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academic calendar



Academic Calendar

Fall semester runs 15 weeks, September – December
Spring semester runs 15 weeks, January – May
Summer semester runs 10 weeks, June

School of Fashion Design 2017 - 2018 Academic Calendar:


Monday, June 5th – Summer Session Begins
Monday, June 26th
July 7 – Summer Fashion Academy (High School Program) Session I 
Tuesday, July 4th – No Classes in Observance of July 4th 
Monday, July 10th
July 20 – Summer Fashion Academy Session II 
Monday, July 24th
August 3 – Summer Fashion Academy Session III
Friday, August 11th – Summer Session Ends

FALL 2017

Tuesday, September 5th – Orientation. All New Students. (10:00am-2:00pm)
Wednesday, September 6th – First Day of Classes
Saturday, September 23rd – Fall Fashion Academy Begins*
Thursday, September 28th – Brown Bag Guest Speaker Series (1)
Monday, October 9th
No Classes in Observance of Christopher Columbus  
Tuesday, October 11th – Designer Extravaganza Begins!
Saturday, October 21st – Fall Open House (10:00am – Noon)
Thursday, October 26th – Brown Bag Guest Speaker Series (2)
Saturday, November 11th – No Classes in Observance of all US Veterans
Saturday, November 11th – Fall Fashion Academy Ends
Thursday, November 16th – Brown Bag Guest Speaker Series (3)
Thursday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 26th – No Classes - Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, December 12th – Holiday Party
SFD Community Invited (6:00pm)
Thursday, December 14th and Friday, December 15th – Final Crit Week at Noon each day
Wednesday, December 13th
Fall Semester Ends
Thursday, December 14th – Sunday, January 7th – Winter Break


Tuesday, January 9th – Orientation for all new students.
Wednesday, January 10th
Spring Semester Begins
Monday, January 15th – No Classes in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Saturday, January 20th – Spring Fashion Academy Begins*
Friday, January 26th – Student Experience Fabric Shopping/Museum Trip to NYC
Friday, February 2nd - Brown Bag Guest Speaker Series (4) [Snow Date for NYC Trip]
Monday, February 19th - No Classes in Observance of US Presidents
Sunday, March 4th – Sunday, March 11th – No Classes -- Spring Break
Saturday, March 24th – Spring Open House (10:00am – Noon)
Saturday, March 24th – Spring Fashion Academy ends
Thursday, March 29th – Brown Bag Guest Speaker Series (6)
Monday, April 16th – No Classes in Observance of Massachusetts Patriots
Tuesday, April 17th – Friday, April 20th – Final Crit Week at Noon each day
Friday, April 27th - Spring Semester Ends
Wednesday, May 2nd - Collection 2018 Judging
Monday, May 7th through Wednesday, May 9th – Fashion Show Production Days
Thursday, May 10th – Student Benefit Fashion Show at SFD (Times 5:00pm and 7:00pm)
Friday, May 11th – Commencement Ceremony and Reception at SFD (Time 11:00am)

* Fashion Academy is a fashion design program created for high school students.

All dates are subject to change.