Santa Fe 2022–23 Academic Calendar

Dates and times subject to change. All times listed are Mountain Time (MT).

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For the latest schedule, read the weekly Ephemera, access your @sjc.edu mailbox, check your voicemail notices, and check this page.

Fall Semester 2022

August 2022

Monday, Aug 1
  • Online Registration opens
  • Emails sent to all continuing students on process for registering online
  • DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for FALL 2022 term
  • DEADLINE: Student Accounts for FALL 2022 must be paid in full or College Green payment plans verified with Treasurer’s Office
Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid funding and enrollment rosters for Fall 2022
Friday, August 5
  • Writing period ends for in-person GILA students
Saturday, Aug 13
  • Participants in Freshman Orientation Backpacking Trip arrive on campus
Monday, Aug 15
  • Delivery of JF and GI grades and GI Comment Sheets
  • Classes end after tutorial for low-residency GILA students
Monday, Aug 15–Saturday, Aug 20
  • Pritzker Promise Bridge Program
  • Fall Freshman Orientation Backpacking Trip
Saturday, Aug 20
  • Housing opens for new international students
Sunday, Aug 21
  • New student and returning international student housing opens
  • New student orientation begins
    Required for all new students, including Annapolis transfers new to the Santa Fe campus and readmitted students who left prior to Fall 2019
Monday, Aug 22
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION CONTINUES
  • New Student Orientation Continues
    Separate New Student Orientation Schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of New Student activities and meetings
Tuesday, Aug 23
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION Continues
  • New Student Orientation
    Separate New Student Orientation Schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of New Student activities and meetings
Wednesday, Aug 24
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION Continues
  • 10 a.m., Returning undergraduate student housing opens
  • Graduate Student housing opens
  • Tutors’ Meetings in the afternoon [as scheduled by Dean’s Office]
  • New Student Orientation
    Separate New Student Orientation Schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of New Student activities and meetings
  • Graduate Student Orientation begins
    Separate Graduate Student Orientation Schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of Graduate Student activities and meetings
Thursday, Aug 25
  • New Student and Graduate Student Orientation Continues
    Separate New Student Orientation Schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of New Student activities and meetings
  • 9:45 a.m., Convocation rehearsal
    Come dressed in Convocation attire—no time to change before ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m., CONVOCATION for New Students and first-term Graduate Institute (GI) students
  • 12 p.m., Post-Convocation Luncheon for community and guests
  • 1:30 p.m., Faculty Meeting
  • 7:30 p.m., First meeting of ALL undergraduate seminars and Meno seminar for new GI students
Students may not attend classes if Student Account Balance is not paid in full or if financial aid file is incomplete
Friday, Aug 26
  • Free Day—no classes
  • 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tutors’ Meetings [as scheduled by Dean’s Office]
  • New Student and Graduate Student Orientation Continues
    Separate New Student Orientation Schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of New Student activities and meetings
  • 8 p.m., Dean’s Opening Lecture
Saturday, Aug 27
  • New Student and Graduate Student Orientation Concludes
    Separate New Student Orientation Schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of New Student activities and meetings
Monday, Aug 29
  • GI classes begin
Monday, Aug 29–Sunday, Sep 4
  • Welcome Week begins
    Separate Welcome Week schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of new/returning student events

September 2022

Thursday, Sep 1
  • Last day to reduce meal plan (Freshmen excluded – 19 meal plan required)
Monday, Sep 5
(Labor Day)
  • All undergraduate tutorials and seminars and GI classes meet as scheduled
  • Administrative offices closed for Labor Day holiday
    Meem Library and Student Activity Center will be open
Wednesday, Sep 7
  • 3:15–4 p.m., Sophomore Class Meeting with Dean Sterling and Assistant Dean McGuinness, Junior Common Room
  • 4:15–5 p.m., Junior Class Meeting with Dean Sterling and Assistant Dean McGuinness, Junior Common Room
  • 5:15–6 p.m., Senior Class Meeting with Dean Sterling and Assistant Dean McGuinness, Junior Common Room
Friday, Sep 9–
Sunday, Sep 11
  • Reunion Weekend
Saturday, Sep 10
  • 2:30 p.m., Algebra Test
    Required of all sophomores who have not yet passed; freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of freshman year
Wednesday, Sep 14
  • ONLINE DEADLINE: Spring 2023 New Graduate Institute Liberal Arts (GILA) student financial aid applications
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa
  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Friday, Sep 30–Saturday, Oct 1
  • Residency Weekend for Online Graduate Students

