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    2016-2017 Academic Calendar

    Fall 2016

    22 August – Arrival & Check-In Day
    23 – 25 August  – Block Island Sound Seminar (S/V Mystic Whaler)
    26 August – Maritime Skills/Jobs Selection
    16 – 18 September – 39th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend
    19 – 27 September – Offshore Field Seminar (SSV Niagara)
    30 September – Classes resume
    4 October – R/V Connecticut research cruise in Long Island Sound
    15 – 22 October – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Northern California)
    25 October – Classes resume
    28 October – Williams College Biannual Lecture Series
    5 November – Family & Friends Day
    1 – 4 November – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    7 November – Classes resume
    18 November – Moot Court
    23 – 27 November – Thanksgiving Recess (classes end 12:30 PM on 22 November)
    2 December – Interdisciplinary Panel on Whales and Whaling
    9 December – Last day of classes
    12 – 14 December – Final Examinations
    15 December – Field Day & Closing Events
    16 December – Departure Day

    Spring 2017

    23 January – Arrival & Opening Dinner
    24 January – Classes begin
    29 January – 8 February – Offshore Field Seminar (Caribbean)
    13 February – Classes resume, Maritime Skills/Jobs Selection
    4 – 12 March – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Pacific Northwest)
    15 March – Classes Resume
    28 – 31 March  – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    3 April – Classes Resume
    7 April – Williams College Biannual Lecture Series
    8 April – Family & Friends Day
    12 May – Last day of classes
    15 – 17 May – Final Examinations
    18 May – Field Day & Closing Events
    19 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.