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    2015-2016

    Academic Calendar

     

    Fall 2015

    24 August – Arrival & Check-In Day
    25 August – Semester begins
    3 – 12 September – Offshore Field Seminar (SSV Niagara)
    15 September – Classes resume, Maritime Skills/Jobs Selection
    18 – 20 September – 38th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend
    1 October – R/V Connecticut research cruise in Long Island Sound
    3 – 11 October – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Northern California)
    14 October – Classes resume
    22 October – Williams College Biannual Lecture
    27 – 30 October – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    2 November – Classes resume
    6 November – Moot Court
    7 November – Family & Friends Day
    13 November – Interdisciplinary Whales and Whaling Panel
    24 – 29 November – Thanksgiving Recess (classes end 12:30 PM on 24 November)
    30 November – Moby-on-the-Morgan
    11 December – Last day of classes
    12 – 14 December – Reading period
    15 – 16 December – Final Examinations
    17 December – Field Day & Closing Events
    18 December – Departure Day

    Spring 2016

    25 January – Arrival & Check-In Day
    2 – 12 February – Offshore Field Seminar (Caribbean)
    16 February – Classes resume, Maritime Skills/Jobs Selection
    5 – 13 March – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Pacific Northwest)
    16 March – Classes Resume
    TBD March – Moot Court
    29 March – 1 April – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    4 April – Classes Resume
    8 April – Class Photo
    8 April – Williams College Biannual Lecture Series
    9 April – Family & Friends Day
    15 April – Interdisciplinary Climate Panel
    26 April – Moby-on-the Morgan
    29 April – Interdisciplinary Whales and Whaling Panel
    13 May – Last day of classes
    16 – 18 May – Final Examinations
    19 May – Field Day & Closing Events
    20 May – Departure Day

    Each semester is 17 weeks.  Fall semesters are  late August to mid-December; Spring semesters are  late January to mid-May.  In both the fall and spring semesters, we travel together on three interdisciplinary field seminars: the offshore voyage, the Pacific Coast Field Seminar, and the Gulf Coast Field Seminar.

    *Dates are subject to change.  Students will receive a more comprehensive schedule once the semester begins, which will include day trips, special classes, and events.