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Five College Academic Calendar 2016-2017

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Classes begin                                      
AC: Tu, Sep 6
HC: W, Sep 7
MHC: W, Sep 7 
SC: Th, Sep 8
UM: Tu, Sep 6

End of Interchange Registration
AC: Th, Sep 15 
HC: F, Sep 16
MHC: Tu, Sep 20 
SC: W, Sep 21 
UM: M, Sep 19

No classes
HC: F Sep 30; and Th, Nov 3
MHC: Mountain Day (TBA) 
Please note: for Mount Holyoke College, Mountain Day (classes starting before 4pm canceled) is not known until the President makes the announcement. 
SC: Mountain Day (TBA); Otelia Cromwell Day Th, Nov 3

Please note: For Smith College, Mountain Day (morning and afternoon classes canceled) and Otelia Cromwell Day (afternoon and evening classes canceled) are two separate days with abbreviated class schedules. Mountain Day is not known until the President makes the announcement.
UM: Columbus Day M, Oct 10; Veterans Day F, Nov 11

Mid–semester break
AC, MHC, SC: Sa, Oct 8 – Tu, Oct 11*
HC: Sa, Oct 8 – W, Oct 12

Interchange course request period for Spring
AC: M, Nov 7 – F, Nov 11 
HC: M, Nov 7 – F, Nov 18 
MHC: M, Nov 7 – F, Nov 18  
SC: M, Nov 7 – F, Nov 18
UM: M, Nov 7 – F, Nov 18

Thanksgiving vacation
AC: Sa, Nov 19 – Su, Nov 27 
HC: W, Nov 23 – Su, Nov 27
MHC: W, Nov 23 – Su, Nov 27 
SC: W, Nov 23 – Su, Nov 27
UM: Su, Nov 20 –Su, Nov 27 

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

Reading/study period
AC: Th, Dec 15 – Sa, Dec 17
MHC: W, Dec 14 – F, Dec 16 at 7 pm
SC: F, Dec 16 – Su, Dec 18
UM: Th, Dec 15 - Sa, Dec 17

Examination period
AC: Su, Dec 18 – Th, Dec 22 
MHC: F, Dec 16 at 7pm – Tu, Dec 20 at noon 
SC: M, Dec 19 – Th, Dec 22 
UM: F, Dec 16  Th, Dec 22 

Grades due
AC: Tu, Jan 3
HC: Tu, Jan 3 
MHC: Tu, Jan 3 at 11 pm
SC: M, Jan 9
UM: Tu, Jan 3 at Noon

January term
AC: Tu, Jan 3  – F, Jan 20 
MHC: Tu, Jan 3 – F, Jan 20 
SC: W, Jan 4 – Tu, Jan 24
UM: Tu, Dec 27 – Sa, Jan 21

Martin Luther King Day
All campuses: M, Jan 16        

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

Deadline for adding Interchange courses
AC: W, Feb 1
HC: F, Feb 3
MHC: M, Feb 6
SC: W, Feb 8
UM: M, Feb 6

No classes
HC: Th, Feb 16; W, Mar 29 
UM: Presidents' Day – M, Feb 20; Patriot’s Day – M, Apr 17

Spring recess
AC, HC, MHC, SC: Sa, Mar 11 – Su, Mar 19 
UM: Su, Mar 12 - Su, Mar 19

Interchange course request period for Fall
AC: M, Apr 3 – F, Apr 7 
HC, MHC, SC, UM: M, Apr 3 – F, Apr 14 

Last day of classes
AC: F, April 28 
HC: F, May 5 
MHC: M, May 1 
SC: Th, May 4
UM: Tu, May 2

Reading/study period
AC: Th, May 4 - Su, May 7
MHC: Tu, May 2 – Th, May 4 at 7pm 
SC: F, May 5 – M, May 8
UM: W, May 3 - Sa, May 6

Examination Period
AC: M, May 8 – F, May 12
MHC: Th, May 4 at 7pm – M, May 8 at noon 
SC: F, May 5 - M, May 8 
UM: Th, May 4 - Th, May 11

Grades Due, Seniors
AC: M, May 15 at 9:00 am
HC: M, May 15
MHC: W, May 10 at noon 
SC: M, May 15

Grades Due, Others
AC: W, May 17 
MHC: Tu, May 23 at 11:00 pm 
SC: M, May 22
UM: Tu, May 16 at midnight

Commencement
AC: Su, May 21
HC: Sa, May 20
MHC: Su, May 21
SC: Su, May 21
UM: F, May 12

Notes:

  • AC: W, Oct 12: Monday class schedule
  • MHC: Mountain Day (classes staring before 4pm canceled) is not known until the President makes the announcement
  • SC: Mountain Day (morning and afternoon classes canceled) and Otelia Cromwell Day (afternoon and evening classes canceled) are two separate days with abbreviated class schedules. Mountain Day is not known until the President makes the announcement. Rally Day: Th, Feb 23, only afternoon classes are canceled; morning and evening classes still meet as scheduled
  • UM: Tu, Oct 11 and Tu, Apr 18: Monday class schedule, W, Nov 16: Friday class schedule
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