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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Follow these three steps to add the Berkeley Academic Calendar to your personal bCal calendar.
For PDFs of current and future Berkeley Academic Calendars, go here.

Fall Semester 2016

Fall Semester BeginsWednesday, August 17, 2016
Instruction BeginsWednesday, August 24, 2016
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Labor Day)Monday, September 5, 2016
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Veterans Day)Friday, November 11, 2016
Non-Instructional DayWednesday, November 23, 2016
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Thanksgiving)Thursday, November 24, 2016-Friday, November 25, 2016
Classes EndFriday, December 2, 2016
Reading/Review/Recitation WeekMonday, December 5, 2016-Friday, December 9, 2016
Last Day of InstructionFriday, December 9, 2016
Final ExaminationsMonday, December 12, 2016-Friday, December 16, 2016
Fall Semester EndsFriday, December 16, 2016
Academic & Administrative Holidays (Winter Holidays), *Updated!Monday, December 26, 2016–Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Academic & Administrative Holiday (New Year's)Friday, December 30, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017

Spring Semester 2017

Spring Semester BeginsTuesday, January 10, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)Monday, January 16, 2017
Instruction BeginsTuesday, January 17, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Presidents' Day)Monday, February 20, 2017
Spring RecessMonday, March 27, 2017-Friday, March 31, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Cesar Chavez Day)Friday, March 31, 2017
Cal DaySaturday, April 22, 2017
Classes EndFriday, April 28, 2017
Reading/Review/Recitation WeekMonday, May 1, 2017-Friday, May 5, 2017
Last Day of InstructionFriday, May 5, 2017
Final ExaminationsMonday, May 8, 2017-Friday, May 12, 2017
Spring Semester EndsFriday, May 12, 2017
CommencementSaturday, May 13, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Memorial Day)Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Sessions 2017

First Six-Week Session BeginsMonday, May 22, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Memorial Day)Monday, May 29, 2017
Ten-Week Session BeginsMonday, June 5, 2017
Eight-Week Session BeginsMonday, June 19, 2017
First Six-Week Session EndsFriday, June 30, 2017
Second Six-Week Session BeginsMonday, July 3, 2017
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Independence Day)Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Three-Week Session BeginsMonday, July 17, 2017
Three-Week Session EndsFriday, August 4, 2017
Second Six-Week Session EndsFriday, August 11, 2017
Eight-Week Session EndsFriday, August 11, 2017
Ten-Week Session EndsFriday, August 11, 2017
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