Four-Year Calendar Key Dates

Key Academic Dates 2019-20 through 2022-23


Fall Semester

Labor Day (preceding classes)Monday2 Sept 
First semester classes begin Tuesday3 Sept1 Sept31 Aug30 Aug
Labor Day (an instructional day)Monday 7 Sept6 Sept5 Sept
Fall BreakMonday & Tuesday21 & 22 Oct19 & 20 Oct18 & 19 Oct17 & 18 Oct
Thanksgiving recess begins after last classTuesday26-Nov24-Nov23 Nov22 Nov
Thanksgiving recess ends 8:00 a.m.Monday2-Dec30-Nov29 Nov28 Nov
Final examinations beginMonday16 Dec14 Dec13 Dec12 Dec
Final examinations endFriday20 Dec18 Dec17 Dec16 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)Monday20 Jan18 Jan17 Jan16 Jan
Second semester classes begin Tuesday21 Jan19 Jan18 Jan17 Jan
Spring BreakMonday-Friday16-20  Mar15-19 Mar14-18 Mar13-17 Mar
Cesar Chavez Holiday (observed)Friday27 Mar26 Mar25 Mar31 Mar
Senior Finals; Reading days for all other studentsThursday & Friday7 & 8 May6 & 7 May5 & 6 May4 & 5 May
Final examinations begin for non-graduating studentsMonday11 May10 May9 May8 May
Final examinations end for non-graduating studentsFriday15 May14 May13 May12 May
Commencement: CGU, CMC, KGI, Pitzer, ScrippsSaturday16 May15 May14 May13 May
Commencement:  HMC, PomonaSunday17 May16 May15 May14 May
All undergraduate colleges observe a two-day reading period at the end of the spring semester (Thursday and Friday before exams).