All dates are inclusive. A more detailed College Calendar is published by the Registrar's Office in August of each academic year.
Fall Semester, 2013
August 29, Thursday – Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for new students. Check-in is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
August 30, Friday – Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for all students. Convocation at 3 p.m.
September 3, Tuesday – Fall semester classes begin.
September 16, Monday – Last day to add classes.
October 14-15 – Midsemester break; no classes.
October 16, Wednesday – Last day to drop from classes or the college without record.
October 25-27 – Family Weekend.
November 7-13 – Preregistration period for the spring semester 2014.
November 8, Friday – Final day to withdraw from classes or the college with W grades. Close of P-D-F registration period.
November 22, Friday – Thanksgiving vacation begins at 6 p.m., Friday and ends at 8 a.m., Monday, December 2. All residence halls remain open.
December 13, Friday – Last day of classes, fall semester. Honors theses due in library for December '13 candidates.
December 16-20 – Final examination period.
December 20, Friday – Fall semester ends. All residence halls close at noon Saturday, December 21.
Spring Semester, 2014
January 17, Friday – Orientation for new students and parents begins.
January 19, Sunday – Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for returning students.
January 20, Monday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes.
January 21, Tuesday – Spring semester classes begin.
January 31, Friday – Last day to add classes.
February 17, Monday – Presidents' Day; no classes.
February 28, Friday – Last day to drop from classes or the college without record.
March 14, Friday – Spring vacation begins at 6 p.m., Friday (all residence halls close at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 15) and ends at 8 a.m., Monday, March 31 (all residence halls open at noon, Sunday, March 30).
April 8, Tuesday – Whitman Undergraduate Conference; no classes.
April 11, Friday – Final day to withdraw from classes or the college with W grades. Close of P-D-F registration period.
April 25-30 – Preregistration period for the fall semester 2014.
May 13, Tuesday – Last day of classes, spring semester.
May 14, Wednesday – Reading day; no classes. Honors theses due in library for May '14 candidates.
May 15-20 – Final examination period.
May 25, Sunday – Commencement. Residence halls close at 6 p.m.