Santa Fe Academic Calendar

This is the 2021–22 academic calendar for the Santa Fe campus of St. John’s College.

Dates and times subject to change.

For the latest schedule, read the weekly Ephemera, access your @sjc.edu mailbox, check your voicemail notices, and check this page. A printable Microsoft Word version is available for download.

All times listed are Mountain Time (MT).

2021 Fall Semester

August 2021

Monday, August 2

  • Online Registration opens
    Emails sent to all continuing students on process for registering online
  • DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for FALL 2021 term
  • DEADLINE: Student Accounts for FALL 2021 must be paid in full or TMS budgets arranged and verified with Treasurer’s Office

Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid funding and enrollment rosters for Fall 2021

Monday, August 16

  • Food service begins with breakfast
  • All JF and GI (LA and EC) grades and GI Comment Sheets due today

Monday, August 16–Friday, August 20

  • Pritzker Promise Bridge Program

Friday, August 20

  • New international student housing opens for new students

Sunday, August 22

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION CONTINUES

  • New Student, Sophomore, and returning international student housing opens

Monday, August 23

  • New Student and Sophomore Orientation Begins

Tuesday, August 24

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION Continues
  • New Student and Sophomore Orientation Continues

Wednesday, August 25

  • 8 a.m., Junior, Senior, and Graduate Student Move-in

  • Tutors Meetings in the afternoon [as scheduled by the Dean’s Office]

  • New Student and Sophomore Orientation Continues

  • Graduate Student Orientation Begins

Thursday, August 26

  • New Student, Sophomore, and Graduate Student Orientation Continues

  • 9:30 a.m., Convocation Rehearsal, SAC Soccer Field

  • 10:30 a.m., CONVOCATION for incoming new Freshmen, Sophomores who matriculated Fall 2020, and new Graduate students

  • 12 p.m., Post-Convocation luncheon for the campus community

  • 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, August 27

  • Free Day—no classes

  • 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tutors’ Meetings [as scheduled by Dean’s Office]

  • New Student, Sophomore, and Graduate Student Orientation Continues

  • 8 p.m., Dean’s Opening Lecture

Saturday, August 28

  • New Student, Sophomore, and Graduate Student Orientation Concludes

Monday, August 30

  • GI classes begin

  • UG tutorials begin

Monday, August 30–Sunday, September 5

  • Welcome Week begins
    Separate Welcome Week schedule from the Student Life Office provides full list of new/returning student events

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September 2021

Wednesday, September 1

  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., College and Community Involvement Fair at Student Activities Field

Thursday, September 2

  • Last day to change meal plan

Monday, September 6 (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

Saturday, September 11

  • 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, September 15

  • ONLINE DEADLINE: Spring 2022 New Graduate Institute Liberal Arts (GILA) student financial aid applications
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Monday, September 27

  • GI Conferences begin for entry-level Graduate Institute Liberal Arts (GILA) students and for selected continuing students

Monday, September 27–Saturday, October 2

  • Virtual Alumni Week

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October 2021

Friday, October 1

  • FAFSA/CSS Profiles applications become available for the 2022–23 academic year

Wednesday, October 6

  • 1:30–3:30 p.m., All-College Seminar
    Undergraduate tutorials canceled. Graduate Institute Eastern Classics (GIEC) tutorial students consult with tutors beforehand.

Saturday, October 9

  • 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.

Monday, October 11

  • Seminar oral exams begin for GILA students

Wednesday, October 13

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Friday, October 15

  • DEADLINE: GILA and GIEC student deposits due for Spring 2022 term

  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: Master’s Essay proposals for SP22 submission due

Friday, October 15–Monday, October 18

  • LONG WEEKEND
    Undergraduate tutorials do not meet October 15 and 18
    All seminars and GI classes meet as usual on Monday, October 18

Friday, October 22–Saturday, October 23

  • Johnnie Family Weekend
    Parents, family, and friends are invited to attend a virtual weekend of online panels and events.

