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2023 – 2024

August, 2023

  • Sun
    6
    Student Leaders Move-in
  • Thu – Mon
    10-14
    Pre-orientation
  • Mon – Sun
    14-20
    New & Transfer Student Orientation
  • Sun
    20
    Returning Student Check-In and Residence Halls Open (1:00-5:00PM)
  • Mon
    21
    Courses Begin Semester I / Term 1
  • Sun
    27
    Add/Drop deadline for Semester I / Term 1 courses

September, 2023

  • Mon
    4
    Labor Day – College Closed
  • Fri
    15
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for Term 1 courses
  • Fri – Sat
    22-23
    Family Weekend
  • Fri – Sun
    29-1
    Homecoming (Begins)

October, 2023

  • Fri – Sun
    29-1
    Homecoming (Continues)
  • Fri
    6
    Last Day of Term 1
  • Fri
    6
    Last Day of Work for Term 1
  • Sat – Sun
    7-15
    Fall Break
  • Mon
    16
    Semester I Courses Resume / Begin Term 2
  • Mon – Fri
    16-20
    Advising (Begins)
  • Fri
    20
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for semester courses
  • Sun
    22
    Add/Drop Deadline for Term 2 courses
  • Mon – Fri
    23-27
    Advising (Continues)
  • Thu – Fri
    26-27
    Board of Trustees
  • Mon – Wed
    30-1
    Advising (Continues)

November, 2023

  • Mon – Wed
    30-1
    Advising (Continues)
  • Thu – Fri
    2-3
    Registration (Begins)
  • Mon – Wed
    6-8
    Registration (Continues)
  • Fri
    10
    Veterans Day Observation – College Closed
  • Fri
    10
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for Term 2 courses
  • Wed
    15
    MFA Fall Semester Ends
  • Wed – Fri
    22-24
    Thanksgiving Break – College Closed

December, 2023

  • Tue
    5
    Last Day of Regular Class Sessions Semester I / Term 2
  • Wed
    6
    Winter Capstone Carnival (undergraduate student attendance required)
  • Thu
    7
    Reading Day
  • Fri
    8
    Exam Day 1
  • Sat
    9
    Exam Day 2
  • Sun
    10
    Reading Day
  • Mon
    11
    Exam Day 3
  • Tue
    12
    Exam Day 4
  • Tue
    12
    Last Day of Semester I / Term 2
  • Tue
    12
    Last Day of Work for Semester I
  • Wed
    13
    Residence Halls Close at 1:00PM
  • Wed
    13
    Winter Break (Begins)
  • Fri
    15
    Student Account Billing Due

January, 2024



  • Winter Break (Continues)
  • Wed – Sat
    3 – 13
    MFA Winter Residency
  • Thu
    4
    MFA Spring Semester Begins
  • Sun
    7
    Student Leaders Move-in
  • Thu – Sun
    11-14
    New Student Orientation
  • Sun
    14
    Returning Student Check-In and Residence Halls Open (1:00-5:00PM)
  • Mon
    15
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day – College Closed
  • Tue
    16
    Courses Begin Semester II/Term 3
  • Sun
    21
    Add/Drop deadline for Semester II and Term 3 Courses

February, 2024

  • Thu – Fri
    8-9
    Board of Trustees
  • Fri
    9
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline from Term 3 courses

March, 2024

  • Fri
    1
    Last Day of Term 3
  • Fri
    1
    Last Day of Work for Term 3
  • Sat – Sun
    2-10
    Spring Break
  • Mon
    11
    Semester II Courses Resume / Begin Term 4
  • Fri
    15
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline from Semester II courses
  • Sun
    17
    Add/Drop deadline for Term 4 courses
  • Mon – Fri
    18-22
    Advising (Begins)
  • Mon – Fri
    25-29
    Advising (Continues)

April, 2024

  • Mon – Fri
    1-5
    Advising (Continues)
  • Thu
    4
    Work Day – No Classes
  • Fri
    5
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline from Term 4 courses
  • Mon – Fri
    8-12
    Registration
  • Fri
    26
    Last Day of Regular Class Sessions Semester II / Term 4
  • Mon
    29
    Spring Capstone Carnival (undergraduate student attendance required)
  • Tue
    30
    Spring Capstone Carnival (undergraduate student attendance required)

May, 2024

  • Wed
    1
    Reading Day
  • Thu
    2
    Exam Day 1
  • Fri
    3
    Exam Day 2
  • Sat
    4
    Exam Day 3
  • Sun
    5
    Reading Day
  • Mon
    6
    Exam Day 4
  • Mon
    6
    Last Day of Semester II / Term 4
  • Mon
    6
    Last Day of Work for Semester II
  • Tue
    7
    Residence Halls Close for Non-Graduating Students – 1:00PM
  • Fri
    10
    Honors & Awards Event
  • Sat
    11
    Commencement Ceremony
  • Wed
    22
    MFA Spring Semester Ends
  • Mon
    27
    Memorial Day – College Closed
  • Tue
    28
    Courses Begin Term 5
  • Thu
    30
    Add/Drop deadline for Term 5 courses

June, 2024

  • Fri
    7
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for Term 5 courses
  • Wed
    19
    Juneteenth – College Closed
  • Fri
    21
    Courses End Term 5
  • Mon
    24
    Courses Begin Term 6
  • Thu
    27
    Add/Drop deadline for Term 6 courses
  • Sun
    30
    Swannanoa Gathering Begins

