Academic Calendar 2019-20

19-20 Academic Calendar & Final Exam Schedule [PDF]

If you have questions, please contact registrar@pitzer.edu

Fall 2019

AUGUST
Aug 24SatNew student move-In/New Student Orientation and Orientation Adventure begins
Aug 26-29Mon-ThuOrientation Adventure Program
Aug 29-Sep 2Thu-MonNew Student Orientation continues
Aug 31-Sep 1Sat-SunAcademic advising for new students
SEPTEMBER
Sep 1SunNew student registration
Sep 1SunResidence halls open for returning students at 10 a.m.
Sep 2MonLabor Day
Sep 3TuesConvocation for new students
Sep 3TuesFirst day of classes
Sep 16MonLast day to add a class (full- and half-credit)
Sep 16MonLast day to add/drop for a tuition refund or financial aid adjustment
OCTOBER
Oct 9WedSuggested date for faculty to submit low grade notifications
Oct 21 & 22Mon-TuesFall Break – no classes
Oct 24ThursLast day to drop a class with no recorded grade & without being charged semester overload fees
Oct 24ThursMajor and Minor declaration forms due of Juniors (class of 2021)
Oct 28MonSpecial Major Information Meeting 4:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER
Nov 7ThursLast day to choose Pass/No Credit grading option; forms due to Registrar’s Office
Nov 4-5Mon-TuesAdvising Days (classes still in session)
Nov 19-22Tues-FriPre-Registration for Spring 2020 semester
Nov 22FriIndependent Study Forms due SPRING 2020 (full and half credit)
Nov 27-29Wed-FriThanksgiving Break – no classes
DECEMBER
Dec 13FriLast day of classes for fall semester
Dec 13FriLast day to withdraw from a class (grade recorded as “W”)
Dec 16-20FriFinal Examinations (see Final Examination Schedule)
Dec 21SatResidence halls close at noon
Dec 26ThurAll grades due to Registrar’s Office by noon

Spring 2020

JANUARY
Jan 17FriNew Student Orientation
Jan 19SunResidence halls open at 10:00 a.m.
Jan 20MonMartin Luther King, Jr. Day – no classes
Jan 21TuesSpring semester classes begin
FEBRUARY
Feb 3MonLast day to add a class (full and half credit)
Feb 3MonLast day add/drop for a tuition refund or financial aid adjustment
Feb 26WedSuggested date for faculty to submit low-grade notifications
MARCH
Mar 12ThursLast day to drop a class without recorded grade & without being charged semester overload fees
Mar 16-20Mon-FriSpring Break
Mar 27FriCésar Chavez Day – No Classes
APRIL
Apr 9ThursLast day to choose Pass/No Credit grading option, forms due to Registrar’s Office
Apr 6-7Mon-TuesAdvising Days (Classes still in session)
Apr 21-23Tues-ThursPre-Registration for Fall 2020
Apr 23ThuIndependent Study Forms due for FALL 2020 (full and half credit)
Apr 23MonIndependent Study Forms due for SUMMER 2020 (full and half credit)
MAY
May 1FriLast day for graduating Seniors to withdraw from a class (grade recorded as “W”)
May 6WedLast day of classes for the Spring semester
May 7ThursAcademic Festival
May 7-8Wed-ThursSenior Finals; Reading days for all other students
May 8FriFinal day for non-seniors to withdraw from a class (grade recorded as “W”)
May 8FriGrades for graduating seniors must be submitted by noon
May 11-15Mon-FriFinal Examinations (see Final Examination Schedule)
May 16SatCommencement
May 17SunResidence halls close at noon for all students
May 21ThursGrades for non-graduating students must be submitted by noon