Please note that due to developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), dates and events may be canceled, rescheduled or postponed. Please be sure to check the all-school calendar for the most up-to-date information. Thank you!
Breaks and long weekends are indicated in
bold. Reminder that early departures for vacations are strongly discouraged and should be avoided except for the most urgent of situations. Transportation to and from Bradley Airport and Union Station in Hartford on the days before and at the end of break is provided for those who sign up in advance with the Dean of Students Office. For information on transportation, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 860-408-4237.
Thursday, September 2 Ethel Walker Athletic Council (EWAC) Registration Friday, September 3-Monday, September 6 Preseason Athlete Registration; Preseason Practices Saturday, September 4 Big 7/Proctor Registration Saturday, September 4-Sunday, September 5 Leadership Training Monday, September 6 (Labor Day) Move-In Day and Registration for All Middle and Upper School International Students and All Returning Upper School Students; Parent Receptions Tuesday, September 7 Move-In Day and Registration for New Students and All Middle School Students; New Girl Chapel, Parent Receptions, Student Event Wednesday, September 8 First Day of Classes (Special Schedule) Thursday, September 9 Opening Chapel and Banquet Friday, September 10-Saturday, September 11 8th Grade Overnight Trip; Welcome Week Programming Saturday, September 11 Day Trip for 6th and 7th Grade Tuesday, September 14 Virtual Admission Open House Friday, September 17 Pep Rally Saturday, September 18 Required Community Event Monday, September 27 Admission Open House (On Campus) October 2021
Saturday, October 2 SATs at Walker’s Sunday, October 3 Founder’s Day Monday, October 11 Admission Open House (On Campus) Wednesday, October 20 Memorial Chapel Friday, October 22-Saturday, October 23 Family Weekend Saturday, October 23-Tuesday, October 26 Long Fall Weekend, No School Tuesday Tuesday, October 26 Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice Tuesday, October 26 Virtual Admission Open House November 2021
Monday, November 1-Saturday, November 6 Visiting Writer Seminar Friday, November 5 Visiting Writer Reception and Reading Wednesday, November 10 Elizabeth Olsen Marshall Dance Concert Thursday, November 18 Vespers/Thanksgiving Banquet Saturday, November 20-Monday, November 29 Thanksgiving Break (Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m. on November 19) Monday, November 29 Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice December 2021
Saturday, December 4 SATs at Walker’s Thursday, December 9 Holiday Vespers, Music Concert, Banquet, and Holiday Ride Wednesday, December 15-Friday, December 17 Midterm Exams for Grades 8-12; Enrichment for Grades 6-7 Saturday, December 18-Monday, January 3 Winter Break (Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m. on December 17) January 2022
Monday, January 3 Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice Monday, January 17 MLK Day (Regular School Day) February 2022
Thursday, February 3 Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 4-Monday, February 7 Winter Long Weekend, No School Monday Monday, February 7 Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice Friday, February 11-Saturday, February 12 Annual Dance Concert Friday, February 25-Saturday, February 26 Winter Play March 2022
Saturday, March 5-Monday, March 21 Spring Break (Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m. on March 4) Monday, March 21 Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice April 2022
Tuesday, April 5 Revisit Day Friday, April 8 Spring Music Concert Friday, April 15-Monday, April 18 Long Spring Weekend, No School Monday Monday, April 18 Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice Tuesday, April 26 Middle School Night of Excellence Thursday, April 28-Friday, April 29 7th Grade Overnight Trip Wednesday, April 27 Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day May 2022
Monday, May 2 Cum Laude Society Induction Monday, May 2 6th Grade Trip Wednesday, May 4-Friday, May 6 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC Saturday, May 7 SATs at Walker’s Friday, May 13-Saturday, May 14 Reunion Weekend Thursday, May 19-Friday, May 20 Spring Musical Friday, May 20 Middle School Fun Night Friday, May 27 Middle School Promotion Saturday, May 28 Music Concert, Baccalaureate, Senior Dinner, and Prize Night Sunday, May 29 Commencement Tuesday, May 31-Thursday, June 2 Underclasswomen Exams Thursday, June 2 Dismissal After Last Exam; Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m.