Academic Calendar: 2009 - 2010

*Tentative—Subject to change*

2009
August 21, Friday Ramadan begins at first light
August 25-29, Tues.-Sat. Pre-Orientation Trips
August 29, Saturday College housing ready for occupancy for first-year students only, 8:00 a.m.
August 29-September 2, Sat.-Wed. Orientation
September 1, Tuesday College housing ready for occupancy for upperclass students, 8:00 a.m.
September 2, Tuesday Opening of the College—Convocation, 3:30 p.m.
September 3, Thursday Fall semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
September 7, Monday Labor Day (College Holiday, many offices closed)
September 10-12, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors, and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
September 12, Saturday Common Good Day
September 18-20, Fri.-Sun. Rosh Hashanah, begins at sunset on Sept. 18 and concludes at sunset on Sept. 20
September 21, Monday Ramadan ends at last light
September 27-28, Sun.-Mon. Yom Kippur, begins at sunset on Sept. 27 and concludes at sunset on Sept. 28
October 9, Friday Fall vacation begins after class;Note: Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 12
October 14, Wednesday Fall vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
October 15-17, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
October 16-18, Fri.-Sun. Homecoming Weekend
October 30, Friday Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
October 30-November 1, Fri.-Sun. Parents Weekend
November 25, Wednesday Thanksgiving vacation begins, 8:00 a.m.* (November 25-27: College holidays, many offices closed)
November 30, Monday Thanksgiving vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
December 11, Friday Last day of classes
December 12-15, Sat.-Tues. Reading period
December 16-21, Tues.-Sun. Fall semester examinations
December 22, Tuesday College housing closes for winter break, noon
December 24, Thursday Christmas Eve Holiday (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 25, Friday Christmas Holiday (College holiday, many offices closed)
December 31, Thursday New Year's Eve Holiday (College holiday, many offices closed)
2010
January 1, Friday New Year's Holiday (College holiday, many offices closed)
January 18, Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
January 23, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
January 25, Monday Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
February 11-13, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
February 15, Monday Presidents' Day, classes in session (College holiday, many offices closed)
March 12, Friday Spring vacation begins after last class
March 13, Saturday College housing closes for spring vacation, noon
March 27, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
March 29, Monday Spring vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
March 30-April 6, Tues.-Tues. Passover, begins at sunset on April 8 and concludes at sunset on April 16
April 8-10, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors, and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
April 2, Friday Good Friday
April 4, Sunday Easter
May 12, Wednesday Last day of classes; Honors Day
May 13-15, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
May 13-16, Thurs.-Sun. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
May 17-22, Mon.-Sat. Spring semester examinations
May 23, Sunday College housing closes for non-graduating students, noon
May 28, Friday Baccalaureate
May 29, Saturday The 205th Commencement Exercises
May 29, Saturday College housing closes for graduating students, 6:00 p.m.
May 31, Monday Memorial Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
June 3-6, Thurs.-Sun. Reunion Weekend
July 5, Friday Fourth of July Holiday—Observed (College holiday, many offices closed)
Notes:
Regular class schedules in effect on holidays listed unless otherwise noted. Staff, check with supervisor to determine if office is closed.
*Wednesday, November 25 classes will be rescheduled on a class-by-class basis by the course instructor.