2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

* orientation, registration, book buyback dates subject to change

Fall 2017

Opens - July 10, 2016 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, 2016 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)