October 2022

Sunday, Oct 1
  • FAFSA/CSS Profiles applications become available for the 2023–24 academic year
Monday, Oct 3–
Friday, Oct 14
  • In-person GILA Conferences
  • In-person and online GIEC Conferences
Wednesday, Oct 5
  • 1:30–3:30 p.m., All-College Seminar
    Undergraduate tutorials canceled. Graduate Institute Eastern Classics (GIEC) tutorial students consult with tutors beforehand.
Friday, Oct 7–Saturday, Oct 8
  • Johnnie Family Weekend
Saturday, Oct 8
  • 2:30 p.m., Algebra Test
    Required of all Sophomores who have not yet passed. Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of Freshman year.
Wednesday, Oct 12
  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Friday, Oct 14
  • DEADLINE: GILA and GIEC student deposits due for Spring 2022 term
  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: Master’s Essay proposals for SP22 submission due
  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: Master’s Essay final submissions due for Fall 2022 submissions
Friday, Oct 14–Monday, Oct 17
  • LONG WEEKEND
    Undergraduate tutorials do not meet October 14 and 17
    All seminars and GI classes meet as usual on Monday, October 17
Monday, Oct 24
  • 12 p.m., Junior and Senior seminar essays due
  • Preceptorials begin for juniors, seniors, and In Person GILA students
Monday, Oct 24–
Friday, Nov 4
  • In-person GILA Seminar Orals
Tuesday, Oct 25
  • GIEC students begin second preceptorials
Wednesday, Oct 26
  • Junior and senior seminar oral period begins
Monday, Oct 31
  • Freshman seminar essays due by noon
  • DEADLINE: Graduate Institute transfer applications are due for students requesting transfer for Annapolis for Spring 2023​​​​​
Monday Oct 31–Friday, Nov 11
  • Online GILA Conferences

November 2022

Wednesday, Nov 2
  • Freshman seminar oral examinations begin
Monday, Nov 7
  • Sophomore seminar essays due by noon
  • GI Fall grades due (In Person GILA seminars and first GIEC preceptorials)
Wednesday, Nov 9
  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting
  • Sophomore seminar oral examinations begin
Saturday, Nov 12
  • 2:30 p.m., Algebra Test
    Required of all Sophomores who have not yet passed. Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of the Freshman year.
Monday, Nov 14
  • GIEC Seminar papers due
Monday, Nov 14–
Saturday, Nov 19
  • Online GILA Seminar Orals (will continue after Thanksgiving break)
Wednesday, Nov 16
  • DEADLINE: Registration forms due for Spring 2023
Wednesday, Nov 16–Friday, Nov 18
  • Freshman Don Rags begin (among interstices of FF classes)
Monday, Nov 21
  • GI Fall comment sheets due (In Person GILA seminars and GIEC preceptorials)
Monday, Nov 21–Tuesday, Nov 22
  • Freshman DON RAG DAYS
    All undergraduate classes in session unless the tutor is sitting in FR Don Rags
Wednesday, Nov 23–Sunday, Nov 27
  • THANKSGIVING BREAK
    No classes
    All classes resume Monday morning, November 28
Monday, Nov 28
  • All classes resume (undergraduate and GI)
Monday, Nov 28–Wednesday, Nov 30
  • Freshman Don Rags continue
    Monday–Friday, among interstices of classes
Monday, Nov 28–
Friday, Dec 9
  • Online GILA Seminar Orals resume
  • GIEC Seminar Orals

