Five College Academic Calendar 2011-2012

(also view the 2010-2011 calendar)

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Classes begin
AC: Tu, Sept 6 
HC: W, Sept 7 
MH: W, Sept 7 
SC: Th, Sept 8 
UM: Tu, Sept 6

Deadline for adding Interchange courses
AC: W, Sept 14
HC: Tu, Sept 20
MH: Tu, Sept 20
SC: W, Sept 21 
UM: M, Sept 19

No classes
MH: 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. 10 
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: M, Oct 10; F, Nov 11

Mid-semester break
AC: Sat, Oct 8 - Tu, Oct. 11
HC: Sat, Oct 8 - Tu, Oct 11
MH: Sat, Oct 8 - Tu, Oct 11
SC: Sat, Oct 8 - Tu, Oct 11    

Interchange course request period for Spring
AC: Th, Nov 10 - W, Nov 16
HC: M, Nov 7 - Sun, Nov 20 
MH: M, Nov 7 - F, Nov 18
SC: M, Nov 7 - F, Nov 18
UM: M, Nov. 7 - F, Nov 18

Thanksgiving vacation
AC: Sat, Nov 19 - Sun, Nov 27
HC: W, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 27
MH: W, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 27
SC: W, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 27
UM: After the last class W, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 27

Last day of classes
AC: W, Dec 14
HC: F, Dec 9 
MH: Tu, Dec 13
SC : Th, Dec 15
UM: F, Dec 9

Reading/study period
AC: Th, Dec 15 - Sat, Dec 17
MH: W, Dec 14 - F, Dec 16 at 7 p.m. 
SC: F, Dec 16 - Sun, Dec 18
UM: Sat, Dec 10 - Sun, Dec 11

Examination period
AC: Sun, Dec 18 - Th, Dec 22
HC: M, Dec 12 - Th, Dec 15
MH: F, Dec 16 at 7 p.m. - Tu, Dec 20 at noon
SC: M, Dec 19 - Th, Dec 22
UM: M, Dec 12 - Sat, Dec 17

Grades due
AC: Tu, Jan 3 
MH: Tu, Jan 3 
SC: Sun, Jan 8 
UM: Tu, Dec 27

January term
AC:
HC: Tu, Jan 3 - Th, Jan 19 
MH: Tu, Jan 3 - F, Jan 20
SC: Tu, Jan 3 - Tu, Jan 24
UM: M, Dec 19 - F, Jan 20

Martin Luther King Day
All campuses: M, Jan 16        

Classes begin
AC: M, Jan 23
HC: W, Jan 25
MH: Tu, Jan 24
SC: Th, Jan 26
UM: M, Jan 23

Deadline for adding Interchange courses
AC: F, Feb 3 
HC: Tu, Feb 7 
MH: M, Feb 6 
SC: W, Feb 8 
UM: M, Feb 6

No classes
SC: Rally Day, Th, Feb 23 
UM: M, Feb 20; M, Apr 16

Spring recess
AC: Sat, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 25
HC: Sat, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 25
MH: Sat, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 25
SC: Sat, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 25
UM: Sat, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 25

Interchange course request period for Fall
AC: M, Apr 9 - F, Apr 13 
HC: M, Apr 9 - Sun, Apr 22 
MH: M, Apr 9 - F, Apr 20 
SC: M, Apr 9 - F, Apr 20 
UM: M, Apr 2 - F, Apr 20

Last day of classes
AC: F, May 4 
HC: F, May 4 
MH: M, Apr 30 
SC: Th, May 3 
UM: Tu, May 1

Reading/study period
AC: Sat, May 5 - Sun, May 6 
MH: Tu, May 1 - Th, May 3 at 7 p.m. 
SC: F, May 4 - M, May 7 
UM: W, May 2; Sat, May 5

Examination Period
AC: M, May 7 - F, May 11
HC: M, May 7 - M, May 14
MH: Th, May 3 at 7 p.m. - M, May 7 at noon
SC: Tu, May 8 - F, May 11 
UM: Th, May 3 - F, May 4; M, May 7 - Th, May 10

Grades Due, Seniors
AC: M, May 14 at 9 a.m.
MH: W, May 9 at noon 
SC: M, May 14

Grades Due, Others
AC: W, May 16 at 4 p.m. 
MH: Tu, May 22
SC: M, May 21 
UM: Tu, May 15

Commencement
AC: Sun, May 20
HC: Sat, May 19 
MH: Sun, May 20
SC: Sun, May 20 
UM: Sat, May 12

Notes:

  • Amherst College: Monday class schedule applies to Wednesday, Sept 7.

  • Smith College: On Mountain Day (TBA), morning and afternoon classes cancelled; Otelia Cromwell Day (Thursday, Nov. 10) afternoon and evening classes cancelled; Rally Day (Thursday, Feb. 23) all classes cancelled.

  • UMass Amherst: Monday class schedule applies to Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Tuesday, Apr 17; Friday class schedule applies to Wednesday, Nov. 16.