Academic Calendar

Fall 2015 Winter 2015/2016
Spring 2016 Summer 2016


This calendar site is updated for the new academic year in late August after the end of the CPE Summer session and before the start of the Fall term. Click HERE if you need past or future calendars on the official Faculty Senate calendar page.

Click HERE for the UMass and the other four colleges’ academic calendars at the Five College Web site.
 

Fall 2015

First Day of classes Tuesday September 8
Last day to add or drop any class with no record - Undergraduate, Graduate, Stockbridge, Continuing Education Monday September 21
Holiday - Columbus Day Monday October 12
Monday class schedule will be followed Tuesday October 13
Last day to Drop with "DR" - Graduate Monday October 19
Mid-Semester Date (Last day to Drop with 'W' and select 'P/F'- Undergraduate, Stockbridge, Continuing Education) Thursday October 22
Holiday - Veterans' Day Wednesday November 11
Registration begins for Spring 2016 Thursday November 12
Thanksgiving recess begins after last class Wednesday November 25
Classes resume Monday November 30
Last day of classes Friday December 11
Reading Period begins Saturday December 12
Reading Period ends Sunday December 13
Final examinations begin Monday December 14
Last day of final examinations Saturday December 19
Snow day for Dec. 19 exams, semester ends Monday December 21
Final grades due by midnight Monday December 28
Number of class meetings: MTuWThF: 13


Winter Term 2015/2016

First day of classes Monday December 21
Last day to add/drop Wednesday December 23
Holiday Break starts Thursday December 24
Classes resume Saturday December 26
Holiday Break starts Thursday December 31
Classes resume Saturday January 2
Last day to drop with "W" Monday January 4
Last day of classes Saturday January 16
Final grades due Wednesday January 20

 

Spring 2016

First day of classes Tuesday January 19
Last day to add or drop any class with no record - Undergraduate, Graduate, Stockbridge, Continuing Education Monday February 1
Holiday - Presidents' Day Monday February 15
Monday class schedule will be followed Tuesday February 16
Last day to Drop with "DR" - Graduate Monday February 29
Mid-Semester Date (Last day to Drop with "W" and select 'P/F'- Undergraduate, Stockbridge, Continuing Education) Thursday March 3
Spring recess begins after last class Saturday March 12
Classes resume Monday March 21
Registration begins for Fall 2016 Monday April 4
Holiday - Patriot's Day Monday April 18
Monday class schedule will be followed Wednesday April 20
Last day of classes Wednesday April 27
Reading Day Thursday April 28
Final examinations begin Friday April 29
Second Reading Day Sunday May 1
Final examinations resume Monday May 2
Last day of final examinations, semester ends Thursday May 5
Graduate and Undergraduate Commencements Friday May 6
Stockbridge Commencement Saturday May 7
Final grades due by Midnight Tuesday May 10
Number of class meetings: MTuWThF: 13


Summer Session 2016

First day of classes - Session One Monday May 16
Last day to add/drop any Session One class Friday May 20
Holiday - Memorial Day Monday May 30
Last day to drop with "W" any Session One class Friday June 3
Last day of classes - Session One Friday June 24
Holiday - Independence Day Monday July 4
Session One final grades due Wednesday July 6
First day of classes - Session Two Monday July 11
Last day to add/drop any Session Two class Friday July 15
Last day to drop with "W" any Session Two class Friday July 29
Last day of classes, Summer Session ends Friday August 19
Remaining Summer Grades due Tuesday August 30