.)
11 MondayFall Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
15 FridayRosh Hashanah begins in the evening
16-17 Sat.-Sun.Rosh Hashanah
21-23 Thurs.-Sat.Clifford Symposium (tentative)
24 Sunday***Yom Kippur begins in the evening
25 MondayYom Kippur
29-Oct 1 Fri.-Sun.Fall Family Weekend
October 2023
13 FridayMidterm Recess
13-15 Fri.-Sun.Homecoming (tentative)
16 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
18-21 Wed.-Sat.Board Meetings
November 2023
5 SundayDaylight Saving Ends
11 SaturdayVeterans Day
17 FridayThanksgiving Recess Begins (2:45 p.m.)
23 ThursdayThanksgiving
27 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
December 2023
11 Monday*Fall Term Classes End (2:45 p.m.)
12, 15 Mon., Fri.Reading Days
13-18 Wed.-Mon.Final Exams
18 MondayRecess Begins (10:00 p.m.)
19 TuesdayResidence Halls Close (noon)
25 MondayChristmas Day
January 2024
1 MondayNew Year’s Day
3 WednesdayResidence Halls Open (9:00 a.m.)
4 ThursdayWinter Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
15 MondayMartin Luther King Day (no classes)
26-27 Fri.-Sat.Institute Board of Advisors Meetings (MIIS)
February 2024
1 ThursdayWinter Term Classes End Recess Begins (4:00 p.m.)
3 SaturdayCelebration for Mid-Year Graduates
7 WednesdaySpring Orientation Begins
8-10 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings (remote)
12 MondaySpring Term Classes Begin (8:00 a.m.)
14 WednesdayAsh Wednesday
19 MondayPresidents' Day
23-24 Fri.-Sat.Winter Carnival
March 2024
1-2 Fri.-Sat.College Board of Advisors Meetings
10 SundayDaylight Savings Begins 
10 Sunday***Ramadan begins in the evening
15 FridaySpring Term Recess Begins (2:45 p.m.)
25 MondayClasses Resume (8:00 a.m.)
29 FridayGood Friday
31 SundayEaster
April 2024
6 Saturday***Lailat al-Qadr
8 Monday***Ramadan ends in the evening
9 Tuesday***Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening
10 Wednesday***Eid al-Fitr
12 FridaySpring Student Symposium; Classes Do Not Meet
22 MondayPassover begins in the evening
29 MondayPassover ends in the evening
May 2024
9-11 Thurs.-Sat.Board Meetings
13 Monday**Spring Term Classes End (2:45 p.m.); Friday class schedule observed
14-15 Tues.-Wed.Reading Days
16-21 Thurs.-Tues.*Final Examinations
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 2024
6-9 Thurs.-SunReunion
16 Sunday***Eid al-Adha begins in the evening
17 Monday***Eid al-Adha
21 FridayLanguage Schools Eight-Week Session Begins
25 TuesdayBread Loaf School of English in Vermont Begins
28 FridayLanguage Schools Seven-Week Session Begins
July 2024
2 TuesdayLanguage Schools Six-Week Session Begins
4 ThursdayIndependence Day
8-9 Mon.-Tues.Schools Board of Advisors Meetings
August 2024
10 SaturdayCommencement, Bread Loaf School in Vermont
14-24 Wed.-Sat.Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference  
16 FridayVT Language Schools Commencement
29-Sept.1 Thurs.-Sun.Alumni College
*Fall exams scheduled Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
*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.