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Week | Month | Major Events |
Major Events for 2019-2020
Houses Open for Invited Varsity Fall Athletes
Sunday, July 28

Early Orientation Program
Saturday, August 10

Invited Student Leaders Return to Campus
Tuesday, August 13

Residential Move-in Day (returning and new)
Friday, August 16

Upper School Student Orientation for all 9th Grade and New Students
Saturday, August 17

Purple Tie Affair (One-School Fundraiser)
Saturday, August 17

First Semester
Monday, August 19 through Thursday, December 19

Labor Day Holiday (school closed)
Monday, September 2

Alumni Weekend
Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6

Columbus Day (school closed)
Monday, October 14

PSAT Administration
Wednesday, October 16, 8 a.m. – Noon
Required of students grades 9–11; Required activity for seniors

Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, November 23 through Monday, December 2
Residential houses close Saturday, November 23
Full day of classes Friday November 22
Classes resume Tuesday, December 3; Houses open Monday, December 2
Faculty/staff return Monday, December 2 for Professional Development Day

First Semester Ends
Last day of classes Thursday, December 19
Residential houses close Friday, December 20 at 1 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day Friday, December 20

Christmas Break
Friday, December 20 through Sunday, January 5
Classes resume Monday, January 6
Residential houses open Sunday, January 5 at 2 P.M.

Second Semester
Monday, January 6 through Thursday, May 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (school closed)
Monday, January 20

Winter Musical
Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16

Presidents Day (school closed)
Monday, February 17

Spring Break
Saturday, March 7 through Monday, March 16
Full day of classes Friday, March 6; Residential houses close Saturday, March 7
Residential Houses open Monday, March 16; Classes resume Tuesday, March 17
Faculty/staff return Monday, March 16 for Professional Development Day

Good Friday (school closed)
No Classes Friday, April 10

Advanced Placement Exams
Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 15

Upper School Honors Day
Friday, May 15, 1:30 p.m., Morris Chapel

Baccalaureate
Friday, May 15, 7 p.m., Morris Chapel

Commencement Exercises
Saturday, May 16, 9:30 a.m., Morris Chapel Lawn (Rain location: A.J. Huffman Center)

Upper School Exams
Monday, May 18 through Thursday May 21

Last Day of School
Thursday, May 21; Residential houses close Friday at 1 p.m.

School Year Ends
Friday, May 22; Professional Development Day for faculty/staff

Boarding Student Travel Dates for 2019-2020
Invited Student Leaders Return by 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Boarding Student Move-in Day
Friday, August 16, 2019

Thanksgiving Break begins after classes, 3:30 p.m. on November 22
Friday, November 22, 2019
The Houses will be closed for this vacation. Boarding students must leave campus by 1 p.m. on the November 23.
The Houses reopen on Monday, December 2, 2019. Students must return by 9 p.m. Classes resume Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Christmas Break begins after classes, 3:30 p.m. on December 19
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Houses will be closed for this vacation. Boarding students must leave campus by 1 p.m. on the December 20.
The Houses reopen on January 5, 2020. Students must return by 9 p.m. Classes resume January 6, 2020.

Spring Break begins after classes, 3:30 p.m. on March 6
Friday, March 6, 2020
The Houses will be closed for this vacation. Boarding students must leave campus by 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Houses reopen on Monday, March 16, 2020. Students must return by 9 p.m. Classes resume Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Last Day of School; Summer vacation begins after classes, 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21
Thursday, May 21 , 2020
Boarding students must leave campus by 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22.