Academic Calendar

Undergraduate

Summer Semester 2017

Traditional Semester

May
8 Semester payment due date
8 Classes begin*
15 Last day to add a class for credit*
22 Last day to drop a class with refund*
29 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

July
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
7 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*

August
18 Traditional semester closes
25 Commencement exercises

Term 1

May
8 Semester payment due date
8 Classes begin* (Term 1)
15 Last day to add a class for credit* (Term 1) 
22 Last day to drop a class with refund* (Term 1)
29 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

June
5 Last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" (no refund)* 

July
1 Term 1 closes

Term 2

July 
3 Classes begin* (Term 2)
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
10 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
17 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
31 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)* 

August 
26 Term 2 closes

Graduate

Summer Semester 2017

Traditional Semester

May
8 Semester payment due date
8 Classes begin*
15 Last day to add a class for credit*
22 Last day to drop a class with refund*
29 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

July
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
7 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*

August
18 Traditional semester closes
25 Commencement exercises

Term 1

May
8 Semester payment due date
8 Classes begin* (Term 1)
15 Last day to add a class for credit* (Term 1) 
22 Last day to drop a class with refund* (Term 1)
29 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

June
5 Last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" (no refund)* 

July
1 Term 1 closes

Term 2

July 
3 Classes begin* (Term 2)
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
10 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
17 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
31 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)* 

August 
26 Term 2 closes

Undergraduate

Fall Semester 2017

August
9 Semester payment due date 

September
4 Labor Day holiday (offices open)
5 Classes begin*
12 Last day to add a class for credit* 
19 Last day to drop a class with refund*
19 Last day to turn in credit/no credit request
29 Board of Trustees meeting 

October
2 Graduation application deadline for December 2017 graduation
16–20 Midterm examinations 
27 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*

November
20–24 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon November 21)
27 Classes resume, offices open 

December
9–14 Final examinations
14 Semester closes 
15 Commencement exercises
15 Christmas holiday begins
20 Offices closed (December 20–January 1)

 

Spring Semester 2018

January
2 Offices open
4 Semester payment due date
9 Classes begin*
12 Board of Trustees meeting
15 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
16 Last day to add a class for credit*
23 Last day to drop a class with refund*
23 Last day to turn in credit/no credit request

February
1 Graduation application deadline for May and August 2018 graduation
26–Mar 2 Midterm examinations

March
2 Postmark deadline for FAFSA and GPA verification form (Cal Grant)
9 Last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" (no refund)*
19–23 Spring break (no classes)
30 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
31Apr 2 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. April 2, offices closed)

April
3 Offices open
26May 1 Final examinations

May
1 Semester closes
4 Board of Trustees meeting
4–5 Commencement exercises

 

Summer Semester 2018

Traditional Semester

May
7 Semester payment due date
7 Classes begin*
14 Last day to add a class for credit*
21 Last day to drop a class with refund*
28 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

July
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
6 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*

August
17 Traditional semester closes
24 Commencement exercises

Term 1

May
7 Semester payment due date
7 Classes begin* (Term 1)
14 Last day to add a class for credit* (Term 1) 
21 Last day to drop a class with refund* (Term 1)
28 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

June
4 Last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" (no refund)*
30 Term 1 closes  

Term 2

July 
2 Classes begin* (Term 2)
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
9 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
16 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
30 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)* 

August 
25 Term 2 closes

Graduate

Fall Semester 2017

Traditional Semester

August 
9 Semester payment due date

September
4 Labor Day holiday (offices open)
5 Classes begin*
12 Last day to add a class for credit*
19 Last day to drop a class with refund*
29 Board of Trustees meeting 

October
2 Graduation application deadline for December 2017 graduation
3 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*

November 
20–24 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on November 21)
27 Classes resume, offices open

December
14 Traditional semester closes
15 Commencement exercises
20 Offices closed (December 20–January 1)

Term 1

August
9 Semester payment due date

September 
5 Classes begin* (Term 1)
12 Last day to add a class for credit* (Term 1)
19 Last day to drop a class with refund* (Term 1)

October 
3 Last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" (no refund)* 
28 Term 1 closes

Term 2

October
30 Classes begin* (Term 2)

November 
6 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
13 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
23–26 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on November 21)
27 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)* 
27 Classes resume, offices open

December 
23 Term 2 closes

 

Spring Semester 2018

Traditional Semester

January
2 Offices open
4 Semester payment due date
9 Classes begin*
12 Board of Trustees meeting
15 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
16 Last day to add a class for credit*
23 Last day to drop a class with refund*

February
1 Graduation application deadline for May and August 2018 graduation

March
9 Last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" (no refund)*
19–23 Spring break (no classes)
30 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
31–Apr 2 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. April 2, offices closed)

April
3 Offices open

May
1 Traditional semester closes
4 Board of Trustees meeting
4–5 Commencement exercises

Term 1

January
4 Semester payment due date
8 Classes begin* (Term 1)
15 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
16 Last day to add a class for credit* (Term 1)
22 Last day to drop a class with refund* (Term 1)

February
5 Last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" (no refund)* 

March
3 Term 1 closes

Term 2

March
5 Classes begin* (Term 2)
12 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
19 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
30 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
31–Apr 2 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. April 2, offices closed)

April
2 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)* 
3 Offices open
28 Term 2 closes

 

Summer Semester 2018

Traditional Semester

May
7 Semester payment due date
7 Classes begin*
14 Last day to add a class for credit*
21 Last day to drop a class with refund*
28 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

July
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
6 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*

August
17 Traditional semester closes
24 Commencement exercises

Term 1

May
7 Semester payment due date
7 Classes begin* (Term 1)
14 Last day to add a class for credit* (Term 1) 
21 Last day to drop a class with refund* (Term 1)
28 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

June
4 Last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" (no refund)*
30 Term 1 closes  

Term 2

July 
2 Classes begin* (Term 2)
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
9 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
16 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
30 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)* 

August 
25 Term 2 closes

*For courses with alternate begin and end dates, please see InsideCBU for alternate add, drop and withdraw dates. For Online and Professional Studies semester dates, please refer to the Online and Professional Studies calendar.