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 (by 5:00 p.m.).
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 (by 5:00 p.m.).
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.