2022–23 Santa Fe Academic Calendar

This is the 2022–23 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).

2022 Fall Semester

August 2022

Monday, August 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
  • Classes end after tutorial for low-residency GILA students

Saturday, August 13

  • Participants in Freshman Orientation Backpacking Trip arrive on campus

Monday, August 15

  • Food service begins with breakfast

Monday, August 15–Saturday, August 20

  • Pritzker Promise Bridge Program

Monday, August 15–Saturday, August 20

  • Fall Freshman Orientation Backpacking Trip

Saturday, August 20

  • Housing opens for new international students

Sunday, August 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, August 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, August 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, August 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, August 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
  • 10 a.m., Convocation rehearsal
  • 11 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, August 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, August 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, August 29

  • GI classes begin

Monday, August 29–Sunday, September 4

  • 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 2022

Thursday, September 1

  • Last day to change meal plan (Freshmen excluded – 19 meal plan required)

Monday, September 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

Friday, September 9–Sunday September 11

  • Reunion Weekend

Saturday, September 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, September 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

Monday, September 26

  • GI Conferences begin for first and second semester Graduate Institute Liberal Arts (GILA) students and for selected continuing students

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October 2022

Sunday, October 1

  • FAFSA/CSS Profiles applications become available for the 2023–24 academic year

Wednesday, October 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, October 7–Saturday, October 8

  • Johnnie Family Weekend

Saturday, October 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.

Monday, October 10

  • Seminar oral exams begin for GILA students
  • GI Conferences begin for first semester Eastern Classics (EC) students and selected continuing students

Wednesday, October 12

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Friday, October 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, October 14–Monday, October 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, October 24

  • 12 p.m., Junior and Senior seminar essays due
  • Preceptorials begin for juniors, seniors, and GILA students

Tuesday, October 25

  • GIEC students begin second preceptorials

Wednesday, October 26

  • Junior and senior seminar oral period begins

Monday, October 31

  • Freshman seminar essays due by noon
  • DEADLINE: Graduate Institute transfer applications are due for students requesting transfer for Annapolis for Spring 2023​​​​​

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November 2022

Wednesday, November 2

  • Freshman seminar oral examinations begin

Monday, November 7

  • Sophomore seminar essays due by noon
  • GI Fall grades due (GILA seminars and first GIEC preceptorials)

Wednesday, November 9

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting
  • Sophomore seminar oral examinations begin

Saturday, November 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, November 14

  • GIEC papers due

Wednesday, November 16

  • DEADLINE: Registration forms due for Spring 2023

Wednesday, November 16–Friday, November 18

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

Monday, November 21

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

Monday, November 21–Tuesday, November 22

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

Wednesday, November 23–Sunday, November 27

  • THANKSGIVING BREAK​​​​​​​
    No classes
    All classes resume Monday morning, November 28

Monday, November 28

  • All classes resume (undergraduate and GI)

Monday, November 28–Wednesday, November 30

  • Freshman Don Rags continue​​​​​​​
    Monday–Friday, among interstices of classes
  • GIEC conferences continue​​​​​​​
    Monday–Thursday

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December 2022

Thursday, December 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, December 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, December 5

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

Thursday, December 8–Friday, December 9

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

Monday, December 12–Thursday, December 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, December 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, December 16

  • Food service ends with breakfast
  • Residence halls and suites close at noon
  • 5 p.m., All library materials due

Friday, December 16–Sunday, January 15, 2023

  • WINTER BREAK

Friday, December 30

  • Submission date of missing Incomplete/Grade January Freshmen work from SU 2022, unless earlier date was stipulated by tutor

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2023 Spring Semester

January 2023

Wednesday, January 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 seminars)

Monday, January 9

  • Undergraduate Fall 2022 preceptorial grades due
  • GI comment sheets due (tutorials, preceptorials, and GIEC seminars)
  • Food service begins with breakfast

Friday, January 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, January 14

  • New Student Orientation​​​​​​​
    See New Student Spring Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings
  • Graduate Student Orientation continues

Sunday, January 15

  • New Student and Graduate Student Orientation continues​​​​​​​
    See New Student Spring Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings

Monday, January 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, January 16–Friday, February 10

  • Senior Writing Period​​​​​​​
    Senior seminar classes per special schedule

Tuesday, January 17–Sunday, January 22

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

Wednesday, January 18

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Monday, January 23

  • Last day to change meal plan​​​​​​​
    Freshmen excluded – 19 meal plan required

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February 2023

Relocating to Annapolis?

