Academic Calendar

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
14 Commencement exercises (2pm - Online and Professional Studies students) 
15 Commencement exercises (9:30am and 2pm - Traditional undergraduate and graduate students)
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
2 Commencement exercises (2pm - Online and Professional Studies graduate students)
3 Commencement exercises (9:30am and 2pm - Traditional undergraduate and graduate students)
4 Commencement exercises (7pm - Traditional undergraduate and graduate students)
4 Board of Trustees meeting

 

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 (9:30am and 2pm - Traditional undergraduate and graduate students)
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
2 Commencement exercises (2pm - Online and Professional Studies graduate students)
3 Commencement exercises (9:30am and 2pm - Traditional undergraduate and graduate students)
4 Commencement exercises (7pm - Traditional undergraduate and graduate students)
4 Board of Trustees meeting

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