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Academic and Administrative Calendar 2020–2021

See the UCSD-approved academic calendar for 2020–2021.

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

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

Fall 2020*
Fall Quarter begins Monday, September 28
Instruction begins Thursday, October 1
Veterans Day Holiday Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday – Friday, November 26–27
Instruction ends Friday, December 11
Final Exams Saturday – Saturday, December 12–19
Fall Quarter ends Saturday, December 19
Winter Break Thursday – Friday, December 24–25
New Year Holiday Thursday – Friday, December 31 – January 1
- 49 Days of Instruction -
- 60 Days in Quarter -
Winter 2021
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 12
Final Exams Saturday – Saturday, March 13–20
Winter Quarter ends Saturday, March 20
- 48 Days of Instruction -
- 55 Days in Quarter -
Spring 2021
Spring Quarter begins Wednesday, March 24
César Chávez Holiday Friday, March 26
Instruction begins Monday, March 29
Memorial Day observance Monday, May 31
Instruction ends Friday, June 4
Final Exams Saturday – Friday, June 5–11
Spring Quarter ends Friday, June 11
Commencement programs Saturday – Sunday, June 12–13
- 49 Days of Instruction -
- 58 Days in Quarter -
Summer Session I 2021
Instruction begins Monday, June 28
Juneteenth National Independence Day Holiday Monday, June 28
Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 5
Instruction ends Friday, July 30
Final Exams Friday – Saturday, July 30-31
Summer Session II 2021
Instruction begins Monday, August 2
Instruction ends Friday, September 3
Final Exams Friday - Saturday, September 3-4
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 6
Summer Special Session 2021
For Special Session dates and deadlines,
see Summer Session Calendar or Schedule of Classes
Varies by class

Independence Day holiday: Monday, July 5, 2021

Labor Day: Monday, September 6, 2021

* All dates for Fall 2020 are in compliance with UCOP Religious Holiday Conflict Policy.

Download the calendar

If you use Outlook, you can download the 2020-2021 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. Highlight 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.