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Academic Dates

The tables below detail the graduate student academic dates and deadlines for the current academic year. Please download the printer-friendly version to use as a quick reference guide.

General Academic Dates

2017 - 2018 Academic Dates Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Quarter Begins Sept. 25 Jan. 5 Mar. 29
Instruction Begins Sept. 27 Jan. 8 Apr. 2
Instruction Ends Dec. 8 Mar. 16 Jun. 7
Quarter Ends Dec. 15 Mar. 23 Jun. 14
Late Registration Oct. 10 Jan. 22 Apr. 13
Last Day to Add  Oct. 12 Jan. 24 Apr. 17
Diploma Date Dec. 15 Mar. 23 Jun. 14
Commencement     Jun. 14

 

Holidays

2017 - 2018  Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Veterans Day Nov. 10    
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 23-24    
Winter Holiday Dec. 22, 25, 29
& Jan. 1
   
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   Jan. 15  
Presidents' Day   Feb. 19  
Spring Break     Mar. 26-28
Cesar Chavez Day     Mar. 30
Memorial Day     May 28

 

Filing Deadlines

Intended Graduation Date Sep. 2017 Dec. 2017 Mar. 2018 Jun. 2018 Sep. 2018
*File Thesis or Dissertation with Committee  Jun. 26 Sep. 25 Jan. 5 Mar. 29 Jun. 25
File Thesis or Dissertation with Graduate Studies  Sep. 1 Dec. 1 Mar. 9 Jun. 1 Aug. 31
Final Day for Final or Comp. Examination Sep. 15 Dec. 15 Mar. 23 Jun. 14 Sep. 14



 

 

 


 

 



*This date is merely a suggestion and not intended as a firm deadline

Quarter Student is on Filing Fee Spring Quarter 2017 Fall Quarter 2017 Winter Quarter 2018 Spring Quarter 2018
Deadline to graduate (file thesis/dissertation, or pass comprehensive exam). Sep. 29 Dec. 21 Mar. 29 Sep. 28
Last Quarter Student is Registered Fall Quarter 2017 Winter Quarter 2018 Spring Quarter 2018
Deadline to graduate (file thesis/dissertation or pass comprehensive exam) without having to register for the next quarter. Jan. 4 Mar. 28 Sep. 21