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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

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

 

Filing Deadlines

Intended Graduation Date Sep. 2019 Dec. 2019 Mar. 2020 Jun. 2020 Sep. 2020
*File Thesis or Dissertation with Committee  Jun. 24 Sep. 23 Jan. 3 Mar. 26 Jun. 22
File Thesis or Dissertation with Graduate Studies  Aug. 30 Nov. 22 Mar. 6 May 29 Aug. 28
Final Day for Final or Comp. Examination Sep. 13 Dec. 13 Mar. 20 Jun. 11 Sep. 11



 

 

 


 

 



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

Quarter Student is on Filing Fee Spring Quarter 2019 Fall Quarter 2019 Winter Quarter 2020 Spring Quarter 2020
Deadline to graduate (file thesis/dissertation, or pass comprehensive exam). Sep. 20 Dec. 20 Mar. 25 Sep. 25
Last Quarter Student is Registered Fall Quarter 2019 Winter Quarter 2020 Spring Quarter 2020
Deadline to graduate (file thesis/dissertation or pass comprehensive exam) without having to register for the next quarter. Dec. 20 Mar. 25 Sep. 25