Academic Calendar

Please note that the calendar below is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information as well as future calendars, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

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

Please also review Campus Policies and Guidelines regarding the Academic Calendar and Student Accommodations, as well as the Religious Creed Policy.

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

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

Add the Academic Calendar to bCal

For PDFs of current and future Berkeley Academic Calendars, visit the Calendar page on the Office of the Registrar website. See the instructions at the bottom of the page to "Add a Calendar to Your bCal."

Fall Semester 2019

Fall Semester Begins Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Instruction Begins Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Labor Day) Monday, September 2, 2019
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Veterans Day) Monday, November 11, 2019
Non-Instructional Day Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Thanksgiving) Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29, 2019
Classes End Friday, December 6, 2019
Reading/Review/Recitation Week Monday, December 9–Friday, December 13, 2019
Last Day of Instruction Friday, December 13, 2019
Final Examinations Monday, December 16–Friday, December 20, 2019
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 20, 2019
Winter Commencement Saturday, December 21, 2019
Academic & Administrative Holidays (Winter Holidays) Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Academic & Administrative Holiday (New Year's) Tuesday, December 31, 2019 & Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Spring Semester 2020

Spring Semester Begins Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Monday, January 20, 2020
Instruction Begins Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Presidents' Day) Monday, February 17, 2020
Spring Recess Monday, March 23–Friday, March 27, 2020
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Cesar Chavez Day) Friday, March 27, 2020
Cal Day To Be Determined, calday.berkeley.edu
Classes End Friday, May 1, 2020
Reading/Review/Recitation Week Monday, May 4–Friday, May 8, 2020
Last Day of Instruction Friday, May 8, 2020
Final Examinations Monday, May 11–Friday, May 15, 2020
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 15, 2020
Commencement Saturday, May 16, 2020
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Memorial Day) Monday, May 25, 2020

Summer Sessions 2020

Academic & Administrative Holiday (Memorial Day) Monday, May 25, 2020
Session A (Six-Weeks) Begins Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Session B (Ten-Weeks) Begins Monday, June 8, 2020
Session C (Eight-Weeks) Begins Monday, June 22, 2020
Session A (Six-Weeks) Ends Thursday, July 2, 2020
Academic & Administrative Holiday (Independence Day) Friday, July 3, 2020
Session D (Six-Weeks) Begins Monday, July 6, 2020
Session E (Three-Weeks) Begins Monday, July 27, 2020
Sessions B, C, D, and E end Friday, August 14, 2020
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