Academic Calendar

2021-22 Calendar

with Academic Deadlines & Events

Olin College operates as a semester-based school with standard fall and spring sessions. Academic calendars are subject to change. 


FALL 2021

 
July-August Summer reading
August 14 (Sa) R2 Move In
August 24 (Tu) Class of 2025 Move In
August 25 (W) - 31 (Tu) First Year Orientation
August 30 (M) SIBB and Upperclass Move In
September 1 (W) First day of instruction, Fall Semester
September 6 (M) Labor Day (Holiday, no classes)
September 8 (W) Last day to add a course for session I
September 15 (W) Last day to add a course for full semester course
September 17 (F) Constitution Day
September 29 (W) Olin Monday – Monday class schedule in effect
October 5 (Tu) Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for a session I course
October 6 (W) Fall Career Fair
October 8 (F) - 11 (M) Fall Break; Indigenous People's Day (October 11) – no classes
October 20 (W) 33rd instructional day; CSTB Submission Deadline; end of Session I
October 21 (Th)  Begin Session II courses
October 28 (Th) Last day to add a course for session II
November 5 (F) Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for full semester course
November 8 (M) Tentative start for Spring 2022 Registration
November 11 (Th) Olin Monday - Monday class schedule in effect
November 19 (F) Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for a session II course
November 22 (M) - 26 (F) Thanksgiving Break – no classes
December 10 (F) Last day of instruction, Fall Semester; Deadline for course withdrawal and incomplete grade petitions
December 10 (F) CSTB Submission Deadline
December 13 (M)-16 (Th) Final Assessments
December 17 (F) Fall Expo
December 18 (Sa) Residence Halls close at 12:00 pm for intersession
December 19 (Su)-January19 (W) [Intersession - no classes]
January 3 (M) All grades due for Fall semester and outstanding incompletes from Spring 2021

Spring 2022

 
January 16 (Su) R2 Move In
January 18 (Tu) Returning Student Move In
January 20 (Th) First day of instruction, Spring Semester
January 21 (F) - February 2 (W) Co-Curricular Registration
January 26 (W) Last day to add a course for session I
February 2 (W) Last day to add a full semester course
February 2 (W) Passionate Pursuit Application and Credit Deadline
February 2 (W) Independent Study, Research and OSS Registration Deadline
February 16 (W) Spring Career Fair
February 17 (Th) Olin Monday - Monday class schedule in effect
February 18 (F) - February 21 (M) Holiday Break - no classes; President's Day, February 21 (M)
February 23 (W) Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for a session I course
late February - early March "Candidates' Weekend Season" click HERE for details
March 9 (W) Mid-point of semester; 33rd instructional day; CSTB Submission Deadline; Session I end
March 10 (Th) Session II Begins
March 14 (M) - March 18 (F) Spring Break - no classes
March 23 (W) Last day to add a course for session II
April 1 (F) Last day to drop; declare pass / no credit for full semester course
April 18 (M) [Patriot's Day - no classes]
April 19 (Tu) Last day to drop; declare pass / no credit for a session II course
April 20 (W) Tentative start date for Fall 2022 registration
May 2 (M) Last day of instruction, Spring Semester and Session II offerings; Deadline for any session II or full semester course withdrawal and any incomplete grade petitions
May 4 (W) - May 10 (Tu) Study and Final Assessment Period
TBD Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship (ADE) Showcase
May 3 (Tu) CSTB Submission Deadline
May 5 (Th) Inauguration of Olin's Second President - (no scheduled finals)
May 11 (W) SCOPE SUMMIT presentations (required for seniors)
May 11 (W)  Grading Deadline for all Graduating Seniors
May 12 (Th) Olin "Exposition"
May 13 (F) Move-out day for Classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025
May 15 (Su) Commencement for Class of 2022
May 16 (M) Residence Halls close at 12 pm for graduating seniors
May 23 (M) Grading deadline for all Spring courses and any Fall 2021 incompletes

 

Future Academic Calendars

2022-23

Constitution Day

Consult the yearly links above/events schedules for specific information. 

Religious Observances

Massachusetts state law regarding student absence due to religious beliefs has been adopted by Olin College as follows: “Any student who is unable to attend classes or participate in any examination, study, or work requirement on a particular day because of his or her religious beliefs is excused from any such activity. The student will be given the opportunity to make up the work that was missed, provided that the makeup work does not create an unreasonable burden upon the college. The college will not level fees or charges of any kind when allowing the student to make up missed work. In addition, no adverse or prejudicial effects will result because students have made use of these provisions.”

The online interfaith calendar is commonly used by community members to identify dates for specific religious observances each year.