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Important Dates 2021-2022

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.


September 2021

Thursday, September 2Ethel Walker Athletic Council (EWAC) Registration
Friday, September 3-Monday, September 6Preseason Athlete Registration; Preseason Practices
Saturday, September 4Big 7/Proctor Registration
Saturday, September 4-Sunday, September 5Leadership 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 7Move-In Day and Registration for New Students and All Middle School Students; New Girl Chapel, Parent Receptions, Student Event
Wednesday, September 8First Day of Classes (Special Schedule)
Thursday, September 9Opening Chapel and Banquet
Friday, September 10-Saturday, September 118th Grade Overnight Trip; Welcome Week Programming
Saturday, September 11Day Trip for 6th and 7th Grade
Tuesday, September 14Virtual Admission Open House
Friday, September 17Pep Rally
Saturday, September 18Required Community Event
Monday, September 27Admission Open House (On Campus)

October 2021

Saturday, October 2SATs at Walker’s
Sunday, October 3Founder’s Day
Monday, October 11Admission Open House (On Campus)
Wednesday, October 20Memorial Chapel
Friday, October 22-Saturday, October 23Family Weekend
Saturday, October 23-Tuesday, October 26Long Fall Weekend, No School Tuesday
Tuesday, October 26Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice
Tuesday, October 26Virtual Admission Open House

November 2021

Monday, November 1-Saturday, November 6Visiting Writer Seminar
Friday, November 5Visiting Writer Reception and Reading
Wednesday, November 10Elizabeth Olsen Marshall Dance Concert
Thursday, November 18Vespers/Thanksgiving Banquet
Saturday, November 20-Monday, November 29Thanksgiving Break (Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m. on November 19)
Monday, November 29Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice

December 2021

Saturday, December 4SATs at Walker’s
Thursday, December 9Holiday Vespers, Music Concert, Banquet, and Holiday Ride
Wednesday, December 15-Friday, December 17Midterm Exams for Grades 8-12; Enrichment for Grades 6-7
Saturday, December 18-Monday, January 3Winter Break (Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m. on December 17)

January 2022

Monday, January 3Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice
Monday, January 17MLK Day (Regular School Day)

February 2022

Thursday, February 3Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 4-Monday, February 7Winter Long Weekend, No School Monday
Monday, February 7Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice
Friday, February 11-Saturday, February 12Annual Dance Concert
Friday, February 25-Saturday, February 26Winter Play

March 2022

Saturday, March 5-Monday, March 21Spring Break (Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m. on March 4)
Monday, March 21Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice

April 2022

Tuesday, April 5Revisit Day
Friday, April 8Spring Music Concert
Friday, April 15-Monday, April 18Long Spring Weekend, No School Monday
Monday, April 18Dorms Open at 3:00 p.m.; Boarders Return to Campus; Varsity Practice
Tuesday, April 26Middle School Night of Excellence
Thursday, April 28-Friday, April 297th Grade Overnight Trip
Wednesday, April 27Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day

May 2022

Monday, May 2Cum Laude Society Induction
Monday, May 26th Grade Trip
Wednesday, May 4-Friday, May 68th Grade Trip to Washington, DC
Saturday, May 7SATs at Walker’s
Friday, May 13-Saturday, May 14Reunion Weekend
Thursday, May 19-Friday, May 20Spring Musical
Friday, May 20Middle School Fun Night
Friday, May 27Middle School Promotion
Saturday, May 28Music Concert, Baccalaureate, Senior Dinner, and Prize Night
Sunday, May 29Commencement
Tuesday, May 31-Thursday, June 2Underclasswomen Exams
Thursday, June 2Dismissal After Last Exam; Dorms Close at 5:00 p.m.