December 2022

Thursday, Dec 1
  • DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for Spring 2023 term
  • DEADLINE: Student Account for Spring 2023 must be paid in full or College Green payment plan verified with Treasurer’s Office
Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid funding and enrollment rosters for Spring 2023
Saturday, Dec 3
  • 2:30 p.m., Final Algebra Test for all Sophomores who have not yet passed
    Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of Freshman year
Monday, Dec 5
  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: Global Pathways applications due at OPPD
Thursday, Dec 8–Friday, Dec 9
  • Sophomore and Junior Don Rags may be scheduled during class intervals
Monday, Dec 12–Thursday, Dec 15
  • Sophomore and Junior Don Rag Period. All undergraduate tutorials (FF, SO, JR, SR) are in session, unless the tutor indicates otherwise
    Seminars meet as regularly scheduled
  • Library Call-In Week
Thursday, Dec 15
  • Last day of term
    Classes end with seminar or preceptorial as scheduled or as arranged by tutor
  • Last day of GI classes
    All GI classes meet as scheduled
Friday, Dec 16
  • Food service ends with breakfast
  • Residence halls and suites close at noon
  • 5 p.m., All library materials due
Friday, Dec 16–Sunday, Jan 15, 2023
  • WINTER BREAK
Friday, Dec 30
  • Submission date of missing Incomplete/Grade January Freshmen work from SU 2022, unless earlier date was stipulated by tutor

Spring Semester 2023

January 2023

Wednesday, Jan 4
  • Online Spring Registration opens for New Students (JFs and Readmits)
  • Undergraduate Fall 2022 grades due (except for preceptorials)
  • GI Fall 2022 grades due (tutorials, preceptorials, and GIEC and online GILA seminars)
Monday, Jan 9
  • Undergraduate Fall 2022 preceptorial grades due
  • GI comment sheets due (tutorials, preceptorials, and GIEC seminars)
  • Food service begins with breakfast
Friday, Jan 13
  • January Freshmen, new Graduate students, and readmitted undergraduate students arrive
    See New Student Spring Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings
  • Graduate Student Orientation Begins
  • Residence halls and suites open
  • 7:30 p.m., Meno seminar for new GI students, followed by reception
Saturday, Jan 14
  • New Student Orientation
    See New Student Spring Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings
  • Graduate Student Orientation continues
Sunday, Jan 15
  • New Student and Graduate Student Orientation continues​​
    See New Student Spring Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings
Monday, Jan 16
  • New Student and Graduate Student Orientation concludes
  • 9 a.m., Undergraduate and Graduate Institute classes meet as scheduled
    Except Seniors and January Freshmen
  • January Freshman session begins with 7:30 p.m. seminar
    No JF tutorials
  • 6:15 p.m., Convocation for January Freshmen and first-term Graduate students
Monday, Jan 16–Friday, Feb 10
  • Senior Writing Period
    Senior seminar classes per special schedule
Tuesday, Jan 17–Sunday, Jan 22
  • Welcome Week
    See Welcome Week Schedule for all activities and meetings
Wednesday, Jan 18
  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Monday, Jan 23
  • Last day to reduce meal plan (Freshmen excluded – 19 meal plan required)

February 2023

Relocating to Annapolis?
Transfer application form, $500 advance deposit, FAFSA, and CSS (if applicable) must be submitted by March 1, 2023.
Saturday, Feb 4
  • 2:30 p.m., Algebra Test
    Fall and January Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of Freshman year
Friday, Feb 10
  • FREE FRIDAY—tutorials canceled
  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: Master’s Essay proposals for SU23 submission due
Saturday, Feb 11
  • 7–9 p.m., Dean’s and President’s Essay Reception for Seniors
  • 9 p.m., Senior essays due
Monday, Feb 13
  • All Senior tutorials and seminars resume
  • GI Conferences begin for first and second semester GILA students
Wednesday, Feb 15
  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Monday, Feb 20
  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: ARIEL Internship applications due at OPPD Office
    All undergraduates eligible except January Freshmen
Monday, Feb 27
  • Senior essay oral examinations begin in Ault-Evers Room, Meem Library
  • GILA seminar oral examinations begin

