Academic Calendar 2017-2018

* orientation, registration, book buyback dates subject to change

Fall 2017

Opens - July 10 Fall Semester Fee Payment
  *refer to HC Student Guide for more information or later registration
Thursday August 10 Fall Orientation - Afternoon
Tuesday August 15 Fall Orientation - Morning
Thursday August 17 Fall Orientation -  Afternoon
Friday August 18 Application Deadline
Tuesday August 22 Fall Convocation
Monday August 28 Fall Semester Classes Begin
Wednesday August 30 Fall Orientation (makeup) - Evening
Friday September 1 Last day to add classes without instructor permission
Monday September 4 Labor Day - College Closed
Monday September 11 Last day to add classes (instructor permission required)
Friday September 15 Bookstore - Last Day for Returns
Monday September 18 Last day to drop without record and receive a refund
Friday September 29 Part 1 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due
Monday October 9 Last day to drop first half only class
Monday October 9 Columbus Day - College OPEN and classes in session
Wednesday October 18 First Half Semester Classes End
Thursday October 19 Second Half Semester Classes Begin
Friday October 20 Mid-term grades due
Wednesday November 1 Part 2 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due
Friday November 10 Veteran's Day (observed) - College Closed
Saturday November 11 Veteran's Day
Monday November 13 Registration begins for current students
Wednesday November 22 Thanksgiving Break - No Classes, College OPEN
Thursday-Friday November 23-24 Thanksgiving Break - College Closed
Monday November 27 Last day to drop classes
Friday December 1 Registration begins for new students
Friday December 1 Graduation applications are due for Spring 2017 graduates
Wednesday December 6 Last day to drop second half only class
Monday-Friday December 11-15 Book Buyback
Friday December 15 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes 
Friday December 15 LPN Pinning Ceremony
  December 18-January 16 Semester Break - No Classes, College Open
Tuesday December 19 Grades Due
  December 21-January 2 Bookstore Closed
Friday December 22 Grades Posted to MY HC
Monday December 25 Christmas Day - College Closed

Spring 2018

Opens - November 13 Spring Semester Fee Payment
  *refer to HC Student Guide for more information or later registration
Monday January 1 New Year's Day
Wednesday January 3 Bookstore Opens
Monday January 8 Application Deadline
Monday January 9 Spring Orientation - Afternoon
Monday January 15 Martin Luther King Day - College Closed
Monday January 16 Spring Orientation - Morning
Wednesday January 17 Spring Semester Classes Begin
Tuesday January 23 Last day to add classes without instructor permission
Monday January 30 Make up Spring Orientation - Evening
Tuesday January 30 Last day to add classes (instructor permission required)
Friday February 2 Bookstore - Last Day for Returns
Tuesday February 6 Last day to drop without record and receive a refund
Friday February 16 Part 1 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due
Monday February 19 President's Day - College Closed
Wednesday February 28 Last day to drop first half only class
Friday March 9 First Half Semester Classes End
Monday March 12 Second Half Semester Classed Begin
Tuesday March 13 Mid Term Grades Due
Friday March 23 Part 2 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due
Monday-Friday March 26-30 Student Break - No Classes, College Open
*Bookstore Closed*
Monday April 9 Registration begins for current students
Thursday April 19 Last day to drop classes
Friday April 27 Helena College Day (Student Break, College Open)
Monday April 30 Graduation applications are due for Summer and Fall 2017 graduates
Tuesday May 1 Registration begins for new students
Tuesday May 1 Last day to drop second half only class
Monday-Friday May 7-11 Book Buyback
Thursday May 10 Last day of classes
Friday May 11 LPN/RN Pinning Ceremony
Saturday May 12 Graduation 
Monday May 14 Grades Due 
Thursday May 17 Grades Posted to MY HC

Summer 2018

Monday May 14 Beginning of PN sessions
Monday May  28 Memorial Day - College Closed
Wednesday May 30 Beginning of first 5-week session and 10-week session
Wednesday-Friday June 27-29 Bookstore Closed for Inventory
Tuesday July 3 End of first 5-week session
Wednesday July 4 Independence Day - College Closed
Monday July 9 Beginning of second 5-week session
Thursday-Friday August 9-10 Bookstore Summer Buyback 
Friday August 10 End of second 5-week session, 10-week session, and PN sessions
Note:   Exchange Columbus Day Holiday (10/9) for Friday following Thanksgiving (11/24)

