2021–22 Academic Highlights


Summer Sessions 2021

First Four-Week Session Begins Mon, Jun 14
First Four-Week Education Graduate Session Begins Mon, Jun 21
Independence Day (holiday); no classes Mon, Jul 5
Second Four-Week Session Begins Mon, Jul 12
Last Day to Register for Independent Study, Internship,
Individual Instruction, and Dissertation
Mon, Jul 12
Second Four-Week Education Graduate Sessions Begins Mon, Jul 19
Final Exam or Last Class for All Day and Evening Classes
Fri, Aug 13
Grades Due Fri, Aug 27

Note: Graduate programs’ start/end dates vary by program. See the Time Schedule for specifics about your program.

Autumn Quarter 2021

Autumn Quarter September Session Begins Mon, Aug 16
New International Student Check-in and Orientation TBD
New Student Check-in 
Wed, Sep 8
New Student Orientation Begins
Thu, Sep 9
Returning Student Check-in (11 a.m.–5 p.m.) Sat, Sep 11
Returning Student Check-in (1–5 p.m.) Sun, Sep 12
Class Instruction Begins Mon, Sep 13
Last Day for New Autumn Admits to Complete Initial Registration Mon, Sep 13
Mid-Autumn — "No Class Day" Fri, Oct 22
Veterans Day Holiday (evening classes meet)** Thu, Nov 11
Last Day of Instruction Wed, Nov 17
Student Reading Day
Thu, Nov 18
Final Exams or Last Class for Evening Classes* Thu-Tue, Nov 18-23
Final Exams or Last Class for Day Classes Fri-Tue,  19-23
Residence Halls Close for Christmas Break (10 a.m.) Wed, Nov 24
Christmas Break Nov 24–Jan 3
Grades Due
Thu, Dec 9 

Winter Quarter 2022

Residence Halls Open (1 p.m.; New Student check-in 1-4 p.m.)
Mon, Jan 3
Class Instruction Begins
Tues, Jan 4
Last Day for New Winter Admits to Complete Initial Registration
Tues, Jan 4
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (holiday); evening classes meet**
Mon, Jan 17
Mid-Winter — "No Class Day" Fri, Feb 11
Presidents' Day — All classes meet on normal schedule Mon, Feb 21
Last Day of Instruction Fri, Mar 11
Student Reading/Faculty In-service Day Mon, Mar 14
Final Exams or Last Class for Evening Classes*
Mon-Thu, Mar 14–17
Final Exams or Last Class for Day Classes Tue-Thu, Mar 15–17
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break (10 a.m.)
Fri, Mar 18
Spring Break for Students Mar 18–27
Grades Due Wed, Mar 23

Spring Quarter 2022

Residence Halls Open (1 p.m; New Student check-in 1-4 p.m.)
Sun, Mar 27
Class Instruction Begins
Mon, Mar 28
Last Day for New Spring Admits to Complete Initial Registration
Mon, Mar 28
Good Friday (holiday - no classes meet)
Fri, Apr 15
Easter Monday (half-day student holiday; class instruction begins at 12:30 p.m.) Mon, Apr 18
Memorial Day (holiday); evening classes must meet** Mon, May 30
Last Day of Instruction Fri, June 3
Student Reading/Faculty In-Service Day Mon, Jun 6
Final Exams or Last Class for Evening Classes* Mon-Thu, Jun 6-9
Final Exams or Last Class for Day Classes Tue-Thu, Jun 7-9
Residence Halls Close for Summer Break (4 p.m.) Fri, Jun 10
Ivy Cutting Fri or Sat, Jun 10 or 11
Graduate Commencement
Fri or Sat, Jun 10 or 11
Undergraduate Commencement   Sat or Sun, Jun 11 or 12
Graduating seniors vacate housing (to be decided) Sun or Mon, Jun 12 or 13
Grades Due Mon, Jun 20

*Evening classes include all classes that begin at 4 p.m. or later.

**Monday evening classes will meet on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Memorial Day in order to provide the required class sessions.

Evening classes are those beginning at 4 p.m. or later

Monday evening classes meet on Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day to have the required class sessions.