Monday, October 25

  • 12 p.m., Junior and Senior seminar essays due

  • Preceptorials begin for juniors, seniors, and GILA students

Tuesday, October 26

  • GIEC students begin second preceptorials

Wednesday, October 27

  • Junior and senior seminar oral period begins

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November 2021

Monday, November 1

  • Freshman seminar essays due by noon

Wednesday, November 3

  • Freshman seminar oral examinations begin

Monday, November 8

  • Sophomore seminar essays due by noon

  • GI Fall grades due (GILA seminars and first GIEC preceptorials)

Wednesday, November 10

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

  • 3:15 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.

  • Sophomore seminar oral examinations begin

Monday, November 15

  • GIEC papers due

Wednesday, November 17

  • DEADLINE: Registration forms due for Spring 2022

Wednesday, November 17–Friday, November 19

  • Freshman Don Rags begin (among interstices of FF classes)

Monday, November 22

  • GI Fall comment sheets due (GILA seminars and GIEC preceptorials)

Monday, November 22–Tuesday, November 23

  • Freshman DON RAG DAYS
    All undergraduate classes in session unless the tutor is sitting in FR Don Rags

  • GIEC conferences

Wednesday, November 24–Sunday, November 28

  • THANKSGIVING BREAK
    No classes
    All classes resume Monday morning, November 29

Monday, November 29

  • All classes resume (undergraduate and GI)

Monday, November 29–Wednesday, December 1

  • Freshman Don Rags continue
    Monday–Friday, among interstices of classes

  • GIEC conferences continue
    Monday–Thursday

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December 2021

Wednesday, December 1

  • DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for Spring 2022 term

  • DEADLINE: Student Account for Spring 2022 must be paid in full or TMS budgeted, arranged and verified with Treasurer’s Office

Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid funding and enrollment rosters for Spring 2022

Saturday, December 4

  • 12 p.m., Algebra Test review session/lunch followed by Exam
  • 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, December 6

  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: Global Pathways applications due at OPPD

Thursday, December 9–Friday, December 10

  • Sophomore and Junior Don Rags may be scheduled during class intervals

Monday, December 13–Thursday, December 16

  • All undergraduate tutorials (FF, SO, JR, SR) canceled for Sophomore and Junior Don rags
    Seminars meet as regularly scheduled

  • Library Call-In Week

Thursday, December 16

  • 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, December 17

  • Food service ends with breakfast

  • Residence halls and suites close at noon

  • 5 p.m., All library materials due

Friday, December 17–Sunday, January 16, 2022

  • WINTER BREAK

Friday, December 31

  • Submission date of missing Incomplete/Grade January Freshmen work from SU 2021, unless earlier date was stipulated by tutor

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2022 Spring Semester

January 2022

Wednesday, January 5

  • Online Spring Registration opens for New Students (JFs and Readmits)

  • Undergraduate Fall 2021 grades due (except for preceptorials)

  • GI Fall 2021 grades due (tutorials, preceptorials, and GIEC seminars)

Monday, January 10

  • Undergraduate Fall 2021 preceptorial grades due

  • GI comment sheets due (tutorials, preceptorials, and GIEC seminars)

  • Food service begins with breakfast

Friday, January 14

  • January Freshmen and readmitted undergraduate students arrive
    See New Student Spring Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings

  • 9 a.m., All residence halls and suites open

  • New Graduate Students Check-In

  • 7:30 p.m., Meno seminar for new GI students, followed by reception

Saturday, January 15

  • New Student Orientation Begins & Graduate Student Orientation Continues
    See New Student Spring Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings

Sunday, January 16

  • New Student Orientation continues
    See New Student Spring Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings
  • Low Residency Online Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, January 17

  • 9 a.m., Undergraduate and GI 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, January 17–Friday, February 11

  • Senior Writing Period
    Senior seminar classes per special schedule

Tuesday, January 18–Sunday, January 23

  • Welcome Week
    See Welcome Week Schedule for all activities and meetings

Wednesday, January 19

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Monday, January 24

  • Last day to change meal plan

Monday, January 31

  • Last day to waive health insurance for new students in the Office of the Treasurer

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February 2022

Relocating to Annapolis?

  • Transfer Application form and $500 advance deposit due Monday, February 14.

