2019–2020 Academic Calendar


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Fall Semester 2019

  •  Thursday, August 22  Welcome Address (faculty and staff): 8:00am – 11:30am; Hardie, 2nd Floor
  • Thursday, August 22  Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm – 2:00pm; 248 Cabot Street, Hardie Building, H-201
  • Thursday, August 22  Make-up day for Studio Evaluations, 2:30pm – 5:00pm; Hardie Building, 2nd Floor
  • Saturday, August 24  Residence Halls Open, New Students
  • Saturday-Tuesday, August 24-27  Orientation for New Students*
  • Sunday, August 25  Residence Halls Open, Returning Students
  • Tuesday, August 27  Freshman Trip to Peabody Essex Museum*
  • Wednesday, August 28  Fall Undergraduate Classes begin, 8:30am
  • Wednesday, August 28  All-School Convocation, 11:15am; First Baptist Church; Bagel Brunch to follow*
  • Monday, September 2  Labor Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Wednesday, September 4  Last Day to Add/Drop Undergraduate Courses
  • TBD  Bus trip to New York City
  • Thursday, October 10  Faculty Meeting, 9:00am 11:30am; Hardie Building, H-201 No 8:30am or 9:55am classes; Classes resume at 12:30pm
  • Friday, October 11 Freshman Trip to MASS MoCA*
  • Monday, October 14  Columbus Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Friday, October 18 Art History Modern Developments Trip to the PEM*
  • Monday -Friday, October 14-25  Mid-Semester Warning Notice Period
  • Wednesday, October 23  Advisor Meeting, 11:15am – 12:15pm; The Underground
  • Tuesday, October 29  Advising Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening*
  • Tuesday, October 29  Beyond Montserrat—Professional Practice Workshops*
  • Monday-Friday, November 4-15  Registration for Spring Classes
  • Wednesday, November 6  Last Day to Withdraw from Undergraduate Classes
  • Wednesday, November 6  Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm – 3:00pm; Hardie Building, H-201
  • No 12:30pm or 1:55pm classes; Classes resume at 3:30pm
  • Monday, November 11  Veterans Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Tuesday, November 26  Classes end for Thanksgiving break at 9:10pm
  • Wednesday, November 27  Residence Halls Close at 10:00am
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29  Thanksgiving Recess ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Sunday, December 1  Residence Halls Open at 10:00am
  • Wednesday, December 11  Last Day of Undergraduate Classes (classes end at 9:10pm); Required Evals Begin
  • Thursday, December 12  Inclement Weather Make-up Day (scheduled if needed)
  • Friday-Wednesday, December 13-18   Semester-end Studio Evaluations*
  • Tuesday, December 17  All Studio and Liberal Arts Grades Due from Faculty by 11:59pm
  • Wednesday, December 18  Residence Halls Close at 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 18  Fall Undergraduate Semester Ends
  • Friday, December 20  Final Semester Grades Available via Campus Café
  • Friday, December 20  Official Date of December Graduation; Commencement: Friday, May 15, 2020

*student attendance is required
**dates subject to change

Winter 2020

  • Thursday, Dec. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 12**               Travel Program: Mallorca, Spain
  • Thursday, Jan. 2 – Friday, January 17**             Wintersession: Online Liberal Arts Courses

Spring Semester 2020

  •  Sunday, January 19   Residence Halls Open, New and Returning Students
  • Monday, January 20  Orientation for New Students*
  • Tuesday, January 21  Welcome Address (faculty and staff); 9:00am-12:00pm; The Underground
  • Tuesday, January 21  Faculty Meeting, 12:00pm – 2:30pm; 248 Cabot Street, The Underground
  • Tuesday, January 21  Make-up day for Studio Evaluations, 3:00pm – 5:00pm; Hardie Building
  • Wednesday, January 22  Spring Undergraduate Classes begin, 8:30am
  • Wednesday, January 29  Last Day to Add/Drop Undergraduate Courses
  • Monday, February 17  Presidents’ Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • Thursday, February 27  Faculty Meeting, 9:00am 11:30am; Hardie Building, H-201 No 8:30am or 9:55am classes; Classes resume at 12:30pm
  • Monday -Friday, March 2-March 13  Mid-Semester Warning Notice Period
  • TBD  Art History Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts (evening)*
  • Saturday, March 14  Residence Halls Close at 10:00am
  • Monday-Friday, March 16-20  Spring Break ~ No Undergraduate Classes, day or evening
  • Sunday, March 22  Residence Halls Open at 10:00am
  • Wednesday, March 25  Advisor Meeting, 11:15am – 12:15pm; The Underground
  • Saturday, March 28  Artrageous! 34, Montserrat College of Art’s Annual Auction Party,
  • Tuesday, March 31  Advising Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening*
  • Tuesday, March 31  Beyond Montserrat—Professional Practice Workshops*
  • April 6-April 17  Registration for Fall Classes
  • Wednesday, April 8  Last Day to Withdraw from Undergraduate Classes
  • Wednesday, April 15  Faculty Meeting, 12:30pm 3:00pm; Hardie Building, H-201 No 12:30pm or 1:55pm classes; Classes resume at 3:30pm
  • Saturday, April 18   Montserrat Student Showcase ’20! + Workshops + Awards Ceremony
  • Monday, April 20  Patriots’ Day ~ No undergraduate classes, day or evening
  • TBD  MASh – Media Animation Showcase
  • Wednesday, May 6  Last Day of Undergraduate Classes (classes end at 9:10pm)
  • Thursday, May 7  Inclement Weather Make-up Day (scheduled if needed)
  • Friday-Wednesday, May 8-13  Semester-end Evaluations & Academic Programming (all students remain on campus) *
  • Monday, May 11 All Studio and Liberal Arts Grades Due from Faculty by 11:59pm
  • Wednesday, May 13  Residence Halls Close at 5:00pm (except for Graduating Seniors)
  • Wednesday, May 13  Spring Undergraduate Semester Ends
  • Thursday, May 14  Faculty Meeting, 2:00pm – 4:30pm; Hardie Building, H-201
  • Friday, May 15  Commencement
  • Friday, May 15  Final Semester Grades Available via Café Web
  • Monday, May 25  Memorial Day ~ College closed

Summer 2020

  • Saturday, May 16 – Saturday, June 13**           Summer Session I: Travel Program: Niigata, Japan
  • Monday, May 18 – Friday, June 26**                Summer Session I: Online Liberal Arts Courses
  • Sunday, June 28 – Sunday, July 26**               Summer Session II: Travel Program: Viterbo, Italy
  • Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 14**              Summer Session II: Online Liberal Arts Courses
  • Friday, July 3         Independence Day (Observed)


* student attendance is required
** dates subject to change