Academic Calendar

Please note that the calendar below is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please see the official Academic Calendar, found on the Office of the Registrar's website.

Other important dates and deadlines can also be found on the Student Calendar.

Please also review Campus Guidelines and Policies Concerning the Academic Calendar.

For further information regarding Reading/Review/Recitation week, please click here.

For Summer Sessions registration dates and deadlines, please see the Summer Sessions website.

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For PDFs of current and future Berkeley Academic Calendars, please go here.

Fall Semester 2017

Fall Semester Begins Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Labor Day) Monday, September 4, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Veterans Day) Friday, November 10, 2017
Non-Instructional Day Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Thanksgiving) Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24, 2017
Classes End Friday, December 1, 2017
Reading/Review/Recitation Week Monday, December 4–Friday, December 8, 2017
Last Day of Instruction Friday, December 8, 2017
Final Examinations Monday, December 11–Friday, December 15, 2017
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 15, 2017
Winter Commencement Sunday, December 17, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holidays (Winter Holidays) Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (New Year's) Friday, December 29, 2017 & Monday, January 1, 2018

Spring Semester 2018

Spring Semester Begins Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Monday, January 15, 2018
Instruction Begins Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Presidents' Day) Monday, February 19, 2018
Spring Recess Monday, March 26–Friday, March 30, 2018
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Cesar Chavez Day) Friday, March 30, 2018
Cal Day To Be Determined, http://calday.berkeley.edu/
Classes End Friday, April 27, 2018
Reading/Review/Recitation Week Monday, April 30–Friday, May 4, 2018
Last Day of Instruction Friday, May 4, 2018
Final Examinations Monday, May 7–Friday, May 11, 2018
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 11, 2018
Commencement Saturday, May 12, 2018
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Memorial Day) Monday, May 28, 2018

Summer Sessions 2018

First Six-Week Session Begins Monday, May 21, 2018
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Memorial Day) Monday, May 28, 2018
Ten-Week Session Begins Monday, June 4, 2018
Eight-Week Session Begins Monday, June 18, 2018
First Six-Week Session Ends Friday, June 29, 2018
Second Six-Week Session Begins Monday, July 2, 2018
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Independence Day) Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Three-Week Session Begins Monday, July 23, 2018
Eight-Week Session Ends Friday, August 10, 2018
Three-Week Session Ends Friday, August 10, 2018
Second Six-Week Session Ends Friday, August 10, 2018
Ten-Week Session Ends Friday, August 10, 2018
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