The Graduate Studies offices are currently closed to the public in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Although our physical location is closed, Graduate Studies will still continue in an operating status. Graduate Studies staff will continue to work and will provide student advising and other services remotely.
For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Guidance page.
The tables below detail the graduate student academic dates for the current academic year. For thesis/dissertation filing and master's comprehensive exam deadlines, see the Filing and Comp Exam Deadlines page.
General Academic Dates
|2020 - 2021 Academic Dates||Fall 2020||Winter 2021||Spring 2021|
|Quarter Begins||Sept. 28||Jan. 4||Mar. 25|
|Instruction Begins||Sept. 30||Jan. 4||Mar. 29|
|Instruction Ends||Dec. 11||Mar. 12||Jun. 4|
|Quarter Ends||Dec. 18||Mar. 19||Jun. 10|
|Late Registration||Oct. 13||Jan. 15||Apr. 9|
|Last Day to Add||Oct. 15||Jan. 20||Apr. 13|
|Diploma Date||Dec. 18||Mar. 19||Jun. 10|
|2020 - 2021||Fall 2020||Winter 2021||Spring 2021|
|Veterans Day||Nov. 11|
Dec. 24-25, 31
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Jan. 18|
|Presidents' Day||Feb. 15|
|Spring Break||Mar. 22-25|
|Cesar Chavez Day||Mar. 26|
|Memorial Day||May 31|