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    Spring 2018 Academic Calendar

    22 January – Arrival day and opening dinner
    23 January – Orientation
    24 January – Classes begin
    28 January – 7 February – Offshore Field Seminar
    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 April – Classes resume
    14 April – Family & Friends Day
    20 April – Williams College Biannual Lecture Series: Prof. Ashok Rai
    27 April – Moot Court
    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 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: 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 day and opening dinner
    21 December – Departure day

    Spring 2019

    21 January – Arrival day and opening dinner
    17 May – Departure day

    2019-2020 Semester Dates

    Fall 2019

    26 August – Arrival day and opening dinner
    20 December – Departure day

    Spring 2020

    20 January – Arrival day and opening dinner
    15 May – Departure day