Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
Date
Event
Aug. 23, WednesdayResidence halls open for new students; orientation begins.
Aug. 27, SundayResidence halls open for returning students; first meal – brunch.
Aug. 29, TuesdayFirst day of fall semester classes; Convocation 11 a.m.
Sept. 4, MondayLabor Day – most offices closed, classes in session
Sept. 11, MondayLast day to add full semester and first half semester courses (by 5 p.m.)
Sept. 29, FridayLast day to drop first half semester courses; Last day to declare first half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5 p.m.)
Oct. 13, FridayFall break begins after last class; first half semester courses end.
Oct. 18, WednesdayFall break ends 8 a.m.; second half semester courses begin.
Oct. 19, ThursdayLast day to drop full semester courses (by 5 p.m.).
Oct. 31, TuesdayLast day to add second half semester courses (by 5 p.m.).
Nov. 14-17, Tuesday-FridayPre-registration for spring 2018.
Nov. 17, 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 courses and second half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5 p.m.).
Nov. 22, WednesdayThanksgiving recess begins after last class.
Nov. 27, MondayThanksgiving recess ends 8 a.m.
Dec. 8, FridayLast day of HMC, CMC, and Pitzer classes (Pomona and Scripps classes end Dec. 7).
Dec. 11, MondayFinal examinations begin.
Dec. 15, FridayFinal examinations end; last meal – lunch.
Dec. 16, SaturdayResidence halls close 8 a.m.
Jan. 2, TuesdayGrades due to registrar by noon.
Jan. 4, ThursdayFall grades viewable on the portal.
Spring 2018
Date
Event
Jan. 14, SundayResidence halls open 8 a.m. for all students.
Jan. 15, MondayMartin Luther King Day, most offices closed; first meal – brunch.
Jan. 16, TuesdayFirst day of spring semester classes.
Jan. 29, MondayLast day to add full semester and first half semester courses (by 5 p.m.)
Feb. 16, FridayLast day to drop first half semester courses; Last day to declare first half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5 p.m.)
March 2, FridayFirst half semester courses end.
March 5, MondaySecond half semester courses begin.
March 8, ThursdayLast day to drop full semester courses (by 5 p.m.)
March 9, FridaySpring break begins after last class.
March 19, MondaySpring break ends 8 a.m.
March 23, FridayLast day to add second half semester courses (by 5 p.m.).
March 30, FridayCesar Chavez Day, offices closed; no classes.
April 13, 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 p.m.).
April 17-19, Tuesday-ThursdayPre-registration for fall 2018.
April 27, FridayLast day of HMC classes (CMC, Pomona, Pitzer, and Scripps classes end May 3).
April 30-May 2, Monday-WednesdayPresentation Days; no HMC classes.
May 3-4, Thursday-FridayFinal exams for seniors; reading days for other students.
May 7, MondaySenior grades due to registrar (by 9 a.m.).
May 7-11, Monday-FridayFinal examinations.
May 13, SundayCommencement at 1:30 p.m.; last meal – brunch.
May 14, MondayResidence halls close 8 a.m.
May 17, ThursdayAll other grades due to registrar by noon.
May 22, TuesdaySpring grades viewable on the portal.