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 and to select pass/fail grading
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 and full semester course adjustments and to select pass/fail grading
November 16 — Last day for withdrawal from module B courses and full semester 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

February 17, 8 A.M. — Classes begin, winter semester / Module C
February 24 — Last day for module C and full semester registration adjustments and to select pass/fail grading
February 26 — Semester/year off-campus study registration deadline
March 17 — Last day for withdrawal from module C courses and to revert pass/fail grading to letter grade
March 29 — Module C classes end
March 30-31 — Module C reading days
April 1 — Module C final examinations
April 2 — Module C final examinations end
April 5 8 A.M. — Module D classes begin
April 16 — Last day for module D registration adjustments and to select pass/fail grading
April 20 — No classes
April 28 — No classes
April 30 — Last day for withdrawal from module D and full semester courses and to revert pass/fail grading to letter grade
May 6 — 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

Commencement 

May 28–30 — Commencement Weekend
May 30 — Commencement