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FALL SEMESTER

August 2017

Monday, August 7 - All Faculty return 
Wednesday, August 9 - Orientation Leaders and Natural Helpers move in
Friday, August 11 - Junior move-in and orientation
Saturday, August 12 - Junior orientation continued
Sunday, August 13 - Senior move-in
Monday, August 14 - First full day of classes
Thursday, August 17 - First Research Advisee/Advisor meeting, 4pm
Saturday, August 19 - “Habitat-GSSM” (Academic Saturday, no sign-outs)
Wednesday, August 23 - Last day for students to add a fall semester course
Saturday, August 26 - SAT test date
TBD by Faculty member - August Advisor-Advisee meeting

September 2017

Saturday, September 2 - Cross-Cultural Simulation at GSSM, 10am-2pm (required for all Juniors)
Thursday, September 7 - Board of Trustees meeting
Thursday, September 7 - Convocation, 2pm (Classes as usual until noon); LWE begins after Convocation & ends Sun. at 7pm
Saturday, September 9 - ACT test date (LWE)
Wednesday, September 13 - Last day to drop a fall semester course without it appearing on the transcript
Monday, September 18 - NHS Blood Drive
Saturday, September 23 - Parents’ Day
Sunday, September 24 - College Fair, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, September 30 - Accelerate Class of 2019 Chemistry Lab Weekend #1

October 2017

Tuesday, October 3 - “Magnolia Luncheon” hosted by the GSSM Foundation
Thursday, October 5 - LWE begins after class & ends Sun. at 7pm
Thursday, October 5 - “Sip and Sup” hosted by the GSSM Foundation
Saturday, October 7 - SAT test date (LWE)
Wednesday, October 11 - For Juniors: PSAT in the AM, USC campus visit in the PM. For Seniors: SC city tours all day
Thursday, October 12 - Wednesday class and lab schedule
Friday, October 13 - Thursday class and lab schedule
Friday, October 13 - Mid-term grading period ends 
Saturday, October 14 - Preview Day for prospective students
Wednesday, October 18 - Advisor-Advisee meeting to distribute grades, 1pm
Friday, October 20 - Mid-term report cards mailed home
Saturday, October 21 - Clemson’s Calhoun Honors College visit through OCCA
Saturday, October 28 - ACT test date

November 2017

Thursday, November 2 - LWE begins after classes & ends Sun. at 7pm
Saturday, November 4 - SAT test date (LWE)
Friday, November 10 - Etiquette Dinner, 6pm-9pm (required for all Juniors)
Saturday, November 11 - Preview Day for prospective students
Saturday, November 11 - Accelerate Class of 2019 Chemistry Lab Weekend #2
Saturday, November 11 - Accelerate Class of 2018 Physics Lab Weekend #1
Saturday, November 18 - Accelerate Class of 2020 Saturday Experience
Saturday, November 18 - GSSM drama production
Tuesday, November 21 - Thanksgiving holidays begin after classes & ends Sun. at 7pm

December 2017

Saturday, December 2 - SAT test date
Saturday, December 2 - Winter Formal
Friday, December 8 - Last day of fall semester classes
Saturday, December 9 - Review/Reading Day (Students may not sign out for this weekend)
December 11-15 - Exams 
Friday, December 15 - End of fall semester, Christmas holidays begin after last exam    
Thursday, December 21 - 1st semester report cards mailed home

JANUARY INTERIM AND SPRING SEMESTER

January 2018

Tuesday, January 2 - Students return from Christmas holidays by 7pm
Wednesday, January 3 - Interim session begins with assembly at 9am, gym
Saturday, January 6 - Parents’ Seminar Day (Academic Saturday, no sign outs)
Thursday, January 11 - Board of Trustees meeting
Monday, January 15 - Preview Day for prospective students
Wednesday, January 17 - Interim Presentations & Research Colloquium Practice; Winter Break begins after Colloquium Practice & ends Sun. at 7pm
Monday, January 22 - Spring semester begins
TBD by Faculty member - January Advisor-Advisee meeting
Tuesday, January 30 - Last day for students to add a spring semester course

February 2018

Saturday, February 3 - Senior Research Colloquium (Academic Saturday, no sign outs)
Saturday, February 10 - ACT test date
Saturday, February 10 - Accelerate Class of 2018 Physics Lab Weekend #2
Thursday, February 15 - LWE begins after classes & ends Sun. at 7pm 
Monday, February 19 - Last day to drop a spring semester course without it appearing on the transcript 
Saturday, February 24 - InsideGSSM 
Saturday, February 24 - Accelerate Class of 2019 Chemistry Lab Weekend #3
TBD by the DOE - ACT at GSSM for all Juniors in the AM 

March 2018

Thursday, March 8 - LWE begins after classes & ends Sun. at 7pm
Saturday, March 10 - SAT test date (LWE)
Saturday, March 10 - Accelerate Class of 2020 Saturday Experience
Wednesday, March 14 - NHS Blood Drive
Friday, March 16 - Mid-term grading period ends 
Saturday, March 17 - Accelerate Class of 2018 Physics Lab Weekend #3
Wednesday, March 21 - Advisor-Advisee meeting to distribute grades, 1pm
Friday, March 23 - Mid-term report cards mailed home 
Saturday, March 24 - Accelerate Class of 2019 Chemistry Lab Weekend #4
TBD by the DOE - ACT Workkeys at GSSM for all Juniors in the AM 
Friday, March 30 - Spring Break begins after classes

April 2018

Sunday, April 8 - Spring Break ends at 7pm
Saturday, April 14 - SCJAS (Academics Saturday for Seniors)
Saturday, April 14 - ACT test date
Thursday, April 19 - Board of Trustees meeting
Saturday, April 21 - Prom
Saturday, April 28 - Accelerate Class of 2018 Senior Project Presentations

May 2018

Thursday, May 3 - LWE begins after classes & ends Sun. at 7pm
Saturday, May 5 - SAT test date (LWE)
May 7 – May 18 - AP Exams with abbreviated class schedules TBD 
Monday, May 14 - NHS Blood Drive
Saturday, May 19 - New Student and Family Orientation
Saturday, May 19 - Accelerate Class of 2018 Completion Celebration
Sunday, May 20 - Academic Awards Program, 2pm, gym
Wednesday, May 23 - Last day of spring semester classes
Thursday, May 24 - Review/Reading Day
May 25-26, 28-30 - Exams (Students may not sign out for the weekend during exams)     

June 2018

Saturday, June 2 - SAT test date
Saturday, June 2 - Graduation at 11am
Friday, June 8 - Final report cards mailed home
Saturday, June 9 - ACT test date
Sunday/Monday, June TBD - Summer Research for Class of 2019 begins 
Thursday, June 14 - Board of Trustees meeting

July 2018

Saturday, July 14 - ACT test date
Friday, July TBD - Summer Research concludes