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    2017-2018 Academic Calendar

    Fall 2017

    28 August – Arrival Day and Opening Dinner
    29 August – Orientation and classes begin
    3 – 12  September – Offshore Field Seminar (SSV Niagara)
    15 September – Classes resume
    15 – 17 September – 40th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend
    7 – 15 October – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Northern California)
    18 October – Classes resume
    20 October – Williams College Biannual Lecture Series: Prof. Steven Miller
    24 – 27 October – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    30 October – Classes resume
    TBD November – Family & Friends Day
    TBD – Moot Court
    22 – 26 November – Thanksgiving Recess (classes end 12:30 PM on 22 November)
    15 December – Last day of classes
    18 – 20 December – Final Examinations
    21 December – Field Day & Closing Events
    22 December – Departure Day

    Spring 2018

    22 January – Arrival & Check-In Day, Opening Dinner
    23 January – Orientation and Classes begin
    28 January – 7 February – Offshore Field Seminar (Caribbean)
    12 February – Classes resume
    17 – 25 March – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Northern California)
    28 March – Classes Resume
    3 – 6 April  – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    9 March – Classes Resume
    13 April – Moot Court
    TBD April – Family & Friends Day
    20 April – Williams College Biannual Lecture Series: Prof. Ashok Rai
    11 May – Last day of classes
    14 – 16 May – Final Examinations
    17 May – Field Day & Closing Events
    18 May – Departure Day

    Each semester is 17 weeks.  Fall semesters begin late August and end mid-December; spring semesters go from late January to mid-May.  In both the fall and spring semesters, students, staff, and faculty 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.

    2018-2019 Semester Dates

    Fall 2018

    27 August – Arrival & Check-In Day, Opening Dinner
    21 December – Departure Day

    Spring 2019

    21 January – Arrival & Check-In Day, Opening Dinner
    17 May – Departure Day

    2019-2020 Semester Dates

    Fall 2019

    26 August – Arrival & Check-In Day, Opening Dinner
    20 December – Departure Day

    Spring 2020

    20 January – Arrival & Check-In Day, Opening Dinner
    16 May – Departure Day