Academic Calendar, Fall 2020

August 29, Saturday First-year and transfer student arrival day
August 29–September 1, Saturday–Tuesday Orientation
August 29, Saturday and August 31, Monday Other on-campus student arrival days
September 1, Tuesday Opening of the College—Convocation, 3:30 P.M.
September 2, Wednesday Fall semester classes begin, 8:30 A.M.
September 13–19, Sunday–Saturday Explore Bowdoin I
October 9, Friday Fall vacation begins after last class
October 14, Wednesday Fall vacation ends, 8:30 A.M.
October 23, Friday Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
November 3, Tuesday Election Day
November 21, Saturday College housing closes, 5:00 P.M.
November 25, Wednesday Thanksgiving vacation begins, 8:30 A.M.
November 30, Monday Thanksgiving vacation ends, 8:30 A.M.
December 11, Friday Last day of classes
December 12–15, Saturday–Tuesday Reading period
December 16–21, Wednesday–Monday Fall semester examinations
December 24–January 1, Thursday–Friday College holidays, many offices closed