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Academic and Administrative Calendar 2021–2022

See the UCSD-approved academic calendar for 2021–2022.

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

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

Fall 2021
Fall Quarter begins Monday, September 20
Instruction begins Thursday, September 23
Veterans Day Holiday Thursday, November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday – Friday, November 25–26
Instruction ends Friday, December 3
Final Exams Saturday – Saturday, December 4–11
Fall Quarter ends Saturday, December 11
Winter Break Thursday – Friday, December 23–24
New Year Holiday Thursday – Friday, December 30–31
- 49 Days of Instruction -
- 60 Days in Quarter -
Winter 2022
Winter Quarter begins Monday, January 3
Instruction begins Monday, January 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday, January 17
Presidents' Day Holiday Monday, February 21
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 2022
Spring Quarter begins Wednesday, March 23
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 programs Saturday – Sunday, June 11–12
- 49 Days of Instruction -
- 58 Days in Quarter -
Summer Session I 2022
Juneteenth Holiday Monday, June 20
Instruction begins Monday, June 27
Independence Day Holiday Monday, July 4
Instruction ends Friday, July 29
Final Exams Friday – Saturday, July 29-30
Summer Session II 2022
Instruction begins Monday, August 1
Instruction ends Friday, September 2
Final Exams Friday - Saturday, September 2-3
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 5
Summer Special Session 2022
For Special Session dates and deadlines,
see Summer Session Calendar or Schedule of Classes
Varies by class

Download the calendar

If you use Outlook, you can download the 2021-2022 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.