HMI Semester 45 Calendar

Students arrive in Denver by 2pm, depart for Leadville
Monday, August 17, 2020

Orientation and expedition preparation
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – Wednesday, August 19, 2020

First Expedition: Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Colorado
Thursday, August 20 – Friday, September 4, 2020

Classes begin on campus
Monday, September 7, 2020

Second Expedition: Canyons of Southeastern Utah
Tuesday, September 29 – Friday, October 9, 2020

Classes resume on campus
Monday, October 12, 2020

Family Weekend (Subject to change pending COVID-19 calendar modifications)
Friday, November 6 – Saturday, November 7, 2020

Final Expedition: Canyons of Southeastern Utah
Tuesday, November 10 – Friday, November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Break (Subject to change pending COVID-19 calendar modifications)
Saturday, November 21 – Sunday, November 29, 2020 (no flights before 2 pm)

Classes resume on campus (Subject to change pending COVID-19 calendar modifications)
Monday, November 30, 2020

Full Circle and Closing Ceremonies (Subject to change pending COVID-19 calendar modifications)
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Students depart (Subject to change pending COVID-19 calendar modifications)
Friday, December 18, 2020

Potential COVID-19 Calendar Modifications

At this time, there are two important Semester 45 events we are still evaluating: Family Weekend (November 6 – 7) and Thanksgiving Break (November 21 – 29). Given the virus transmission risks, we are considering a virtual Family Weekend and a change to the semester calendar so that students remain in session over the week of Thanksgiving. In this scenario, the semester would end a week earlier, on December 11 instead of December 18. Our plan is to make a decision about these events by the start of Semester 45, but we want you to begin to prepare for either eventuality now. It might be worthwhile to purchase only a one-way ticket for your student to Colorado at this time and wait to book Family Weekend, holiday, and end-of-semester travel until we know more. We know Thanksgiving is an important holiday, and we do not take the decision of keeping students on campus lightly. All we can promise at this time is that we will have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration at HMI if need be.