Five College Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Due to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates below are subject to change. This calendar was last updated on 9/29/2020.
(also view the 2019-2020 calendar)

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Fall classes begin                                      
AC: M, Aug 24
HC: Tu, Aug 25
MHC: M, Aug 24 (Mod 1)
SC: Tu, Sep 1
UM: M, Aug 24

Deadline for adding interchange courses
AC: Tu, Sep 1
HC: F, Sep 4
MHC: F, Aug 28
SC: MHC courses Aug 28; AC & HC courses Sep 1; UM courses Sep 7
UM: MHC courses Aug 28; AC & HC courses Sep 1; SC courses Sep 7

No classes
HC: Th, Sep 17; M, Sep 28; W, Oct 7; Tu, Oct 20
MHC: Labor Day M, Sep 7; Intermission btw mods F, Oct 16 – Tu, Oct 20
SC: Mountain Day (TBA); Cromwell Day Tu, Nov 10*, Break M, Oct 12 - Tu, Oct 13

Mid–semester
MHC:
     Mod 1 last day of classes: M, Oct 12
     Mod 1 reading day: Tu, Oct 13
     Exams: W, Oct 14 – Th, Oct 15
     Intermission: F, Oct 16 – Tu, Oct 20
     Mod 1 grades due: W, Oct 21
     Mod 2 classes begin: W, Oct 21

Five College course request period for Spring
AC: M, Nov 2 – F, Nov 6
HC, SC: M, Nov 2 – F, Nov 13
MHC: M, Nov 9 - F, Nov 20
UM: M, Nov 2 - F, Nov 20

Thanksgiving vacation (fall move-out)
AC: M, Nov 23 – Su, Nov 29
HC: Sa, Nov 21 – Su, Nov 29
MHC, SC: W, Nov 25 – Su, Nov 29
UM: Sa, Nov 21 – Th, Nov 26

Last day of classes
AC: F, Nov 20
HC: F, Nov 20
MHC: F, Dec 11 (Mod 2)
SC: Tu, Dec 8*
UM: F, Nov 20

Reading/study period (remote)
AC, HC: M, Nov 30 – F, Dec 4
MHC: Sa, Dec 12 (Mod 2)
SC: Th, Dec 10 – Su, Dec 13
UM: F, Nov 27 – Sa, Nov 28

Examination period (remote)
AC: M, Dec 7 – F, Dec 11
MHC: Su, Dec 13 – M, Dec 14 (Mod 2)
SC: M, Dec 14 – Th, Dec 17
UM: M, Nov 30 – F, Dec 4

Grades due
AC: Tu, Dec 22
HC: M, Jan 4
MHC: M, Jan 4 at 11pm
SC: M, Jan 4
UM: M, Dec 14 at midnight

January term
AC: Classes M, Jan 4 – Tu, Jan 26; Evaluation Period W, Jan 27 – F, Jan 29
HC: M, Jan 4 – F, Jan 22
MHC: (for graduate classes only)
SC: M, Jan 4 – Th, Feb 11
UM: M, Dec 7 – Sa, Jan 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All campuses: M, Jan 18  

Spring classes begin
AC: W, Feb 3
HC: Tu, Feb 2
MHC: Tu, Jan 19 (Mod 1)
SC: M, Feb 15
UM: M, Feb 1

Deadline for adding interchange courses
AC: Th, Feb 11
HC: F, Feb 12
MHC: M, Jan 25
SC: F, Feb 26
UM: F, Feb 12

No classes
HC: Th, Feb 25; Tu, Mar 16; W, Apr 7
MHC: Presidents’ Day M, Feb 15; Intermission btw mods Sa, Mar 13 – W, Mar 17
SC: Rally Day Th, Feb 18*
UM: Wellbeing Wednesdays: W, Feb 24; W, Apr 14

Mid-semester
MHC:
     Mod 1 last day of classes: Tu, Mar 9
     Mod 1 reading day: W, Mar 10
     Exams: Th, Mar 11 – F, Mar 12
     Intermission: Sa, Mar 13 – W, Mar 17
     Mod 1 grades due: Th, Mar 18
     Mod 2 classes begin: Th, Mar 18

Five College course request period for Fall
AC: M, Apr 12 – F, Apr 16
HC: M, Apr 12 – F, Apr 23
MHC: M, Apr 12 – F, Apr 23
SC: M, Apr 19 – F, Apr 30 (tentative)
UM: M, Apr 5 – F, Apr 30

Last day of classes
AC: W, May 5
HC: Th, Apr 29
MHC: F, May 7 (Mod 2)
SC: F, May 14
UM: Tu, May 4

Reading/study period
AC: Th, May 6 – Su, May 9
HC: M, May 3 – Tu, May 11
MHC: Sa, May 8 – Su, May 9 (Mod 2)
SC: Sa, May 15 – M, May 17
UM: W, May 5; Sa, May 8

Examination period
AC: M, May 10 – F, May 14
MHC: M, May 10 – Tu, May 11 (Mod 2)
SC: Tu, May 18 – F, May 21
UM: Th, May 6 – W, May 12

Senior grades due
AC: M, May 17 at 9am
HC: M, May 10
MHC: F, May 14 at noon
SC: M, May 24 at noon
UM: M, May 17 at midnight

Other grades due
AC: W, May 19 at 4:30pm
HC: M, May 10
MHC: Tu, May 25 at 11pm
SC: Tu, Jun 1
UM: M, May 17 at midnight

Commencement
AC: Su, May 23 at 10am
HC: Sa, May 15
MHC: Su, May 16 (Class of 2020); Su, May 23 (Class of 2021)
SC: Su, May 30
UM: F, May 14

Notes:

  • SC: Mountain Day (all classes canceled) is not known until the President makes the announcement. Cromwell Day: Tu, Nov 10, all classes canceled. Last day of fall classes is Tu, Dec 8, but W, Dec 9 is Mountain Day make-up. Rally Day: Th, Feb 18, only afternoon classes are canceled.
  • UM: M, Mar 1 and Tu, Apr 20, Wednesday class schedule.
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