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Academic and Administrative Calendar 2015–2016

See the UCSD-approved academic calendar for 2015–2016.

To view other calendar years (past and future), see the menu.

Note: Link to a printer-friendly version (PDF) of this calendar.

Fall 2015
Fall Quarter begins Monday, September 21
Instruction begins Thursday, September 24
Veterans Day Holiday Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday – Friday, November 26–27
Instruction ends Friday, December 4
Final Exams Saturday* – Saturday, December 5*–12
Fall Quarter ends Saturday, December 12
Christmas Holiday Thursday – Friday, December 24–25
New Year Holiday Thursday – Friday, December 31– January 1
- 49 Days of Instruction -
- 60 Days in Quarter -
Winter 2016
Winter Quarter begins Monday, January 4
Instruction begins Monday, January 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday, January 18
Presidents' Day Holiday Monday, February 15
Instruction ends Friday, March 11
Final Exams Saturday* – Saturday, March 12*–19
Winter Quarter ends Saturday, March 19
- 48 Days of Instruction -
- 55 Days in Quarter -
Spring 2016
Spring Quarter begins Thursday, March 24
César Chávez Holiday Friday, March 25
Instruction begins Monday, March 28
Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 30
Instruction ends Friday, June 3
Final Exams Saturday* – Friday, June 4*–10
Spring Quarter ends Friday, June 10
Commencement Saturday-Sunday, June 11–12
- 49 Days of Instruction -
- 57 Days in Quarter -
Summer Session I 2016
Summer Session I begins Monday, June 27
Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 4
Final Exams Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30
Summer Session I ends Saturday, July 30
Summer Session II 2016
Summer Session II begins Monday, August 1
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 5
Final Exams Saturday, September 3
Summer Session II ends Saturday, September 3
Summer Session Special Session 2016
For Special Session dates and deadlines, see Summer Session Calendar or Schedule of Classes Varies by Class

*Educational Policy Committee approval October 21, 2013.

Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2016
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2016

If you use Outlook, you can download the 2015-2016 calendar.ics file and add these holidays to your calendar.

Instructions:

  1. Click the calendar.ics link.
  2. Save the .ics file on your computer.
  3. Go to Outlook and click on the File tab > Open > Import.
  4. Hilight Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar (.vcs) file and click Next.
  5. Browse to the file you just saved.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Select Open as New to create a separate holidays calendar or Import to import the holidays into your existing calendar.