Get a feel for the ebb and flow of the school year with these critical dates (note: exam periods, vacation days and Homecoming & Family Weekend). 


FALL 2019

August 23rd - Halls Open for First Years
August 25th - Halls Open for Returning Students
August 26th - Classes Begin
October 4th-6th - Homecoming & Family Weekend
November 25th-29th - Thanksgiving Recess
December 6th - Last Day of Classes
December 9th-13th - Exam Period
December 14th (8:00 PM) - Halls Close for Winter Recess


January 13th - First Day of Classes
March 9th-13th - Spring Recess
May 1st -Last day of Classes
May 4th-8th - Exam Period
May 9th (8:00 PM) - Halls Close



Opening Weekend

Opening Weekend

To assist in your fall planning, please note that students are expected to arrive on campus on Friday, August 23rd, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m; a move-in window time will be provided to you by the Department of Residential Life with your Housing Assignment in August. Starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday, newly arrived students will participate in a required program that takes place prior to the arrival of returning students on Sunday, August 25th - we call this program Opening Weekend. More information about Opening Weekend will be available at Orientation and sent to students over the summer.

Check out the Opening Weekend Website


Homecoming & Family Weekend

Homecoming and family weekend

Mark your calendar for Family Weekend, to be celebrated during UVM Alumni Office's Homecoming from October 4-6, 2019. Open houses, athletic events, concerts, and a host of other activities are planned for you and your family. This event takes place during fall foliage season in Vermont, a very popular time for tourism, so make hotel reservations for guests ASAP!

For more info visit