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Winter 2024 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.


Date day Event
October 19 Thursday Class Schedule for Winter 2024 is available in Schedule Builder and Class Search.
October 31 Tuesday

First-year students ONLY

  • Block schedules will be made available via Schedule Builder and the Student Center by 5pm on October 31.
  • 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.
November 1 Wednesday Student Center opens for registration appointments. Students can enroll in up to 18 units and waitlist up​ to 16 units in the first round of registration
November 17 Friday

End of first round registration appointments

November 27 Monday
  • Second round of registration appointment rotations.
  • Enrollment unit limit increases to 22 and waitlist remains at 16 units.
  • Late registration fee can apply. For more information, visit Student Accounts Office.
December 4 Monday End of second round registration appointments
December 5 Tuesday Open Enrollment Begins
January 7 Sunday Deadline: Open Enrollment Ends
January 8 Monday Winter 2024 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.
January 11 Thursday
  • Last day to enroll in open classes without a permission number
  • Waitlist process runs for the last time
January 12-18 Friday-Thursday Students can enroll only with a permission number. Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
January 15 Monday Academic Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observed
January 16 Tuesday Classes follow a Monday schedule
January 18 Thursday


  • Last day to add or swap classes via Student Center with a permission number (11:59 p.m.).
  • Last day to drop classes, and change CR/NC grading option via Student Center (11:59 p.m.).
    • *Before changing your grading option, please speak with your advisor.
  • Last day to submit class audit 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.
    • Failing to log into Degree Planner before this date will not result in a delayed registration appointment.
January 19 Friday Late Enrollment Appeal period begins.
January 25 Thursday


Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal (5:00 p.m.).

February 8 Thursday Class Schedule for Spring 2024 is available in Schedule Builder and Class Search.
February 19 Monday Academic Holiday – President's Day Observed
March 1 Friday


  • 20% of instruction remaining.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) for serious and compelling reason (5:00 p.m.).
March 15 Friday


  • Last day of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) 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 Fall 2024 registration (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m.).
March 16, 18–22 Saturday, Monday–Friday Winter 2024 Final Exams
March 29 Friday

All grades finalized

(GPAs and repeat courses processed)

Dates are subject to change. Please check for updates.

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