Academic Affairs

Academic Calendar: 2013 - 2014

212th Academic Year 

August 27, Tuesday First Year Arrival Day
August 28- 31, Wed.-Sat. Orientation Trips
Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Sat.-Wed. Orientation
September 2, Monday Labor Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
September 3, Tuesday College housing ready for occupancy for upperclass students, 8:00 a.m.
September 4, Wednesday Opening of the College—Convocation, 3:30 p.m.
September 4-6, Wed.-Fri. Rosh Hashanah, begins at sunset on Sept. 4 and concludes at sunset on Sept. 6
September 5, Thursday Fall semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
September 13-14, Fri.-Sat. Yom Kippur, begins at sunset on Sept. 13 and concludes at sunset on Sept. 14
September 19-21, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
September 28, Saturday Common Good Day
October 10-12, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
October 11, Friday Fall vacation begins after last class; Note: Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 14
October 11-13, Fri.-Sun. Homecoming Weekend
October 16, Wednesday Fall vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
October 25, Friday Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
October 25-27, Fri.-Sun. Family Weekend
November 27, Wednesday Thanksgiving vacation begins, 8:00 a.m.* (November 27-29: College holidays, many offices closed)
December 2, Monday Thanksgiving vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
December 11, Wednesday Last day of classes
December 12-15, Thurs.- Sun. Reading period
December 16-21, Mon.-Sat. Fall semester examinations
December 22, Sunday College housing closes for winter break, noon
December 24, Tuesday Christmas Eve Holiday observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 25, Wednesday Christmas Holiday observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 31, Tuesday New Year's Eve Holiday observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
 
2014  
January 1, Wednesday New Year's Day Holiday observed (College Holiday, many offices closed)
January 18, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
January 20, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College holiday, some offices closed)
January 20, Monday Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
February 6-8, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
February 17, Monday Presidents' Day, classes in session (College holiday, some offices closed)
March 7, Friday Spring vacation begins after last class
March 8, Saturday College housing closes for spring vacation, noon
March 22, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
March 24, Monday Spring vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
April 3-5, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
April 14- 22, Mon.-Tues. Passover, begins at sunset on April 14 and concludes at sunset on April 22
April 18, Friday Good Friday
April 20, Sunday Easter
May 7, Wednesday Last day of classes; Honors Day
May 8-10, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
May 8-11, Thurs.-Sun. Reading period
May 12-17, Mon.-Sat. Spring semester examinations
May 18, Sunday College housing closes for non-graduating students, noon
May 23, Friday Baccalaureate
May 24, Saturday The 209th Commencement Exercises
May 24, Saturday College housing closes for graduating students, 6:00 p.m.
May 26, Monday Memorial Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
May 29 - June 1, Thurs.-Sun. Reunion Weekend
July 4, Friday 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 27 classes will be rescheduled on a class-by-class basis by the course instructor.