Oct 19, 2021  
Catalogue 2017-2018 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar



Fall Semester, 2017/18

August 2017
August 10 (Thursday) Last day for payment of first semester fees
August 21 (Monday)

Residence houses open at 9:00 am for new students only

All new students arrive before 1:00 pm for beginning of orientation

First board meal is lunch

August 26 (Saturday)

Residence Houses open at 9:00 am for all other students

August 28 (Monday)

Classes begin 

Registration of Special Students

September 2017
September 1 (Friday) First six-week classes Add Period ends
September 4 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes
September 6 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm
September 11 (Monday) Add Period ends
September 15 (Friday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

September 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
October 2017
October 6 (Friday)

Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

October Break begins at 5:30 pm

October 15 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight
October 20 (Friday) Second six-week classes Add Period ends
November 2017
November 3 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

November 6-17 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Spring 2018
November 22 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm
   
November 26 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight
December 2017
December 6 (Wednesday) First semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes

December 7,8,10 (Thursday, Friday, Monday) Pre-Registration Phase II
December 7-10 (Thursday-Sunday) Study period
December 11-15 (Monday-Friday) First semester examinations
December 16 (Saturday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am 

Last board meal is breakfast

Note: Because there are 14 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and only 12 Thursdays and Fridays in the Fall term, the following changes are necessary:

  • Tuesday, December 5th = Thursday teaching day
  • Wednesday, December 6th = Friday teaching day

Spring Semester, 2017/18

January 2018
January 10 (Wednesday) Last day for payment of second semester fees
January 21 (Sunday)

Residence houses open at 9:00am

New students arrive

First board meal is lunch

January 24 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin

Registration of Special Students

January 30 (Tuesday) First six-week classes Add Period ends
February 2018
February 6 (Tuesday) Add period ends
February 14 (Wednesday)

First six-week classes Drop Period ends

Last day to NRO first six-week classes

March 2018
March 9 (Friday)

Drop period ends

Last day to NRO full semester classes

Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm

March 10 (Saturday)

Residence houses close at 9:00 am

Last board meal is breakfast

March 25 (Sunday)

Spring vacation ends at midnight

Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (24th)

First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 24th

March 30 (Friday) Second six-week classes Add Period ends
April 2018
April 9-20 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2018
April 13 (Friday)

Second six-week classes Drop Period ends

Second six-week classes NRO Period ends

May 2018
May 8 (Tuesday)

Second semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes

May 9-11 (Wednesday- Friday) Pre-Registration Phase II
May 9-15 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Study period
May 16-22 (Wednesday- Tuesday) Second semester examinations
May 23 (Wednesday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 27 (Sunday)

154th Commencement

Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, May 28th (for seniors)

May 28 (Monday) Memorial Day
June 2016
June 8-10 (Friday-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2017/18 - 2020/21

Fall Semester

  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Classes Begin 8/28 (Mon) 9/4 (Tue) 9/3 (Tue) 8/31 (Mon)
October Break    
Begin 10/6 (Fri) 10/12 (Fri) 10/18 (Fri) 10/16 (Fri)
End 10/15 (Sun) 10/21 (Sun) 10/27 (Sun) 10/25 (Sun)
Thanksgiving     
Begin 11/22 (Wed) 11/21 (Wed) 11/27 (Wed) 11/25 (Wed)
End 11/26 (Sun) 11/25 (Sun) 12/1  (Sun) 11/29 (Sun)
Classes End 12/6 (Wed) 12/12 (Wed) 12/11 (Wed) 12/9 (Wed)
Study Period     
Begin  12/7 (Thu) 12/13 (Thu) 12/12 (Thu) 12/10 (Thu)
End  12/10 (Sun) 12/16 (Sun) 12/15 (Sun) 12/13 (Sun)
Final Exams    
Begin  12/11 (Mon)  12/17 (Mon) 12/16 (Mon) 12/14 (Mon)
End  12/15 (Fri)  12/21 (Fri) 12/20 (Fri) 12/18 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Spring Semester

  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Classes Begin 1/24 (Wed) 1/23 (Wed) 1/22 (Wed) 1/20 (Wed)
Spring Break    
Begin 3/9 (Fri) 3/8 (Fri) 3/6 (Fri) 3/5 (Fri)
End 3/25 (Sun) 3/24 (Sun) 3/22 (Sun) 3/21 (Sun)
Classes End 5/8 (Tue) 5/7 (Tue) 5/5 (Tue) 5/4 (Tue)
Study Period    
Begin 5/9(Wed) 5/8 (Wed) 5/6 (Wed) 5/5 (Wed)
End 5/15 (Tue) 5/14 (Tue) 5/12 (Tue) 5/11 (Tue)
Final Exams    
Begin 5/16 (Wed) 5/15 (Wed) 5/13 (Wed) 5/12 (Wed)
End 5/22 (Tue) 5/21 (Tue) 5/19 (Tue) 5/18 (Tue)
Commencement 5/27 (Sun) 5/26 (Sun) 5/24 (Sun) 5/23 (Sun)