Four-Year Calendar Key Dates

Key Academic Dates 2018-19 through 20221-22

2018-2022 Academic Calendar Key Dates [PDF]

Fall Semester

Day 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Labor Day (preceding classes) Monday 3 Sept 2 Sept  
First semester classes begin Tuesday 4 Sept 3 Sept 1 Sept 31 Aug
Labor Day (an instructional day) Monday   7 Sept 6 Sept
Fall Break Monday & Tuesday 22 & 23 Oct 21 & 22 Oct 19 & 20 Oct 18 & 19 Oct
Thanksgiving recess begins after last class Wednesday 22-Nov 21-Nov 25-Nov 23 Nov
Thanksgiving recess ends 8:00 a.m. Monday 27-Nov 26-Nov 30-Nov 29 Nov
Final examinations begin Monday 17 Dec 16 Dec 14 Dec 13 Dec
Final examinations end Friday 21 Dec 20 Dec 18 Dec 17 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

  Day 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (observed) Monday 21 Jan 20 Jan 18 Jan 17 Jan
Second semester classes begin Tuesday 22 Jan 21 Jan 19 Jan 18 Jan
Spring Break Monday-Friday 18-22 Mar 16-20  Mar 15-19 Mar 14-18 Mar
Cesar Chavez Holiday (observed) Friday 29 Mar 27 Mar 26 Mar 25 Mar
Senior Finals; Reading days for all other students Thursday & Friday 9 & 10 May 7 & 8 May 6 & 7 May 5 & 6 May
Final examinations begin for non-graduating students Monday 13 May 11 May 10 May 9 May
Final examinations end for non-graduating students Friday 17 May 15 May 14 May 13 May
Commencement: CGU, CMC, KGI, Pitzer, Scripps Saturday 18 May 16 May 15 May 14 May
Commencement:  HMC, Pomona Sunday 19 May 17 May 16 May 15 May
All undergraduate colleges observe a two-day reading period at the end of the spring semester (Thursday and Friday before exams).