Academic Calendar

Undergraduate

Fall Semester 2018

Traditional Semester

August
8 Semester payment due date

September
3 Labor Day holiday (offices open)
4 Classes begin
11 Last day to add a class for credit
18 Last day to drop a class with refund
18 Last day to turn in credit/no credit request

October
1 Graduation application deadline for fall 2018 graduation 
15–19 Midterm examinations
26 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)

November
19–23 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on the 20th)
26 Classes resume, offices open

December
6–11 Final examinations
11 Semester closes
12–13 Commencement exercises
13 Christmas holiday begins
20 Offices closed (December 20–January 1)

Term 1

August
8 Semester payment due date

September 
4 Classes begin (Term 1)
11 Last day to add a class for credit (Term 1) 
18 Last day to drop a class with refund (Term 1)

October
2 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)
27 Term 1 closes

Term 2

August
8 Semester payment due date

October
29 Classes begin (Term 2)

November
5 Last day to add a course for credit (Term 2) 
12 Last day to drop a course with refund (Term 2)
22–25 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on the 21st)
26 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)
26 Classes resume, offices open

December
22 Term 2 closes

 

Spring Semester 2019

Traditional Semester

January
2 Offices open
3 Semester payment due date
9 Classes begin
16 Last day to add a class for credit
21 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
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 spring 2019 graduation
25–Mar 1 Classes begin 

March
2 Postmark deadline for FAFSA and GPA Verification Form (Cal Grant)
8 Last day with withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)
18–22 Spring break (no classes)

April
19 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
20–22 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. on the 22nd, offices closed)
23 Offices open
25–30 Final examinations
30 Semester closes
30–May 2 Commencement exercises

Term 1

January
3 Semester payment due date
7 Classes begin (Term 1)
14 Last day to add a class for credit (Term 1)
21 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
22 Last day to drop a class with refund (Term 1)

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

March
2 Term 1 closes

Term 2

January
3 Semester payment due date

March
4 Classes begin (Term 2)
11 Last day to add a class for credit (Term 2)
18 Last day to drop a class with refund (Term 2)

April
1 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund) 
19 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
20–22 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. on the 22nd, offices closed)
23 Offices open
27 Term 2 closes

 

Summer Semester 2019

Traditional Semester

May
6 Semester payment due date
6 Classes begin
13 Last day to add a class for credit
20 Last day to drop a class with refund
27 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

June
3 Graduation application deadline for summer 2019 graduation

July
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 

August
16 Traditional semester closes
22 Commencement exercises 

Term 1

May
6 Semester payment due date
6 Classes begin (Term 1)
13 Last day to add a class for credit (Term 1) 
20 Last day to drop a class with refund (Term 1)
27 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

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

Term 2

May
6 Semester payment due date

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

August 
22 Commencement exercises
24 Term 2 closes

Graduate

Fall Semester 2018

Traditional Semester

August
8 Semester payment due date

September
3 Labor Day holiday (offices open)
4 Classes begin 
11 Last day to add a class for credit 
18 Last day to drop a class with refund 

October
1 Graduation application deadline for fall 2018 graduation 
26 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)

November
1 Dissertation defense deadline for fall 2018 commencement participation 
19–23 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on the 20th)
26 Classes resume, offices open

December
11 Traditional semester closes
12–13 Commencement exercises
20 Offices closed (December 20–January 1)

Term 1

August
8 Semester payment due date

September 
4 Classes begin (Term 1)
11 Last day to add a class for credit (Term 1) 
18 Last day to drop a class with refund (Term 1)

October
2 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)
27 Term 1 closes

Term 2

August
8 Semester payment due date

October
29 Classes begin (Term 2)

November
1 Dissertation defense deadline for fall 2018 commencement participation
5 Last day to add a course for credit (Term 2)
12 Last day to drop a course with refund (Term 2)
22–23 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on the 20th)
26 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)
26 Classes resume, offices open

December
12–13 Commencement exercises
22 Term 2 closes

 

Spring Semester 2019

Traditional Semester

January
2 Offices open
3 Semester payment due date
9 Classes begin
16 Last day to add a class for credit
21 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
23 Last day to drop a class with refund

February
1 Graduation application deadline for spring 2019 graduation

March
8 Last day with withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)
20 Dissertation defense deadline for spring 2019 commencement participation
18–22 Spring break (no classes)

April
19 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
20–22 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. on the 22nd, offices closed)
23 Offices open
30 Traditional Semester closes
30–May 2 Commencement exercises

Term 1

January
3 Semester payment due date
7 Classes begin (Term 1)
14 Last day to add a class for credit (Term 1)
21 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
22 Last day to drop a class with refund (Term 1)

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

March
2 Term 1 closes

Term 2

January
3 Semester payment due date

March
4 Classes begin (Term 2)
11 Last day to add a class for credit (Term 2)
18 Last day to drop a class with refund (Term 2)
20 Dissertation defense deadline for spring 2019 commencement participation

April
1 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund) 
19 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
20–22 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. on the 22nd, offices closed)
23 Offices open
27 Term 2 closes

 

Summer Semester 2019

Traditional Semester

May
6 Semester payment due date
6 Classes begin
13 Last day to add a class for credit
20 Last day to drop a class with refund
27 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

June
3 Graduation application deadline for summer 2019 graduation
29 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)

July
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)
11 Dissertation defense deadline for summer 2019 commencement participation

August
16 Traditional semester closes
22 Commencement exercises 

Term 1

May
6 Semester payment due date
6 Classes begin (Term 1)
13 Last day to add a class for credit (Term 1) 
20 Last day to drop a class with refund (Term 1)
27 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

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

Term 2

May
6 Semester payment due date

July
1 Classes begin (Term 2)
4 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
8 Last day to add a course for credit (Term 2)
11 Dissertation defense deadline for summer 2019 commencement participation
15 Last day to drop a course with refund (Term 2)
29 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)

August
22 Commencement exercises
24 Term 2 closes

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