Five College Academic Calendar 2008-2009

(also view the 2007-2008 calendar)

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Classes Begin
AC: T, Sept 2 
HC: W, Sept 3 
MHC: Th, Sept. 4 
SC: Th, Sept 4 
UM: T, Sept 2

End of Interchange Registration 
AC: F, Sept 12
HC: T, Sept 16
MHC: W, Sept. 17
SC: W, Sept 17
UM: M, Sept 15

No Classes 
HC: Th, Sept 25; Th Oct 9; W, Nov 5 
MHC: Mountain Day, TBA 
Please note: For Mount Holyoke College, Mountain Day is not known until the President makes the announcement. 
SC: Mountain Day, TBA; Otelia Cromwell Th, Nov 6 
Please note: For Smith College, Mountain Day and Otelia Cromwell Day are two separate days with no classes. Mountain Day is not known until the President makes the announcement. 
UM: M, Oct 13; T, Nov 11

Mid-Semester Break 
AC: Sat, Oct 11 - T, Oct 14 
HC: Sat, Oct 11 - T, Oct 14
MHC: Sat, Oct 11 - T, Oct 14 
SC: Sat, Oct 11 - T, Oct. 14

Pre-Registration for Spring 
AC: Th, Nov 13 - W, Nov 19
HC: M, Nov 10 - Sun, Nov 16
MHC: M, Nov 17 - F, Nov 21 
SC: M, Nov 10 - F, Nov 21 
UM: W, Nov 5 - F, Nov 21

Thanksgiving Vacation 
AC: Sat, Nov 22 - Sun, Nov 30 
HC: W, Nov 26 - Sun, Nov 30 
MHC: W, Nov 26 - Sun, Nov 30 
SC: W, Nov 26 - Sun, Nov 30 
UM: W, Nov 26 - Sun, Nov 30

Last Day of Classes 
AC: W, Dec 10
HC: F, Dec 12 
MHC: F, Dec 12
SC: Th, Dec 11
UM: F, Dec 12

Reading/Study Period
AC: Th, Dec 11 - Sun, Dec 14
MHC: Sat, Dec 13 - Sun, Dec 14
SC: F, Dec 12 - M, Dec 15
UM: Sat, Dec 13 - Sun, Dec 14

Examination Period 
AC: M, Dec 15 - F, Dec 19 
HC: M, Dec 15 - Th, Dec 18
MHC: M, Dec 15 - F, Dec 19 
SC: T, Dec 16 - F, Dec 19 
UM: M, Dec 15 - Sat, Dec 20

Grades Due 
AC: M, Jan 5 
MHC: F, Jan 2 
SC: Th, Jan 8 
UM: W, Dec 31 noon

January Term 
AC: M, Jan 5 - F, Jan 23
HC: M, Jan 5 - Th, Jan 22
MHC: M, Jan 5 - F, Jan 23
SC: M, Jan 5 - Sat, Jan 24
UM: M, Jan 5 - F, Jan 23

Martin Luther King Day, Jan 19 
HC: No classes 
MHC: No classes
SC: No classes
UM: No classes

No Classes 
HC: W, Feb 18; Th, Apr 2 
SC: Rally Day W, Feb 18 
UM: M, Feb 16; M, Apr 20

Classes Begin 
AC: M, Jan 26
HC: W, Jan 28 
MHC: Th, Jan 29 
SC: M, Jan 26
UM: M, Jan 26

End of Interchange Registration 
AC: W, Feb 4
HC: T, Feb 10
MHC: W, Feb 11
SC: F, Feb 6 
UM: M, Feb 9

Spring Recess 
AC: Sat, Mar 14 - Sun, Mar 22
HC: Sat, Mar 14 - Sun, Mar 22
MHC: Sat, Mar 14 - Sun, Mar 22
SC: Sat, Mar 14 - Sun, Mar 22
UM: Sat, Mar 14 - Sun, Mar 22

Pre-Registration for Fall 
AC: M, Apr 6 - F, Apr 10
HC: M, Apr 6 - F, Apr 10
MHC: M, Apr 13 - F, Apr 17
SC: M, Apr 6 - F Apr 17
UM: M, Apr 6 - F, Apr 17

Last Day of Classes 
AC: F, May 8 
HC: F, May 1 
MHC: W, May 6 
SC: F, May 1 
UM: T, May 12

Reading/Study Period 
AC: Sat, May 9 - Sun, May 10
MHC: Th, May 7 - F, May 8 
SC: Sat, May 2 - M, May 4 
UM: W, May 13; Sat, May 16

Examination Period 
AC: M, May 11 - F, May 15
HC: M, May 4 - F, May 8 
MHC: Sat, May 9 - Th, May 14 noon 
SC: T, May 5 - F, May 8 
UM: Th, May 14 - F, May 15; M, May 18 - Th, May 21

Grades Due, seniors
AC: M, May 18, 9:00 am 
MHC: W, May 13
SC: M, May 11

Grades Due, other
AC: W, May 20
MHC: T, May 26
SC: M, May 18
UM: T, May 26

Commencement 
AC: Sun, May 24
HC: Sat, May 16
MHC: Sun, May 24
SC: Sun, May 17
UM: Sat, May 23

Notes:

  • Amherst College: Monday schedule applies to Wed, Sept 3.
  • Mount Holyoke: Wednesday schedule applies to F, Sept. 5
  • Smith: On Mountain Day (TBA), morning and afternoon classes cancelled; Otelia Cromwell Day (Th. Nov 6) afternoon and evening classes cancelled; Rally Day (W, Feb 18) all classes cancelled.
  • University: Monday class schedule will be followed on T, Oct 14; T, April 21. Tuesday class schedule will be followed on W, Nov 12.