office of residential education

Residence Hall Opening & Closing Information 2011 - 2012


Below is a list of all residence hall closing and opening dates for college break periods. Please use these dates and times when making travel arrangements. If you have any questions about this schedule, call Residential Education at (603) 526-3755, or send e-mail to residential@colby-sawyer.edu.

You can also view the College's full academic calendar by clicking here.

Start of Fall Semester

  • Halls open for entering students on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 9:00am
  • Halls open for returning students on Monday, September 5, 2011 at 9:00am

Thanksgiving Break

  • Halls close on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 7:00pm
  • Halls re-open on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 9:00am
  • Dining room re-opens on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 9:30am

Semester Break

  • Students are required to leave campus within 24 hours after their last final exam or by Friday, December 16, 2011 (the last day of finals) at 7:00pm, whichever comes first.

Start of Spring Semester

  • Halls open for entering students on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 9:00am
  • Halls open for returning students on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 9:00am

Spring Break

  • Halls close on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:00pm
  • Halls re-open on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 9:00am
  • Dining room re-opens on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 9:30am

End of Academic Year

  • Students who are not Graduating Seniors participating in Commencement are required to leave campus within 24 hours after their last final exam, or by Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:00pm, whichever comes first.
  • Graduating Seniors participating in Commencement may stay through 7:00pm on Commencement Day, Saturday, May 5, 2012.