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Academic Dates

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

2019 - 2020 Academic Dates Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Quarter Begins Sept. 23 Jan. 3 Mar. 26
Instruction Begins Sept. 25 Jan. 6 Mar. 30
Instruction Ends Dec. 6 Mar. 13 Jun. 4
Quarter Ends Dec. 13 Mar. 20 Jun. 11
Late Registration Oct. 8 Jan. 17 Apr. 10
Last Day to Add  Oct. 10 Jan. 22 Apr. 14
Diploma Date Dec. 13 Mar. 20 Jun. 11
Commencement     Jun. 11

 

Holidays

2019 - 2020  Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Veterans Day Nov. 11    
Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov.

28-29

   
Winter Holiday

Dec. 24-25, 31
& Jan. 1

   
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   Jan. 20  
Presidents' Day   Feb. 17  
Spring Break     Mar. 23-26
Cesar Chavez Day     Mar. 27
Memorial Day     May 25