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

Academic Calendar [Spring 2019]

(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


March 1–October 1, 2018
Priority Credential Programs Application Filing Period for spring 2019 admission.
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May 15, 2018
Last day to apply for a bachelor’s degree expected in May 2019.
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August 1–31, 2018
Priority Undergraduate Programs Application Filing Period for spring 2019 admission.

August 15, 2018
Last day to apply for bachelor’s degree expected in August 2019.

August 1–September 15, 2018
Priority Graduate Programs Application Filing Period for spring 2019 admission.
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September 21, 2018
Last day to file an appeal for academic reinstatement for spring 2019.
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October 15–December 7, 2018
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.

October 20, 2018
Chico Preview Day.
Interested prospective students and families visit campus and meet academic representatives.
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November 15, 2018
Intent to Enroll Deadline and Enrollment Confirmation Deposit due for (spring) Undergraduate applicants.
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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 6, 2018
Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline.
Deadline for students with registration activity (including waitlist only) through December 7. Failure to pay fees (or have sufficient accepted financial aid) can be subject to disenrollment, late fees, or have services withheld.

December 7, 2018
Registration (Priority) Deadline for spring 2019.

December 31, 2018–February 1, 2019
Registration Add/Drop Period.
After January 11, students must have paid fees or have sufficient anticipated aid to pay fees to add classes.

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January 11
2nd Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline
Deadline for students with registration (including waitlist only) between January 2-January 11. Failure to pay fees (or have sufficient accepted financial aid) can be subject to disenrollment, late fees, or have services withheld.

January 17
Spring semester begins; all faculty on duty.

January 17
Financial Aid Disburement.
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.

January 21
Last day to drop all classes to receive a full refund (less administrative fee).

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

January 22
Spring Classes Begin.

January 22
Term withdrawal on or after this date (but by April 4) will be eligible for a pro-rata refund of registration fees and non-resident tuition.
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February 1
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.

February 15
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.

February 15
Deadline for master’s degree students who are not regularly enrolled to register for adjunct enrollment.

February 15
Final Document Deadline for completion of admitted students’ admission files. Transcripts should be postmarked no later than Friday, February 16, 2019.

February 15
Last day for Open University students to pay fees without late charge.

February 15
Last day to apply for a master’s degree expected in May 2019.

February 26
A late fee for each submission of an Add/Drop Request form begins.
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March 18–22
Spring Break. No classes held.
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April 1
César Chávez Day (observed). Campus closed.

April 4
Withdrawal after this date will not receive any financial credit for refund.

April 19
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.

April 22–May 10
Dropping classes permitted only because of serious illness or accident and with the approval of the college dean.
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May 13–17
Final Exam Week.
See Final Examination Schedule in the Portal on the CSU, Chico Web.

May 13–31
Spring semester grade submission period.
Submit grades to Office of the Registrar.

May 16–19
Commencement.

May 27
Memorial Day. Campus closed.

May 31
Spring semester grade submission deadline.
Official Spring semester graduation date.

Summer Term 2019
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April 2–August 20
Summer Session (self-support, RCE) and state summer (limited state-support) term Registration Period.
See the Class Schedule online for access to more state-support summer term information.
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May 17
Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline for limited State Summer Term classes.
Summer Session (RCE) fees due at registration.
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June 3–August 20
Summer Session (RCE) and state summer term courses of varying
lengths are scheduled between these dates.

See the Class Schedule online for state-support summer term more information.

June 3
Summer term and Summer Session classes begin.

June 17
Last day to apply for master’s degree expected in August 2019.

Period varies.
The University observes summer hours.
Monday–Thursday, 7 am–5:30 pm, closed Fridays.

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July 4
Independence Day. Campus closed.
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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 20
Last day of Summer Session and summer term.

August 23
Summer grades due to the Office of the Registrar.

August 31
Official summer term graduation date.


PLEASE NOTE: THIS CALENDAR DOES NOT INDICATE WORK DAYS.