August 30, Tuesday. New student orientation begins; first-year residences open at 9 a.m.
September 3, Saturday. Residences open for upper-class students at 9 a.m. (Keys at in the McCaffrey Room in the Keefe Campus Center during Center Hours—at Campus Police after hours.)
September 5, Monday. Opening Convocation.
September 6, Tuesday. Fall semester classes begin.
September 15, Thursday. Last day to add/drop courses for fall semester.
October 8-11, Saturday-Tuesday. Midsemester break. Residence halls and dining hall remain open but with limited services.
October 12, Wednesday. Monday classes will be held.
October 15, Saturday. Deadline for spring 2017 readmission.
October 19, Wednesday. Midsemester grades due in Registrar’s Office.
October 21, Friday. Last day for first-year students and first-semester transfer students to obtain permission to withdraw from a course without penalty. Last day for Class of 2017E to take comprehensive exams.
October 28-30, Friday-Sunday. Family Weekend.
October 31-November 4, Monday-Friday. Advising Week.
November 1, Tuesday. Deadline for students to apply for spring 2018 withdrawal, readmission, and off-campus housing.
November 7-11, Monday-Friday. Preregistration for spring semester.
November 11-13, Friday-Sunday. Homecoming Weekend.
November 19-27, Saturday-Sunday. Thanksgiving vacation. Dining hall opens for breakfast on Nov. 28. Residence halls are open but with limited services.
December 13, Tuesday. 2017E Senior honors theses and recommendations for honors due in Registrar’s Office.
December 14, Wednesday. Last day of fall semester classes. Deadline for Class of 2019E to declare major at Registrar’s Office.
December 15-17, Thursday-Saturday. Reading/Study period.
December 18-22, Sunday-Thursday. Fall semester examination period.
December 22, Thursday. Dining hall closes after dinner.
December 23, Friday. Students not on campus for spring 2017 must vacate residence halls by 5 p.m.
December 23-January 22, Friday-Sunday. Residence halls are open but with limited services. Students staying for some or all of this time should register with the Office of Residential Life.
January 3, Tuesday. Fall semester grades due on ACData.
January 3-20, Tuesday-Friday. Interterm. Dining hall reopens with breakfast on Jan. 3.
January 5, Thursday. Online Room selection for students returning to campus from absence during fall 2016.
January 18, Wednesday. Students returning to campus after fall 2016 absence may access housing at 9 a.m.
January 23, Monday. Spring semester classes begin at Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts.
January 24, Tuesday. Spring semester classes begin at Mount Holyoke College.
January 25, Wednesday. Spring semester classes begin at Hampshire College.
January 26, Thursday. Spring semester classes begin at Smith College.
February 1, Wednesday. Last day to add/drop courses for spring semester.
March 1, Wednesday. Deadline for students to submit applications for room draw and 2017-18 off-campus housing; deadline for withdrawal and readmission.
March 10, Friday. Last day for graduating seniors to take comprehensive exams. Last day for first-year and first-semester transfer students to obtain permission to withdraw from a course without penalty. Mid-term grades due. Dining hall closes after dinner.
March 11-19, Saturday-Sunday. Spring recess.
March 15, Tuesday. Deadline to submit fall 2017 study abroad, educational leave, and special program proposals.
March 27-31, Monday-Friday. Advising Week.
March, 28, Tuesday. Room selection Lipsync.
April 3-7, Monday-Friday. Preregistration for fall semester.
April 3, Monday. Room Draw Day 1.
April 5, Wednesday. Room Draw Day 2.
April 10, Monday. Room Draw Day 3
April 12, Wednesday. Room Draw Day 4. Deadline for students to submit spring 2018 study abroad and other educational leave requests.
April 24, Monday. Deadline for upperclass students to apply to renew financial aid.
April 27, Thursday. College Meeting.
April 28, Friday. Last day of spring semester classes. Deadline for Class of 2018 to declare major. Senior Assembly. Deadline for RCs to post summer storage hours.
April 30, Sunday. Deadline for students to submit Commencement/Reunion housing applications.
May 4, Thursday. Senior honors theses due in Registrar’s Office at 4 p.m. Honors recommendations and grades due in Registrar’s Office.
May 4-7, Thursday-Sunday. Reading/Study Period.
May 8-12, Monday-Friday. Spring semester examination period, ends 5 p.m. Friday. Last meal for undergraduates will be dinner on May 12.
May 13, Saturday. Residences close for non-graduating students at 2 p.m.
May 15, Monday. Senior grades due at 9 a.m.
May 17, Wednesday. Grades due for non-seniors at 4 p.m.
May 21, Sunday. Commencement. Residences close for graduates at 5 p.m.
May 24-28, Wednesday-Sunday. Alumni Holiday and Reunion.
May 28, Sunday. Reunion worker housing closes at 5 p.m.
This calendar is available online at www.amherst.edu/calendar.