Important Dates

Spring 2015 & the 2015-2016 year

Key dates for the coming academic year are listed below. Please note that final exam dates are set by the Registrar and cannot be moved. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam.

A complete academic calendar is posted on the Registrar's website; the 2015-2016 calendar has now been published. You may also download an annual Year-at-a-Glance document that includes major dates for easy reference.

Spring 2015

May 5, Tues Last day of regular class meetings
May 6-15, Wed-Fri

Final exam period. Exams are 9am-noon and 2pm-5pm.

The Final Exam Schedule is available on the Registrar's site. Students must sit for exams at the times designated for each course. Exam times are indicated in course descriptions when students register. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam.

May 16, 2015, Sat 12noon Residence Halls Close for end of term. See announcement emailed to students.
 May 24, 2015 Sun Commencement

Fall 2015

Sep 2, 2015 Wed Undergraduates studying at Brown on an F-1 visa should arrive on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 to participate in international student orientation. Any student who identifies as international, regardless of citizenship or residency, is welcome to register for this special program.
Sep 5, 2015 Saturday Orientation begins for new undergraduate students
Pre-Orientation programs begin earlier
Sept 9, 2015 Wednesday First day of classes
Oct 12, 2015 Monday Fall Weekend holiday, no classes
October 16-18,  2015 Friday - Sunday Family Weekend
Nov 25-29, 2015 Wed-Sun

Thanksgiving recess begins Wed at noon
CLOSED Thursday through Sunday: Academic and administrative offices.
OPEN: Emergency services, residence halls, Meal Plan service.

Dec 11, 2015 Fri Last day of regular class meetings
Dec 12-21, 2015 Sat-Mon

Final exam period. Exams are 9am-noon and 2pm-5pm.

The Final Exam Schedule is available on the Registrar's site. Students must sit for exams at the times designated for each course. Exam times are indicated in course descriptions when students register. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam.

Dec 22, 2015 Tue 9am Residence Halls Close for winter break

Spring 2016

Jan 23, 2016 Sat Residence Halls reopen for spring semester
Jan 27, 2016 Wed Spring semester classes begin
Feb 20-23, 2016 Sat-Tues Long weekend holiday
Mar 26-Apr 3, 2016 Sat-Sun

Spring Break

CLOSED: Meal Plan service.
OPEN:  Residence halls, Academic and administrative offices (including Health Services), Emergency services.

May 10, 2016 Tues Last day of regular class meetings
May 11-20, 2016 Wed-Fri

Final exam period. Exams are 9am-noon and 2pm-5pm.

The Final Exam Schedule is available on the Registrar's site. Students must sit for exams at the times designated for each course. Exam times are indicated in course descriptions when students register. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam.

 May 29, 2016 Sun Commencement

 

A few future dates of interest

Please verify dates below against the full academic calendar available on the Registrar's webpage.  The 2016-2017 calendar has not yet been published.

September 3, 2016 Saturday (tentative)
New Student Orientation (with some optional programs beginning prior to this date)
September 7, 2016 Wednesday (tentative)
Fall semester classes begin
October 21-23,  2016 Friday - Sunday Family Weekend  - date could be subject to change
May 28, 2017 Sunday (tentative)
Commencement