  • Transfer application form, $500 advance deposit, FAFSA, and CSS (if applicable) must be submitted by March 1, 2023.

Saturday, February 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, February 10

  • FREE FRIDAY—tutorials canceled
  • 5 p.m., DEADLINE: Master’s Essay proposals for SU23 submission due

Saturday, February 11

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

Monday, February 13

  • All Senior tutorials and seminars resume
  • GI Conferences begin for first and second semester GILA students

Wednesday, February 15

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Monday, February 20

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

Monday, February 27

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

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March 2023

Wednesday, March 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, March 2

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

Saturday, March 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, March 6–Friday, March 10

  • January Freshman Don Rags scheduled during class intervals

Wednesday, March 8

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Saturday, March 11

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

Saturday, March 11–Sunday, March 26

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

Wednesday, March 15

  • ONLINE DEADLINE: Summer 2023 new GILA student financial aid applications
    FAFSA application: studentaid.gov/fafsa

Monday, March 20

  • Submission date for missing work that led to incomplete grade for FA 2022, unless tutor stipulated an earlier date

Saturday, March 25

  • All residence halls and suites open
  • 10–11:30 a.m., Food service begins with brunch

Monday, March 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, March 28

  • GIEC students begin fourth preceptorials

Tuesday, March 28–Monday, April 3

  • Sophomore tutorials canceled for essay writing period; classes resume at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 3.

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April 2023

Saturday, April 1

  • DEADLINE: GILA and GIEC advance deposits due for Summer 2023 term

Monday, April 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, April 5–Wednesday, April 26

  • Sophomore seminar orals begin

Thursday, April 6

  • GIEC seminar essays due

Monday, April 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, April 13–Monday, April 17

  • Freshman and Junior Writing Period
  • No Freshmen or Junior tutorials through the morning of April 17th.
  • JF classes meet as scheduled

Monday, April 17

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

Wednesday, April 19

  • 3:15 p.m., Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, April 19–Friday, April 28

  • January Freshmen seminar orals

Wednesday, April 19–Monday, May 1

  • Freshman and Junior seminar orals

Monday, April 24–Thursday April 27

  • Returning student housing lottery

Thursday, April 27–Friday, April 28

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

Friday, April 28

  • All Student Accounts for Spring 2023 must be paid in full ​​​​​​​

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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.

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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

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June 2023

Thursday, June 1

  • Undergraduate Spring 2023 grades due

Thursday, June 1

  • 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​​​​​​​

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July 2023

Saturday, July 1

  • DEADLINE: GIEC and GILA deposits due for Fall 2023 term

Monday, July 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, July 17

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

Wednesday, July 19–Friday, July 21

  • January Freshmen seminar oral examinations begin

Friday, July 21

  • GI Liberal Arts summer term concludes end of day

Saturday, July 22

  • GI Liberal Arts on-campus housing closes. Writing period housing extensions must be pre-approved before the summer term

Friday, July 28

  • Satisfactory grades’ check for Graduate Institute degree candidates

Monday, July 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 ​​​​​​​

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August 2023

Tuesday, August 1

  • 6:30 p.m., GI Graduates’ dinner

Thursday, August 3

  • January Freshmen second term ends after seminar
  • January Freshmen late summer vacation begins
  • GIEC session ends after seminar

Friday, August 4

  • 10 a.m., GI Commencement
  • 5 p.m., All library materials due
  • GILA writing period concludes end of day

Saturday, August 5

  • Food service ends with breakfast
  • Housing closes at noon ​​​​​​​

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