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Academic Calendar 2015-16

This calendar is also available at the University Registrar's web site. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

Autumn Quarter 2015-16

Date(s) Day/Time Description
August 1SatAxess opens for course enrollment.
August 24Mon1st-year M.D. instruction begins.
August 27Thu2nd-year M.D. instruction begins.
August 31MonLaw School instruction begins for 1st-year J.D. students.
September 11Fri, 5:00 p.m.At-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund by first day of term.
September 11MonMBA first-year instruction begins.
September 15TueNew undergraduates arrive; Convocation. Undergraduate housing opens for new students.
September 17ThuUndergraduate housing opens for returning students.
September 21MonFirst day of quarter; instruction begins.
September 21Mon, 5:00 p.m.Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be a "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or approved Special Registration Status. The late study list fee is $200.
September 21Mon, 5:00 p.m.Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund.
September 21MonLaw School instruction begins for 2nd- & 3rd-year J.D. & advanced degree students.
September 24ThuConferral of degrees, Summer Quarter, 2014-15
September 25FriGSB course add/drop deadline (GSB courses only).
October 9Fri, 5:00 p.m.Final Study List deadline. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a "W" notation will appear on the transcript.
November 2Mon, 5:00 p.m.Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
November 13Fri, 5:00 p.m.Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.
November 13Fri, 5:00 p.m.Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.
November 13Fri, 5:00 p.m.Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral.
November 20FriLast day of Law classes
November 23-27Mon-FriThanksgiving Recess (no classes).
November 30-December 6Mon-SunEnd-Quarter Period.
December 4FriLast day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.)
December 4FriLast opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
December 4Fri, noonUniversity thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
December 4Fri, 5:00 p.m.Late application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
December 4-11Fri-FriLaw School examinations.
December 7-11Mon-FriEnd-Quarter examinations.
December 12Sat, noonUndergraduate housing closes for Winter Break.
December 15Tue, 11:59 p.m.Grades due.
January 7ThuConferral of degrees, Autumn Quarter.

 Winter Quarter 2015-16

Date(s) Day/Time Description
October 25SunAxess opens for course enrollment.
December 25FriAt-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund by first day of term.
January 2Sat, 8:00 a.m.Undergraduate housing opens for Winter Quarter.
January 4MonFirst day of quarter; instruction begins for all students.
January 4Mon, 5:00 p.m.Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or approved Special Registration Status.
January 4Mon, 5:00 p.m.Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund.
January 8FriGSB course add/drop deadline (GSB courses only).
January 18MonMartin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday, no classes).
January 22Fri, 5:00 p.m.Final Study List deadline. Final day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript.
February 15MonPresidents' Day (holiday, no classes; Law School does hold classes).
February 17Wed, 5:00 p.m.Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
February 26Fri, 5:00 p.m.Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB.
February 26Fri, 5:00 p.m.Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.
February 26Fri, 5:00 p.m.Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral.
March 7MonLast day of Law classes.
March 7-13Mon-SunEnd-Quarter Period.
March 11FriLast day of classes (unless class meets on Sat.)
March 11FriLast opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
March 11Fri, noonUniversity thesis, D.M.A. final project, Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
March 11Fri, 5:00 p.m.Late application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
March 11-18Fri-FriLaw School examinations.
March 14-18Mon-FriEnd-Quarter examinations.
March 19SatUndergraduate housing move-out (if depending Winter Quarter).
March 22Tue, 11:59 p.m.Grades due.
March 31ThuConferral of degrees, Winter Quarter.

Spring Quarter 2015-16

Date(s) Day/Time Description
February 7SunAxess opens for course enrollment.
March 18FriAt-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund by first day of term.
March 26SatUndergraduate housing move-in date for Spring Quarter.
March 28MonFirst day of quarter; instruction begins.
March 28Mon, 5:00 p.m.Preliminary Study List deadline. Students must be "at status"; i.e., students must have a study list with sufficient units to meet requirements for their status, whether full-time, 8-9-10 units (graduate students only), or approved Special Registration Status.
March 28Mon, 5:00 p.m.Deadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund.
March 31ThuGSB instruction begins (MBA and MSx courses only).
April 5TueGSB course add/drop deadline (GSB courses only).
April 8Fri, 5:00 p.m.Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral.
April 15Fri, 5:00 p.m.Final Study List deadline. Last day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a "W" notation will appear on the transcript.
May 9Mon, 5:00 p.m.Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
May 20Fri, 5:00 p.m.Change of grading basis deadline, except GSB..
May 20Fri, 5:00 p.m.Course withdrawal deadline, except GSB, Law, and M.D.
May 27FriLast day of Law classes.
May 30MonMemorial Day (holiday, no classes).
May 27-June 2Fri-ThuEnd-Quarter Period.
May 31-June 4Tue-SatLaw School examinations.
June 1WedLast day of classes.
June 1WedLast opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
June 1Wed, noonUniversity thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
June 1Wed, 5:00 p.m.Late application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
June 2ThuDay before finals, no classes.
June 3-8Fri-WedEnd-Quarter examinations.
June 9Thu, noonGrades for graduating students due.
June 10FriUndergraduate housing move-out date (for all students not involved in Commencement).
June 11SatSenior Class Day.
June 11SatBaccalaureate Saturday.
June 12SunCommencement. Conferral of degrees, Spring Quarter.
June 13MonUndergraduate Housing move-out date (for graduates and others involved in Commencement with permission).
June 14Tue, 11:59 p.m.Grades for non-graduating students due.

Summer Quarter 2015-16

Date(s) Day/Time Description
April 10SunAxess opens for course enrollment.
June 10FriAt-status enrollment deadline in order to receive stipend or financial aid refund by first day of term.
June 20MonFirst day of quarter; instruction begins.
June 20Mon, 5:00 p.m.Preliminary Study List deadline.
June 20MonDeadline to submit Leave of Absence for full refund.
July 1Fri, 5:00 p.m.Final Study List deadline. Final day to add or drop a class; last day to adjust units on a variable-unit course. Last day for tuition reassessment for dropped courses or units. Students may withdraw from a course until the Course Withdrawal deadline and a 'W' notation will appear on the transcript.
July 4MonIndependence Day celebrated (holiday, no classes).
July 22Fri, 5:00 p.m.Term withdrawal deadline; last day to submit Leave of Absence to withdraw from the University with a partial refund.
July 29Fri, 5:00 p.m.Change of grading basis deadline.
July 29Fri, 5:00 p.m.Course withdrawal deadline.
July 29Fri, 5:00 p.m.Application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral.
August 6-11Sat-ThuEnd-Quarter Period.
August 11ThuLast day of classes.
August 11ThuLast opportunity to arrange Incomplete in a course, at last class.
August 12-13Fri-SatEnd-Quarter examinations.
August 16Tue, 11:59 p.m.Grades due.
August 26Fri, noonUniversity thesis, D.M.A. final project, or Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit.
August 26Fri, 5:00 p.m.Late application deadline for Summer Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
September 22ThuConferral of degrees, Summer Quarter.

Academic Calendar 2016-17

First day of classes and last day of finals

  • Autumn 2016-17: September 26 and December 16

  • Winter 2016-17: January 9 and March 24

  • Spring 2016-17: April 3 and June 14 (Commencement June 18)

  • Summer 2016-17: June 26 and August 19