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    Over the course of the semester, students will participate in three field seminars: the offshore voyage, the Pacific Coast Field Seminar, and the Gulf Coast Field Seminar. Students will receive a more comprehensive schedule once the semester begins, which will include day trips, special classes, and events. Fall semesters are approximately late August to mid-December; Spring semesters are approximately late January to mid-May.  Each semester is 17 weeks.

    *Dates are subject to change

    Spring 2015

    26 January – Arrival & Check-In Day
    27 January – Orientation & Classes Begin
    3 – 13 February – Offshore Field Seminar (Caribbean)
    17 February – Classes resume, Maritime Skills and Work-Study Job Selections
    5 March – Coastal Van Tour
    7 – 15 March – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Pacific Northwest)
    18 March – Classes Resume
    26 March – Moot Court
    31 March – 3 April – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    6 April – Classes Resume
    10 April – Class Photo
    10 April – Williams College Biannual Lecture Series
    11 April – Family & Friends Day
    14 April – Interdisciplinary Climate Panel
    22 April – Moby-on-the-Morgan
    24 April – Interdisciplinary Whales and Whaling Panel
    18 – 20 May – Final Examinations
    21 May – Field Day & Closing Lunch
    22 May – Departure Day

    Fall 2015

    24 August – Arrival & Check-In Day
    24 August – Arrival Day
    3 – 12 September – Offshore Field Seminar (U.S. Brig Niagra)
    18-20 – Alumni Weekend
    3 – 11 October – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Northern California)
    27 – 30 October – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    7 November – Family & Friends Day
    13 November – Interdisciplinary Whales and Whaling Panel
    25 – 29 November – Thanksgiving Recess
    1 December - Moby-on-the-Morgan
    15 – 16 December – Final Examinations
    18 December – Departure Day

    Spring 2016

    25 January – Arrival & Check-In Day
    Offshore Field Seminar (Caribbean)
    Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Pacific Northwest)
    Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    20 May – Departure Day