Academic Calendar

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Faculty In-service training Aug. 14-18 Aug. 13-17  Aug. 12-16
Student Leaders Conference Aug. 14-18 Aug. 13-17  Aug. 12-16
Dorms open for new students Aug. 17 Aug. 16  Aug. 15
Dining Hall opens Aug. 17 Aug. 16  Aug. 15
New Student Reg. Aug. 18 Aug. 17  Aug. 16
New Student Orientation Class Aug. 19,21 Aug. 18, 20  Aug. 17, 19
Dorms open for returning students Aug. 20 Aug. 19  Aug. 18
Returning Student Registration Aug. 21 Aug. 20  Aug. 19
Opening Services (7:00 p.m.) Aug. 21-23 Aug. 20-22  Aug. 19-21
Classes begin Aug. 22 Aug. 21  Aug. 20
Opening Convocation (10:05 a.m.) Aug. 22 Aug. 21  Aug. 20
Schedule-change Deadline Aug. 28 Aug. 27  Aug. 26
Day of Prayer Sept. 13 Sept. 12  Sept. 11
Senior Days Oct. 5-6 Oct. 4-5  Oct. 3-4
Missions Conference ——– Oct. 7-9  ——–
Mid-semester examinations Oct. 16-18 Oct. 15-17  Oct. 14-16
Fall Break* Oct. 19-23 Oct. 18-22  Oct. 17-21
Theological Symposium Oct. 23-24 TBA  TBA
Classes Resume Oct. 24 Oct. 23  Oct. 22
Welcome Days Nov. 9-11 Nov. 8-10  Nov. 7-9
Thanksgiving Holidays* Nov. 21-27 Nov. 20-26  Nov. 19-25
Classes Resume Nov. 28 Nov. 27  Nov. 26
Fall Senior Assessments** Nov. 28 Nov. 27  Nov. 26
A Welch College Christmas Dec. 1 Nov. 30  Nov. 29
Semester Examinations Dec. 5-8 Dec. 4-7  Dec. 3-6
Fall Semester Ends Dec. 8 Dec. 7  Dec. 6
SPRING SEMESTER 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
New Student Orientation Class Jan. 12-13  Jan. 11-12  Jan. 10-11
Dorms open for returning students Jan. 14 Jan. 13  Jan. 12
Dining Hall opens Jan. 14 Jan. 13  Jan. 12
Registration (all students) Jan. 15 Jan. 14  Jan. 13
Classes Begin Jan. 16  Jan. 15  Jan. 14
Schedule-change Deadline Jan. 22 Jan. 21  Jan. 20
Day of Prayer Feb. 7 Feb. 6  Feb. 5
Spring Senior Assessments*** Feb. 19 Feb. 18  Feb. 17
Senior Days Mar. 1-2 Feb. 28-Mar. 1  Feb. 27-28
Mid-semester Examinations Mar. 7-9 Mar. 6-8  Mar. 4-6
FORUM | Bible Conference Mar. 11-13 Mar. 10-12  Mar. 8-10
Spring Vacation Mar. 14-25 Mar. 13-24  Mar. 11-22
Choir Tour Mar. 14-25 TBA  TBA
Classes Resume Mar. 26 Mar. 25  Mar. 23
Welcome Days Apr. 12-14 Apr. 11-13  Apr. 16-18
Spring Musical Apr. 20-22 Apr. 11-13  Apr. 16-18
Graduate grades & transcripts due May 4 May 3  May 1
Semester Examinations May 3-9 May 2-8  Apr. 30-May 6
Graduate Breakfast (8:00 a.m.) May 10 May 9  May 7
Awards Chapel (10:00 a.m.) May 10 May 9  May 7
Baccalaureate Service (7:00 p.m.) May 10 May 9  May 7
Commencement (10:00 a.m.) May 11 May 10  May 8
Spring Semester Ends May 11 May 10  May 8

*Begins after 7th hour.
**Required for students completing programs of study in December.
*** Required for May graduates.

Note:The college reserves the right to make changes, additions, or deletions in the calendar without notice.