I've been working on my Star Trek Chronology over the last few days and I've got a question on something that would help me out: Has it ever been canonically established when the academic year at Starfleet Academy begins or ends? I note the years when several characters are enrolling in or graduating from the Academy or going to Command School in my timeline, and I'd really like to nail down definitive months for those if I can. I know that in the TNG episode "The First Duty," the Enterprise-D returns to Earth for Picard to give the commencement address to that year's graduates, but I don't think that any particular time of year is specified in the episode. And Wesley comes close to leaving for the Academy in "Menage a Troi" and actually leaves for it in "Final Mission," but I don't think that either one of those gave a time of year, either. In the featurette on Picard's family album created for the Star Trek: Generations DVD, there was a page shown with a invitation to Jean-Luc Picard's graduation ceremony that gave a date of July 20, 2327. As that particular page never ended up onscreen, it shouldn't be regarded as official, but I may use it in the absence of any better information. The real-life U.S. Naval Academy has an academic year spanning from mid-August to late May, so maybe I should just go with that? Help me out -- Have any of the novels ever given dates for the beginning and/or end of the Starfleet Academy school year? Thanks in advance!