Academic Calendar 2018-2023

Dates apply primarily to Arts and Sciences, Education, Management, and Nursing & Health Professions. Some dates for Law are included. 

Download print version of the current 5-Year Academic Calendar (2017-2022). Need past academic calendar dates? View the past 5-Year Academic Calendar

ACADEMIC YEAR

2018/2019

2019/2020

2020/2021

2021/2022

2022/2023

FALL SEMESTER 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Faculty Due Back 8/16 Th 8/15 Th 8/13 Th 8/19 Th 8/18 Th
Orientation Begins for Undergraduates*** 8/18 Sa 8/17 Sa 8/15 Sa 8/21 Sa 8/20 Sa
Classes/Late Registration Begin 8/21 T 8/20 T 8/18 T 8/24 T 8/23 T
Law Orientation Begins 8/13 M 8/12 M 8/17 M 8/16 M 8/15 M
Law Classes Begin 8/20 M 8/19 M 8/24 M 8/23 M 8/22 M
Late Registration Ends/Last Day to Add 8/27 M 8/26 M 8/24 M 8/30 M 8/29 M
Labor Day Holiday (No classes) 9/3 M 9/2 M 9/7 M 9/6 M 9/5 M
Census Date** 9/7 F 9/6 F 9/4 M 9/10 F 9/9 F
Fall Break (No Classes) 10/15-16 M-T 10/14-15 M-T 10/12-13 M-T 10/18-19 M-T 10/17-18 M-T
Last Day to Drop Courses or Withdraw 11/2 F 11/1 F 10/30 F 11/5 F 11/4 F
Spring and Summer Continuing Student Registration 11/5-28 M-W 11/4-27 M-W 11/2-25 M-W 11/8-12/1 M-W 11/7-30 M-W
Thanksgiving Recess 11/22-23 Th-F 11/28-29 Th-F 11/26-27 Th-F 11/25-26 Th-F 11/24-25 Th-F
Last Day of Classes 12/5 W 12/4 W 12/2 W 12/8 W 12/7 W
Law Last Day of Classes 11/28 W 11/25 M 12/2 W 12/1 W 11/30 W
Study/Review Day 12/6 Th 12/5 Th 12/3 Th 12/9 Th 12/8 Th
Final Examination Period 12/7-13 F-Th 12/6-12 F-Th 12/4-10 F-Th 12/10-16 F-Th 12/9-15 F-Th
Law Final Examination Period 12/3-15 M-Sa 12/2-14 M-Sa 12/7-19 M-Sa 12/6-18 M-Sa 12/5-17 M-Sa
Mid-Year Commencement 12/14 F 12/13 F 12/11 F 12/17 12/16 F
Last Day to Submit Grades 1/2 W 1/2 Th 1/4 M 1/3 M 1/3 T
INTERSESSION 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Classes Begin 1/2 W 1/2 Th 1/4 M 1/3 M 1/3 T
Martin Luther King Day Holiday (No classes) 1/21 M 1/20 M 1/18 M 1/17 M 1/16 M
Classes/Exams End 1/18 F 1/17 F 1/22 F 1/21 F 1/20 F
Last Day to Submit Grades 1/25 F 1/24 F 1/29 F 1/28 F 1/27 F
SPRING SEMESTER 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Orientation Begins for Undergraduates*** 1/18 F 1/17 F 1/22 F 1/21 F 1/20 F
Classes/Late Registration Begin 1/22 T 1/21 T 1/25 M 1/24 M 1/23 M
Law Classes Begin 1/7 M 1/6 M 1/11 M 1/10 M 1/9 M
Late Registration Ends/Last Day to Add 1/28 M 1/27 M 1/29 F 1/28 F 1/27 F
Census Date** 2/8 F 2/7 F 2/12 F 2/11 F 2/10 F
Presidents’ Day Holiday (No classes) 2/18 M 2/17 M 2/15 M 2/21 M 2/20 M
