Important Dates

Academic year 2018-2019

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.

Academic calendar: Please visit the Registrar's website 

Housing calendar: Please visit the Office of Residential Life's website

Fall 2018

Aug 28, 2018
Tuesday
Move-in day for students attending International Student Orientation. Students studying at Brown on a F-1 visa are expected to attend. Incoming first-year and transfer students who self-identify as international, regardless of citizenship or residency (including in the United States), should also attend.
Sep 1, 2018 Saturday Residence halls open for first year students
Orientation
begins for new undergraduate students
Pre-Orientation programs begin earlier
Sep 2, 2018 Sunday Residence halls reopen for returning students
Sept 5, 2018 Wednesday First day of classes
Oct 8, 2018 Monday Indigenous Peoples' Day
No classes
CLOSED Monday: Academic and administrative offices.
OPEN: Emergency services, residence halls, Meal Plan service.
October 19-21,  2018
Friday - Sunday
Family Weekend
October 9 2018 Date by which sophomores entering their 5th semester must file their concentration declaration forms via ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against their Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
Nov 21-25, 2018 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 8, 2018 Saturday Reading Period begins (option and at the discretion of the instructor)
Dec 13-21, 2018
Thur-Fri
Final exam period. Exam periods 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. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam and delay making travel plans until after they are certain of their exam schedule.
Dec 22, 2018 Saturday 9am Residence Halls Close for winter break. Students for whom extenuating circumstances require them to seek housing during the winter break must contact Residential Life to discuss options.

Spring 2019

Jan 19, 2019
Saturday  
Residence Halls reopen for spring semester
Jan 23, 2019 
Wednesday
Spring semester classes begin
Feb 16- 19, 2019
Sat -Tue
Long weekend holiday
No classes. Administrative offices open.
March
23 - 31, 2019
Sat-Sun
Spring Break
CLOSED: Meal Plan service. Spring Break Meal Plan available.
OPEN:  Emergency services, residence halls, academic and administrative offices (including Health Services).
Apr 1, 2019
Monday
Date by which sophomores entering their 5th semester must file their concentration declaration forms via ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against their Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).
Apr 26, 2019 
Fri
Reading Period begins(optional and at the discretion of the instructor)
May 8-17, 2019
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. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam and delay making travel plans until after they are certain of their exam schedule.
May 26, 2019 Sun Commencement

 A few future dates of interest

Please verify dates below against the full academic calendar available on the Registrar's webpage. 

August 31, 2019 Saturday (tentative)
New Student Orientation (with some optional programs beginning prior to this date)
September 5, 2019 Wednesday
Fall semester classes begin
October 18-20, 2019
Friday - Sunday
Family Weekend  
May 26, 2020
Sunday
Commencement