Student in class
Convocation Procession

School-Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2019-2020 school year at Blair is posted here for parents’ reference.

This is an abbreviated calendar with key dates that parents find most useful. For the full school-year calendar, which includes a comprehensive list of campus happenings (Society of Skeptics lectures, art exhibits, performing arts events, art exhibits, etc.), please click here.

2019-2020

To download the calendar below as a PDF, click here.

Fall Semester
Monday, August 26 Football pre-season athletes arrive & register (invite only)…10 a.m.
Sunday, September 1 Prefects arrive & register…11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 3 Registration for pre-season fall sports (those invited by coaches)…9 a.m.
Friday, September 6 Registration for international students…9 a.m.
Sunday, September 8 Registration for all remaining boarding & day students and orientation begins…9 a.m.
Sunday, September 8 Orientation program for all students... 1:30 p.m.
Monday, September 9 Full day orientation program for all students…9 a.m.
Monday, September 9

Convocation…7 p.m. (required for all students)

Tuesday, September 10

First semester begins

Saturday, September 14 Community Weekend #1 (boarders remain on campus)
Saturday, September 21 Community Weekend #2 (boarders remain on campus)
Monday, September 30 No classes. Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 24, Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26 Family Weekend
Monday, October 28 No classes. Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 2 Peddie Day at Peddie; weekend departures begin after the conclusion of athletic contests.
Saturday, November 23* Classes end by noon. Thanksgiving vacation begins; dormitories close.
Sunday, December 1* Boarding students return by 7 p.m.
Monday, December 2 Classes resume.
Tuesday, December 10 Christmas Vespers (required for all students)
Saturday, December 14* Classes end by noon; first semester ends. Holiday break begins; dormitories close. *Grades and comments reported to parents after processing. No student may depart for vacation prior to December 14.
Winter/Spring Semester
Sunday, January 5* Boarding students return by 7 p.m.
Monday, January 6 Second semester begins
Saturday, January 18 Winter Ball
Friday, January 31* Winter Long Weekend begins at noon after last class; dormitories close
Wednesday, February 5* Boarding students return by 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 6 Classes resume.
Thursday, March 5* Spring vacation begins; dormitories close. Grades reported to parents after processing.
Monday, March 23* Boarding students return by 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 Classes resume.
Friday, April 10 Classes end at noon. Students without athletic commitments may depart for the weekend. Dorms remain open.
Monday, April 13 No classes. Varsity athletes due back for afternoon practices. Boarding students return by 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15 Grandparents' Day
Monday, May 18 Senior Prize Assembly
Tuesday, May 19 Junior/Senior Prom
Wednesday, May 20 Packing Day for seniors; Class of 2020 Senior Assembly & Baccalaureate
Thursday, May 21 Graduation
Sunday, May 24 Underclass exams begin in the afternoon.
Tuesday, May 26 Underclass Prize Assembly
Wednesday, May 27 Underclass exams end at noon. Students depart for summer vacations. Dormitories close for the summer. Grades reported to parents after processing.