Academic Calendar: 2020-2021

Important academic and housing dates for the 2020-21 year

Note: This calendar is for the following academic year. To see the 2019-2020 calendar, please click here.

Fall 2020


TBD  Early arrival check-in for student-athletes
24 Monday Orientation for new faculty
25 Tuesday Day for Wells College faculty
27 Thursday  New residential and commuter students arrive (both first-year and transfer)
27–30 Thursday–Sunday  Orientation for new students
30 Sunday All returning residential students arrive
31 Monday  Classes begin, 8 a.m.; Opening Convocation, 7:30 p.m.


1013 SaturdayTuesday  Fall break (classes end Friday, Oct. 9 at 4:20 p.m., and resume Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 a.m.)
Fall TBD  Friends and Family Weekend 2020


25–29 WednesdaySunday  Thanksgiving break (classes end Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 9:50 p.m., and resume Monday, Nov. 30 at 8 a.m.)


11 Friday  Last day of classes
1214 Saturday–Monday  Study period
1518 TuesdayFriday  Final examination period

Intersession 2020–2021

Dec. 19 Jan. 24

Spring 2021


24 Sunday  Returning and new students arrive
25 Monday  Classes begin, 8 a.m.


1321 SaturdaySunday  Spring break (classes end Friday, March 12 at 4:20 p.m., and resume Monday, March 22 at 8 a.m.)


5 Wednesday  Honors Convocation
7 Friday  Last day of classes
810 Saturday–Monday  Study period
1114 TuesdayFriday  Final examination period
1721 MondayFriday Senior Week
22 Saturday  153rd Commencement ceremony

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