Academic Affairs

Academic Policies and Regulations

 Academic Policies and Regulations
The Academic Calendar
The 9-month academic year consists of a fall and spring semester, with each semester encompassing 14 weeks of classes and one week of final examinations. Most classes meet for 150 minutes per week, though some first-year classes meet for 200 minutes per week. The standard class period is 50 minutes for classes that meet three days per week and 75 minutes for classes meeting two days per week. Detailed descriptions of the daily schedule can be found here. 

The College posts three graduation dates – immediately prior to the fall semester, at the end of the fall semester, and at the end of the spring semester. Commencement occurs once per year on the first Saturday following final examinations in the spring semester.

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