Calendars

2020-2021 Calendar

With public health, the student and faculty experience, and sustaining the college’s mission at the forefront of decision making related to the academic calendar, Bates has adjusted its academic calendar in 2020–21 in order to offer our fall and winter semesters in the 2+2 format. The 2+2 semester plan will be in effect regardless of whether Bates conducts in-person or remote learning in 2020–21.

2020

  • August 1 — Fall charge due
  • September 2, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, fall semester / Module A
  • October 13 — Module A classes end
  • October 14 — Module A reading day
  • October 15 — Module A final examinations begin
  • October 16 — Module A final examinations end
  • October 19, 8 A.M. — Fall semester / Module B classes begin
  • November 24 — Last day of classes prior to Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 25-29 — Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 30-December 7 — Semester concludes remotely.
  • December 1 — Winter charge due
  • December 1 — Module B classes end
  • December 2-3 — Module B reading days
  • December 4 — Module B final examinations
  • December 7 — Module B final examinations end

2021

  • February 17, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, winter semester / Module C
  • February 26— Semester/year off-campus study registration deadline
  • March 29 — Module C classes end
  • March 30-31 — Module C reading days
  • April 1 — Module C final examinations
  • April 5 — Module C final examinations end
  • April 7, 8 A.M. — Module D classes begin
  • April 28 — No classes
  • May 20 — Module D classes end
  • May 21 — Module D reading day
  • May 24 — Module D final examinations
  • May 25 — Module D final examinations end
  • May 27 — Commencement*

* Please note that while the 2021 commencement exercises will be held on 5/27, degrees will be conferred on 5/30.
**Final examinations cannot be rescheduled because of student travel plans.

2021-2022 Calendar

Fall 2021

September 1, 8 A.M. Classes begin, fall semester
October 15-17 Fall recess
November 20-28 Thanksgiving recess
December 3, 4 P.M. Classes end, fall semester
December 7, 8 A.M. Final examinations begin
December 13 Final examinations end**

Spring 2022

January 12, 8 A.M. Classes begin, winter semester
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day — workshops take the place of classes
February 19-27 Winter recess
March 23-27 Spring recess
April 15, 4 P.M. Classes end, winter semester
April 19, 8 A.M. Final examinations begin
April 25 Final examinations end**
May 2, 8 A.M. Classes begin, Short Term
May 25, 4 P.M. Classes end, Short Term
May 27–29 Commencement Weekend

**Final examinations cannot be rescheduled because of student travel plans.