Academic Calendar

Fall Semester, 2012

August 23, Thursday Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for new students.
Check-in is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 24, Friday Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for all students.
Convocation at 3 p.m.
August 28, Tuesday Fall semester classes begin.
September 10, Monday Last day to add classes.
October 6-9 Midsemester break; no classes.
October 10, Wednesday Last day to withdraw from classes or the college without record.
October 19-21 Family Weekend.
November 2, Friday Final day to withdraw from classes or the college with W grades.
Close of P-D-F registration period.
November 1-7 Spring semester preregistration period.
November 16, Friday Thanksgiving vacation begins at 6 p.m., Friday, and ends at 8 a.m. Monday, November 26. All residence halls remain open.
December 7, Friday Last day of classes, fall semester.
Honors theses due in library for December ’12 candidates.
December 10-14 Final examination period.
December 14, Friday Fall semester ends. All residence halls close at noon Saturday, December 15.

Spring Semester, 2013

January 11, Friday Orientation for new students and parents begins.
January 13, Sunday Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for returning students.
January 14, Monday Spring semester classes begin.
January 21, Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes.
January 28, Monday Last day to add classes.
February 18, Monday Presidents’ Day; no classes.
February 22, Friday Last day to withdraw from classes or the college without record.
March 8, Friday Spring vacation begins at 6 p.m., Friday (all residence halls close at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 12) and ends at 8 a.m., Monday, March 25. (All residence halls open at noon, Sunday, March 27).
April 5, Friday Final day to withdraw from classes or the college with W grades.
Close of P-D-F registration period.
April 9, Tuesday Whitman Undergraduate Conference; no classes.
April 19-26 Preregistration period for the fall semester 2013.
May 7, Tuesday Last day of classes, spring semester.
May 8, Wednesday Reading day; no classes. Honors theses due in library for May ’13 candidates.
May 9-14 Final examination period.
May 19, Sunday Commencement. Residence halls close at 6 p.m.