Academic Calendar

Fall 2016
Date
Event
Aug. 24, WednesdayResidence halls open for new students; orientation begins.
Aug. 28, SundayResidence halls open for returning students; first meal – brunch.
Aug. 30, TuesdayFirst day of fall semester classes; Convocation 11 a.m.
Sept. 5, MondayLabor Day – most offices closed, classes in session
Sept. 12, MondayLast day to add full semester and first half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.)
Sept. 30, FridayLast day to drop first half semester courses; Last day to declare first half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 14, FridayFall break begins after last class; first half semester courses end.
Oct. 19, WednesdayFall break ends 8:00 a.m.; second half semester courses begin.
Oct. 20, ThursdayLast day to drop full semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
Nov. 2, WednesdayLast day to add second half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
Nov. 15-18, Tuesday-FridayPre-registration for Spring 2017.
Nov. 18, FridayLast day to withdraw full semester courses with a grade of “W.” Last day to drop second half semester courses; Last day to declare full semester course and second half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.).
Nov. 23, WednesdayThanksgiving recess begins after last class.
Nov. 28, MondayThanksgiving recess ends 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 9, FridayLast day of HMC, CMC, and Pitzer classes (Pomona and Scripps classes end Dec. 7).
Dec. 12, MondayFinal examinations begin.
Dec. 16, FridayFinal examinations end; last meal – lunch.
Dec. 17, SaturdayResidence halls close 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 29, ThursdayGrades due to registrar by 12:00 noon
Jan. 2, MondayFall grades viewable on the portal.
Spring 2017
Date
Event
Jan. 15, SundayResidence halls open 8:00 a.m. for all students.
Jan. 16, MondayMartin Luther King Day, most offices closed; first meal – brunch.
Jan. 17, TuesdayFirst day of spring semester classes.
Jan. 30, MondayLast day to add full semester and first half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.)
Feb. 17, FridayLast day to drop first half semester courses; Last day to declare first half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.)
March 3, FridayFirst half semester courses end.
March 6, MondaySecond half semester courses begin.
March 9, ThursdayLast day to drop full semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.)
March 10, FridaySpring break begins after last class.
March 20, MondaySpring break ends 8:00 a.m.
March 27, MondayLast day to add second half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
March 31, FridayCesar Chavez Day, offices closed; no classes.
April 14, FridayLast day to withdraw full semester courses with a grade of “W.” Last day to drop second half semester courses; Last day to declare full semester course and second half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.).
April 18-20, Tuesday-ThursdayPre-registration for Fall 2017.
April 28, FridayLast day of HMC classes (CMC, Pomona, Pitzer, and Scripps classes end May 3).
May 1-3, Monday-WednesdayPresentation Days; no HMC classes.
May 4-5, Thursday-FridayFinal exams for seniors; reading days for other students.
May 8, MondaySenior grades due to registrar (by 9:00 a.m.).
May 8-12, Monday-FridayFinal examinations.
May 14, SundayCommencement at 1:30 p.m.; last meal – brunch.
May 15, MondayResidence halls close 8:00 a.m.
May 18, ThursdayAll other grades due to registrar by noon.
May 24, WednesdaySpring grades viewable on the portal.