March 2023

Wednesday, Mar 1
  • DEADLINE: Undergraduate InterCampus Transfer forms and $500 deposits due at the Office of the Registrar
    No exceptions. The March 1 Financial Aid date is also an all-important deadline in this process.
  • DEADLINE: Graduate Institute transfer applications are due for students requesting transfer for Annapolis for Summer 2023
  • ONLINE Undergraduate Financial Aid Applications Priority Filing Due Date for 2023–24 academic year
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa
    PROFILE/CSS application: cssprofile.collegeboard.org
  • ONLINE Graduate Institute Financial Aid Applications Priority Filing Due Date for SUMMER 2023 Session
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa
    PROFILE/CSS application: cssprofile.collegeboard.org
Wednesday, Mar 1
  • 1:30–3:30 p.m., Faculty Seminar Day
    Special events as scheduled. Undergraduate tutorials canceled. All GI classes meet as scheduled.
Saturday, Mar 4
  • 2:30 p.m., Algebra Test​​​​
    Fall and January Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of freshman year
Monday, Mar 6–Friday, Mar 10
  • January Freshman Don Rags scheduled during class intervals
Wednesday, Mar 8
  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Saturday, Mar 11
  • Food service ends with breakfast
  • All residence halls and suites close at noon
Saturday, Mar 11–Sunday, Mar 26
  • SPRING BREAK for all students
    Administrative offices closed one day during Spring Break
Wednesday, Mar 15
  • ONLINE DEADLINE: Summer 2023 new GILA student financial aid applications
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa
Monday, Mar 20
  • Submission date for missing work that led to incomplete grade for FA 2022, unless tutor stipulated an earlier date
Saturday, Mar 25
  • All residence halls and suites open
  • 10–11:30 a.m., Food service begins with brunch
Monday, Mar 27
  • All tutorials and seminars resume
  • GILA preceptorials begin and continue through Thursday, May 23
  • Grade-changing DEADLINE for Fall 2022 grades
  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: General Pathways applications due at OPPD Office
    All undergraduates eligible except January Freshman
Tuesday, Mar 28
  • GIEC students begin fourth preceptorials
Tuesday, Mar 28–Monday, Apr 3
  • Sophomore tutorials canceled for essay writing period; classes resume at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 3.

April 2023

Saturday, Apr 1
  • DEADLINE: GILA and GIEC advance deposits due for Summer 2023 term
Monday, Apr 3
  • Sophomore Enabling Essays due by noon or as otherwise announced by seminar tutors
  • GI Spring term grades due (GILA seminars and third GIEC preceptorials)
Wednesday, Apr 5–Wednesday, Apr 26
  • Sophomore seminar orals begin
Thursday, Apr 6
  • GIEC seminar essays due
Monday, Apr 10
  • DEADLINE: Undergraduate Advance Deposits for Fall 2023 for continuing students
    Deposit holds a place in Fall class roster and (if applicable) allows participation in housing lottery
  • DEADLINE: GI Spring term comment sheets due (GILA seminars and GIEC preceptorials)
  • GIEC seminar orals begin
  • DEADLINE: Undergraduate 2023–24 Housing Plans Forms & Housing Agreement due
    Required to participate in housing lottery​​​
Thursday, Apr 13–Monday, Apr 17
  • Freshman and Junior Writing Period
  • No Freshmen or Junior tutorials through the morning of April 17th.
  • JF classes meet as scheduled
Monday, Apr 17
  • Freshmen, junior, and January Freshmen essays due at noon
Wednesday, Apr 19
  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting
Wednesday, Apr 19–Friday, Apr 28
  • January Freshmen seminar orals
Wednesday, Apr 19–Monday, May 1
  • Freshman and Junior seminar orals
Monday, Apr 24–Thursday Apr 27
  • Returning student housing lottery
Thursday, Apr 27–Friday, Apr 28
  • Sophomore Enabling DON RAG DAYS
    All tutors may hold classes if not scheduled for a don rag. Please review schedule.
Friday, Apr 28
  • All Student Accounts for Spring 2023 must be paid in full

May 2023

Monday, May 1
  • ONLINE DEADLINE: New GILA/GIEC students’ financial aid applications for Fall 2023 term
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa
  • DEADLINE: Graduate Institute transfer applications are due for students requesting transfer for Annapolis for Fall 2023
  • DEADLINE January Freshmen: Student Account for Spring 2023 must be paid in full or College Green payment plan verified by Treasurer’s Office
Monday, May 1–Wednesday, May 3
  • Sophomore Enabling Don Rags scheduled during class intervals
Saturday, May 6
  • 2:30 p.m., Algebra Test
    Fall and January Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of freshman year
Monday, May 8
  • Satisfactory grades’ check due from senior year and graduate level tutors at the Office of the Registrar
    For undergraduate and graduate degree candidates
Wednesday, May 10 9 a.m., Sophomore Enabling Faculty Meeting at Meem Library
Thursday, May 11–Friday, May 12
  • 12–1:30 p.m., Seminar Reading List Faculty Meeting
    Lunch hour Tutors’ Meetings suspended
Friday, May 12
  • Reality Weekend
Saturday, May 13
  • 9 a.m., Final Faculty Meeting: Awarding of degrees
Monday, May 15–Thursday, May 18
  • Freshman Don Rag and Junior Conference Period
    All undergraduate tutorials are in session, unless the tutor indicates otherwise
  • Seminars meet as regularly scheduled
  • Library Call-In Week
Tuesday, May 16
  • 6:30 p.m., GI dinner for graduating students
Wednesday, May 17
  • Senior Dinner
Thursday, May 18
  • Last day of spring term
    Undergraduate spring term ends with seminars
  • Last day of GI classes
Friday, May 19
  • Commencement related activities
    Family activities begin at midday
  • 5 p.m., All library materials due
Friday, May 19–Sunday, May 28
  • Early Summer Break for January Freshmen
Saturday, May 20
  • 10:30 a.m., COMMENCEMENT for Class of 2023
Sunday, May 21
  • Food service ends with breakfast
  • All residence halls, suites, and apartments close at noon
  • Wilderness Leadership Expedition departs. Returns on Thursday, June 1.

