Academic Calendar Information

Residency Dates Handout:

F19/S20, F20/S21, F21/S22

Each of Goddard’s programs and residency options has a unique calendar that includes residency, registration, commencement, and semester dates. When looking for application deadlines or residency dates, it is important to also pay attention to the residency site option.

A Goddard academic year is composed of two semesters (fall and spring). A semester is a minimum of 17 weeks, although it may be longer if it includes summer and/or winter break. Each semester begins with a one-week on-site residency followed by independent work from wherever the student is based.  Residencies take place at Goddard’s main campus in Plainfield, VT and its two instructional sites in Port Townsend, WA, and Seattle, WA. The first day of the residency is the first day of the semester for any given program or residency option.

Current faculty, staff, and students can access the program-specific dates and deadlines handouts in the Academic Center area on GoddardNet.

Goddard has rolling admissions for all its programs.  For further information, visit our Admissions page or submit an Information Request Form.

For assistance with the academic calendar, please contact the Academic Affairs Office at

Academic calendar dates are subject to change.