215th Academic Year

2016  
August 23, Tuesday First Year arrival day
August 24-27, Wed.-Sat. Orientation Trips
August 27-Aug. 30, Sat.-Tues.. Orientation
August 29, Monday College housing ready for occupancy for upperclass students, 8:00 a.m.
August 30, Tuesday Opening of the College—Convocation, 3:30 p.m.
August 31, Wednesday Fall semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m. 
September 5, Monday Labor Day (Classes in session, College holiday, some offices closed)
September 17, Saturday Common Good Day
September 22-24, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
October 2-4, Sun.-Tues. Rosh Hashanah, begins at sundown on Oct. 2 and concludes at sundown on Oct. 4
October 6-8, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
October 7, Friday Fall vacation begins after last class; Note: Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 10
October 7-9, Fri.-Sun. Homecoming Weekend
October 11-12, Tues.-Wed. Yom Kippur, begins at sundown on Oct. 11 and concludes at sundown on Oct. 12
October 12, Wednesday Fall vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
October 21, Friday Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
October 21-22, Fri.-Sat. Family Weekend
November 11, Friday Veteran's Day
November 23, Wednesday Thanksgiving vacation begins, 8:00 a.m. (November 23-25: College holidays, many offices closed)
November 28, Monday Thanksgiving vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
December 9, Friday Last day of classes
December 10-13, Sat.- Tues. Reading period
December 14-19, Wed.- Mon. Fall semester examinations
December 20, Tuesday College housing closes for winter break, noon
December 23 -30, Fri.-Fri. College holidays, many offices closed
 
2017  
January 2, Monday New Year's Day Holiday observed (College Holiday, many offices closed)
January 16, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
January 21, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
January 23, Monday Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
February 9-11, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
February 20, Monday Presidents' Day, (Classes in session, College holiday, some offices closed)
March 10, Friday Spring vacation begins after last class
March 11, Saturday College housing closes for spring vacation, noon
March 25, Saturday College housing available for occupancy, 8:00 a.m.
March 27, Monday Spring vacation ends, 8:00 a.m.
March 30-April 1, Thurs.-Sat. Alumni Council, Alumni Fund Directors and BASIC National Advisory Board meetings
April 10-18, Mon.- Tues. Passover, begins at sundown on April 10 and concludes at sundown on April 18
April 14, Friday Good Friday
April 16, Sunday Easter
May 10, Wednesday Last day of classes; Honors Day
May 11-13, Thurs.-Sat. Meetings of the Board of Trustees
May 11-14, Thurs.-Sun. Reading Period
May 15-20, Mon.-Sat. Spring semester examinations
May 21, Sunday College housing closes for non-graduating students, noon
May 26, Friday Baccalaureate
May 27, Saturday The 212th Commencement Exercises
May 27, Saturday College housing closes for graduating students, 6:00 p.m.
May 27, Saturday Ramadan, begins at first light on May 27 and concludes at last light on June 24
May 29, Monday Memorial Day (College holiday, many offices closed)
June 1-4, Thurs.-Sun. Reunion Weekend
July 4, Tuesday Fourth of July Holiday observed (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.