2023 Summer Term

May 2023, Summer Term

Saturday, May 27
  • Housing opens for January Freshmen
  • Food service for January Freshmen begins with dinner
Monday, May 29
  • Administrative offices closed for Memorial Day
  • January Freshman second term begins with tutorials and seminars, as scheduled
  • Graduate Institute Liberal Arts Low-Residency summer term classes begin
  • DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for the Summer 2023 term
  • DEADLINE: Student Accounts for Summer 2023 must be paid in full or TMS budgets arranged and verified with the Treasurer’s Office
Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid funding and enrollment rosters for the upcoming term
Tuesday, May 30
  • Spring 2023 GI grades due (tutorials, preceptorials, and GIEC seminars)
  • 9–11 a.m. & 1–3 p.m., REGISTRATION: January Freshmen, during class intervals
  • 1–3 p.m., Summer Enrollment is jeopardized if Financial Aid/Loan file or Student Account is incomplete

June 2023

Thursday, June 1
  • Undergraduate Spring 2023 grades due
  • Spring 2023 GI comment sheets due (tutorials, preceptorials, and second GIEC seminars)
Friday, June 9
  • 10 a.m., GI Summer Faculty Meeting
Saturday, June 10
  • Housing opens for GI students
  • 3 p.m., GI Convocation
  • 6:30 p.m., New GI students’ seminar on the Meno
Monday, June 12
  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m., REGISTRATION: All GI Summer term students
  • GI classes begin for in-person Liberal Arts students and all Eastern Classics students and meet as scheduled
Thursday, June 15
  • DEADLINE: Graduate Institute transfer applications are due for students requesting transfer for Annapolis for Fall 2023
Tuesday, June 27
  • 5 p.m. DEADLINE: Master’s Essay proposals for FA23 submission due

July 2023

Saturday, Jul 1
  • DEADLINE: GIEC and GILA deposits due for Fall 2023 term
Monday, Jul 10
  • GILA conferences begin for first and second semester students
  • Submission date of missing work from SP 2023 that led to incomplete grade unless earlier date was stipulated by tutor
Monday, Jul 17
  • January Freshmen annual essays due by noon, or as otherwise announced by seminar tutors
  • GIEC and GILA seminar orals begin
Wednesday, Jul 19–Friday, Jul 21
  • January Freshmen seminar oral examinations begin
Friday, Jul 21
  • GI Liberal Arts summer term concludes end of day
Saturday, Jul 22
  • GI Liberal Arts on-campus housing closes. Writing period housing extensions must be pre-approved before the summer term
Friday, Jul 28
  • Satisfactory grades’ check for Graduate Institute degree candidates
Monday, Jul 31
  • 1 p.m., GI final faculty meeting: Awarding of degrees
  • DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for FALL 2023 term
  • DEADLINE: Student Accounts for FALL 2023 must be paid in full or TMS budgets arranged and verified with Treasurer’s Office

August 2023

Tuesday, Aug 1
  • 6:30 p.m., GI Graduates’ dinner
Thursday, Aug 3
  • January Freshmen second term ends after seminar
  • January Freshmen late summer vacation begins
  • GIEC session ends after seminar
Friday, Aug 4
  • 10 a.m., GI Commencement
  • 5 p.m., All library materials due
  • GILA writing period concludes end of day
Saturday, Aug 5
  • Food service ends with breakfast
  • Housing closes at noon