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2017–2018 Calendar

2017

  • August 1 — Fall charge due
  • August 28 — New Student Orientation begins
  • September 6, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, fall semester
  • September 19 — Last day for fall semester registration adjustments*
  • September 22-24 —Back to Bates Weekend
  • October 18-22 — Fall recess
  • October 27 — Last day for withdrawal from fall semester courses
  • October 28-November 3 — Registration for winter semester
  • November 18–26 — Thanksgiving recess
  • December 1 — Winter charge due
  • December 8, 4 P.M. — Classes end, fall semester
  • December 12, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • December 16, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**

2018

  • January 8, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, winter semester
  • January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — workshops take the place of classes
  • January 19 Last day for winter semester registration adjustments*
  • January 27– February 2 — Registration for off-campus and alternate date Short Term courses
  • February 2 — Application deadline for off-campus study, abroad or in the United States, for the next fall, winter, or academic year
  • February 17-25 — Winter recess
  • March 2 — Last day for withdrawal from winter semester courses
  • March 3–9 — Registration for on-campus Short Term and fall semester
  • April 6, 4 P.M. — Classes end, winter semester
  • April 10, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • April 14, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**
  • April 23, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, Short Term
  • April 25 — Last day for on-campus Short Term registration adjustments*
  • April 27 — Last day for withdrawal from on-campus Short Term courses
  • May 25, 4 P.M. — Classes end, Short Term
  • May 25–27 — Commencement Weekend
  • June 8-10 — Reunion Weekend

2018–2019 Calendar

2018

  • August 1 — Fall charge due
  • August 27 — New Student Orientation begins
  • September 5, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, fall semester
  • September 18 — Last day for fall semester registration adjustments*
  • October 5-6 —Back to Bates Weekend
  • October 17-21 — Fall recess
  • October 26 — Last day for withdrawal from fall semester courses
  • October 27-November 2 — Registration for winter semester
  • November 17–25 — Thanksgiving recess
  • December 1 — Winter charge due
  • December 7, 4 P.M. — Classes end, fall semester
  • December 11, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • December 15, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**

2019

  • January 7, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, winter semester
  • January 18 Last day for winter semester registration adjustments*
  • January 21 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — workshops take the place of classes
  • January 26– February 1 — Registration for off-campus and alternate date Short Term courses
  • February 1 — Application deadline for off-campus study, abroad or in the United States, for the next fall, winter, or academic year
  • February 16-24 — Winter recess
  • March 1 — Last day for withdrawal from winter semester courses
  • March 29 — Mount David Summit
  • March 2–8 — Registration for on-campus Short Term and fall semester
  • April 5, 4 P.M. — Classes end, winter semester
  • April 9, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • April 13, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**
  • April 22, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, Short Term
  • April 24 — Last day for on-campus Short Term registration adjustments*
  • April 26 — Last day for withdrawal from on-campus Short Term courses
  • May 24, 4 P.M. — Classes end, Short Term
  • May 24–26 — Commencement Weekend
  • June 7-9 — Reunion Weekend

*Students must register unless currently on a Bates-approved program or approved leave. Late registrants are subject to late fees and may be required to petition the Committee on Academic Standing to request late registration approval.
**Final examinations cannot be rescheduled because of student travel plans.