2018–2019 Academic Calendar


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Fall Semester 2018   

  • Thursday, August 23 Summer Retreat (faculty and staff): 8:30am – 11:30am; The Underground
  • Thursday, August 23 Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm – 2:00pm; 248 Cabot Street, The Underground
  • Thursday, August 23 Make-up day for Studio Evaluations, 2:30pm – 5:00pm; Hardie Building
  • Saturday, August 25 Residence Halls Open, New Students
  • Sat.-Tues., August 25-28 Orientation for New Students*
  • Sunday, August 26 Residence Halls Open, Returning Students
  • Tuesday, August 28 Freshman Trip to Peabody Essex Museum*
  • Wednesday, August 29 Fall Undergraduate Classes begin, 8:30am
  • Wednesday, August 29 All-School Convocation, 11:15am; First Baptist Church; Bagel Brunch to follow*
  • Monday, September 3 Labor Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Wednesday, September 5 Last Day to Add/Drop Undergraduate Courses
  • Friday, October 5 Freshman Trip to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum*
  • Friday, October 5 Bus trip to New York City
  • Monday, October 8 Columbus Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Wednesday, October 10 Art History Trip to Museum of Fine Arts (evening)*
  • Thursday, October 11 Faculty Meeting, 9:00am – 11:30am; Hardie Building, H-201 No 8:30am or 9:55am classes; Classes resume at 12:30pm
  • Mon. -Fri., October 15-26 Mid-Semester Warning Notice Period
  • Wednesday, October 24 Advisor Meeting, 11:15am – 12:15pm; B-208
  • Tuesday, October 30 Advising Day* ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Tuesday, October 30 Beyond Montserrat, Professional Practice: Internship Preparation*
  • Tuesday, October 30 Beyond Montserrat, Professional Practice: Graduate School Mini Fair *
  • Monday-Friday, November 5-16 Registration for Spring Classes
  • Wednesday, November 7 Last Day to Withdraw from Undergraduate Classes
  • Wednesday, November 7 Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm – 3:00pm; Hardie Building, H-201 No 12:30pm or 1:55pm classes; Classes resume at 3:30pm
  • Monday, November 12 Veterans Day (observed) ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Tuesday, November 20 Classes end for Thanksgiving break at 9:10pm
  • Wednesday, November 21 Residence Halls Close at 10:00am
  • Wed.-Fri., November 21-23 Thanksgiving Recess ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Sunday, November 25 Residence Halls Open at 10:00am
  • Wednesday, December 12 Last Day of Undergraduate Classes (classes end at 9:10pm); Required Evals Begin
  • Thursday, December 13 Inclement Weather Make-up Day (scheduled if needed)
  • Friday-Wednesday, December 14-19 Semester-end Studio Evaluations*
  • Tuesday, December 18 All Studio and Liberal Arts Grades Due from Faculty by 11:59pm
  • Wednesday, December 19 Residence Halls Close at 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 19 Fall Undergraduate Semester Ends
  • Friday, December 21 Final Semester Grades Available via Campus Café
  • Friday, December 21 Official Date of December Graduation;
  • Commencement: Friday, May 17, 2019

*student attendance is required

**dates subject to change Revised: 1/30/2019

Winter 2019

  • Thursday, Dec. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 13** Travel Program: Mallorca, Spain
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Friday, January 11** Wintersession: Online Liberal Arts Courses

Spring Semester 2019

  • Sunday, January 13 Residence Halls Open, New and Returning Students
  • Monday, January 14 Orientation for New Students*
  • Tuesday, January 15 Winter Retreat (faculty and staff): 9:00am – 12:00pm; 248 Cabot Street, B-208
  • Tuesday, January 15 Faculty Meeting, 12:00pm – 2:30pm; 248 Cabot Street, B-208
  • Tuesday, January 15 Make-up day for Studio Evaluations, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 16 Spring Undergraduate Classes begin, 8:30am
  • Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Wednesday, January 23 Last Day to Add/Drop Undergraduate Courses
  • Monday, February 18 Presidents Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Thursday, February 21 Faculty Meeting, 9:00am – 11:30am; Hardie Building, H-201 No 8:30am or 9:55am classes; Classes resume at 12:30pm
  • Mon. -Fri., February 25-March 8 Mid-Semester Warning Notice Period
  • Wednesday, February 27 Art History Trip to Museum of Fine Arts (evening)*
  • Saturday, March 9 Residence Halls Close at 10:00am
  • Mon.-Fri., March 11-15 Spring Break ~ No Undergraduate Classes, day or evening
  • Sunday, March 17 Residence Halls Open at 10:00am
  • Wednesday, March 20 Advisor Meeting, 11:30am – 12:15pm; 248 Cabot Street, B-208
  • Tuesday, March 26 Advising Day* ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Tuesday, March 26 Beyond Montserrat, Professional Practice: Internship Preparation*
  • Tuesday, March 26 Beyond Montserrat, Professional Practice: Mock Interviews*
  • Friday, March 29 Inauguration of President Kurt T. Steinberg, Ed.D.; 10:00am-12:00pm; The Cabot
  • Saturday, March 30 Artrageous! 33, Montserrat College of Art’s Annual Auction Party
  • Mon.-Fri., Apr 1-April 12 Registration for Fall Classes
  • Wednesday, April 3 Last Day to Withdraw from Undergraduate Classes
  • Wednesday, April 10 Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm – 3:00pm; Hardie Building, H-201 No 12:30pm or 1:55pm classes; Classes resume at 3:30pm
  • Saturday, April 13 Montserrat Student Showcase ’19! + Workshops + Awards Ceremony
  • Monday, April 15 Patriots’ Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Saturday, April 27 Accepted Students Day
  • Tuesday, May 7 All Senior Show: Reception + Awards Ceremony; Main Gallery; 11:30am-12:15pm
  • Wednesday, May 8 MASh – Media Animation Showcase; The Cabot, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 8 Last Day of Undergraduate Classes (classes end at 9:10pm); Required Evals Begin
  • Thursday, May 9 Inclement Weather Make-up Day (scheduled if needed)
  • Friday-Wednesday, May 10-15 Semester-end Evaluations*
  • Monday, May 13 All Studio and Liberal Arts Grades Due from Faculty by 11:59pm
  • Wednesday, May 15 Residence Halls Close at 5:00pm (except for Graduating Seniors)
  • Wednesday, May 15 Spring Undergraduate Semester Ends
  • Thursday, May 16 Faculty Meeting, 2:00pm – 4:30pm; Hardie Building, H-201
  • Friday, May 17 Commencement
  • Friday, May 17 Final Semester Grades Available via Café Web
  • Monday, May 27 Memorial Day ~ College closed

Summer 2019

  • Saturday, May 20 – Saturday, June 17** Summer Session I: Travel Program: Niigata, Japan
  • Monday, May 20 – Friday, June 28** Summer Session I: Online Liberal Arts Courses
  • Monday, June 30 – Monday, July 28** Summer Session II: Travel Program: Viterbo, Italy
  • Monday, July 1 – Friday, August 9** Summer Session II: Online Liberal Arts Courses
  • Thursday, July 4 Independence Day

 



* student attendance is required
** dates subject to change