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Calendars


2014–2015 Calendar

2014

  • August 1 — Fall charge due
  • August 30 — New Student Orientation begins
  • September 2— Convocation
  • September 3, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, fall semester
  • September 16 — Last day for fall semester registration adjustments*
  • October 10-12 —Parents & Family Weekend
  • October 15–19 — Fall recess
  • October 24-25 — Alumni Homecoming Weekend
  • October 31 — Last day for withdrawal from fall semester courses
  • November 1–7 — Registration for winter semester
  • November 22–30 — Thanksgiving recess
  • December 1 — Winter charge due
  • December 5, 4 P.M. — Classes end, fall semester
  • December 9, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • December 13, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**

2015

  • January 12, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, winter semester
  • January 19 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — workshops take the place of classes
  • January 23 Last day for winter semester registration adjustments*
  • January 31 – February 6 — Registration for off-campus and alternate date Short Term courses
  • February 6 — Application deadline for off-campus study, abroad or in the United States, for the next fall, winter, or academic year
  • February 14–22 — Winter recess
  • March 6 — Last day for withdrawal from winter semester courses
  • March 7–13 — Registration for on-campus Short Term and fall semester
  • April 3 — Mount David Summit
  • April 10, 4 P.M. — Classes end, winter semester
  • April 14, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • April 18, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**
  • April 27, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, Short Term
  • April 29 — Last day for on-campus Short Term registration adjustments*
  • May 1 — Last day for withdrawal from on-campus Short Term courses
  • May 29, 4 P.M. — Classes end, Short Term
  • May 29–31 — Commencement Weekend
  • May 31 — Commencement Ceremony
  • June 12-14 — Reunion Weekend

2015–2016 Calendar

2015

  • August 1 — Fall charge due
  • August 30 — New Student Orientation begins
  • September 9, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, fall semester
  • September 22 — Last day for fall semester registration adjustments*
  • October 2-4 —Parents & Family Weekend
  • October 21-25 — Fall recess
  • October 30 — Last day for withdrawal from fall semester courses
  • October 31-November 6 — Registration for winter semester
  • November 6-7Alumni Homecoming Weekend
  • November 22–30 — Thanksgiving recess
  • December 1 — Winter charge due
  • December 11, 4 P.M. — Classes end, fall semester
  • December 15, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • December 19, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**

2016

  • January 11, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, winter semester
  • January 18 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — workshops take the place of classes
  • January 22 Last day for winter semester registration adjustments*
  • January 30– February 5 — Registration for off-campus and alternate date Short Term courses
  • February 6 — Application deadline for off-campus study, abroad or in the United States, for the next fall, winter, or academic year
  • February 20-28 — Winter recess
  • March 4 — Last day for withdrawal from winter semester courses
  • March 5–11 — Registration for on-campus Short Term and fall semester
  • April 1 — Mount David Summit
  • April 8, 4 P.M. — Classes end, winter semester
  • April 12, 8 A.M. — Final examinations begin
  • April 16, 12:30 P.M. — Final examinations end**
  • April 25, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, Short Term
  • April 27 — Last day for on-campus Short Term registration adjustments*
  • April 29 — Last day for withdrawal from on-campus Short Term courses
  • May 27, 4 P.M. — Classes end, Short Term
  • May 27–29 — Commencement Weekend
  • June 10-12 — 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.