A Year at a Glance

First Semester (Fall 2023)

August 7: CDE Academic Orientation begins
September 7: Williams College Fall Semester classes begin
A Friday in October: Mountain Day (no classes)
October 9-10: Reading Period (no classes)
November 22-26: Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
December 8: Fall Semester classes end
December 11–18: Final Exams
December 19: Winter Break begins
December 19–January 2: No classes

Winter Study (January 2024)

January 3: Winter Study classes begin (No late arrivals!)
January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)
January 26: Winter Study classes end
January 27–30: Winter Recess

Second Semester (Spring 2024)

January 31: Spring Semester classes begin
February 1: Claiming Williams Day (no classes)
March 16-March 31: Spring Break
May 10: Spring Semester classes end
May 15–20: Final Exams
May 22: CDE Paper Presentations

Graduation and Departure

May 31: CDE Class Night
June 2: Graduation

Detailed CDE Calendar

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