Academic Affairs

Academic Calendar: 2014 - 2015

213th Academic Year 

2014
August 26, Tuesday First Year Arrival Day
August 27- 30, Wed.-Sat. Orientation Trips
August 30 College housing ready for occupancy for first-year students only, 9:00 a.m.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Sat.-Wed. Orientation
September 1, Monday Labor Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
September 2, Tuesday College housing ready for occupancy for upperclass students, 8:00 a.m.
September 3, Wednesday Opening of the College—Convocation, 3:30 p.m.
September 4, Thursday Fall semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
September 18-20, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
September 20, Saturday Common Good Day
September 24-26, Wed.-Fri. Rosh Hashanah, begins at sunset on Sept. 24 and concludes at sunset on Sept. 26
October 3-4, Fri.-Sat. Yom Kippur, begins at sunset on Oct. 3 and concludes at sunset on Sept. 14
October 10, Friday Fall vacation begins after last class; Note: Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 13
October 15, Wednesday Fall vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
October 16-18, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
October 17-19, Fri.-Sun. Homecoming Weekend
October 31, Friday Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
October 31-November 2, Fri.-Sun. Family Weekend
November 26, Wednesday Thanksgiving vacation begins, 8:00 a.m.* (November 26-28: College holidays, many offices closed)
December 1, Monday Thanksgiving vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
December 11, Thursday Last day of classes
December 12-15, Fri.-Mon. Reading period
December 16-21, Tues.-Sun. Fall semester examinations
December 22, Monday College housing closes for winter break, noon
December 24, Wednesday Christmas Eve Holiday observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 25, Thursday Christmas Holiday observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 31, Wednesday New Year's Eve Holiday observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
 
2015  
January 1, Thursday New Year's Day Holiday observed (College Holiday, many offices closed)
January 17, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
January 19, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College holiday, some offices closed)
January 19, Monday Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
February 5-7, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
February 16, Monday Presidents' Day, classes in session (College holiday, some offices closed)
March 6, Friday Spring vacation begins after last class
March 7, Saturday College housing closes for spring vacation, noon
March 21, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
March 23, Monday Spring vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
March 26-28, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
April 3, Friday Good Friday
April 4-11, Sat.-Sat. Passover, begins at sunset on April 4 and concludes at sunset on April 11
April 5, Sunday Easter
May 6, Wednesday Last day of classes; Honors Day
May 7-9, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
May 7-10, Thurs.-Sun. Reading period
May 11-16, Mon.-Sat. Spring semester examinations
May 17, Sunday College housing closes for non-graduating students, noon
May 22, Friday Baccalaureate
May 23, Saturday The 210th Commencement Exercises
May 23, Saturday College housing closes for graduating students, 6:00 p.m.
May 25, Monday Memorial Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
May 28-31, Thurs.-Sun. Reunion Weekend
July 3, 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 26 classes will be rescheduled on a class-by-class basis by the course instructor.
Academic Calendar