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Quarterly Academic Calendar 2015-16

The University considers multiple factors in setting the academic calendar, including efforts to avoid conflicts between major religious holidays and "Move-In" dates for campus resident halls. See University of California policy.

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Enrollment


  Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Schedule of Classes available
May 2 Oct 31 Feb 6
View date and time of enrollment window
  (continuing students)
May 11 Nov 9 Feb 15
Enrollment by window
(7 a.m. start date–7 p.m. end date)
  continuing
  new graduate
  new transfer †
  new freshmen ‡


May 18–Jun 3
Jun 8
Jun 8
Aug 27–28


Nov 16–Dec 4
Nov 16–Dec 4
Nov 16–Dec 4
Nov 16–Dec 4


Feb 22–Mar 9
Feb 22–Mar 9
Feb 22–Mar 9
Feb 22–Mar 9
Open Enrollment
  continuing
           7 p.m. start date—5 p.m. end date
           noon start date—5 p.m. end date
  new graduate
           7 p.m. start date—5 p.m. end date
           noon start date—5 p.m. end date
  new transfer
           7 p.m. start date—5 p.m. end date
           noon start date—5 p.m. end date
  new freshmen
           7 p.m. start date—5 p.m. end date
           noon start date—5 p.m. end date


Jun 3–Sep 15
Sep 18–Oct 9

Jun 8–Sep 15
Sep 18–Oct 9

Jun 8–Sep 15
Sep 18–Oct 9

Aug 28–Sep 15
Sep 18–Oct 9


Dec 4–Dec 15
Dec 18–Jan 15

Dec 4–Dec 15
Dec 18–Jan 15

Dec 4–Dec 15
Dec 18–Jan 15

Dec 4–Dec 15
Dec 18–Jan 15


Mar 9–Mar 15
Mar 18–Apr 8

Mar 9–Mar 15
Mar 18–Apr 8

Mar 9–Mar 15
Mar 18–Apr 8

Mar 9–Mar 15
Mar 18–Apr 8
Waitlist release
(5 p.m.–8 p.m.)

Sep 17

Dec 17

Mar 17
18-unit enrollment limit (undergrad) lifted
  (noon)
Sep 1 Dec 18 Mar 18
Last day to:
  Enroll in units to have fees paid by financial
  or graduate aid without $50 late payment
  charge. (5:00 p.m.)
Sep 15 Dec 15 Mar 15
  Enroll in units without a $50 late enrollment
  charge. (5:00 p.m.)
Oct 9 Jan 15 Apr 8
  Enroll in units to avoid loss of student
  status. (5:00 p.m.)
Oct 16 Jan 22 Apr 15

† May be earlier based on advising with academic counselor.
‡ May be earlier if attending Orientation.


Fee Payment


  Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016
View ZOTBill Jul 20 Nov 18 Feb 18
Last day to:
  Submit UCSHIP waiver
  UC Student Health Insurance Program
Sep 11 Dec 11 Mar 11
  Pay fees without $50 late payment charge
  and classes being dropped. (Fee Payment
  Deadline)*
Sep 15 Dec 15 Mar 15
  Pay fees to avoid loss of student
  status.*
Oct 16 Jan 22 Apr 15

* Must be completed prior to close of business day. If paying at Central Cashier: 4:00 p.m. PT. If paying online: 5:00 p.m. PT.


Quarter Activity


  Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Quarter begins Sep 21 Jan 4 Mar 23
Instruction begins Sep 24 Jan 4 Mar 28
$50 late enrollment charge applies if enrolled in 0 units after this date (5:00 p.m.) Oct 9 Jan 15 Apr 8
Waitlists deactivated. (5:00 p.m.) Oct 9 Jan 15 Apr 8
Last day to:
  Add a course without deans' approval
  and without $3 service charge. (5:00 p.m.)
Oct 9 Jan 15 Apr 8
  Drop a course without deans' approval
   and without $3 service charge. (5:00 p.m.)
Oct 9 Jan 15 Apr 8
  Change the grading option or variable
  units of a course without dean's approval and
  without $3 service charge. (5:00 p.m.)
Oct 9 Jan 15 Apr 8
  Submit part-time fees petition to
  Graduate Division for graduate students.
  (12:00 noon)
Oct 14 Jan 20 Apr 13
  Pay fees late and/or enroll late. (4:00 p.m.) Oct 16 Jan 22 Apr 15
  Submit part-time fees petition to Registrar
  for undergraduate students. (5:00 p.m.)
Oct 16 Jan 22 Apr 15
  Drop a course without receiving a W grade;
  both deans' approval and $3 service charge
  required. (5:00 p.m.)
Nov 6 Feb 12 May 6
  Change the grading option or variable units
  of a course; both dean's approval and $3
  service charge required. (5:00 p.m.)
Nov 6 Feb 12 May 6
  Withdraw from a course; W grade assigned;
  both deans' approval and $3 service charge
  required. (5:00 p.m.)
Dec 4 Mar 11 Jun 3
  Withdraw from the term. Readmission to the
  University required for future term.
  (5:00 p.m.)
Dec 4 Mar 11 Jun 3
Instruction ends Dec 4 Mar 11 Jun 3
Final examinations* Dec 5–11 Mar 12–18 Jun 4–9
Quarter Ends Dec 11 Mar 18 Jun 10
Deadline to submit final grades (5:00 p.m.) Dec 17 Mar 24 Jun 16
Grades available in StudentAccess
(8:00 p.m.)
Dec 18 Mar 25 Jun 17
Official transcripts available Dec 21 Mar 28 Jun 20
Degrees post to transcripts Feb 8, 2016 May 2, 2016 Jul 25, 2016

Holidays**, Recesses, Breaks, and Special Ceremonies


  Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Academic and Administrative Holidays      
  Veteran's Day
  Thanksgiving
Nov 11
Nov 26–27
   
  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  Presidents' Day
  Jan 18
Feb 15
 
  Cesar Chavez Day
  Memorial Day
    Mar 25
May 30
Winter Break Dec 14–Jan 1    
Winter Administrative Recess
  campus offices closed
Dec 24–Jan 1    
Spring Break   Mar 21–25  
Commencement     Jun 10–13
Graduate Hooding     Jun 11

** Additional information regarding holidays can be found on our webpage on Religious Accommodation and Religious Observance.


Summer Session 2016


  Summer Session I Summer Session 10WK Summer Session II
Schedule of Classes available Mar 1 Mar 1 Mar 1
Instruction begins Jun 20 Jun 20 Aug 1
Independence Day observed                 Jul 4    
Instruction ends Jul 25 Aug 25 Sep 2
Labor Day     Sep 5
Final Examinations* Jul 26-27 Aug 26 Sep 6-7
Deadline to submit final grades Aug 2 Sep 2 Sep 13
Grades available in StudentAccess Aug 3 Sep 6 Sep 14
Official transcripts available Aug 4 Sep 7 Sep 15
Degrees post to transcripts
(degree awarded date: Sep 7, 2016)
Oct 24 Oct 24 Oct 24


Note: All dates subject to change. All times Pacific Time (PT).


revised 5 Jan 2016