Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Malcolm x

Academic Calendar [Fall 2018]

(All dates pertain to Fall and Winter semesters; not necessarily within each semester.)


Link to 2018-2019 ACADEMIC CALENDAR (PDF)


PLEASE NOTE: THIS ACADEMIC CALENDAR DOES NOT INDICATE WORK DAYS.  
                        ***Find information regarding work days on the 
                              CSU, Chico Faculty/Staff Calendar


October 1–November 30, 2017
Priority Undergraduate Programs Application Filing Period 
for fall 2018 admission.


October 1, 2017–March 1, 2018
Priority Graduate and Credential Programs Application Filing Period
for fall 2018 admission.


October 21, 2017
Chico Preview Day 
Interested prospective students and families tour campus and meet academic representatives.
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December 15, 2017
Last day to apply for bachelor’s degree expected in December 2018.

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2018 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018
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January 2–February 15, 2018
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office application filing period for 2018/2019 scholarships.
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April 6
Last day to file an appeal for academic reinstatement for fall 2018.

April 7
Choose Chico!
Open house for fall 2018 admitted students & families; includes campus tours, and academic presentations.

April 9–August 1
Registration (Priority).  
Students can register for/enroll in classes via the CSU, Chico Portal.
The Student Records and Registration Office (SRO)
offers A Step-By-Step Guide to Registration.

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May 1
Intent to Enroll Deadline and Enrollment Confirmation Deposit due for admitted (fall) Undergraduate applicants.

May 15
Deadline to Apply for a bachelor’s degree in May of 2019.
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June 1
Priority deadline to submit requested verification items to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

June 4–July 24
Orientation & New Student Programs and Academic Advising for new students.
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July 16
Final Document Deadline for completion of admitted students’ admission files. Transcripts should be postmarked by no later than Monday, July 16.

July 25
Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline
Deadline for students with registration activity (including waitlist only) through this date. Failure to pay fees (or have sufficient accepted financial aid) can be subject to disenrollment, late fees, or have services withheld.

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August 1
Registration (Priority) Deadline for fall 2018.

August 5
Last day for master’s degree candidates to take oral or comprehensive examination; submit thesis or terminal project; and submit final progress sheet to the Office of Graduate Studies.

August 6–September 7
Registration Add/Drop Period
After August 8, students must have paid registration and tuition fees or have sufficient anticipated aid to pay fees to add classes.

August 8
2nd Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline 
Deadline for students with registration (including waitlist only) between July 27-August 8. Failure to pay fees (or have sufficient accepted financial aid) can be subject to disenrollment, late fees, or have services withheld.

August 15
Last day to apply for a bachelor’s degree expected in August 2019.

August 22
Academic year begins; all faculty on duty.

August 23
Wildcat Welcome
Welcome activities for new students begin. Period varies.

August 26
Financial Aid Disbursement 
First financial aid refunded by Direct Deposit or mail to students who have met all processing requirements and who have a credit balance after total charges are paid.

August 26
Last day to drop all classes to receive a full refund (less administrative fee).

August 27
Fall classes begin.

August 27
Term withdrawals on or after this date (but by October 29) will be eligible for a prorated refund of registration fees and non-resident tuition.
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September 3
Labor Day. Campus closed.

September 7
Last day to add or drop classes without special permission of instructor. You are financially responsible for any fees associated with classes in which you are enrolled on this date plus any classes in which you subsequently enroll. 
For more information about CSU, Chico registration fees online, visit Student Financial Services.

September 15
Deadline for Graduate Program application for Spring 2018 semester.

September 21
Census Date
No adding, dropping of classes, or changing of grade option beyond this date without a serious and compelling reason approved by the instructor, department chair, and college dean. Financial aid may be adjusted based on less than full time enrollment at census date.

September 21
Deadline for master’s students who are not regularly enrolled to register for adjunct enrollment.

September 21
Last day for Open University students to pay fees without late charge.

September 21
Last day to apply for a master’s degree expected in December 2018. 

September 26
A late fee for each submission of an Add/Drop Request form begins.

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October 29
Withdrawals after this date will NOT receive any financial credit for refund.

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November 12
Veterans Day (observed). Campus closed.

November 13–December 7
Dropping classes permitted only because of serious illness or accident and with the approval of the college dean.

November 19–23
Fall (Thanksgiving) Break. No classes held.

November 22
National Holiday (Thanksgiving Day). Campus Closed.

November 26
Last day for master’s degree candidates to take oral or comprehensive examinations; submit thesis or terminal project; and submit final progress sheet to the Office of Graduate Studies.
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December 3
Last day for master’s degree candidates to take oral or comprehensive examination; submit thesis or terminal project; and submit final progress sheet to the Office of Graduate Studies.

December 17–21
Final exam week 
See Final Examination Schedule in the Portal on the CSU, Chico Web.

December 17–31
Fall semester grade submission period.
Submit grades to Office of the Registrar.

December 24–January 21, 2019
Winter Break

December 25
Christmas Day. Campus closed.

December 31
Fall semester grade submission deadline.
Official fall semester graduation date.

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Winter Session 2019
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November 1, 2018– December 7, 2018
Winter Session registration period for courses offered through Regional and Continuing Education.
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December 17
Winter Session Fee Payment Deadline. 

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January 1
New Year’s Day. Campus Closed.

January 2
Winter Session classes begin.

January 3–7
Adds and drops require instructor approval.
Use Continuing Education Add/Drop form.

January 8–18
Adds and drops require serious and compelling reason plus instructor, chair, and dean approval.

January 18
Last day of Winter Session classes.

January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Campus closed.

January 31
Winter Session grades due.


PLEASE NOTE: THIS CALENDAR DOES NOT INDICATE WORK DAYS.