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Academic Calendar 2020-2021

August

Date Day Description
23 Sun First-Year Students Arrive
25 Tues Upper-class Student Residences and Dining Halls Open*
26 Wed Drop/Add Period Begins; Founders' Day Convocation
27 Thurs First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes);
S/U Grade Option Begins
28 Friday Second Day of Classes (Tuesday Class Schedule)

September

Date Day Description
8
Tues Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses: End of Drop/Add Period
23 Wed First-Half-of-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with grade of W)
First-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline

October

Date Day Description
TBA
Sat
Homecoming
3-6
Sat-Tues
Mid-Term Recess
14 Wed First-Half-of-Term Courses End
19 Mon Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
23 Fri First-Half-of-Term Course Grades Due
28 Wed Full-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with a grade of W)
Full-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Drop/Add Period Ends
TBA Fri-Sun Family Weekend

November

Date Day Description
6 Friday Deadline for Submission of Applications for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Colgate Study Groups
9-13
Mon-Fri Course Registration for spring 2021 Term
13 Fri Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with grade of W) 
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
21-29
Sat-Sun Thanksgiving Recess

December

Date Day Description
11
Fri Last Day of Classes
12-13
Sat-Sun Review Period
14-15
Mon-Tues Examination Period
16
Wed Review Period
17-18
Thurs-Fri Examination Period
19 Sat Student Residences and Dining Halls Close to All Students, 3:00 p.m.*
28 Mon
All Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.

January

Date Day Description
16
Sat Residence and Dining Halls Open *
17 Sun Drop/Add Period Begins
18
Mon First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes);
S/U Grade Option Begins
27 Wed Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses: End of Drop/Add Period

February

Date Day Description
5 Fri Application Deadline for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Approved Program Leaves (Off-Campus Study)
12 Fri First-Half-of-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline(with Grade of W)
First-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline

March

Date Day Description
5
Fri Deadline for Declaration of Major (Sophomore Class Only)
5 Fri First-Half-of-Term Courses End
8 Mon Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
13-21 Sat-Sun Mid-Term Recess
22 Mon First-Half-of-Term Course Grades Due
24 Wed Full-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with a grade of W)
Full-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Drop/add Period Ends

April

Date Day Description
6-9 Tues-Fri Course Registration for fall 2021 term
9 Fri Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with Grade of W)
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
30 Fri Last Day of Classes

May

Date Day Description
1-2
Sat-Sun Review Period
3-4 Mon-Tues Examination Period
5 Wed Review Period
6-7 Thurs-Fri Examination Period
8 Sat Dining Halls Closed; Residence Halls Close to All Students Except Seniors, 3:00 p.m. *
10 Mon Senior Grades Due in Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
11-12 Tues-Wed Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Meeting-Faculty
15 Sat Baccalaureate
16 Sun Commencement
17 Mon Residence Halls Close to All Seniors and Guests, 3:00 p.m. *
18 Tues All Other Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
*Except for students with prior approval from Residential Life

June

Date Day Description
3-6
Thurs-Sun
Reunion Weekend