2020 Academic Schedule

Fall
Classes begin: August 24
Last day to add/drop: August 31
Last day to withdraw: November 2
Thanksgiving break: November 25 -27
Classes end: November 20
Lab/experiential final exams: November 21 - 24
Remote final exam period: November 30 - December 4

Academic Calendar: 2016-2021


Academic Events

Arts Day - a day established by the Wilson community to celebrate the arts across campus.

Creative Writing Colloquium - an opportunity for budding writers to take lessons on writing technique, ask questions about the publishing process, and rub elbows with published authors. 

Commencement - the ceremony of conferring degrees at the end of the academic year.

Common Hour - dedicated to fostering inquiry and conversation across the campus community about pressing issues and big questions.

Convocation - bringing together the Wilson community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends – to celebrate the new academic year.

Humanities Conference -  an exploration of different topics by the various fields represented by the Humanities.

Orr Forum - an academic event featuring topics on the wide and shifting interests in religion studies in America.

Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science (PAS) - a forum for professional dialogue among junior and senior scientists at all academic levels.

Student Research Day and Academic Awards Ceremony -  as a way to recognize and celebrate the research, scholarship and creative activities of students through scholarly research or creative projects followed by a ceremony of college awards based on exemplary and outstanding academic merit and achievement. 

Writers Series Events - sponsored poets, novelists, prose writers, or creative non-fiction authors visit campus and present readings of their latest works.