Academic Calendar 2024-25

FALL 2024 

 

August 27 (Tu) 

 

Class of 2028 Arrival & Start of Orientation, halls open 10am 

September 1 (Su) 

 

Returning Student Arrival, starting at noon (first meal is dinner) 

September 2 (M) 

 

Labor Day - no classes 

September 3 (Tu) 

 

First day of instruction, Fall Semester 

September 9 (M) 

 

Last day to add a course for session I offering 

September 16 (M) 

 

Last day to add a course for full semester offering 

September 16 (M) 

 

Passionate Pursuit Application and Credit Deadline 

September 16 (M) 

 

Co-Curricular Registration Deadline 

September 16 (M) 

 

Independent Study, Research Registration Deadline 

September 17 (Tu) 

 

Constitution Day, September 17  (classes in session)

tbd 

 

Fall Career Fair (tentative) 

September 28 (Sa)

 

Office of Admission and Financial Aid: Fall Open House 

October 2 (W) 

 

Tentative date for Spring Course Fair 

October 4 (F) 

 

Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for a session I course 

October 14 (M) 

 

Indigenous People Day

October 14 (M) - 15 (Tu) 

 

Fall Break (no classes)

October 17 (Th) 

 

Olin Monday, Monday classes in session 

October 18 (F) - 19 (Sa) 

 

Return to the Oval: Alumni + Family Weekend 

October 21 (M) 

 

33rd instructional day; CSTB Submission Deadline; end of Session I 

October 22 (Tu) 

 

First day of Session II 

October 28 (M) 

 

Last day to add a course for session II offering 

November 5 (Tu) 

 

Election Day (classes in session)

tbd 

 

Office of Admission and Financial Aid: Mix & Mingle Fly-in 

November 7 (Th) 

 

Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for full semester offering 

November 11 (M) 

 

Tentative start for Spring Registration 

November 22 (F) 

 

Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for a session II course 

November 25 (M) - 29 (F) 

 

Thanksgiving Break - no classes 

December 12 (Th) 

 

Deadline for course withdrawal and incomplete grade petitions 

December 12 (Th) 

 

Last day of instruction, Fall Semester 

December 13 (F) 

 

CSTB Submission Deadline 

December 13 (F) 

 

Study Day 

December 16 (M) - 19 (Th) 

 

Final Assessments 

December 20 (F) 

 

Residence Halls close at 12:00 noon for intersession 

December 20 (F) at 12 noon - January 19 (Su) at 12 noon 

 

Intersession – no classes 

January 2 (Th) 

 

All Grades due for all Fall 2024 semester and outstanding Incompletes from Spring 2024 

 

SPRING 2025 

 

January 19 (Su) 

 

Returning Student Arrival - Residence halls open, starting at noon (first meal is dinner) 

January 20 (M) 

 

Martin Luther King Day & Inauguration Day 

January 21 (Tu) 

 

First day of instruction, Spring Semester 

January 27 (M) 

 

Last day to add a course for session I offering 

February 3 (M) 

 

Last day to add a course for full semester offering 

February 3 (M) 

 

Passionate Pursuit Application and Credit Deadline 

February 3 (M) 

 

Co-Curricular Registration Deadline 

February 3 (M) 

 

Independent Study, Research Registration Deadline 

tbd 

 

Spring Career Fair (tentative) 

tbd 

 

Office of Admission and Financial Aid: Candidates Weekend 1 

tbd 

 

Office of Admission and Financial Aid: Candidates Weekend 2 

tbd 

 

Office of Admission and Financial Aid: Candidates Weekend 3

February 17 (M) 

 

Presidents’ Day – no classes 

February 19 (W) 

 

Olin Monday – Monday class schedule in effect 

February 24 (M) 

 

Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for a session I course 

March 5 (W) 

 

Tentative Course Fair date for Fall Course Offerings 

March 6 (R) 

 

Session I Ends 

March 7 (F) 

 

Mid-point of semester; 33rd instructional day; CSTB Submission Deadline 

March 7 (F) 

 

Session II Begins 

March 14 (F) 

 

Last day to add a course for session II offering 

March 17 (M) - March 21 (F) 

 

Spring Break - no classes

April 1 (Tu) 

 

Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for full semester offering 

April 14 (M) 

 

Tentative start date for Fall Registration 

April 16 (W) 

 

Last day to drop; declare pass/no credit for a session II course 

April 21 (M) 

 

Patriots Day – no classes 

April 30 (W) 

 

Last day of instruction, Spring Semester and Session II offerings 

April 30 (W) 

 

Deadline for any session II or full semester course withdrawal and any incomplete grade petitions 

May 1 (Th) 

 

Study Day 

May 1 (Th) 

 

CSTB Submission Deadline 

May 2 (F), May 5 (M) - 7 (W) 

 

Final Assessment Period 

May 8 (Th) 

 

Olin Exposition (TBD) 

to be determined 

 

Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship (ADE) Showcase 

to be determined 

 

SCOPE SUMMIT presentations (required for seniors) 

May 9 (F) 

 

Residence Halls close at 12 noon for all except graduating seniors 

May 12 (M) 

 

Grading Deadline for all Graduating Seniors 

May 16 (F) 

 

Commencement for Class of ‘25 

May 17 (Sa) 

 

Residence Halls close at 12:00 noon for graduating seniors 

May 21 (W) 

 

Grading Deadline for all Spring 2024 courses and any outstanding Fall 2023 incompletes 

May 27 (Tu) 

 

Residence Halls open for summer research at 12:00 noon 

*updated 1/30/2024

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.