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2019 - 2020 Academic Year

FALL 2019
Aug. 1 - Fall 2019 Payment Due/ New Student Medical Forms Due
Aug. 6 - Founder’s Day
Aug. 17 - Rook, Parent & Family Welcome Reception
Aug. 18 - Rook Arrival Day
Aug. 18 - NUPFA Rook Parent & Family Reception
Aug. 20 - New Residential and Commuter Student Arrival Day
Aug. 20 - NUPFA Civilian Parent & Family Reception
Aug. 24-25 - Upper Class Students Return
Aug. 25 - Oath Ceremony
Aug. 26 - Fall Semester Classes Begin
Aug. 27 - Convocation
Sept. 2 - Labor Day Parade - No Classes
Sept. 3 - Add/Drop Period Ends
Sept. 18-22 - Bicentennial Homecoming Weekend
Sept. 18 - Senior Class Pub Social, with Their Guardian Class, the Class of 1970
Sept. 18 - Sophomore Class Wings Over Norwich Event, with Their Guardian Class, the Class of 1972
Oct. 10-13 - Parent & Family Weekend
Oct. 10 - NUPFA Parent & Family Buffet - RSVP Required, Rooks Allowed
Oct. 11 - Class2Class Mentoring Program Kick-Off Dinner
Oct. 12 - Legacy Pinning
Oct. 15 - Corps Class of 2021 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 17 - Civilian Class of 2021 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 19 - NUCC Regimental Ball
Oct. 24 - Fall Career Fair
Oct. 28 - Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of W
Oct. 31 - Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 - Legacy March
Nov. 2 - NU Day of Service
Nov. 8 - Veteran’s Day Observance
Nov. 20 - Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 23 - Dec. 1 - Thanksgiving Break - Last Meal is Dinner on Nov. 22
Nov. 23 - Residence Halls Close at Noon
Nov. 30 - Residence Halls Open at Noon - First Meal is Dinner on Dec. 1
Dec. 2 - Classes Resume
Dec. 3 - December Grads Dinner - For Graduating Seniors Only - RSVP Required
Dec. 9 - Holiday Dinner served by Faculty & Staff
Dec. 10 - Reading Day - No Classes
Dec. 11 - Spring 2019 Payment Due/New (Spring) Student Medical Forms Due
Dec. 11-15 - Final Examinations
Dec. 16 - Residence Halls Close at Noon - Last Meal is Dinner on Dec. 15
Dec. 16 - Mid-Year Vacation Begins
Dec. 16 - Spring 2020 Tuition Payment Due

SPRING 2020
Jan. 11 - Residence Halls Open at Noon - First Meal is Dinner on Jan. 12
Jan. 13 - Spring Semester Classes Begin
Jan. 20 - Add/Drop Period Ends
Jan. 23- Class of 2020 100’s Day - For Graduating Seniors Only - RSVP Required
Jan. 25 - MLK Day of Service
Feb. 14-16 - Winter Carnival
Feb. 27 - Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Feb. 27 - TAG Day (Thank A Giver)
Mar. 7 - Residence Halls Close at Noon - Last Meal is Dinner on Mar. 6
Mar. 7-15 - Spring Break – No Classes
Mar. 14 - Residence Halls Open at Noon - First Meal is Dinner on Mar. 15
Mar. 16 - Classes Resume
Mar. 17-18 - Senior Grad Finale
Mar. 23 - Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of W
Mar. 25 - Spring Career Fair
Mar. 27-28 - Junior Ring Weekend
Apr. 25 - Reading Day - No Classes
Apr. 26-30 - Final Examinations
Apr. 30 - Class of 2020 Senior Dinner - For Graduating Seniors Only - RSVP Required
May 2 - Commencement Ceremony
May 3 - Commissioning Ceremonies
May 4 - Residence Halls Close at Noon
June 22-26 - CGCS Residency Conference
June 26 - CGCS Commencement

Break Information - Dorm/ Dining Hall Closures

Thanksgiving Break
November 23 - December 1
Nov. 23 - Residence Halls close at 12:00PM
Nov. 30 - Residence Halls open at 12:00PM
Dec. 2 - Classes Resume
     *Residence Halls and Dining Hall are closed
     *Students are required to leave campus

Mid-Year / Winter Break
December 16 - January 12
Dec. 16 - Residence Halls close at 12:00PM
Jan. 11 - Residence Halls open at 12:00PM
Jan. 13 - Classes Resume
     *Residence Halls and Dining Hall are closed
     *Students are required to leave campus
     *Students must vacate Residence Halls within 24 hours after their last final exam. 

Spring Break
March 7 - 15
March 7 - Residence Halls close at 12:00PM
March 14 - Residence Halls open at 12:00PM
March 16 - Classes Resume
     *Residence Halls and Dining Hall are closed
     *Students are required to leave campus

Summer Break/ End of Spring Semester
May 2 - Commencement
May 3 - Commissioning
May 4 - Residence Halls close at 12:00PM
     *Students must vacate Residence Halls within 24 hours after their last final exam. 

Shuttle Transportation
For breaks where students are required to leave campus, the university offers a shuttle service to and from the Montpelier train station. Click here for more information, and to register. Registration is required; no walk-ins will be allowed.