Academic Calendar 2015-16

2015-2016 Academic Calendar/Final Exam Schedule in PDF format

Calendar of Major Religious Holidays

Fall 2015

AUGUST 2015
Aug 22 Sat New Student Move-In/ New Student Orientation and Orientation Adventure begins
Aug 23-26 Sun-Wed Orientation Adventure Program
Aug 27-31 Thu-Mon New Student Orientation continues
Aug 28 Fri Placement exams for new students
Aug 30 Sun New student registration
Aug 30 Sun Residence halls open for returning students at 10 a.m.
Aug 30 Sun Sophomore Year Symposium Registration & Pre-Symposium Activities
Aug 31 Mon Sophomore Year Symposium
SEPTEMBER 2015
Sep 1 Tues Fall semester classes begin
Sep 4 Fri Independent Study Forms due (full and half credit)
Sep 7 Mon Labor Day (classes in session)
Sep 14 Mon Last day to add a class (full and half credit)
Sep 14 Mon Last day to make schedule changes for a tuition refund or financial aid adjustment
OCTOBER 2015
Oct 12 Mon Fall Major Declaration Expo
Oct 19 & 20 Mon-Tues Fall Break – no classes
Oct 22 Thu Last day to drop a class with no recorded grade & without being charged semester overload fees
Oct 22 Thu Major Declaration Forms due for Juniors
NOVEMBER 2015
Nov 5 Thurs Last day to choose Pass/No Credit grading option; forms due to Registrar’s Office
Nov 9-10 Mon-Tues Advising Days (classes still in session)
Nov 17-20 Tues-Fri Pre-Registration for Spring 2016 semester (subject to change)
Nov 26 & 27 Thu-Fri Thanksgiving Break – no classes
DECEMBER 2015
Dec 11 Fri Last day to withdraw from a class (grade recorded as “W”)
Dec 11 Fri Final day of classes for fall semester
Dec 14-18 Mon-Fri Final Examinations (see Final Examination Schedule)
Dec 19 Sat Residence halls close at noon
Dec 24 Mon All grades due to the Registrar’s Office by noon

Spring 2016

JANUARY 2016
Jan 15 Fri New Student Orientation
Jan 17 Sun Residence halls open at 10:00 a.m.
Jan 18 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no classes
Jan 19 Tues Spring semester classes begin
Jan 19 Tues Registration for all students (no pre-registered)
Jan 22 Fri Independent Study Forms due (full and half credit)
FEBRUARY 2016
Feb 1 Mon Last day to add courses (full and half credit)
Feb 1 Mon Last day to make schedule changes for a tuition refund or financial aid adjustment
MARCH 2016
Mar 7 Mon Spring Major Declaration Expo
Mar 10 Thu Last day to drop a class with no recorded grade & without being charged semester overload fees
Mar 10 Thu Major Declaration forms due for 1st semester Juniors
Mar 14-18 Mon-Fri Spring Break
Mar 25 Fri César Chavez Day – No Classes
Mar 31 Thurs Last day to choose Pass/No Credit grading option; forms due to Registrar’s Office
APRIL 2016
Apr 11-12 Mon-Tues Advising Days (Classes still in session)
Apr 19-21 Tues-Fri Pre-Registration for Fall 2016
Apr 29 Fri Last day for graduating seniors to withdraw from a class (grade recorded as ‘W’)
MAY 2016
May 4 Wed Final day of classes for the Spring semester
May 5-6 Thu-Fri Senior Finals; Reading days for all other students
May 6 Fri Final day for non-seniors to withdraw from classes (grade recorded as “W”)
May 6 Fri Grades for graduating seniors must be submitted by noon
May 9-13 Mon-Fri Final Examinations (see Final Examination Schedule)
May 12 Thu Academic Festival
May 14 Sat Commencement
May 15 Sun Residence halls close at noon for all students
May 19 Thu Grades for non-graduating students must be submitted by noon

If you have questions, please contact registrar@pitzer.edu