Fall Semester 2016
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 are available at the MacCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center during Center Hours (9 a.m.-2 a.m.) and in Campus Police after hours.
September 6, Tuesday. Fall semester classes begin.
October 8-11, Saturday-Tuesday. Midsemester break. Residence Halls remain open but with limited services.
October 28-30, Friday-Sunday. Family Weekend.
November 11-13, Friday-Sunday. Homecoming Weekend.
November 19-27, Saturday-Sunday. Thanksgiving vacation. Dining Hall opens for full service on breakfast on November 27. Residence Halls remain open but with limited services.
December 14, Wednesday. Last day of fall semester classes.
December 15-17, Thursday-Saturday. Reading Days/Study Period.
December 18-22, Sunday-Thursday. Fall semester final examination period.
December 19-23, – Online Room Selection for Students Returning to campus from absence during Fall 2016.
December 22, Thursday. Dining hall closes after dinner.
December 23, Friday. Students not on campus for Spring 2017 must vacate halls by 5 p.m.
December 23 – January 22nd – 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 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. Full services for Residence Halls returns.
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. Midterm grades due. Dining Hall closes after dinner.
March 11-19, Saturday-Sunday. Spring Recess.
March 15, Tuesday. Deadline for students to submit applications for room draw and 2017-18 off-campus housing; deadline to submit fall 2017 study abroad, educational leave, withdrawal and readmission, and special program proposals.
March 27-31, Monday-Friday. Advising Week.
March 28, Room Selection Lipsync
April 5 – Room Draw Day 1
April 6 – Room Draw Day 2
April 11 – Room Draw Day 3
April 12 – Room Draw Day 4
April 12, Wednesday. Deadline for students to submit spring 2018 study abroad and other educational leave requests.
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 4-7, Thursday-Sunday. Reading/Study Period.
May 8-12, Monday-Friday. Spring semester examination period. Last meal for undergraduates will be dinner on May 12.
May 12, Friday. Finals end at 5:00 p.m.
May 13, Saturday. Residences close for non-graduating students at 2:00 pm.
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 5:00 p.m.