Fall 2020

August

Date Day Description
23 Sunday First-Year Students Arrive
25 Tuesday Upper-class Student Residences and Dining Halls Open*
26 Wednesday Drop/Add Period Begins; Founders' Day Convocation
27 Thursday 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 Tuesday Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses: End of Drop/Add Period
23 Wednesday 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
3-6 Saturday-Tuesday Mid-Term Recess
14 Wednesday First-Half-of-Term Courses End
17 Saturday Homecoming
19 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
23 Friday First-Half-of-Term Course Grades Due
23-25 Friday-Sunday Family Weekend
28 Wednesday 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

November

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

December

Date Day Description
11 Friday Last Day of Classes
12-13 Saturday-Sunday Review Period
14-15 Monday-Tuesday Examination Period
16 Wednesday Review Period
17-18 Thursday-Friday Examination Period
19 Saturday Student Residences and Dining Halls Close to All Students, 3:00 p.m.*
28 Monday All Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.

Spring 2021

January

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

February

Date Day Description
5 Friday Application Deadline for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Approved Program Leaves (Off-Campus Study)
12 Friday 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 Friday Deadline for Declaration of Major (Sophomore Class Only)
5 Friday First-Half-of-Term Courses End
8 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
13-21 Saturday-Sunday Mid-Term Recess
22 Monday First-Half-of-Term Course Grades Due
24 Wednesday 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 Tuesday-Friday Course Registration for fall 2021 term
9 Friday Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with Grade of W)
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
30 Friday Last Day of Classes

May

Date Day Description
1-2 Saturday-Sunday Review Period
3-4 Monday-Tuesday Examination Period
5 Wednesday Review Period
6-7 Thursday-Fri Examination Period
8 Saturday Dining Halls Closed; Residence Halls Close to All Students Except Seniors, 3:00 p.m. *
10 Monday Senior Grades Due in Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
11-12 Tuesday-Wednesday Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Meeting-Faculty
15 Saturday Baccalaureate
16 Sunday Commencement
17 Monday Residence Halls Close to All Seniors and Guests, 3:00 p.m. *
18 Tuesday All Other Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.

June

Date Day Description
3-6 Thursday-Sunday Reunion Weekend

*Except for students with prior approval from Residential Life