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Fall 2021 Planning Calendar

*Fall 2021 classes begin on Monday, September 20, 2021

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.


Date Day Event
May 4 Tuesday Class Schedule for Fall 2021 is available in Schedule Builder and Class Search.
May 18 Tuesday

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

June 30 Wednesday End of first round of registration appointments for continuing students. Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
July 5 Monday Academic Holiday - 4th of July Observed
July 16 Friday Class enrollment information hidden from Student Center from July 16 - August 11. Continuing students - visit Schedule Builder and IMPORT Enrolled or Wait Listed classes to view your class schedule. 
August 11 Wednesday

Incoming fall 2021 new first-year students ONLY: 

  • Students can view their block schedules via Schedule Builder.
  • Students can plan revisions to their block schedule information in their Schedule Builder beginning on this date (students will be unable to complete the registration transaction until their enrollment appointment). 
August 11 Wednesday All students can view their fall 2021 schedule via the Student Center, including enrolled and wait listed courses.
August 16 Monday Incoming fall 2021 new transfer student registration.
August 17 - 19 Tuesday - Thursday
  • Incoming fall 2021 new first-year student registration.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
August 23 Monday
  • Second round of registration appointments for all students.
  • Enrollment limit increases to 22 units and waitlist remains at 16 units.
  • A late registration fee may apply. For information visit Student Accounts Office.
August 27 Friday End of second round of registration appointments.
August 28 Saturday Open Enrollment begins
September 17 Friday

Deadlines: Open Enrollment ends

September 20 Monday

Fall 2021 Classes begin

  • Students can continue to enroll in open classes or add themselves to waitlists without permission numbers.
  • Waitlist process runs twice a day (morning and noon) to enroll students from waitlists if seats open up.
September 23 Thursday
  • Last day to enroll in open classes without a permission number.
  • Waitlist process runs for the last time in the evening.
September 24 - 29 Friday - Wednesday
  • Students can enroll only with a permission number.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
September 29 Wednesday


  • Last day to add or swap a class with a permission number via Student Center.
  • Last day to drop classes and change CR/NC grading option.
  • Last day to submit Audit (course) Petition to the Office of the Registrar (11:59 p.m.).
  • Last day to log in and adjust your Degree Planner to ensure that your planned courses are included in course demand data.*
    • *Degree Planner compliance enforcement has been suspended. Failing to log into Degree Planner before this date will NOT result in a delayed registration appointment.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
September 30 Thursday Late Enrollment Appeal period begins.
October 6 Wednesday Deadline: Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal (11:59 p.m.).
October 19 Tuesday Class Schedule for Winter 2022 is available at
November 5 Friday


  • End of the seventh week of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) or term for serious and compelling reason (11:59 p.m.).
November 11 Thursday Academic Holiday - Veterans Day. Campus closed.
November 22 - 26 Monday - Friday Academic Holiday - Thanksgiving Holiday. Campus closed Thursday/Friday.
December 3 Friday


  • Last day of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) or term for emergency reason (5:00 p.m.).
  • 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 2022 registration (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m.).
December 4, December 6-10 Saturday, Monday - Friday Fall 2021 Final Exams
December 11 Saturday Commencement
December 17 Friday

All grades finalized

(GPAs and repeat courses processed)

Dates are subject to change. Please check for updates.

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