Academic Affairs

Academic Calendar: 2010 - 2011

209th Academic Year (Official calendar)

2010
August 10, Tuesday Ramadan begins at first light
August 24-28, Tues.-Sat. Pre-Orientation Trips
August 28, Saturday College housing ready for occupancy for first-year students only, 9:00 a.m.
August 28-September 1, Sat.-Wed. Orientation
August 31, Tuesday College housing ready for occupancy for upperclass students, 8:00 a.m.
September 1, Wednesday Opening of the College—Convocation, 3:30 p.m.
September 2, Thursday Fall semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
September 6, Monday Labor Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
September 8-10, Wed. -Fri. Rosh Hashanah, begins at sunset on Sept. 8 and concludes at sunset on Sept.10
September 10, Friday Ramadan ends at last light
Sept. 17-18, Fri.-Sat.
Yom Kippur, begins at sunset on Sept. 17 and concludes at sunset on Sept. 18
Sept. 23-25, Thurs.-Sat.
Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors, and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
Sept. 25, Saturday Common Good Day (Athletic teams away)
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees (Athletic teams home)
October 1-3, Fri.-Sun. Homecoming Weekend (Athletic teams home)
October 8, Friday Fall vacation begins after last class; Note: Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 11
October 13, Wednesday Fall vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
October 22, Friday Sarah and James Bowdoin Day (Athletic teams home)
October 22-24, Fri.-Sun. Parents Weekend (Athletic teams home)
November 24, Wednesday Thanksgiving vacation begins, 8:00 a.m.* (November 24- 26: College holidays, many offices closed)
November 29, Monday Thanksgiving vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
December 10, Friday Last day of classes
December 11-14, Sat.-Tues. Reading period
December 15-20, Wed.-Mon. Fall semester examinations
December 21, Tuesday College housing closes for winter break, noon
December 24, Friday Christmas Eve Holiday (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 27, Monday Christmas Holiday observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 30, Thursday New Year's Eve Holiday observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 31, Friday New Year's Day observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
2011
January 1, Saturday New Year's Holiday (observed in 2010- see above)
January 17, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
January 22, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
January 24, Monday Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
February 10-12, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
February 21, Monday Presidents' Day, classes in session (College holiday, many offices closed)
March 11, Friday Spring vacation begins after last class
March 12, Saturday College housing closes for spring vacation, noon
March 26, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
March 28, Monday Spring vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
Apr. 7-9, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
April 18- 26, Mon.-Tues. Passover, begins at sunset on April 18 and concludes at sunset on April 26
April 22, Friday Good Friday
April 24, Sunday Easter
May 11, Wednesday Last day of classes; Honors Day
May 12-14, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
May 12-15, Thurs.-Sun. Reading period
May 16-21, Mon.-Sat. Spring semester examinations
May 22, Sunday College housing closes for non-graduating students, noon
May 27, Friday Baccalaureate
May 28, Saturday The 206th Commencement Exercises
May 28, Saturday College housing closes for graduating students, 6:00 p.m.
May 30, Monday Memorial Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
June 2-5, Thurs.-Sun. Reunion Weekend
July 4, Monday Fourth of July Holiday (College holiday, many offices closed)
Regular class schedules in effect on holidays listed unless otherwise noted. Staff, check with supervisor to determine if office is closed.
**Wednesday, November 24 classes will be rescheduled on a class-by-class basis by the course instructor.