School of Library and Information Science

SLIS Spring 2018 Calendar

For times and locations of specific courses, download the Spring 2018 Course Schedule.

Please note: SLIS West may follow a different schedule. Details will be posted here.

January

Date Description
3 College opens after Winter Break
  Grades posted to AARC by 10 a.m.
10 Moodle shells for LIS courses (online and face-to-face) open to students
12 First day of CHL classes (Boston and Amherst)
15 College Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
16 SLIS New Student Welcome Day (Boston), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
17 First Day of LIS classes (Boston)

SLIS Faculty Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
18 SLIS West New Student Welcome Day

First day of LIS classes (SLIS West)
26 Final day to add a course without instructor's consent

February

Date Description
7 COCIS Faculty Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
9 Final day to add a course with instructor's consent
  Final day to drop a course with no "W" grade
9-13 ALA Midwinter Conference (Denver, CO)
14 Children's Literature Faculty Meeting, 2-3:30 p.m. 
19 President's Day. Classes will be held. 
21 SLIS Faculty Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m. 
25 Deadline for submission of LIS Program Planning Statement to the Student Services Center (LIS Students)
26 Registration for Summer classes begins for returning SLIS students
28 SLIS Curriculum Committee Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.

March

Date Description
5-9 Spring Break
  Except for Spring Break short courses (LIS 439-01 and LIS 505-N), regular classes will not be held.
Administrative offices will be open. 
12 Classes resume after Spring Break
14 Children's Literature Faculty Meeting, 2-3:30 p.m.
SLIS Faculty Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.

April

Date Description
Registration for fall classes begins for returning SLIS students
4 COCIS Faculty meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
11 Children's Literature Faculty, 2-3:30 p.m.
  SLIS Curriculum Committee, 3:30-5 p.m.
12 Registration for summer classes begins for newly admitted SLIS students
16 College Closed for Patriot's Day
18 SLIS Faculty Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
  SLIS Career and Networking Fair, 4-6 p.m.
19 SLIS After Dark (alumni event - Beatley Library)
28 Last day of LIS classes (LIS West)
30 Beta Phi Mu Induction and Program


MS/LIS Faculty Meeting, 3-5 p.m.

SLIS Summer Calendar 2018

May

Date Description
2 COCIS Faculty meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
7 Last day of LIS (Boston) and CHL classes (Boston and Amherst)
9 Children's Literature Faculty, 2-3:30 p.m.
  SLIS Curriculum Committee, 3:30-5 p.m.
14 Grades for students graduating in May posted to AARC by 10 a.m. (Final signed departmental graduation lists due to Registrar's Office by 2:30 p.m.)

First day of CHL summer classes (Boston)
16 SLIS Faculty Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
  First day of LIS summer classes (LIS West)
18 Commencement
21 Grades posted to AARC by 10 a.m.
21-23 Massachusetts Library Association Conference (Framingham, MA)
28 College closed for Memorial Day holiday

June

Date Description
6 COCIS Faculty meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
13 Children's Literature Faculty, 2-3:30 p.m.
  SLIS Curriculum Committee Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
  Deadline for submission of LIS Program Planning Statement to the Student Services Center (LIS students)
14 Registration for fall classes begins for newly admitted SLIS students
18 First day of LIS summer classes (Boston)
20 SLIS Faculty Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m.
21 Last day of CHL summer classes (Boston)

July

Date Description
4 College closed for Independence Day
21 CHL summer course grades due by 10 a.m.
28 Last day of LIS summer classes (LIS West)

August

Date Description
3 Last day of LIS summer classes (Boston)
17 LIS summer course grades due by 10 a.m.
31 August Degree Conferral Date



MS/LIS Faculty Meeting, 3-5 p.m.
Children's Literature Faculty, 2-3:30 p.m.