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2014/2015 Calendar

2014 Fall Term

August 1 Fall charge due
August 30 New Student Orientation begins
September 2, 11 A.M. Convocation
September 3, 8 A.M. Classes begin, fall semester
September 16 Last day for fall semester registration adjustments*
October 10-12 Parents and Families 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 Winter Term

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**

2015 Short Term

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

*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 reschedule to accommodate the travel plans of students. Excused absences are not granted for travel.

Note: The College meal plan includes meals during the October recess, i.e.,
there is no extra cost for eating meals in the dining commons during this period.
However, please note that the meal plan does not cover meals during all other recess
periods; limited meals will be available for purchase in the dining commons
during these periods.

2013–2014

2013 Fall Semester

Friday, August 30                                   Residences open for upperclass students
Saturday, August 31                               New Student Orientation begins
Monday, September 2                             Meals for upper-class students begin with dinner
Wednesday, September 4                       Classes begin, Fall Semester
Tuesday, September 17                          Last day for Fall Semester registration adjustments

Friday, September 27-29                        Parents and Families Weekend
Wednesday, October 16-20                    Fall Recess; limited meals provided*
Residences remain open
Friday, November 1                                Last day for withdrawal from Fall Semester courses
Friday, November 1-2                            Alumni Homecoming Weekend
 
Saturday, November 2-8, 4:00 p.m.        Registration for Winter Semester
Saturday, November 23- Dec. 1             Thanksgiving Recess; meals end with dinner on Nov. 22
and resume with dinner on Dec. 1*
                                                               Residences remain open
Friday, December 6, 4:00 p.m.               Classes end, Fall Semester
Tuesday, December 10                           Final Examinations begin
Saturday, December 14, 12:30 p.m.       Final Examinations end**; meals end with dinner on Dec. 14*
Sunday, December 15, 5:00 p.m.           Residences close

2014 Winter Semester

Sunday, January 5                                  Residences open; meals begin with dinner
Monday, January 6                                 Classes begin, Winter Semester
Friday, January 17                                  Last day for Winter Semester registration adjustments
Monday, January 20                               Martin Luther King, Jr. Day –workshops take the place of classes
Saturday, February 1-7, 4:00 p.m.          Registration for off-campus and alternate date Short Term units

Friday, February 7                                  Application deadline for off-campus study, abroad or in the
U.S., for the next fall, winter, or academic year
Saturday, February 15-23                       Winter Recess; meals end with dinner on Feb. 14
and resume with dinner on Feb. 23*
                                                               Residences remain open
Friday, February 28                                Last day for withdrawal from Winter Semester courses
Saturday, March 8-14, 4:00 p.m.            Registration for on-campus Short Term units and Fall Semester
Friday, March 28                                    Mount David Summit

Friday, April 4, 4:00 p.m.                       Classes end, Winter Semester
Tuesday, April 8                                     Final Examinations begin
Saturday, April 12, 12:30 p.m.               Final Examinations end**; meals end with dinner on April 12*
Sunday, April 13, 5:00 p.m.                   Residences close


2014 Short Term

Sunday, April 20                                    Residences open; meals begin with dinner
Monday, April 21                                   Classes begin, Short Term
Wednesday, April 23                              Last day for on-campus Short Term registration adjustments
Friday, April 25                                      Last day for withdrawal from on-campus Short Term unit

Friday, May 23, 4:00 p.m.                      Classes end, Short Term; meals end with dinner
Saturday, May 24, 5:00 p.m.                  Residences close for non-seniors
Friday, May 23-25                                  Commencement Weekend
Sunday, May 25, 5:00 p.m.                    Residences close


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