Five College Academic Calendar 2015-2016

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Classes begin                                     
AC: Tu, Sept 8
HC: W, Sept 9 
MHC: W, Sept 9 
SC: Tu, Sept 8 
UM: Tu, Sept 8

End of Interchange Registration
AC: Th, Sept 17 
HC: Tu, Sept 22
MHC: Tu, Sept 22 
SC: F, Sept 18 
UM: M, Sept 21

No classes
AC: Columbus Day M, Oct 12
HC: W Sept 3; Fri Oct 2 and W Nov 4
MHC: Mountain Day (TBA)
Please note: for Mount Holyoke College, Mountain Day (classes starting before 4pm cancelled) is not known until the President makes the announcement. 
SC: Mountain Day (TBA); Otelia Cromwell Day (TBA)
Please note: For Smith College, Mountain Day (morning and afternoon classes cancelled) and Otelia Cromwell Day (afternoon and evening classes cancelled) are two separate days with abbreviated class schedules. Mountain Day is not known until the President makes the announcement.
UM: Columbus Day M, Oct 12; Veterans Day W, Nov 11

Mid–semester break
AC: Oct 10 – M, Oct 12
HC, MHC, SC: Sat, Oct 10 – Tu, Oct 13 

Interchange course request period for Spring
AC: M, Nov 9 – F, Nov 13
HC: M, Nov 9 – F, Nov 20 
MHC: M, Nov 9 – F, Nov 20 
SC: M, Nov 9 – F, Nov 20
UM: Th, Nov 12 – F, Nov 20

Thanksgiving vacation
AC: Sat, Nov 21 – Sun, Nov 29 
HC: W, Nov 25 – Sun, Nov 29 
MHC: W, Nov 25 – Sun, Nov 29 
SC: W, Nov 25 – Sun, Nov 29 
UM: W, Nov 25 – Sun, Nov 29 

Last day of classes
AC: Tu, Dec 15
HC: F, Dec 11 
MHC: Tu, Dec 15 
SC: Tu, Dec 15
UM: F, Dec 11

Reading/study period
AC: W, Dec 16 at 9am – F, Dec 18 at 2pm
MHC: W, Dec 16 – F, Dec 18 at 7pm 
SC: W, Dec 16 – F, Dec 18 
UM: Sat, Dec 12 – Sun, Dec 13

Examination period
AC: F, Dec 18 at 2pm – Tu, Dec 22 at 5pm
MHC: F, Dec 18 at 7pm – Tu, Dec 22 at noon 
SC: Sat, Dec 19 – Tu, Dec 22 
UM: M, Dec 14 – Sat, Dec 19

Grades due
AC: M, Jan 4 
HC: M, Jan 4 
MHC: M, Jan 4 
SC: F, Jan 8 
UM: M, Dec 28 at midnight

January term
AC: M, Jan 4 – F, Jan 22 
HC: M, Jan 4 – Th, Jan 14
MHC: M, Jan 4 – F, Jan 15 
SC: M, Jan 4 – F, Jan 22 
UM: M, Dec 21 – Sat, Jan 16

Martin Luther King Day
All campuses: M, Jan 18        

Classes begin
AC: M, Jan 25 
HC: W, Jan 20 
MHC: Tu, Jan 19
SC: M, Jan 25 
UM: Tu, Jan 19

Deadline for adding Interchange courses
AC: W, Feb 3 
HC: Tu, Feb 2
MHC: M, Feb 1
SC: F, Feb 5 
UM: M, Feb 1

No classes
HC: Th, Feb 11; W, Mar 30 
SC: Rally Day – W, Feb 17 
UM: Presidents' Day – M, Feb 15; Patriot’s Day – M, Apr 18

Spring recess
All campuses: Sat, Mar 12 – Sun, Mar 20

Interchange course request period for Fall
AC: M, Apr 4 – F, Apr 8 
HC: M, Apr 4 – F, Apr 15 
MHC: M, Apr 4 – F, Apr 15 
SC: M, Apr 4 – F, Apr 15
UM: W, Apr 4 – Tu, Apr 12

Last day of classes
AC: F, May 6 
HC: F, Apr 29 
MHC: M, Apr 25 
SC: F, Apr 29
UM: W, Apr 27

Reading/study period
AC: Sat, May 7 – M, May 9
MHC: Tu, Apr 26 – Th, Apr 28 at 7pm 
SC: Sat, Apr 30 – M, May 2 
UM: Th, Apr 28; Sun, May 1

Examination Period
AC: Tu, May 10 at 9am – Sat, May 14 at noon
MHC: Th, Apr 28 at 7pm – M, May 2 at noon 
SC: Tu, May 3 – F, May 6 
UM: F, Apr 29; M, May 2 – Th, May 5

Grades Due, Seniors
AC: M, May 16 at 9:00am
HC: M, May 9
MHC: W, May 4 at noon 
SC: M May 9

Grades Due, Others
AC: W, May 18 
MHC: Tu, May 17 
SC: M, May 16 
UM: Tu, May 10 at midnight

Commencement
AC: Sun, May 22
HC: Sat, May 14 
MHC: Sun, May 15
SC: Sun, May 15 
UM: F, May 6

Notes:

  • AC: Tu, Oct 13: Monday class schedule
  • MHC: Mountain Day (classes staring before 4pm cancelled) is not known until the President makes the announcement
  • SC: Mountain Day (morning and afternoon classes cancelled) and Otelia Cromwell Day (afternoon and evening classes cancelled) are two separate days with abbreviated class schedules. Mountain Day is not known until the President makes the announcement
  • UM: Tu, Oct 13; Tu Feb 16; and W, Apr 20: Monday class schedule.