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2020-2021 Academic Year

2020-2021 Academic Year


Following is the calendar for the 2020 ‒ 2021 academic year.  Additional details will be forthcoming.

Fall Semester Calendar:


Move-in dates for New Students:
  • Sunday, August 16
  • Monday, August 17 (Morning)
Move-in dates for Returning Students:
  • Monday, August 17 (Afternoon)
  • Tuesday, August 18
  • Wednesday, August 19

First Day of classes: Thursday, August 20

Add/drop ends: Thursday, August 27

Last day of classes before Thanksgiving break: Tuesday, November 24

  • Students will not return to campus following this break

Reading Days (remotely): Monday-Tuesday, November 30-December 1

Final Exams (remotely) Wednesday-Friday, December 2-4

Winter break begins: Saturday, December 5


Move-In details:
  • Move-in for both New & Returning Students will occur over multiple days.
  • All students will be limited to having two individuals assisting them with their move in.
  • There will be one central check in area for New Student move-in. There will be two check in areas for Returner Student move-in: one for upper-campus and one for lower-campus (Lakeview & Sawmill).
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn by students, and strongly recommended for anyone accompanying them, while in common spaces (i.e. hallways, lounges, etc.) or when gathering in groups larger than 10 outdoors. Face masks will be provided for anyone who may have forgotten theirs.
  • For students moving into New Hampshire and Mount Washington Halls, Residence Life will identify which entrance/emergency door is closest to each students’ room and direct them to use that door while moving in.

Spring Semester Calendar

Martin Luther King Day ‒ Rindge Campus closed: Monday, January 18

Residence halls open: Tuesday, January 19

First day of classes: Wednesday, January 20

Add/drop ends: Wednesday, January 27

President’s Day: Monday, February 15

Last day of classes before spring break: Friday, March 12

Spring break day ‒ Rindge campus closed: Friday, March 19

Residence halls re-open at 12 p.m.: Sunday, March 21

Classes resume: Monday, March 22

Last day of classes and honors convocation: Friday, May 7

Reading days: Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9

Final Exams Monday-Thursday, May 10-13

Residence halls close for undergraduate students at 8 p.m.:
Thursday, May 13

Baccalaureate: Friday, May 14

Commencement: Saturday, May 15