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Fall 2023 Planning Calendar

*Fall 2023 classes begin on Thursday, September 21, 2023

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 11 Thursday Class Schedule for Fall 2023 is available in Schedule Builder and Class Search.
May 19 Friday

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

June 30 Friday

End of first round of registration appointments for continuing students.

July 4 Tuesday Academic Holiday - 4th of July Observed
August 9 Wednesday

Incoming fall 2023 new first-year students ONLY: 

  • Students can view their block schedules via Schedule Builder at 5pm.
  • 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). 
  • All students can view their fall 2023 schedule via the Student Center, including enrolled and wait listed courses.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
August 14 Monday Incoming fall 2023 new transfer student and graduate student registration.
August 15 - 17 Tuesday - Thursday
  • Incoming fall 2023 new first-year student registration.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
August 21 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 25 Friday End of second round of registration appointments.
August 26 Saturday Open Enrollment begins
September 20 Wednesday

Deadlines: Open Enrollment ends

September 21 Thursday

Fall 2023 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 26 Tuesday
  • Last day to enroll in open classes without a permission number.
  • Waitlist process runs for the last time in the evening.
September 27 - Oct 2 Wednesday - Monday
  • Students can enroll only with a permission number.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
October 2 Monday


  • 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 (5:00 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.
October 3 Tuesday Late Enrollment Appeal period begins. See late enrollment form
October 9 Monday Deadline: Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal (5:00 p.m.).
October 19 Thursday Class Schedule for Winter 2024 is available in Scheduler Builder and Class Search
November 10 Friday Academic Holiday - Veterans Day. Campus closed.
November 17 Friday


  • Twenty percent of instruction remaining.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) or term for serious and compelling reason (5:00 p.m.). More information about withdraws.
November 20 - 24 Monday - Friday Academic Holiday - Fall Break. Campus closed Thursday/Friday.
December 8 Friday


  • Last day of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) or term for emergency reason (5:00 p.m.) More information about withdraws
  • 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 2024 registration (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m.). Forms for coursework changes
December 9, December 11-15 Saturday, Monday - Friday Fall 2023 Final Exams
December 22 Friday

All grades finalized

(GPAs and repeat courses processed)

Dates are subject to change. Please check for updates.

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