Calendars


2016–2017 Calendar

2016

  • August 1 — Fall charge due
  • August 29 — New Student Orientation begins
  • September 7, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, fall semester
  • September 20 — Last day for fall semester registration adjustments*
  • October 7–9 — Back to Bates Weekend
  • October 19–23 — Fall recess
  • October 28 — Last day for withdrawal from fall semester courses
  • October 29–November 4 — Registration for winter semester
  • November 19–27 — Thanksgiving recess
  • December 1 — Winter charge due
  • December 9, 4 P.M. — Classes end, fall semester
  • December 13, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • December 17, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**

2017

  • January 9, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, winter semester
  • January 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — workshops take the place of classes
  • January 20 — Last day for winter semester registration adjustments*
  • January 28–February 3 — Registration for off–campus and alternate date Short Term courses
  • February 4 — Application deadline for off–campus study, abroad or in the United States, for the next fall, winter, or academic year
  • February 18–26 — Winter recess
  • March 3 — Last day for withdrawal from winter semester courses
  • March 4–10 — Registration for on–campus Short Term and fall semester
  • March 31 — Mount David Summit
  • April 7, 4 P.M. — Classes end, winter semester
  • April 11, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • April 15, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**
  • April 24, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, Short Term
  • April 26 — Last day for on–campus Short Term registration adjustments*
  • April 28 — Last day for withdrawal from on–campus Short Term courses
  • May 26, 4 P.M. — Classes end, Short Term
  • May 26–28 — Commencement Weekend
  • May 28 — Commencement
  • June 9–11 — Reunion Weekend

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

*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.