2019-2020 Semester Dates
January 21 — Arrival day and opening dinner
January 26–February 5 — Offshore Field Seminar: Caribbean
March 1–9 — Northern California Field Seminar
March 24–28 — Louisiana Field Seminar
May 15 — Departure day
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. For our Fall 2019 Pacific Coast Field Seminar, we embarked on our first-ever Alaska-Washington Field Seminar. We will next return to Alaska in Fall 2020.
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.
August 24 — Arrival day
December 18 — Departure day
January 25 — Arrival day
May 21 — Departure day