The academic calendar is the best resource to discover the most important dates such as when classes begin, exam schedules, holiday information and more.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

View the 2019-2020 Dean College Academic Calendar. 

FALL SEMESTER 2019 

Date Event 
August 30  NEW International Students arrive for Check-In, NEW Arch Students arrive for Check-In; Arch Orientation begins
August 31 International Student Orientation begins
September 2 Labor Day - NEW students arrive for Check-In; Bulldog Beginnings begins for NEW students
September 3 RETURNING students arrive for Check-In; Bulldog Beginnings continues for NEW students
September 4 Day and SCS courses begin (Semester and Quarter One)
September 16 President's Cup Golf Tournament 
September 28 Homecoming for Alumni & Families 
October 14 Columbus Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
October 19  Discover Dean Day; Last day of Quarter One courses
October 21  Quarter Two courses begin 
November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony; Discover Dean Day 
November 26  At the conclusion of Tuesday classes, Thanksgiving holiday begins and residence halls close 
December 1 Residence halls re-open at noon 
December 2 Day and SCS classes resume 
December 6  Last day of Day classes 
December 7  Last day of Quarter Two and SCS Semester classes
December 9-12  Finals Week; Residents must vacate room two hours after their last final 
December 12 Last day of Fall semester 

WINTER INTERSESSION 2020

Date Event
December 21 SCS Intersession online courses begin 
January 6 & 13 SCS Intersession face-to-face courses begin (one- and two-week courses)
January 16  SCS Intersession online courses end 
January 17  SCS Intersession face-to-face courses end 

two students walking to class in the winter in front of dean hall.

SPRING SEMESTER 2020

Date Event 
January 17  NEW International students arrive for Check-In
January 18  International Student Orientation begins 
January 20  Martin Luther King Day - The College will be open on this day. Residence halls re-open; Check-In for ALL students; New Student Orientation begins 
January 21  Day and SCS courses begin (Semester and Quarter Three) 
February 17  President's Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
TBD Dean Leadership Institute
March 6  Last day of Quarter Three Day courses; at the conclusion of Friday classes, Spring vacation begins and residence halls close 
March 7  Last day of Quarter Three SCS courses; SCS vacation begins at the conclusion of Saturday classes
March 15 Residence halls re-open at noon
March 16  Quarter Four courses begin; Day and SCS Semester classes resume 
March 21 Discover Dean Day 
April 18  Accepted Students Day 
April 20  Patriots Day - No Classes - Administrative offices closed. Snow Make-up Day if necessary. 
May 1 Last day of Day classes 
May 2 Last day of SCS Semester and Quarter Four classes 
May 4-7  Finals Week; Non-graduating resident students must vacate their room three hours after their last final
May 7  Last day of the Spring semester
May 8 Commencement Reception 
May 9  Commencement - 11:00 a.m.

three students walking to class outside

SUMMER 2020

Date Event
May 25 Memorial Day - NO CLASSES - Administrative offices closed
May 26  SCS Summer Semester and Summer Session I begins 
June 22-23 New Student Orientation #1
June 25-26 New Student Orientation #2
July 2 SCS Summer Session I ends 
July 3 July 4th Holiday - Administrative offices closed
July 6  SCS Summer Session II begins 
July 9-10 New Student Orientation #3
August 13 SCS Summer Semester and Summer Session II begins