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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.


  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.