Four-Year Calendar Key Dates

Key Academic Dates 2018-19 through 2021-22

2018-2022 Academic Calendar Key Dates [PDF]

Fall Semester

Labor Day (preceding classes)Monday3 Sept2 Sept 
First semester classes begin Tuesday4 Sept3 Sept1 Sept31 Aug
Labor Day (an instructional day)Monday 7 Sept6 Sept
Fall BreakMonday & Tuesday22 & 23 Oct21 & 22 Oct19 & 20 Oct18 & 19 Oct
Thanksgiving recess begins after last classTuesday20-Nov26-Nov24-Nov23 Nov
Thanksgiving recess ends 8:00 a.m.Monday26-Nov2-Dec30-Nov29 Nov
Final examinations beginMonday17 Dec16 Dec14 Dec13 Dec
Final examinations endFriday21 Dec20 Dec18 Dec17 Dec
*Pomona and Scripps Colleges observe a two-day reading period at the end of the fall semester (Thursday and Friday before exams).


Spring Semester

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (observed)Monday21 Jan20 Jan18 Jan17 Jan
Second semester classes begin Tuesday22 Jan21 Jan19 Jan18 Jan
Spring BreakMonday-Friday18-22 Mar16-20  Mar15-19 Mar14-18 Mar
Cesar Chavez Holiday (observed)Friday29 Mar27 Mar26 Mar25 Mar
Senior Finals; Reading days for all other studentsThursday & Friday9 & 10 May7 & 8 May6 & 7 May5 & 6 May
Final examinations begin for non-graduating studentsMonday13 May11 May10 May9 May
Final examinations end for non-graduating studentsFriday17 May15 May14 May13 May
Commencement: CGU, CMC, KGI, Pitzer, ScrippsSaturday18 May16 May15 May14 May
Commencement:  HMC, PomonaSunday19 May17 May16 May15 May
All undergraduate colleges observe a two-day reading period at the end of the spring semester (Thursday and Friday before exams).