Academic Calendar

Undergraduate

Fall Semester 2019

Traditional Semester

August
7 Semester payment due date

September
2 Labor Day holiday (offices open)
3 Classes begin*
10 Last day to add a class for credit*
17 Last day to drop a class with refund*
17 Last day to turn in credt/no credit request

October
14–18 Midterm examinations
25 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*

November 
15 Graduation application deadline for spring 2020 posting date
2529 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on the 26th)

December
2 Classes resume, offices open
510 Final examinations
10 Traditional semester closes
11 Commencement exercises
13 Christmas holiday begins
23 Offices closed (December 23–January 2)

 

Term 1

August
7 Semester payment due date

September
2 Labor Day holiday (offices open) 
3 Classes begin* (Term 1)
10 Last day to add a class for credit* (Term 1)
17 Last day to drop a class with refund* (Term 1)

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

 

Term 2

August
7 Semester payment due date

October
28 Classes begin* (Term 2)

November
4 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
11 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
15 Graduation application deadline for spring 2020 posting date
25 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)*
28–29 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on the 26th)

December
2 Classes resume, offices open
11 Commencement exercises
21 Term 2 closes 

 

Spring Semester 2020

Traditional Semester

January
3 Offices open
6 Semester payment due date
13 Classes begin*
20 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
21 Last day to add a class for credit*
27 Last day to drop a class with refund*
27 Last day to turn in credit/no credit request

February
24–28 Midterm examinations

March
2 Postmark deadline for FAFSA and GPA Verification Form (Cal Grant)
13 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*
16 Graduation application deadline for summer 2020 posting date
16–20 Spring break (no classes)

April
10 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
11–13 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. on the 13th, offices closed)
14 Offices open
21–25 Final examinations
25 Traditional semester closes
28–30 Commencement exercises

 

Term 1

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

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

 

Term 2

January
6 Semester payment due date

March
2 Classes begin* (Term 2)
9 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
16 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
16 Graduation application deadline for summer 2020 posting date
30 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)* 

April
10 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
11–13 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. on the 13th, offices closed)
14 Offices open
25 Term 2 closes
28–30 Commencement exercises

 

Summer Semester 2020

Traditional Semester

May
4 Semester payment due date
11 Classes begin*
18 Last day to add a class for credit*
25 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)
26 Last day to drop a class with refund*

July
3 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
6 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)
15 Graduation application deadline for fall 2020 posting date

August
14 Traditional semester closes
19–20 Commencement exercises 

 

Term 1

May
4 Semester payment due date
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)
25 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

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

 

Term 2

May
4 Semester payment due date

June
29 Classes begin* (Term 2)

July 
3 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
6 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
13 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
15 Graduation application deadline for fall 2020 posting date
27 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)*

August 
19–20 Commencement exercises
22 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 2019–2020 Online and Professional Studies Calendars.

Graduate

Fall Semester 2019

Traditional Semester

August
7 Semester payment due date

September
2 Labor Day holiday (offices open) 
3 Classes begin*
10 Last day to add a class for credit*
17 Last day to drop a class with refund*

October
25 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*
31 Dissertation defense deadline for fall 2019 commencement participation

November 
15 Graduation application deadline for spring 2020 posting date
2529 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on the 26th)

December
2 Classes resume, offices open
10 Traditional semester closes
1112 Commencement exercises
23 Offices closed (December 23–January 2)

 

Term 1

August
7 Semester payment due date

September
2 Labor Day holiday (offices open) 
3 Classes begin* (Term 1)
10 Last day to add a class for credit* (Term 1)
17 Last day to drop a class with refund* (Term 1)

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

 

Term 2

August
7 Semester payment due date

October
28 Classes begin* (Term 2)
31 Dissertation defense deadline for fall 2019 commencement participation

November
4 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
11 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
15 Graduation application deadline for spring 2020 posting date
25 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)*
28–29 Thanksgiving holiday (no classes, offices closed at noon on the 26th)

December
2 Classes resume, offices open
1112 Commencement exercises
21 Term 2 closes 

 

Spring Semester 2020

Traditional Semester

January
3 Offices open
6 Semester payment due date
13 Classes begin*
20 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes, offices closed)
21 Last day to add a class for credit*
27 Last day to drop a class with refund*

March
13 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)*
16 Graduation application deadline for summer 2020 posting date
16–20 Spring break (no classes)
19 Dissertation defense deadline for spring 2020 commencement participation

April
10 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
11–13 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. on the 13th, offices closed)
14 Offices open
25 Traditional semester closes
28–30 Commencement exercises

 

Term 1

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

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

 

Term 2

January
6 Semester payment due date

March
2 Classes begin* (Term 2)
9 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
16 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
16 Graduation application deadline for summer 2020 posting date
19 Dissertation defense deadline for spring 2020 commencement participation
30 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)* 

April
10 Good Friday holiday (no classes, offices closed)
11–13 Easter observance (classes resume at 4 p.m. on the 13th, offices closed)
14 Offices open
25 Term 2 closes
28–30 Commencement exercises

 

Summer Semester 2020

Traditional Semester

May
4 Semester payment due date
11 Classes begin*
18 Last day to add a class for credit*
25 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)
26 Last day to drop a class with refund*

July
3 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
6 Last day to withdraw from a class with "W" (no refund)
9 Dissertation defense deadline for summer 2020 commencement participation
15 Graduation application deadline for fall 2020 posting date

August
14 Traditional semester closes
19–20 Commencement exercises 

 

Term 1

May
4 Semester payment due date
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)
25 Memorial Day holiday (no classes, offices closed)

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

 

Term 2

May
4 Semester payment due date

June
29 Classes begin* (Term 2)

July 
3 Independence Day holiday (no classes, offices closed) 
6 Last day to add a course for credit* (Term 2)
9 Dissertation defense deadline for summer 2020 commencement participation
13 Last day to drop a course with refund* (Term 2)
15 Graduation application deadline for fall 2020 posting date
27 Last day to withdraw from a course with "W" (no refund)*

August 
19–20 Commencement exercises
22 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 2019–2020 Online and Professional Studies Calendars.

 

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