  • FAFSA and CSS (if applicable) must be submitted by Tuesday, March 1.

Saturday, February 5

  • 2:30 p.m., Algebra Test
    Fall and January Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of Freshman year

Friday, February 11

  • FREE FRIDAY—tutorials canceled

  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: Master’s Essay proposals for SU22 submission due

Saturday, February 12

  • 7–9 p.m., Dean’s and President’s Essay Reception for Seniors

  • 9 p.m., Senior essays due

Monday, February 14

  • All Senior tutorials and seminars resume

  • GI Conferences begin for new GILA students

  • 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.

Monday, February 21

  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: ARIEL Internship applications due at OPPD Office
    All undergraduates eligible except January Freshmen

Wednesday, February 23

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Monday, February 28

  • Senior essay oral examinations begin in Ault-Evers Room, Meem Library

  • GILA seminar oral examinations begin

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March 2022

Tuesday, March 1

Wednesday, March 2

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m., Faculty Seminar Day
    Special events as scheduled. Undergraduate tutorials canceled. All GI classes meet as scheduled.

  • 12 p.m. Algebra Test review session/lunch followed by Exam

  • 2:30 p.m., Algebra Test
    Fall and January Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of freshman year

Monday, March 7–Friday, March 11

  • January Freshman Don Rags scheduled during class intervals

Wednesday, March 9

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Saturday, March 12

  • Food service ends with breakfast

  • All residence halls and suites close at noon

Saturday, March 12–Sunday, March 27

  • SPRING BREAK for all students
    Administrative offices closed one day during Spring Break

Wednesday, March 16

  • ONLINE DEADLINE: Summer 2022 new GILA student financial aid applications
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa

Monday, March 21

  • Submission date for missing work that led to incomplete grade for FA 2021, unless tutor stipulated an earlier date

Saturday, March 26

  • All residence halls and suites open

Sunday, March 27

  • 10–11:30 a.m., Food Service begins with brunch

Monday, March 28

  • All tutorials and seminars resume

  • GILA preceptorials begin and continue through Thursday, May 24

  • Grade-changing DEADLINE for Fall 2021 grades

  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: General Pathways applications due at OPPD Office
    All undergraduates eligible except January Freshman

Tuesday, March 29

  • GIEC students begin fourth preceptorials

Tuesday, March 29–Monday, April 4

  • Sophomore tutorials canceled for essay writing period

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April 2022

Friday, April 1

  • DEADLINE: GILA and GIEC advance deposits due for Summer 2022 term

Monday, April 4

  • 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, April 6–Wednesday, April 27

  • Sophomore seminar orals begin

Thursday, April 7

  • GIEC seminar essays due

Monday, April 11

  • DEADLINE: Undergraduate Advance Deposits for Fall 2022 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 2022–23 Housing Plans Forms & Housing Agreement due to Student Life Office
    Required to participate in housing lottery​​​

Thursday, April 14–Monday, April 18

  • Freshman and Junior Writing Period
    No freshman and junior tutorials

Monday, April 18

  • Freshmen, junior, and January Freshmen essays due at noon

  • No morning FF and JR tutorials

Wednesday, April 20

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, April 20–Friday, April 29

  • January Freshmen seminar orals

Wednesday, April 20—Monday, May 9

  • Freshman and Junior seminar orals

Wednesday, April 21–Monday, May 3

  • Freshman and Junior seminar orals

Monday, April 25–Thursday April 28

  • Returning student housing lottery at the Student Life Office

Thursday, April 28–Friday, April 29

  • Sophomore Enabling DON RAG DAYS
    All tutors may hold classes if not scheduled for a don rag. Please review schedule.

