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Academic Calendar 2019-2020

AUGUST

Date Day Description
25 Sun First-Year Students Arrive
27 Tues Upper-class Student Residences and Dining Halls Open*
28 Wed Drop/Add Period Begins; Founders' Day Convocation
29 Thurs 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
Wed Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses: End of Drop/Add Period
25 Wed First-Half-of-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with grade of W)
First-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
27-29 Fri-Sun Family Weekend

OCTOBER

Date Day Description
TBA
Sat
Homecoming
12-15
Sat-Tues
Mid-Term Recess
21 Mon Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
30 Wed 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
8 Friday Deadline for Submission of Applications for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Colgate Study Groups
11-15
Mon-Fri Course Registration for spring 2020 Term
15 Fri Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with grade of W) 
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
23-Dec. 1
Sat-Sun Thanksgiving Recess

DECEMBER

Date Day Description
13
Fri Last Day of Classes
14-15
Sat-Sun Review Period
16-17
Mon-Tues Examination Period
18
Wed Review Period
19-20
Thurs-Fri Examination Period
21 Sat Student Residences and Dining Halls Close to All Students, 3:00 p.m.*
30 Mon
All Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.

JANUARY

Date Day Description
18
Sat Residence and Dining Halls Open *
19 Sun Drop/Add Period Begins
20
Mon First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes);
S/U Grade Option Begins
29 Wed Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses: End of Drop/Add Period

FEBRUARY

Date Day Description
7 Fri Deadline for Submission of Applications for Participation on an Approved Program for fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 (Off-Campus Study)
14 Fri 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
6
Fri Deadline for Declaration of Major (Sophomore Class Only)
9 Mon Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
14-22 Sat-Sun Mid-Term Recess
25 Wed 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
13 Mon Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Withdrawal Deadline (with Grade of W)
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
13-16 Mon-Thurs Course Registration for fall 2020 term

MAY

Date Day Description
1 Fri Last Day of Classes
2-3
Sat-Sun Review Period
4-5 Mon-Tues Examination Period
6 Wed Review Period
7-8 Thurs-Fri Examination Period
9 Sat Dining Halls Closed; Residence Halls Close to All Students Except Seniors, 3:00 p.m. *
11 Mon Senior Grades Due in Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
12-13 Tues-Wed Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Meeting-Faculty
16 Sat Baccalaureate
17 Sun Commencement
18 Mon Residence Halls Close to All Seniors and Guests, 3:00 p.m. *
19 Tues All Other Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
28-31 Thurs-Sun Reunion Weekend


*Except for students with prior approval from Residential Life