Academic Calendar

Fall 2015
Date Event
Aug. 26, Wednesday Residence halls open for new students; orientation begins.
Aug. 30, Sunday Residence halls open for returning students; first meal – brunch.
Sept. 1,  Tuesday First day of fall semester classes; Convocation 11 a.m.
Sept. 7,  Monday Labor Day – most offices closed, classes in session
Sept. 14, Monday Last day to add full semester and first half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 2, Friday Last day to drop first half semester courses; Last day to declare first half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 16, Friday Fall break begins after last class; first half semester courses end.
Oct. 21, Wednesday Fall break ends 8:00 a.m.; second half semester courses begin.
Oct. 22, Thursday Last day to drop full semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
Nov. 4, Wednesday Last day to add second half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
Nov. 17-20, Tuesday-Friday Pre-registration for Spring 2016.
Nov. 20, Friday Last 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. 25, Wednesday Thanksgiving recess begins after last class.
Nov. 30, Monday Thanksgiving recess ends 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 11, Friday Last day of HMC, CMC, and Pitzer classes (Pomona and Scripps classes end Dec. 9).
Dec. 14, Monday Final examinations begin.
Dec. 18, Friday Final examinations end; last meal – lunch.
Dec. 19, Saturday Residence halls close 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 24,  Thursday Grades due to registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 4, Monday Fall grades viewable on the portal.
Spring 2016
Date Event
Jan. 17, Sunday Residence halls open 8:00 a.m. for all students.
Jan. 18, Monday Martin Luther King Day, most offices closed; first meal – brunch.
Jan. 19, Tuesday First day of spring semester classes.
Feb. 1, Monday Last day to add full semester and first half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.)
Feb. 19, Friday Last day to drop first half semester courses; Last day to declare first half semester courses Pass/Fail (by 5:00 p.m.)
March 4, Friday First half semester courses end.
March 7, Monday Second half semester courses begin.
March 10, Thursday Last day to drop full semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.)
March 11, Friday Spring break begins after last class.
March 21, Monday Spring break ends 8:00 a.m.
March 25, Friday Cesar Chavez Day observed, offices closed; no classes.
March 28, Monday Last day to add second half semester courses (by 5:00 p.m.).
April 15, Friday Last 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 19-21, Tuesday-Thursday Pre-registration for Fall 2016.
April 29, Friday Last day of HMC classes (CMC, Pomona, Pitzer, and Scripps classes end May 4).
May 2-4, Monday-Wednesday Presentation Days; no HMC classes.
May 5-6, Thursday-Friday Final exams for seniors; reading days for other students.
May 9, Monday Senior grades due to registrar (by 9:00 a.m.).
May 9-13, Monday-Friday Final examinations.
May 15, Sunday Commencement at 1:30 p.m.; last meal – brunch.
May 16, Monday Residence halls close 8:00 a.m.
May 19, Thursday All other grades due to registrar by noon.
May 25, Wednesday Spring grades viewable on the portal.