Academic Calendar 2020-21

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.

Fall Semester

August 1 — Fall charge due
September 2, 8am — Fall semester / Module A classes begin
September 9 — Last day for module A registration adjustments
September 9 — Last day for module A registration adjustments and to select pass/fail grading
September 30 — Last day for withdrawal from module A courses
September 30 — Last day for withdrawal from module A courses and to revert pass/fail grading to letter grade
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, 8am — Fall semester / Module B classes begin
October 26 — Last day for module B registration adjustments
October 26 — Last day for module B registration adjustments and to select pass/fail grading
November 16 — Last day for withdrawal from module B courses
November 16 — Last day for withdrawal from module B courses and to revert pass/fail grading to letter grade
November 24 — Last day of classes prior to Thanksgiving Recess
November 25–29 — Thanksgiving Recess
November 30–December 7 — Students Conclude Semester 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

Winter Semester

January 13, 8am — Winter Semester / Module C classes begin
January 18 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — workshops take the place of classes
January 20 — Last day for module C registration adjustments
January 20  — Last day for module C registration adjustments and to select pass/fail grading
February 5 — Semester/year off-campus study registration deadline
February 10 — Last day for withdrawal from module C courses
February 10 — Last day for withdrawal from module C courses and to revert pass/fail grading to letter grade
February 23 — Module C classes end
February 24–25 — Module C reading days
February 26 — Module C final examinations
March 1 — Module C final examinations end
March 2–3 — No classes
March 4, 8am — Module D classes begin
March 11 — Last day for module D registration adjustments
March 11 — Last day for module D registration adjustments and to select pass/fail grading
April 1 — Last day for withdrawal from module D courses
April 1  — Last day for withdrawal from module D courses and to revert pass/fail grading to letter grade
April 13 — Module D classes end
April 14-15 — Module D reading days
April 16 — Module D final examinations
April 19 — Module D final examinations end
April 20–22 — No classes

Short Term

April 23, 8am — Short Term classes begin
April 28 — Last day for module Short Term registration adjustments
April 30 — Last day for withdrawal from Short Term courses
May 18, 4pm — Short Term classes end

Commencement 

May 21–23 — Commencement Weekend
May 23 — Commencement