Friday, April 29

  • All Student Accounts for Spring 2022 must be paid in full

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May 2022

Sunday, May 1

  • ONLINE DEADLINE: New GILA/GIEC students’ financial aid applications for Fall 2022 term
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa

Monday, May 2–Wednesday, May 4

  • Sophomore Enabling Don Rags scheduled during class intervals

Saturday, May 7

  • 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 9

  • 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 11

  • 9 a.m., Sophomore Enabling Faculty Meeting at Meem Library

Thursday, May 12–Friday, May 13

  • 12–1:30 p.m., Seminar Reading List Faculty Meeting
    Lunch hour Tutors’ Meetings suspended

Friday, May 13

  • Reality Weekend

Saturday, May 14

  • 9 a.m., Final Faculty Meeting: Awarding of degrees

Monday, May 16–Thursday, May 19

  • All undergraduate tutorials (JF, FF, SO, JR, SR) canceled for Freshman DON RAGS and Junior CONFERENCES
    Seminars meet as regularly scheduled

  • Library Call-In Week

Tuesday, May 17

  • 6:30 p.m., GI dinner for graduating students

Wednesday, May 18

  • Senior Dinner

Thursday, May 19

  • Last day of spring term
    Undergraduate Spring term ends with seminars

  • Last day of GI classes

Friday, May 20

  • Commencement related activities
    Family activities begin at midday

  • 5 p.m., All library materials due

Friday, May 20–Sunday, May 29

  • Early Summer Break for January Freshmen

Saturday, May 21

  • 10:30 a.m., COMMENCEMENT for Class of 2022

Sunday, May 22

  • Food service ends with breakfast

  • All residence halls, suites, and apartments close at noon

Monday, May 30

  • Administrative offices closed for Memorial Day
    Assistant Dean’s Office will be open

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2022 Summer Term

Saturday, May 28

  • Residence Halls open for January Freshmen

  • Food service for January Freshmen begins with dinner

Monday, May 30

  • Administrative offices closed for Memorial Day
    Assistant Dean’s Office open

  • January Freshman second term begins with tutorials and seminars, as scheduled

  • DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for the Summer 2022 term

  • DEADLINE: Student Accounts for Summer 2022 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 31

  • Spring 2022 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

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June 2022

Wednesday, June 1

  • Undergraduate Spring 2022 grades due

Thursday, June 2

  • Spring 2022 GI comment sheets due (tutorials, preceptorials, and second GIEC seminars)

Friday, June 10

  • 10 a.m., GI Summer Faculty Meeting

Saturday, June 11

  • Residence halls for GI students open

  • 3 p.m., GI Convocation

  • 6:30 p.m., New GI students’ seminar on the Meno

Monday, June 13

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m., REGISTRATION: All GI Summer term students

  • GI classes begin and meet as scheduled

Tuesday, June 28

  • 5 p.m. DEADLINE: Master’s Essay proposals for FA22 submission due

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July 2022

Friday, July 1

  • DEADLINE: GIEC and GILA deposits due for Fall 2022 term

Monday, July 11

  • GILA conferences begin

  • Submission date of missing work from SP 2022 that led to incomplete grade unless earlier date was stipulated by tutor

Monday, July 18

  • January Freshmen annual essays due by noon, or as otherwise announced by seminar tutors
  • GIEC and GILA seminar orals begin

Wednesday, July 20–Friday, July 22

  • January Freshmen seminar oral examinations begin

Friday, July 22

  • GI Liberal Arts summer term concludes end of day

Friday, July 29

  • Satisfactory grades’ check for Graduate Institute degree candidates

Saturday, July 30

  • Residences close for GI Liberal Arts students

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August 2022

Monday, August 1

  • 1 p.m., GI final faculty meeting: Awarding of degrees

  • DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for FALL 2022 term

  • DEADLINE: Student Accounts for FALL 2022 must be paid in full or TMS budgets arranged and verified with Treasurer’s Office

Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid funding and enrollment rosters for the upcoming term

Monday, August 1–Thursday, August 4

  • Library Call-In Week

  • January Freshmen Don Rags scheduled during class intervals

Tuesday, August 2

  • 6:30 p.m., GI Graduates’ dinner

Thursday, August 4

  • January Freshmen second term ends after seminar

  • January Freshmen late summer vacation begins

  • GIEC session ends after seminar

Friday, August 5

  • 10 a.m., GI Commencement

  • 5 p.m., All library materials due

  • GILA writing period concludes end of day

Saturday, August 6

  • Food service ends with breakfast
  • All residence halls close at noon

Monday, August 15

  • Delivery of JF and GI grades and GI Comment Sheets

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