Academic Calendar

Fall Semester, 2012/13

July 2012
July 31 (Tuesday) Last day for payment of first semester fees.
August 2012
August 28 (Tuesday) Residence houses open at 9:00am for new students only. All new students arrive before 2:00pm for beginning of orientation. First board meal is lunch.
September 2012
September 2 (Sunday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for all other students.
September 3 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes.
September 4 (Tuesday) Classes begin. Registration of special students.
September 12 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm.
September 17 (Monday) Add period Ends.
September 22-23 (Saturday-Sunday) Freshmen Families Weekend
October 2012
October 12 (Friday) Drop period ends. October Break begins at 5:30 pm
October 21 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight.
November 2012
November 5-16 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Spring, 2013.
November 21 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm.
November 25 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight.
December 2012
December 12 (Wednesday) First semester classes end.
December 13-16 (Thursday-Sunday) Study period.
December 17-21 (Monday-Friday) First semester examinations.
December 22 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am. Last board meal is breakfast.
December 31 (Monday) Last day for payment of second semester fees.

Note: Because there are 14 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and only 12 Thursdays and Fridays in the Fall term, the following changes are necessary:

Spring Semester, 2012/13

January 2013
January 20 (Sunday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am. New students arrive. First board meal is lunch.
January 23 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin. Registration of special students.
February 2013
February 5 (Tuesday) Add period ends.
March 2013
March 8 (Friday) Drop period ends. Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm.
March 9 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am. Last board meal is breakfast.
March 24 (Sunday) Spring vacation ends at midnight. Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 23.
First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 23.
April 2013
April 5-7 (Friday-Sunday) All Families Weekend.
April 8-19 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2013.
May 2013
May 1 (Wednesday) Spring Convocation at 3:30 pm.
May 7 (Tuesday) Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes.
Second semester classes end.
May 8-14 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Study period.
May 15-21 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Second semester examinations.
May 22 (Wednesday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors).
May 26 (Sunday) 149th Commencement. Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, May 27 (for seniors)
June 2013
June 7-9 (Friday-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar, 2013/14-2015/16

First Semester 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Classes Begin 9/3 (Tue) 9/2 (Tue) 8/31 (Mon)
October Break:
Begins 5:30 p.m. 10/11 (Fri) 10/17 (Fri) 10/9 (Fri)
Ends Midnight 10/20 (Sun) 10/26 (Sun) 10/18 (Sun)
Thanksgiving:
Begins 5:30 p.m. 11/27 (Wed) 11/26 (Wed) 11/25 (Wed)
Ends Midnight 12/1(Sun) 11/30 (Sun) 11/29 (Sun)
Classes End 12/11 (Wed) 12/10 (Wed) 12/9 (Wed)
Study Period:
Begin 12/12 (Thu) 12/11 (Thu) 12/10 (Thu)
End 12/15 (Sun) 12/14 (Sun) 12/13 (Sun)
Final Exams:
Begin 12/16 (Mon) 12/15 (Mon) 12/14 (Mon)
End 12/20 (Fri) 12/19 (Fri) 12/18 (Fri)
Note: No classes on Labor Day.
Second Semester
Classes Begin 1/22 (Wed) 1/28 (Wed) 1/27 (Wed)
Spring Break:
Begins 5:30 p.m. 3/7 (Fri) 3/13 (Fri) 3/11 (Fri)
Ends Midnight 3/23 (Sun) 3/29 (Sun) 3/27 (Sun)
Classes End 5/6 (Tue) 5/12 (Tue) 5/10 (Tue)
Study Period:
Begin 5/7 (Wed) 5/13 (Wed) 5/11 (Wed)
End 5/13 (Tue) 5/19 (Tue) 5/17 (Tue)
Final Exams:
Begin 5/14 (Wed) 5/20 (Wed) 5/18 (Wed)

End

5/20 (Tue) 5/26 (Tue) 5/24 (Tue)
Commencement 5/25 (Sun) 5/31 (Sun) 5/29 (Sun)