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Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.

Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2020

Monday, August 24-Wednesday, August 26 Advising and registration for entering students
Friday, August 28

Last day to add a Five College course (Mount Holyoke)

Monday, August 31
7:00 p.m.

Opening Convocation
Tuesday, September 1
7:45 a.m.
  • Classes begin
  • Add/drop on BannerWeb opens at 8 a.m. (new Reg code required)
  • Last day to add a Five College course (Amherst, Hampshire)
Monday, September 7

Labor Day - classes scheduled

  • Last day to submit a special studies form
  • Last day to add a Five College Course (UMass)
Monday, September 14 Last day to:
  • add or drop a Smith course online
  • add course via waiver (permission) form
  • add/drop a first half semester course
  • submit music lesson form
Monday, September 21 Last day to:
  • to add a Smith course with class dean permission
  • for Ada Comstock Scholars to drop a course without financial consequence
Monday, October 5 Last day to:
  • drop a full-semester course
  • free drop a first-half-semester course (contact your class dean)
Monday, October 12-Tuesday, October 13 Fall break
Wednesday, October 21

Faculty: Mid-semester grades due

Last day to change the grading option in a first-half semester course

Wednesday, November 4 Last day to:
  • add/drop a second-half-semester course
  • free drop a full semester course (contact your class dean)
Monday, November 2–Friday, November 13 Advising and registration for spring 2021
Tuesday, November 10 Cromwell Day (all classes canceled)
Tuesday, November 24 Last day to free drop a second-half-semester course (contact your class dean)
Wednesday, November 25–Sunday, November 29 Thanksgiving break
Tuesday, December 8

Last day of instruction

Last day to change the grading option (S/U) in a full semester or second-half semester Smith course

Wednesday, December 9 Mountain Day make-up
Thursday, December 10–Sunday, December 13 Review period
Monday, December 14–Thursday, December 17 Final examinations
Friday, December 18–Sunday, January 3

Winter recess

Monday, January 4, 2021
Noon
Faculty: Final grades due for fall semester

Interterm 2021

Monday, January 4 Interterm instruction begins
Friday, January 8
  • Last day to add or drop an interterm course online
  • Last day to add an interterm course with permission via waiver form
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (all classes canceled)
Tuesday, January 19 Last day to drop an interterm course
Friday, January 29

Last day to use free drop for an interterm course (contact your class dean)

Thursday, February 11

Interterm ends

Last day to change the grading option (S/U) in an inteterm course

Friday, February 19
Noon

Faculty: Interterm grades due

Spring 2021

TBD Orientation for entering students
Monday, February 15
7:45 a.m.
  • Classes begin
  • Add/drop on BannerWeb opens at 8 a.m. (new Reg code required)
Thursday, February 18 Rally Day (afternoon classes canceled)

Friday, February 19

Last day to submit a special studies form

Friday, February 26 Last day to:
  • add or drop a course online
  • add/drop a first half semester course
  • add course via waiver (permission) form
  • add a Five College course
  • submit music lesson form
Friday, March 5 Last day:
  • to add a Smith course
  • for Ada Comstock Scholars to drop a course without financial consequence
Friday, March 19 Last day to:
  • drop a full-semester course
  • free drop or change grading option in first-half-semester course
Monday, April 12 Faculty: Mid-semester grades due
Monday, April 19–Friday, April 30 TENTATIVE: Advising and registration for Fall 2021
Friday, April 23 Last day to:
  • add/drop a second-half-semester course
  • use free drop option (contact your class dean)
Friday, May 7 Last day to free drop or change grading option in second-half-semester course
Monday, May 10 Faculty: Exam copies due in registrar's office
Friday, May 14

Last day of instruction

Last day to change the grading option (S/U) in a full semester Smith course

Saturday, May 15–Monday, May 17 Pre-examination study period
Tuesday, May 18–Friday, May 21 Final examinations
Monday, May 24 Faculty: senior grades and graduate student grades due by 12:00pm (noon)
Sunday, May 30 Commencement
Tuesday, June 1 Faculty: non-senior grades due

Fall 2021

Friday, September 3
TBD
Central Check-In for entering students
TBD Advising and registration for entering students
Wednesday, September 8 Opening Convocation
Thursday, September 9
8 a.m
  • Classes begin
  • Beginning of add/drop period
Wednesday, September 15 Last day to:
  • add a Smith course online
  • submit special studies form
Wednesday, September 22 Last day to:
  • drop a course online
  • add/drop a first half semester course
  • add course via waiver (permission) form
  • add a Five College course
  • submit music lesson form
Wednesday, September 27 Last day:
  • to add a Smith course
  • for Ada Comstock Scholars to drop a course without financial consequence
Saturday, October 9–Tuesday, October 12 Fall break
Friday, October 15 Last day to:
  • drop a full-semester course
  • free drop or change grading option in first-half-semester course
  Fall break
Monday, October 18 Faculty: Mid-semester grades due
Thursday, November 4 TENTATIVE: Cromwell Day (afternoon and evening classes canceled)
Monday, November 8–Friday, November 19 Advising and registration for spring 2022
Friday, November 12 Last day to:
  • change grading option in Smith course
  • add/drop a second-half-semester course
  • use free drop option (contact your class dean)
Wednesday, November 24–Sunday, November 28 Thanksgiving break
Wednesday, December 1 Last day to free drop or change grading option in second-half-semester course
Friday, December 10 Faculty: Exam copies due in registrar's office
Thursday, December 16 Classes end
Friday, December 17–Sunday, December 19 Pre-examination study period
Monday, December 20–Wednesday, December 22 Final examinations
Thursday, December 23–Sunday, January 2 Winter recess
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Noon
Faculty: Final grades due for fall semester

Interterm 2022

Monday, January 3–Friday, January 21 Interterm
Add/drop dates for Inteterm vary by course. See Interterm Registration for more information.
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes

Monday, February 2
Noon

Faculty: Interterm grades due

Spring 2022

Thursday, January 20-Sunday, January 23 Orientation for entering students
Monday, January 24
8 a.m.
  • Classes begin
  • Beginning of add/drop period
Friday, January 28

Last day to:

  • add a Smith course online
  • submit special studies form
Friday, February 4 Last day to:
  • drop a course online
  • add/drop a first half semester course
  • add course via waiver (permission) form
  • add a Five College course
  • submit music lesson form
Friday, February 11 Last day:
  • to add a Smith course
  • for Ada Comstock Scholars to drop a course without financial consequence
Thursday, February 17 TENTATIVE: Rally Day (afternoon classes canceled)
Friday, February 25 Last day to:
  • drop a full-semester course
  • free drop or change grading option in first-half-semester course
Saturday, March 12–Sunday, March 20 TENTATIVE: Spring break
Monday, March 21 Faculty: Mid-semester grades due
Friday, April 1 Last day to:
  • change grading option in Smith course
  • add/drop a second-half-semester course
  • use free drop option (contact your class dean)
Monday, April 4–Friday, April 15 Registration for fall 2022
Friday, April 15 Last day to free drop a second-half-semester course
Monday, April 25 Faculty: Exam copies due in registrar's office
Friday, April 29 Classes end
Saturday, April 30–Monday, May 2 Pre-examination study period
Tuesday, May 3-Friday, May 6 Final Examinations
Monday, May 9 Faculty: senior grades and graduate student grades due by 12:00pm (noon)
Sunday, May 15 Commencement
Monday, May 16 Faculty: non-senior grades due by 12:00pm (noon)