Jul 14, 2024  
Catalogue 2024-2025 
    
Catalogue 2024-2025

Academic Calendar


 


Fall Semester, 2024/25

August 2024
August 10 (Saturday) Last day for payment of fall semester fees
August 26 (Monday) Residence houses open at 8:00 am for new students only
  All new students arrive before 12:30 pm for beginning of orientation
  First board meal is lunch
August 31 (Saturday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for all other students
  Registration of Special Students
September 2024
September 2 (Monday)

Labor Day: No Classes

September 3 (Tuesday) Classes Begin: Full-Term and 1st six-week
September 4 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm
September 10 (Tuesday) Add period Ends- Full-Term and 1st six-week
September 20 (Friday)

Last day to Drop 1st six-week classes

September 27 (Friday) Last day to NRO 1st six-week classes
  Last day for student initiated WD from 1st six-week classes
September 27-29 (Friday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
October 2024
October 11 (Friday)

Last day to Drop Full-Term classes

  October Break begins at 5:30 pm
October 20 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight
October 21 (Monday) 2nd six-week classes begin
October 28 (Monday) Last day to Add 2nd six-week classes
November 2024
November 8 (Friday) Last day to NRO Full-Term classes
  Last day for student initiated WD Full-Term classes
  Last day to Drop 2nd six-week classes
November 11-22 (Monday-Friday) Phase I: Preregistration for Spring, 2025
November 15 (Friday) Last day to NRO 2nd six-week classes
  Last day for student initiated WD from 2nd six-week classes
November 27 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 5:30 pm
December 2024
December 1 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight
December 11 (Wednesday) Last day to withdraw from all fall semester classes
  Fall semester classes end
December 12-16 (Thursday, Friday, Monday) Phase II Registration
December 12-15 (Thursday-Sunday) Study Period
December 16-20 (Monday-Friday) Fall semester examinations
December 21 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am
  Last board meal is breakfast

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

Tuesday, December 10th = Thursday teaching day

Wednesday, December 11th = Friday teaching day.

Spring Semester, 2024/25

January 2025
January 10 (Friday) Last day for payment of spring semester fees
January 19 (Sunday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am
  New students arrive
  First board meal is lunch
January 22 (Wednesday) Classes Begin- Full-Term and 1st six-week
  Registration of special students
January 29 (Wednesday) Add period ends- Full-Term and 1st six-week classes
February 2025
February 12 (Wednesday) Last day to Drop 1st six-week classes
February 19 (Wednesday) Last day to NRO 1st six-week classes
  Last day for student initiated WD from 1st six-week classes
March 2025
March 7 (Friday) Last day to Drop Full-Term classes
  Spring vacation begins at 5:30pm
March 8 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am
  Last board meal is breakfast
March 22 (Saturday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am
  First board meal is lunch
March 23 (Sunday) Spring vacation ends at midnight
March 24 (Monday) 2nd six-week classes begin
March 31 (Monday)

Last day to Add 2nd six-week classes 

April 2025
April 11 (Friday) Last day to Drop 2nd six-week classes
  Last day to NRO Full-term classes
  Last day for student initiated WD from full semester classes
April 14 - 25 (Monday-Friday) Phase I: Preregistration for Fall, 2025
April 18 (Friday) Last day for student initiated WD from 2nd six-week classes
  Last day to NRO 2nd six-week classes
May 2025
May 6 (Tuesday) Last day to withdraw from all spring semester classes
  Spring semester classes end
May 7 - 9 (Wednesday-Friday) Phase II Registration
May 7 - 13 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Study Period
May 14 - 20 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Spring Semester Examinations
May 21 (Wednesday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 25 (Sunday) 161st Commencement
May 26 (Monday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (for seniors only)
   
June 2025  
June 6 - 8 (Friday -Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2024/25 - 2027/28

Fall Semester

  2024/2025 2025/2026 2026/2027

2027/2028

Classes Begin 9/3 (MO) 9/2 (TU) 8/31 (MO) 8/30 (MO)
Labor Day (No Classes) 9/2 (MO) 9/1 (MO) 9/7 (MO) 9/6 (MO)
October Break        
Begin 10/11 (FR) 10/10 (FR) 10/9 (FR) 10/15 (FR)
End 10/20 (SU) 10/19 (SU) 10/18 (SU) 10/24 (SU)
Thanksgiving         
Begin 11/27 (WE) 11/26 (WE) 11/25 (WE) 11/24 (WE)
End 12/1 (SU) 11/30 (SU) 11/29 (SU) 11/28 (SU)
Classes End 12/11 (WE) 12/10 (WE) 12/9 (WE) 12/8 (WE)
Study Period         
Begin 12/12 (TH) 12/11 (TH) 12/10 (TH) 12/9 (TH)
End 12/15 (SU) 12/14 (SU) 12/13 (SU) 12/12 (SU)
Final Exams        
Begin 12/16 (MO) 12/15 (MO) 12/14 (MO) 12/13 (MO)
End 12/20 (FR) 12/19 (FR) 12/18 (FR) 12/17 (FR)

 

Spring Semester

  2024/2025 2025/2026 2026/2027 2027/2028
Classes Begin 1/22 (WE) 1/21 (WE) 1/20 (WE) 1/19 (WE)
Spring Break        
Begin  3/7 (FR) 3/6 (FR) 3/5 (FR) 3/3 (FR)
End 3/23 (SU) 3/22 (SU) 3/21 (SU) 3/19 (SU)
Classes End 5/6 (TU) 5/5 (TU) 5/4 (TU) 5/2 (TU)
Study Period        
Begin 5/7 (WE) 5/6 (WE) 5/5 (WE) 5/3 (WE)
End 5/13 (TU) 5/12 (TU) 5/11 (TU) 5/9 (TU)
Final Exams        
Begin 5/14 (WE) 5/13 (WE) 5/12 (WE) 5/10 (WE)
End 5/20 (TU) 5/19 (TU) 5/18 (TU) 5/16 (TU)
Commencement 5/25 (SU) 5/24 (SU) 5/23 (SU) 5/21 (SU)