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Academic Calendar

Fall Semester, 2018/19

August 2018

August 10 (Friday)

Last day for payment of first semester fees

August 27 (Monday)

Residence houses open at 8:00 am for new students only

All new students arrive before 1:00 pm for beginning of orientation

First board meal is lunch

September 2018
September 1 (Saturday) Residence Houses open at 9:00 am for all other students
September 3 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes

September 4 (Tuesday)

Classes begin

Registration of Special Students

September 10 (Monday)

First six-week classes Add Period ends

September 12 (Wednesday)

Add Period ends

September 12 (Wednesday)

Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm

September 21 (Friday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

September 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday)

All Families Weekend

October 2018

October 12 (Friday)

Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

October Break begins at 5:30 pm

October 21 (Sunday)

October Break ends at midnight

October 26 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Add Period ends

November 2018

November 9 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

Last day to withdraw from an individual full semester course

November 5-16 (Monday-Friday)

Preregistration for Spring, 2019

November 21 (Wednesday)

Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm

November 25 (Sunday)

Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight

December 2018

December 12 (Wednesday)

First semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes

December 13,14,17(Thursday, Friday, Monday)

Pre-Registration Phase II

December 13-16 (Thursday-Sunday)

Study period

December 17-21 (Monday-Friday)

First semester examinations

December 22 (Saturday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am 

Last board meal is breakfast

Note: Because there are 14 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and only 12 Thursdays and Fridays in the Fall term, the following changes are necessary:

  • Tuesday, December 11th = Thursday teaching day
  • Wednesday, December 12th = Friday teaching day

Spring Semester, 2018/19

January 2019

January 10 (Thursday)

Last day for payment of second semester fees

January 20 (Sunday)

Residence houses open at 9:00am

New students arrive

First board meal is lunch

January 23 (Wednesday)

Second semester classes begin

Registration of Special Students

January 29 (Tuesday)

First six-week classes Add Period ends

January 30 (Wednesday)

Add Period Ends

February 2019

February 13 (Wednesday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

March 2019

March 8 (Friday)

Drop period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm

March 9 (Saturday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am

Last board meal is breakfast

March 24 (Sunday)

Spring vacation ends at midnight

Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (23rd)

First board meal is lunch on Saturday (23rd)

March 29 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Add Period ends

April 2019

April 12 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO second six-week classes

Last day to withdraw from an individual full semester course

April 15-26 (Monday-Friday)

Preregistration for Fall, 2019

May 2019

May 7 (Tuesday)

Second semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes

May 8-10 (Wednesday-Friday)

Pre-Registration Phase II

May 8-14 (Wednesday-Tuesday)

Study period

May 15-21 (Wednesday- Tuesday)

Second semester examinations

May 22 (Wednesday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)

May 26 (Sunday)

155th Commencement

May 27 (Monday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am (for seniors)

May 27 (Monday)

Memorial Day

June 2019

June 7-9 (Friday-Sunday)

Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2018/19 - 2021/22

Fall Semester

2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Classes Begin

9/4 (Tue)

9/3 (Tue)

8/31 (Mon)

8/30 (Mon)

October Break
Begin

10/12 (Fri)

10/18 (Fri)

10/16 (Fri)

10/15 (Fri)

End

10/21 (Sun)

10/27 (Sun)

10/25 (Sun)

10/24 (Sun)

Thanksgiving
Begin

11/21 (Wed)

11/27 (Wed)

11/25 (Wed)

11/24 (Wed)

End

11/25 (Sun)

12/1 (Sun)

11/29 (Sun)

11/28 (Sun)

Classes End

12/12 (Wed)

12/11 (Wed)

12/9 (Wed)

12/8 (Wed)

Study Period
Begin

12/13 (Thu)

12/12 (Thu)

12/10 (Thu)

12/9 (Thu)

End

12/16 (Sun)

12/15 (Sun)

12/13 (Sun)

12/12 (Sun)

Final Exams
Begin

12/17 (Mon)

12/16 (Mon)

12/14 (Mon)

12/13 (Mon)

End

12/21 (Fri)

12/20 (Fri)

12/18 (Fri)

12/17 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Spring Semester

  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Classes Begin

1/23 (Wed)

1/22 (Wed)

1/20 (Wed)

1/19 (Wed)

Spring Break
Begin

3/8 (Fri)

3/6 (Fri)

3/5 (Fri)

3/4 (Fri)

End

3/24 (Sun)

3/22 (Sun)

3/21 (Sun)

3/20 (Sun)

Classes End

5/7 (Tue)

5/5 (Tue)

5/4 (Tue)

5/3 (Tue)

Study Period
Begin

5/8 (Wed)

5/6 (Wed)

5/5 (Wed)

5/4 (Wed)

End

5/14 (Tue)

5/12 (Tue)

5/11 (Tue)

5/10 (Tue)

Final Exams
Begin

5/15 (Wed)

5/13 (Wed)

5/12 (Wed)

5/11 (Wed)

End

5/21 (Tue)

5/19 (Tue)

5/18 (Tue)

5/17 (Tue)

Commencement

5/26 (Sun)

5/24 (Sun)

5/23 (Sun)

5/22 (Sun)