Cal Poly Global Site Tag

Google Tag Manager

Fall 2020 Student Planning Calendar

Class Cancellation

Students may be dropped from all enrolled classes if Registration Fees are not paid by deadline (excludes Financial Aid and certain other student groups). Please visit Student Accounts Office for more information.


Fall 2020 Class Schedule is currently unavailable. Date of release TBD soon.


Date Day Event
June TBA Class Schedule is available in the Student Center for Fall 2020.
June 15 Monday

Registration open for the first round of registration appointment rotations with an 18 unit enrollment limit.

July 3 Friday
  • End of first round of registration appointments.
  • Academic Holiday - 4th of July
August 17 Monday Class Schedule is available in the Student Center for Fall 2020.
September 4 Friday
  • Second round of registration appointments
  • Enrollment limit increases to 22 units and waitlist remains at 16 units.
  • A late registration fee may apply. For information visit Student Accounts Office.
September 11 Friday End of second round of registration appointments
September 12 Saturday Open Enrollment Begins
September 16 Wednesday

Deadlines: Open Enrollment ends

Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00p.m.

September 17 Thursday

Fall 2020 Classes begin.

  • Students can continue to enroll in open classes or add themselves to waitlists without permission numbers
  • Waitlist process runs twice a day (noon and evening) to enroll students from waitlists if seats open up
September 22 Tuesday
  • Last day to enroll in open classes without a permission number
  • Waitlist process runs for the last time this evening
September 23 - 28 Wednesday - Monday Students can enroll only with a permission number
September 28 Monday


  • Last day to add or swap a class with a permission number via Student Center.
  • Last day to drop classes and select CR/NC grading via Student Center.
  • Last day to submit audit petition to the Office of the Registrar (5:00 pm).  
  • Last day to log into Degree Planner by 5 p.m. to satisfy compliance deadline (for Winter 2021 registration).
September 29 Tuesday Late Enrollment Appeal period begins.
October 5 Monday Deadline: Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal (5:00 pm).
October 21 Wednesday Class Schedule is available in the Student Center for Winter 2021.
November 4 Wednesday


  • End of the seventh week of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) or term for serious and compelling reason (5:00 pm).
November 11 Wednesday Academic Holiday. Veterans Day. Campus closed.
November 23–27 Monday - Friday No Classes. Academic Holiday. Campus closed.Thanksgiving break.
December 4 Friday


  • Last day of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) or term for emergency reason (5:00 pm).
  • Last day to submit paperwork for Cal Poly coursework (substitutions, concentration declarations, ICS statements, etc.) and transcripts (from other colleges) in order to affect Academic Progress level for Spring and Summer 2021 registration (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 pm).
December 5, December 7-11 Saturday, Monday - Friday Fall 2020 Final Exams.
December 12 Saturday Commencement
December 18 Friday All grades finalized

Dates are subject to change. Please check for updates.

Related Content