July, 2024

  • Mon
    1
    Student Account Billing Due – New Students
  • Wed – Sat
    3-13
    2024 MFA Summer Residency
  • Thu
    4
    Fourth of July – College Closed
  • Thu
    4
    MFA Fall Semester Begins
  • Fri
    5
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for Term 6 courses
  • Mon
    8
    Mountain Institute for Lifelong Learning – July Session Begins
  • Fri
    12
    MFA Graduation Ceremony
  • Mon
    15
    Student Account Billing Due – Returning Students
  • Fri
    19
    Courses End Term 6
  • Fri
    26
    Mountain Institute for Lifelong Learning – July Session Ends

2024 – 2025

August, 2024

  • Sat
    3
    Swannanoa Gathering Ends
  • Thu
    15
    Student Leaders Move-in
  • Sat – Wed
    17-21
    Pre-orientation
  • Thu
    22
    New Student Move-in Day
  • Fri – Sun
    23-25
    New & Transfer Student Orientation
  • Sun
    25
    Returning Student Check-In & Residence Halls Open (1:00-5:00pm)
  • Mon
    26

    Center for Experiential Learning Orientation
  • Mon
    26

    Service Day for New Students
  • Mon
    26

    Work Orientation for Returning Students
  • Tue
    27
    Work Orientation – All Students
  • Wed
    28
    Courses Begin – Semester 1

September, 2024

  • Mon
    2
    Holiday – Labor Day – College Closed (No Classes)
  • Wed
    4
    Add/Drop deadline for Semester 1 courses (11:59pm)
  • Fri – Sat
    20-21
    Family Weekend
  • Sun
    22
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for Term 1 courses (11:59pm)

October, 2024

  • Fri – Sun
    4-6
    Homecoming
  • Sat – Sun
    12-20
    Fall Break
  • Mon
    21
    Semester 1 Courses Resume
  • Mon – Fri
    21-25
    Advising
  • Fri
    25
    Add/Drop deadline for term 2 courses (11:59pm)
  • Sun
    27
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for Semester 1 courses (11:59pm)
  • Mon – Fri
    28-1
    Advising

November, 2024

  • Mon – Wed
    4-6
    Advising
  • Thu – Fri
    7-8
    Registration
  • Mon
    11
    Holiday – Veterans Day – College Closed (No Classes)
  • Tue – Thu
    12-14
    Registration
  • Sun
    17
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for Term 2 courses (11:59pm)
  • Wed
    20
    MFA Fall Semester Ends
  • Wed – Fri
    27-29
    Holiday – Thanksgiving Break – College Closed (No Classes)

December, 2024

  • Wed
    11
    Last Day of Regular Classes for Semester 1
  • Thu
    12
    Winter Showcase (undergraduate student attendance required)
  • Fri
    13
    Exam Day
  • Sat
    14
    Exam Day
  • Sun
    15
    Student Account Billing Due – New & Returning Students
  • Sun
    15
    Reading Day
  • Mon
    16
    Exam Day
  • Tue
    17
    Exam Day 2 / Last Day of Semester I
  • Wed
    18
    Residence Halls Close at 1:00pm

January, 2025

  • Fri
    3
    MFA Winter Residency Begins
  • Sat
    4
    MFA Spring Semester Begins
  • Sun
    12
    Student Leaders Move-in
  • Sun
    12
    MFA Graduation Ceremony
  • Mon
    13
    MFA Winter Residency Ends
  • Thu – Sun
    16-19
    New Student Orientation
  • Sun
    19
    Returning Student Check-In and Residence Halls Open (1:00-5:00pm)
  • Mon
    20
    Holiday – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – College Closed (No Classes)
  • Tue
    21
    Courses Begin – Semester 2
  • Mon
    27
    Add/Drop deadline for Semester 2 and Term 3 courses (11:59pm)

February, 2025

  • Sun
    16
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline from Term 3 courses (11:59pm)

March, 2025

  • Sat – Sun
    8-16
    Spring Break
  • Mon
    17
    Semester 2 Courses Resume / Term 4 Courses begin
  • Fri
    21
    Add/Drop deadline for Term 4 courses (11:59pm)
  • Sun
    23
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline from Semester 2 courses (11:59pm)
  • Mon – Mon
    24-31
    Advising

April, 2025

  • Tue – Fri
    1-11
    Advising
  • Thu
    10
    Work Day – No Classes
  • Sun
    13
    Withdraw (non-punitive) deadline for Term 4 courses (11:59pm)
  • Mon – Fri
    14-18
    Registration
  • Wed
    30
    Last Day of Regular Classes for Semester 2

May, 2025

  • Thu – Fri
    1-2
    Spring Capstone Carnival (undergraduate student attendance required)
  • Sat
    3
    Exam Day
  • Sun
    4
    Reading Day
  • Mon – Tue
    5-6
    Exam Days
  • Wed
    7
    Exam Day / Last Day of Semester 2
  • Thu
    8
    Residence Halls Close for Non-Graduating Students at 1:00pm
  • Fri
    9
    Honors & Awards Event
  • Sat
    10
    Commencement Ceremony
  • Wed
    14
    Mountain Term begins
  • Wed
    21
    MFA Spring Semester ends
  • Mon
    26
    Holiday – Memorial Day – College Closed (No Classes)

June, 2025

  • Fri
    6
    Mountain Term ends
  • Thu
    19
    Holiday – Juneteenth – College Closed (No Classes)
  • Sun
    29
    Swannanoa Gathering Begins

July, 2025

  • Tue
    1
    Student Account Billing Due – New Students
  • Wed
    2
    MFA Summer Residency begins
  • Thu
    3
    MFA Fall Semester begins
  • Fri
    4
    Holiday – Fourth of July – College Closed (No Classes)
  • Fri
    11
    MFA Graduation Ceremony
  • Sat
    12
    MFA Summer Residency ends
  • Tue
    15
    Student Account Billing Due – Returning Students