Academic Calendar

Each Williams-Mystic semester is 17 weeks. Fall semesters begin late August and end mid-December; spring semesters run from late January through mid-May.

In both the fall and spring semesters, students, staff, and faculty travel together on three interdisciplinary field seminars, including an Offshore Voyage and two land-based trips to the Pacific Coast and the Gulf Coast.

Dates are subject to change. Students will receive a more comprehensive schedule once the semester begins, which will include day trips, class meeting times, and other events.

Fall 2023: Monday, August 21, 2023 - Friday, December 15, 2023

Spring 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024 - Friday, May 17, 2024

Fall 2024: Monday, August 26, 2024 - Friday, December 20, 2024

Spring 2025: Monday, January 20, 2025 - Friday, May 16, 2025