Vassar College

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester, 2014/15

August 2014
August 1 (Friday) Last day for payment of first semester fees
August 26 (Tuesday) Residence houses open at 9:00 am for new students only.
All new students arrive before 2:00 pm for beginning of orientation.
First board meal is lunch.
August 31 (Sunday) Residence Houses open at 9:00 am for all other students.
September 2014
September 1 (Monday) Labor Day - No Classes
September 2 (Tuesday) Classes begin
Registration of Special Students
September 10 (Wednesday) Fall Convocation at 3:30 pm
September 15 (Monday) Add period Ends
September 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday) Freshmen Families Weekend
October 2014
October 17 (Friday) Drop period ends
October Break begins at 5:30 pm
October 26 (Sunday) October Break ends at midnight
November 2014
November 3-14 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Spring, 2015
November 26 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at 10:00 pm
November 30 (Sunday) Thanksgiving recess ends at midnight
December 2014
December 10 (Wednesday) First semester classes end

Last day to withdraw from all first semester classes.

December 11-14 (Thursday-Sunday) Study period
December 15-19 (Monday-Friday) First semester examinations
December 20 (Saturday)  

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

Second Semester, 2014/15

January 2015
January 5 (Monday) Last day for payment of second semester fees
January 25 (Sunday) Residence houses open at 9:00am. New students arrive. First board meal is lunch.
January 28 (Wednesday) Second semester classes begin.

Registration of special students.

February 2015
February 10 (Tuesday) Add period ends.
March 2015
March 13 (Friday) Drop period ends
Spring vacation begins at 5:30 pm
March 14 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am. Last board meal is breakfast
March 29 (Sunday) Spring vacation ends at midnight. Residence houses open at 9:00 am on Saturday (28th). First board meal is lunch on Saturday, March 28th
April 2015
April 13-24 (Monday-Friday) Preregistration for Fall, 2015
April 17-19 (Friday-Sunday) All Families Weekend
May 2015
May 6 (Wednesday) Spring Convocation at 3:30 pm
May 12 (Tuesday) Second semester classes end
Last day to withdraw from all second semester classes.
May 13-17 (Wednesday-Sunday) Study period
May 18-22 (Monday-Friday) Second semester examinations
May 23 (Saturday) Residence houses close at 9:00 am (except seniors)
May 25 (Monday) Memorial Day
May 31 (Sunday) 151st Commencement. Residence houses close at 9:00 am on Monday, June 1st (for seniors)
June 2015
June 12-14 (Friday-Sunday) Vassar College Reunions

Four-Year Calendar

2014/15 - 2017/18

First Semester

  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Classes Begin 9/2(Tues) 8/31 (Mon) 8/29 (Mon) 8/28 (Mon)
October Break
Begin 10/17 (Fri) 10/9 (Fri) 10/14 (Fri) 10/6 (Fri)
End 10/26 (Sun) 10/18 (Sun) 10/23 (Sun) 10/15 (Sun)
Thanksgiving  
Begin 11/26 (Wed) 11/25 (Wed) 11/23 (Wed) 11/22 (Wed)
End 11/30 (Sun) 11/29 (Sun) 11/27 (Sun) 11/26 (Sun)
Classes End 12/11 (Wed) 12/10 (Wed) 12/9 (Wed) 12/7 (Tue)
Study Period  
Begin 12/11 (Thu) 12/10 (Thu) 12/8 (Thu) 12/7 (Wed)
End 12/14 (Sun) 12/13 (Sun) 12/11 (Sun) 12/10 (Sun)
Final Exams
Begin 12/15 (Mon) 12/14 (Mon) 12/12 (Mon) 12/11 (Mon)
End 12/19 (Fri) 12/18 (Fri) 12/16 (Fri) 12/15 (Fri)

Note: No Classes on Labor Day

Second Semester

2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Classes Begin 1/28 (Wed) 1/27 (Wed) 1/25 (Wed) 1/24 (Wed)
Spring Break
Begin 3/13 (Fri) 3/11 (Fri) 3/10 (Fri) 3/9 (Fri)
End 3/29 (Sun) 3/27 (Sun) 3/26 (Sun) 3/25 (Sun)
Classes End 5/12 (Tue) 5/10 (Tue) 5/9 (Tue) 5/8 (Tue)
Study Period
Begin 5/13 (Wed) 5/11 (Wed) 5/10 (Wed) 5/9 (Wed)
End 5/17 (Sun) 5/17 (Tue) 5/16 (Tue) 5/15 (Tue)
Final Exams
Begin 5/18 (Mon) 5/18 (Wed) 5/17 (Wed) 5/16 (Wed)
End 5/22 (Fri) 5/24 (Tue) 5/23 (Tue) 5/22 (Tue)
Commencement 5/31 (Sun) 5/29 (Sun) 5/28 (Sun) 5/27 (Sun)
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