Academic Calendar 2018-2019

* orientation, registration, book buyback dates subject to change

Fall 2018

Friday July 6 Fall Semester Fee Payment Begins
  (refer to HC Student Guide for more information or later registration)
Wednesday August 1 Application Priority Date
Tuesday August 14 Fall Orientation - Afternoon
Thursday August 16 Fall Orientation - Afternoon
Friday August 17 Final Application Deadline
Tuesday August 21 Fall Convocation
Monday August 27 Fall Semester Classes Begin
Tuesday August 28 Make-up Orientation - Evening
Friday August 31 Last day to add classes without instructor permission
Monday September 3 Labor Day - College Closed
Friday September 7 Bookstore - Last Day for Returns
Monday September 10 Last day to add classes (instructor permission required)
Monday September 17 Last day to drop without record and receive a refund
Friday September 28 Part 1 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due (Fall)
Monday October 8 Columbus Day - College OPEN and classes in session
Monday October 9 Last day to drop first half only class
Wednesday October 17 First Half Semester Classes End
Thursday October 18 Second Half Semester Classes Begin
Friday October 19 Mid-term grades due
Friday November 2 Part 2 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due (Fall)
Sunday November 11 Veteran's Day
Monday November 12 Veteran's Day (observed) - College Closed
Tuesday November 13 Registration begins for current students
Thursday-Friday November 22-23 Thanksgiving Break - College Closed
Monday November 26 Last day to drop classes
Monday December 3 Registration begins for new students
Monday December 3 Graduation applications are due for Spring 2019 graduates
Wednesday December 5 Last day to drop second half only class
Monday-Friday December 10-14 Book Buyback
Friday December 15 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes 
Friday December 15 LPN Pinning Ceremony
  December 17-January 4 Bookstore Closed
  December 17-January 11 Semester Break - No Classes, College Open
Tuesday December 18 Grades Due
Friday December 21 Grades Posted to MY HC
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day - College Closed

Spring 2019

Monday November 13 Spring Semester Fee Payment Begins
  (refer to HC Student Guide for more information or later registration)
Tuesday January 1 New Year's Day - College Closed
Friday January 4 Final Application Deadline
Monday January 7 Bookstore Opens
Thursday January 10 Spring Orientation - Afternoon
Monday January 14 Spring Semester Classes Begin
Tuesday January 15 Make up Spring Orientation - Evening
Friday January 18 Last day to add classes without instructor permission
Monday January 21 Martin Luther King Day - College Closed
Friday January 25 Bookstore - Last Day for Returns
Monday January 28 Last day to add classes (instructor permission required)
Monday February 4 Last day to drop without record and receive a refund
Monday February 18 President's Day - College Closed
Tuesday February 26 Last day to drop first half only class
Friday March 1 Part 1 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due (Spring)
Thursday March 7 First Half Semester Classes End
Friday March 8 Second Half Semester Classed Begin
Tuesday March 12 Mid Term Grades Due
Monday-Friday March 25-29 Spring Break** - No Classes, College Open, Bookstore Closed
    **subject to change depending on Helena School District spring break
Friday April 5 Part 2 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due (Spring)
Monday April 8 Registration begins for current students
Wednesday April 17 Last day to drop classes
Friday April 26 Helena College Day - No Classes, College Open
Monday April 29 Last day to drop second half only class
Tuesday April 30 Graduation applications are due for Summer and Fall 2019 graduates
Wednesday May 1 Registration begins for new students
Monday-Thursday May 6-9 Book Buyback
Wednesday May 8 Last day of classes
Friday May 10 LPN/RN Pinning Ceremony
Saturday May 11 Graduation 
Monday May 13 Grades Due 
Wednesday May 15 Grades Posted to MY HC

Summer 2019

Monday May 13 Beginning of PN sessions
Monday May 27 Memorial Day - College Closed
Tuesday May 28 Beginning of first 5-week session and 6- and 10-week sessions
Wednesday June 5 Part 1 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due (first 5-wk, 6-wk, 10-wk sessions)
Wednesday-Friday June 26-28 Bookstore Closed for Inventory
Friday June 28 End of first 5-week session
Monday July 1 Beginning of second 5-week session
Thursday July 4 Independence Day - College Closed
Thursday July 4 Part 2 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due (first 5-wk, 6-wk sessions)
Monday July 5 End of 6-week session
Monday July 8 Part 1 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due (second 5-wk session)
Friday August 2 End of 10-week and second 5-week sessions
Friday August 9 Part 2 of AlcoholEDU, Haven, and Transit due (second 5-wk, 10-wk sessions)
Thursday-Friday August 9-10 Bookstore Summer Buyback 
Friday August 9-10 End of PN sessions
Note:   Exchange Columbus Day Holiday (10/8) for Friday following Thanksgiving (11/23)
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