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 (All Thursday Classes Meet)

September

Date Day Description
8 Tuesday Drop/Add Period Ends for Full-term and First-Half-of-Term Courses
23 Wednesday First-Half-of-Term S/U Grade Option and Course Withdrawal (with grade of W) Deadlines

October

Date Day Description
14 Wednesday First-Half-of-Term Courses (“Grading Period A”) End
15 Thursday Second-Half-of-Term Courses (“Grading Period B”) Begins
23 Friday Deadline for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Off-Campus Study Credit
28 Wednesday Full-Term S/U Grade Option and Course Withdrawal (with grade of W) Deadlines

Second-Half-of-Term Courses Drop/Add Period Ends

November

Date Day Description
4 Wednesday 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 S/U Grade Option and Course Withdrawal (with grade of W) Deadlines
20 Friday Last Day of On-Campus Instruction
21 Saturday Residence Halls close at 5 p.m.
22–29 Sunday–Sunday Thanksgiving Recess
30 Monday Virtual Instruction Begins

December

Date Day Description
9 Wednesday Last Day of Virtual Instruction
10–13 Thursday–Sunday Review Period
14–18 Monday–Friday Examination Period (Virtual)
28 Monday All Grades Due in the Registrar’s Office, 9 a.m.

Spring 2021

January

Date Day Description
11 Monday January Period** begins
22 Friday January Period** ends
23 Saturday Student Residences and Dining Halls Open
24 Sunday Drop/Add Begins
25 Monday First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes)

February

Date Day Description
3 Wednesday Drop/Add Period Ends for Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses
5 Friday Application Deadline for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Approved Program Leaves
19 Friday First-Half-of-Term S/U Grade Option and Course Withdrawal (with Grade of W) Deadlines

March

Date Day Description
12 Friday

Deadline for Declaration of Major (Class of 2023)

First-Half-of-Term Courses (“Grading Period A”) End

15 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses (“Grading Period B”) Begins
24 Wednesday Full-Term S/U Grade Option and Course Withdrawal (with grade of W) Deadlines

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 S/U Grade Option and Course Withdrawal (with grade of W) Deadlines
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–Friday Examination Period
8 Saturday Dining Halls Closed; Residence Halls Closed to All Students Except Seniors, noon.
10 Monday Senior Grades Due in Registrar's Office, 9 a.m.
11–12 Tuesday–Wednesday Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Meeting for Faculty
15 Saturday Baccalaureate, Class of 2021
16 Sunday Commencement, Class of 2021

Residence Halls Close to All Seniors and Guests, 8 p.m.
18 Tuesday All Other Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9 a.m.
22 Saturday Baccalaureate, Class of 2020
23 Sunday Commencement, Class of 2020

June

Date Day Description
3–6 Thursday–Sunday Reunion Weekend
7 Monday June Term** Begins
30 Wednesday June Term** Ends

* Policies for arrival of students to be determined
** January Period and June Term are only available to students with special permission of the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Curricular and Academic Affairs