Law Spring Break 3/4-8 M-F 3/2-6 M-F 3/8-12 M-F 3/7-11 M-F 3/6-10 M-F
Spring Break 3/11-15 M-F 3/9-13 M-F 3/15-19 M-F 3/14-18 M-F 3/13-17 M-F
Easter Holiday begins at 4:00 P.M. * 4/18 Th 4/9 Th 4/1 Th 4/14 Th 4/6 Th
Easter Holiday (No classes) 4/19 F 4/10 F 4/2 F 4/15 F 4/7 F
Holy Thursday Canceled Classes Meet * 4/26 F 4/17 F 4/9 F 4/22 F 4/14 F
Last Day to Drop Courses or Withdraw 4/8 M 4/6 M 4/12 M 4/11 M 4/10 M
Fall Continuing Student Registration 4/8-6/21 M-F 4/6-6/19 M-F 4/12-6/18 M-F 4/11-6/17 M-F 4/10-6/16 M-F
Last Day of Classes 5/9 Th 5/7 Th 5/13 Th 5/12 Th 5/11 Th
Law Last Day of Classes 4/24 W 4/22 W 4/28 W 4/27 W 4/26 W
Study/Review Day 5/10 F 5/8 F 5/14 F 5/13 F 5/12 F
Law Final Examination Period 4/29-5/14 M-Tu 4/27-5/12 M-Tu 5/3-18 M-Tu 5/2-17 M-Tu 5/1-16 M-Tu
Final Examination Period 5/11-16 Sa-Th 5/9-14 Sa-Th 5/15-20 Sa-Th 5/14-19 Sa-Th 5/13-18 Sa-Th
Commencement Mass 5/16 Th 5/14 Th 5/20 Th 5/19 Th 5/18 Th
Commencements 5/16-18 Th-Sa 5/14-16 Th-Sa 5/20-22 Th-Sa 5/19-21 Th-Sa 5/18-20 Th-Sa
Last Day to Submit Grades 5/23 Th 5/21 Th 5/27 Th 5/26 Th 5/25 Th
SUMMER SESSIONS 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Session I (12 week session) 5/20-8/9 M-F 5/18-8/7 M-F 5/24-8/13 M-F 5/23-8/12 M-F 5/22-8/11 M-F
Session II (6 week session) 5/20-6/28 M-F 5/18-6/26 M-F 5/24-7/2 M-F 5/23-7/1 M-F 5/22-6/30 M-F
Session III (6 week session) 7/1-8/9 M-F 6/29-8/7 M-F 7/6-8/13 T-F 7/5-8/12 T-F 7/3-8/11 M-F
Session IV (3 week session) 5/20-6/7 M-F 5/18-6/5 M-F 5/24-6/11 M-F 5/23-6/10 M-F 5/22-6/9 M-F
Session V (3 week session) 6/10-6/28 M-F 6/8-6/26 M-F 6/14-7/2 M-F 6/13-7/1 M-F 6/12-6/30 M-F
Session VI (3 week session) 7/1-7/19 M-F 6/29-7/17 M-F 7/6-7/23 T-F 7/5-7/22 T-F 7/3-7/21 M-F
Session VII (3 week session) 7/22-8/9 M-F 7/20-8/7 M-F 7/26-8/13 M-F 7/25-8/12 M-F 7/24-8/11 M-F
Law Evening Program Summer Session 6/3-7/25 M-Th 6/1-7/22 M-W 6/7-7/29 M-Th 6/6-7/28 M-Th 6/5-7/27 M-Th
Last Day to Submit Grades 8/16 F 8/14 F 8/20 F 8/19 F 8/18 F
SUMMER HOLIDAYS          
Memorial Day Holiday (No classes) 5/27 M 5/25 M 5/31 M 5/30 M 5/29 M
Independence Day Holiday (No classes) 7/4 Th 7/3 F 7/5 M 7/4 M 7/4 T
* Classes end at 4pm on Holy Thursday; if to be re-scheduled for next Friday evening please work with Deans' Offices to arrange time and place.

** Census dates vary by class. To find the census date for a specific class, please view the on-line Class Schedule at usfca.edu/schedules.

*** Orientation programs for graduate students are provided through students' school/program's next steps.

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