2020–2021 Academic Calendar


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Fall Semester 2020

  • Monday, August 10   Orientation (virtual) for New Students Begins
  • Thursday, August 27   Welcome Address (faculty and staff): 11:00am – 11:30am; virtual
  • Thursday, August 27   Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm – 2:00pm; virtual
  • Thursday, August 27   Make-up day for Studio Evaluations, 2:30pm – 5:00pm; virtual
  • Friday-Saturday, August 28-29   Residence Halls Open, New Students
  • Sunday-Tuesday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1   Residence Halls Open, Returning Students
  • Wednesday, September 2    Fall Undergraduate Classes begin, 8:20am
  • Wednesday, September 2    All-School Convocation*, 10:45am-11:30am; virtual
  • Monday, September 7    Labor Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Wednesday, September 9    Last Day to Add/Drop Undergraduate Courses
  • Thursday, October 8    Faculty Meeting, 9:00am – 11:30am; virtual No 8:20am or 9:45am classes; Classes resume at 12:10pm
  • Monday, October 12    Indigenous Peoples’ Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Monday -Friday, October 12-23   Mid-Semester Warning Notice Period
  • Wednesday, October 21   Advisor Meeting, 11:10am – 11:55am; virtual
  • Monday-Friday, November 2-13  Registration for Spring Classes
  • Tuesday, November 3 Presidential Election Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Wednesday, November 11   Veterans Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Wednesday, November 18   Last Day to Withdraw from Undergraduate Classes
  • Wednesday, November 18   Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm – 3:00pm; virtual No 12:10pm or 1:35pm classes; Classes resume at 3:40pm
  • Tuesday, November 24   Classes end for Thanksgiving break at 9:15pm
  • Wednesday, November 25   Residence Halls Close at 10:00am
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27   Thanksgiving Recess ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Sunday, November 29   Residence Halls Open at 10:00am
  • Friday, December 11   Last Day of Undergraduate Classes (classes end at 6:10pm)
  • Monday-Thursday, December 14-17   Semester-end Studio Evaluations*
  • Thursday, December 17   Residence Halls Close at 5:00pm
  • Thursday, December 17   Fall Undergraduate Semester Ends
  • Monday, December 21   All Studio and Liberal Arts Grades Due from Faculty by 11:59pm
  • Wednesday, December 23   Final Semester Grades Available via Campus Café
  • Friday, December 25   Official Date of December Graduation; Commencement: Friday, May 21, 2021

*student attendance is required *
*dates subject to change 

Winter 2021

  • Monday, Jan. 4 – Friday, January 22**   Wintersession: Online BFA Courses

Spring Semester 2021

  • Thursday, January 21    Welcome Address (faculty and staff); 9:00am-12:00pm; virtual
  • Thursday, January 21   Faculty Meeting, 12:00pm – 2:30pm; virtual
  • Thursday, January 21    Make-up day for Studio Evaluations, 3:00pm – 5:00pm; virtual
  • Saturday, January 23    Residence Halls Open, New and Returning Students
  • Sunday, January 24     Orientation for New Students*
  • Monday, January 25     Spring Undergraduate Classes begin, 8:20am
  • Monday, February 1     Last Day to Add/Drop Undergraduate Courses
  • Monday, February 15     Presidents’ Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Thursday, February 25   Faculty Meeting, 9:00am – 11:30am; virtual No 8:20am or 9:45am classes; Classes resume at 12:10pm
  • Monday -Friday, March 1-March 12   Mid-Semester Warning Notice Period
  • Saturday, March 13   Residence Halls Close at 10:00am
  • Monday-Friday, March 15-19   Spring Break ~ No Undergraduate Classes, day or evening
  • Sunday, March 21   Residence Halls Open at 10:00am
  • Wednesday, March 24   Advisor Meeting, 11:10am – 11:55am; virtual
  • TBD   Artrageous! 35, Montserrat College of Art’s Annual Auction Party
  • Tuesday, March 30   Advising Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening*
  • Tuesday, March 30   Beyond Montserrat—Professional Practice Workshops*
  • Monday-Friday, April 5-April 16   Registration for Fall Classes
  • Wednesday, April 7   Last Day to Withdraw from Undergraduate Classes
  • Wednesday, April 7   Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm – 3:00pm; virtual No 12:10pm or 1:35pm classes; Classes resume at 3:40pm
  • TBD   Montserrat Student Showcase ’21!
  • Monday, April 19   Patriots’ Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • TBD   MASh – Media Animation Showcase
  • Wednesday, May 12   Last Day of Undergraduate Classes (classes end at 9:15pm)
  • Thursday, May 13   Inclement Weather Make-up Day (scheduled if needed)
  • Friday-Wednesday, May 14-19   Semester-end Studio Evaluations*
  • Monday, May 17   All Studio and Liberal Arts Grades Due from Faculty by 11:59pm
  • Wednesday, May 19   Residence Halls Close at 5:00pm (except for Graduating Seniors)
  • Wednesday, May 19   Spring Undergraduate Semester Ends
  • Thursday, May 20   Faculty Meeting, 2:00pm – 4:30pm; virtual
  • Friday, May 21   Commencement
  • Friday, May 21   Final Semester Grades Available via Café Web
  • Monday, May 31   Memorial Day ~ College closed

Summer 2021

  • Monday, May 24 – Friday, June 18**   Summer Session I: Travel Program: Niigata, Japan
  • Monday, May 24 – Friday, July 2**   Summer Session I: Online BFA Courses
  • Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 30**   Summer Session II: Travel Program: Viterbo, Italy
  • Monday, July 5 – Friday, August 13**   Summer Session II: Online BFA Courses
  • Monday, July 5   Independence Day (Observed)


* student attendance is required
** dates subject to change