Fall 2024

August

Date Day Description
25 Sunday First-Year Students Arrive
27 Tuesday Upper-class Student Residences and Dining Halls Open*
28 Wednesday Drop/Add Period Begins
Founders' Day Convocation
29 Thursday First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes)
S/U Grade Option Begins
30 Friday Second Day of Classes (Tuesday Class Schedule)

September

Date Day Description
9 Monday Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses: End of Drop/Add Period
25 Wednesday First-Half-of-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
First-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
TBA Homecoming

October

Date Day Description
12-15 Saturday-Tuesday Mid-Term Recess
18 Friday First-Half-of-Term Courses End
21 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
25 Friday First-Half-of-Term Course Grades Due
Deadline for submission of final documentation for Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Off-Campus Study credit
30 Wednesday Full-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Full-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Drop/Add period ends
TBA Friday-Sunday Family Weekend

November

Date Day Description
8 Friday Deadline for Submission of Applications for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Colgate Study Groups
11-15 Monday-Friday Course Registration for Spring 2025 Term
15 Friday Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
23-Dec 1 Saturday-Sunday Thanksgiving Recess

December

Date Day Description
13 Friday Last Day of Classes
14-15 Saturday-Sunday Review Period
16-17 Monday-Tuesday Examination Period
18 Wednesday Review Period
19-20 Thursday-Friday Examination Period
21 Saturday Student Residences and Dining Halls Close to All Students, 12:00 p.m.*
30 Monday All Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.

Spring 2025

January

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

February 

Date Day Description
7 Friday Application Deadline for Fall 2025/Spring 2026 Approved Program Leaves (Off-Campus Study)
14 Friday First-Half-of-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
First-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline

March

Date Day Description
7 Friday Deadline for Declaration of Major (Sophomore Class Only)
First-Half-of-Term-Courses End
10 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
14 Friday First-Half-of-Term Course Grades Due
15-23 Saturday-Sunday Mid-Term Recess
26 Wednesday Full-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Full-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Drop/add Period Ends

April

Date Day Description
7-11 Monday-Friday Course Registration for fall 2025 term
14 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline

May

Date Day Description
2 Friday Last Day of Classes
3-4 Saturday-Sunday Review Period
5-6 Monday-Tuesday Examination Period
7 Wednesday Review Period
8-9 Thursday-Friday Examination Period
10 Saturday Dining Halls Closed; Residence Halls Close to All Students Except Seniors, 12:00 p.m. *
12 Monday Senior Grades Due in Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
13-14 Tuesday-Wednesday Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Meeting-Faculty
17 Saturday Baccalaureate
18 Sunday Commencement
18 Sunday Residence Halls Close to All Seniors and Guests, 8:00 p.m. *
20 Tuesday All Other Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
29-June 1 Thursday-Sunday Reunion Weekend

*Except for students with prior approval from Residential Life