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2015-16 Academic Calendar

 Approved January 23, 2014

 
SUMMER TERM 2015
June 22
Monday
Beginning of university year
Beginning of summer term - classes begin

July 3

Friday Academic holiday - Independence Day Observed
July 6
Monday
End of second week of instruction
July 13
Monday
End of third week of instruction - Census date
August 10
Monday
End of seventh week of instruction
August 28 Friday Last day of classes for 10-week session
August 31- September 4 Monday-Friday Final examination period
September 4
Friday
End of summer term
September 5-13
Saturday-Sunday
Academic holiday
 
FALL TERM 2015
September 14
Monday
Beginning of fall term (faculty only)
September 21
Monday
Fall term classes begin
October 2
Friday
End of second week of instruction
October 9
Friday
End of third week of instruction - Census date
November 6
Friday
End of seventh week of instruction
November 11
Wednesday
Academic holiday - Veterans Day Observed
November 25 - 29
Wednesday-Sunday
Academic holiday - Thanksgiving
December 4
Friday
Last day of classes
December 7 - 11
Monday-Friday
Final examination period
December 12
Saturday
Mid-Year Commencement, End of fall term
December 13 - January 3
Sunday-Sunday
Academic holiday
 
WINTER TERM 2016
January 4
Monday
Beginning of winter term - classes begin
January 15 Friday End of second week of instruction
January 18
Monday
Academic holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday observed
January 25
Monday
End of third week of instruction - Census date
February 15
Monday
Academic holiday -  Washington's Birthday observed
February 16 Tuesday Classes follow a Monday schedule
February 23
Tuesday
End of seventh week of instruction
March 11
Friday
Last day of classes
March 14 - 18
Monday-Friday
Final examination period
March 21
Monday
Evaluation Day (faculty workday; no classes), End of winter term
March 22 - 27
Tuesday-Sunday
Academic holiday
 
SPRING TERM 2016
March 28
Monday
Beginning of spring term - classes begin
March 31
Thursday
Academic holiday - César Chavez's Birthday observed
April 11
Monday
End of second week of instruction
April 18
Monday
End of third week of instruction - Census date
May 16
Monday
End of seventh week of instruction
May 30
Monday
Academic holiday - Memorial Day observed
June 3 Friday Last day of classes
June 6 - 10
Monday-Friday
Final examination period
June 11 - 12
Saturday-Sunday

 

Commencement
End of spring term
End of university year (faculty only)
SUMMARY OF CALENDAR DAYS
  Academic Year (fws)
     Summer  2015    Fall  2015   Winter 2016   Spring 2016
Beginning Year/Term
--  
5
-- 
--
MWF Days 
29
30
28
29
TR Days
20
21
20
19
Total Qtr Instructional Days
49
51
48
48
Exams
--
5
5
5
Commencement
--
1
--
1
Evaluation Day
--
--
1
--
Total Qtr Academic Work Days
49
62
54
54
  • Total Academic Year Instructional Days (F-W-Sp) = 147
  • Total Academic Year Work Days (F-W-Sp) = 170

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