Academic Calendar

Fall 2015

  • September 8 to December 18
Fall 2015
August 17-28 Intensive Academic Preparation, Vermont Campus
August 30 International student arrival, Vermont Campus. Students must arrive by 5 PM.
August 31-Sept 4 International student orientation, Vermont Campus
August 31-Sept 4 Student orientation, Washington, DC Center
September 2 Residence halls open for fall term, Vermont Campus
September 2 Vermont graduate student arrival. Students must arrive between 10 AM and 12 noon.
September 2-4 Graduate student orientation
September 2 Degree conferral for graduate programs, Vermont Campus
September 7 Labor Day; no classes; offices closed
September 8 Fall semester begins (Vermont; Washington, DC; and low residency)
September 8–December 18 Fall semester
September 22–December 10 Language classes, Vermont Campus
November 15–December 1 Online registration for spring semester (Vermont; Washington, DC; and low residency)
November 25–27 Thanksgiving break; no classes November 25–27; offices closed November 26–27
December 14–18 Capstone seminar, Vermont Campus.
December 19 Residence halls close at 12 noon, Vermont Campus
December 20 Degree conferral for graduate programs, Vermont Campus
December 21–January 1 Holiday break; no classes
December 25–January 1 World Learning holiday: offices closed

Winter/Spring 2016

  • Spring Semester VT: January 4 to May 20
  • Spring Semester DC: January 4 to April 29
  • TESOL Internship begins January 4
January 3 Residence halls open at noon, Vermont Campus
January 4 Vermont and Washington, DC classes begin
January 4 MA in TESOL internship period begins
January 4–15  January intersession for language intensives, Vermont Campus
January 4-15  Washington, DC Center two-week field or DC-based courses
January 4-May 20 Low-residency programs spring term
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes; offices closed
January 18–23 Washington, DC Center student travel to practicum sites, no classes
January 18–February 14 Field study and on-campus courses for Vermont students
January 25 Washington, DC Center practicum begins
February 8–12 Reading week for non-TESOL programs, Vermont campus
February 15 President’s Day; no classes; offices closed
February 29< MA in TESOL resume on-campus phase.
March 1–May 12 Language classes
March 28–April 1              Spring break for non-TESOL programs, Vermont Campus; no language classes
April 8 Washington, DC Center practicum ends. Students return to Washington, DC
April 11–15 Washington, DC Center practicum retreat
April 18-29 Washington, DC Center two-week specialization track course
May 16–20 Capstone seminar, Vermont Campus
May 17–18 MA in TESOL Sandanona Conference
May 21 SIT graduation ceremony; degree conferral for degree programs, Vermont Campus
May 22 Residence halls close at noon for spring term, Vermont Campus
May 30 Memorial Day; offices closed

Summer 2016        

  • DC Summer May 2 to August 12
  • VT Summer June 6 to August 19
May 2 Washington, DC Center classes begin.
May 2–August 12 Summer term, Washington, DC Center
June 6 -17 MA in International Education (Low Residency) on-campus seminar
June 6–August 19 Low-residency programs summer term
June 6–July 1 CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Workshop
July 4 Independence Day; offices closed
July 23 MA in TESOL (Low Residency) new students arrive on campus.
July 24­–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 8–12 Capstone seminar, Washington, DC Center
August 13 Degree conferral, Washington, DC Center
August 15–19 Capstone seminar, Vermont Campus.
August 20 Residence halls close at noon, Vermont Campus.

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