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Academic Dates

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

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

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. 3
Quarter Ends Dec. 18 Mar. 19 Jun. 10
Late Registration Oct. 13 Jan. 15 Apr. 7
Last Day to Add  Oct. 15 Jan. 20 Apr. 9
Diploma Date Dec. 18 Mar. 19 Jun. 10
Commencement     Jun. 10

 

Holidays

2020 - 2021  Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Veterans Day Nov. 11    
Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov.

26-27

   
Winter Holiday

Dec. 24-25, 31
& Jan. 1

   
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