Academic Calendar

Download the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Fall 2016

  • September 6 to December 16
Fall 2016
August 24 International student arrival, Washington, DC Center.
August 25-26 International student orientation, Washington, DC Center.
August 28 International student arrival, Vermont campus. Students must arrive by 5 PM.
Aug 29-Sept 2 International student orientation, Vermont campus.
August 31 Residence halls open for fall term, Vermont campus
August 31 Vermont graduate student arrival. Students must arrive between 10 AM and 12 noon.
August 31-Sept 2 Graduate student orientation
September 2 Degree conferral for graduate programs, Vermont campus
September 5 Labor Day; no classes; offices closed
September 6 Fall semester begins (Vermont; Washington, DC; and low residency)
September 6–December 16 Fall semester
September 20–December 8 Language classes, Vermont campus
November 15–30 Online registration for spring semester (Vermont; Washington, DC; and low residency)
November 23–25 Thanksgiving break; no classes November 25–27; offices closed November 26–27
December 12–16 Capstone seminar, Vermont Campus.
December 17 Residence halls close at 12 noon, Vermont campus
December 20 Degree conferral for graduate programs, Vermont campus
December 19–January 8 Holiday break; no classes
December 25–January 2 World Learning holiday: offices closed

Winter/Spring 2017

  • Spring Semester VT: January 9 to May 26
  • Spring Semester DC: January 9 to April 28
  • TESOL Internship begins January 9
January 8 Residence halls open at noon, Vermont campus
January 9 Vermont and Washington, DC classes begin
January 9 MA in TESOL internship period begins
January 9–20 January intersession for language intensives, Vermont campus
January 9-20 Washington, DC Center two-week field or DC-based courses
January 9-May 26 Low-residency programs spring term
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes; offices closed
January 23–27 Washington, DC Center student travel to practicum sites, no classes
January 23-Feb 3 CONTACT South Asia
January 23–February 10 Field study and on-campus courses for Vermont students
January 30 Washington, DC Center practicum begins
February 13–17 Winter break for non-TESOL programs, Vermont campus
February 20 President’s Day; no classes; offices closed
March 6 MA in TESOL resume on-campus phase.
March 7–May 18 Language classes
April 3-7              Spring break for non-TESOL programs, Vermont campus; no language classes
April 21 Washington, DC Center practicum ends
April 24–28 Washington, DC Center preparation and practicum presentations
April 17-28 Online registration for summer semester (Washington, DC)
May 1–5 Online registration for summer semester (Vermont and low-residency)
May 22–26 Capstone seminar, Vermont campus
May 23-24 MA in TESOL Sandanona Conference
May 27 SIT graduation ceremony; degree conferral for degree programs, Vermont campus
May 28 Residence halls close at noon for spring term, Vermont eampus
May 29 Memorial Day; offices closed

Summer 2017

  • Summer Semester VT: June 6 to August 11
  • Summer Semester (MA Program) DC: May 1 to August 11
  • Summer Semester (Certificate program) DC: June 5 to August 11
May 1-12 Washington, DC Center two-week specialization track course
May 15 Summer term, Washington, DC Center
June 5-16 MA in International Education (Low Residency) on-campus seminar
June 5–August 11 Low-residency programs summer term
June 5–23 CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Workshop
July 4 Independence Day; offices closed
July 22 MA in TESOL (Low Residency) new students arrive on campus.
July 23–August 12 MA in TESOL (Low Residency) on-campus seminar.
August 1–15 Online registration for returning students, Vermont campus, and low-residency fall semesters
August 7–11 Capstone seminar, Washington, DC Center
August 12 Degree conferral, Washington, DC Center
August 7–11 Capstone seminar, Vermont Campus.
August 12 Residence halls close at noon, Vermont Campus.

SIT’s academic calendar is created and maintained by the Calendar Committee. Any questions about the calendar should be referred to DeB Alexa, Calendar Committee chair at