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 2017

August 25th - Halls Open for First Years
August 27th - Halls Open for Returning Students
August 28th - Classes Begin
October 6th-8th - Homecoming & Family Weekend
November 17th (8:00 PM) - Halls Close for Thanksgiving Recess
November 20th-24th - Thanksgiving Recess
November 26th (8:00 AM) - Halls Reopen
December 8th - Classes End
December 11th-15th - Exam Period
December 15th (8:00 PM) - Halls Close for Winter Recess


January 14th (8:00 AM) - Halls Reopen
January 16th - Classes Begin
March 9th (8:00 PM) - Halls Close for Spring Recess
March 12th-16th - Spring Recess
March 18th (8:00 AM) - Halls Reopen
May 4th - Classes End
May 7th-11th - Exam Period
May 11th (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 25th, 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 27th - 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 6-8, 2017. 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