Academics

Academic Calendar

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2017-18

Download a printable version of the 2017-18 academic calendar.

August
11 Summer 10-week classes end
14-15 International students arrive
14-16 New faculty workshops
16-18 New International Student Orientation
17-18 All faculty workshops
19 New students arrive
Welcome Week begins
21 Returning students arrive
22 Enrollment Confirmation Day
23 Fall semester classes begin (Wed.)
(Add/drop period: Aug. 23–Sept. 1)
September
1 Last day to drop or add a course
4 Labor Day (no classes/college closed)
22–24 Homecoming
October
9-10 Fall Break (Mon.–Tues.)
11 Classes resume
13 Midterm
16 Spring 2018 advising begins
17 Midterm grades due (noon)
27-28 Board of Trustees meeting
30 Spring 2018 registration begins
November
4 Central College Scholar Day
10 Last day to withdraw from a course
11 Central College Scholar Day
23-24 Thanksgiving Break (Thurs.– Sun.)
27 Classes resume
December
1 Registration for guest students begins
8 Last day of Fall Semester classes (Fri.)
11 College-wide Study Day
12-14 Final exams
15 Residence halls closed
19 Fall Semester final grades due (noon)
January 2018
13 New Student Welcome Day/Orientation
14 Returning students arrive
15 Spring Semester classes begin
(Add/drop period: Jan. 15-26)
26 Last day to drop or add a course
27 Central College Scholar Day
February
3 Central College Scholar Day
March
5-16 Spring Break (Mon.–Sun.)
9 Midterm
13 Midterm grades due (noon)
19 Classes resume
19 Fall 2018 advising begins
30-Apr. 2 Easter Break
April
3 Classes resume (Tues.)
4 Fall 2018 registration begins
10 Service Day
13 Last day to withdraw from a course
20-21 Board of Trustees meeting
May
3-5 Tulip Time
4 Last day to register for a summer internship
11 Last day of Spring Semester courses
14 College-wide Study Day
15-17 Final exams
18 Senior grades due (noon)
18 Residence halls closed
19 Baccalaureate/Commencement
22 Final grades due (noon)