Academic Calendar

Fall 2018
Date
Event
Aug. 29, WednesdayResidence halls open for new students; orientation begins.
Sept. 2, SundayResidence halls open for returning students; first meal – brunch.
Sept. 3, MondayLabor Day – most offices closed.
Sept. 4, TuesdayFirst day of Fall semester classes; Convocation 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 17, MondayLast day to add full semester and first half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
Oct. 5, FridayLast day to drop first half semester courses; Last day to declare first half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.).
Oct. 19, FridayFall break begins after last class; first half semester courses end.
Oct. 24, WednesdayFall break ends 8:00 a.m.; second half semester courses begin.
Oct. 25, ThursdayLast day to drop full semester courses.
Nov. 6, TuesdayLast day to add second half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
Nov. 13-16, Tuesday-FridayPre-registration for Spring 2019.
Nov. 20, TuesdayThanksgiving recess begins after last class.
Nov. 26, MondayThanksgiving recess ends 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 27, TuesdayLast 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 courses and second half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.).
Dec. 14, FridayLast day of HMC, CMC, and Pitzer classes (Pomona and Scripps classes end Dec. 12).
Dec. 17, MondayFinal examinations begin.
Dec. 21, FridayFinal examinations end; last meal – lunch.
Dec. 22, SaturdayResidence halls close 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 27, ThursdayGrades due to registrar by noon.
Jan. 4, FridayFall grades viewable on the portal.
Spring 2019
Date
Event
Jan. 20, SundayResidence halls open 8:00 a.m. for all students.
Jan. 21, MondayMartin Luther King Day, most offices closed; first meal – brunch.
Jan. 22, TuesdayFirst day of spring semester classes.
Feb. 4, MondayLast day to add full semester and first half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
Feb. 22, FridayLast day to drop first half semester courses; Last day to declare first half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.).
March 8, FridayFirst half semester courses end.
March 11, MondaySecond half semester courses begin.
March 14, ThursdayLast day to drop full semester courses.
March 15, FridaySpring break begins after last class.
March 25, MondaySpring break ends 8:00 a.m.
March 29, FridayCesar Chavez Day, offices closed; no classes.
April 1, MondayLast day to add second half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
April 19, 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 23-25, Tuesday-ThursdayPre-registration for Fall 2019.
May 3, FridayLast day of HMC classes (CMC, Pomona, Pitzer, and Scripps classes end May 8).
May 6-8, Monday-WednesdayPresentation Days; no HMC classes.
May 9-10, Thursday-FridayFinal exams for seniors; reading days for other students.
May 13, MondaySenior grades due to registrar (by 9:00 a.m.).
May 13-17, Monday-FridayFinal examinations.
May 19, SundayCommencement at 1:30 p.m.; last meal – brunch.
May 20, MondayResidence halls close 8:00 a.m.
May 23, ThursdayAll other grades due to registrar by noon.
May 28, TuesdaySpring grades viewable on the portal.