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2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Classes Start and End Dates

Fall Semester

Aug. 23 - Dec. 17, 2021

Winter Session

Jan. 3 - Jan. 21, 2022

Spring Semester

Jan. 24 - May 20, 2022

Summer Term

June 1 - Aug. 16, 2022


Holidays and Breaks

  • Labor Day—Monday, Sept. 6, 2021
  • Veterans Day—Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Break—Nov. 22–26, 2021
    • Thanksgiving. Campus closed Nov. 25 & 26, 2021
  • Winter Break—Dec. 20, 2021–Jan. 21, 2022
    • Christmas Day and winter campus closure–Dec. 24–29, 2021
  • New Year's Day (observed)—Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day—Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
  • Spring Break—March 14-18, 2022 Campus open; no classes held.
  • César Chávez Day—Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • Memorial Day—Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Independence Day—Monday, July 4, 2022

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Fall Semester 2021

October 1–November 30, 2020
Priority Undergraduate Application Filing Period for fall 2021 admission.

October 1, 2020–March 1, 2021
Priority Graduate and Credential Application Filing Period for fall 2021 admission.

TBD
Chico Preview Day

December 15, 2020
Last day to apply for bachelor’s degree expected in December 2021.

January 2–February 15, 2021
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office application filing period for 2020/2021 scholarships.

February 25, 2021
Last day to file an appeal for academic reinstatement for fall 2021.

TBA
Choose Chico!

April 26-May 21, 2021
Continuing Student Registration for fall 2021.

May 1, 2021
Intent to Enroll Deadline and Enrollment Confirmation Deposit due for admitted undergraduate applicants.

June 1, 2021
Priority deadline to submit requested verification items to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office.

June 7–July 29, 2021
New Student Orientation.

July 15, 2021
Final Document Deadline for completion of admitted students’ admission files.

July 28, 2021
Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline. Deadline for continuing students with enrollment (including waitlist only) completed by this date. Failure to pay fees (or have sufficient accepted financial aid) can be subject to disenrollment, late fees, or services withheld.

August 2–4, 2021
Fully Admitted New Student Registration.

August 9–September 3, 2021
Registration Add/Drop Period.

August 12, 2021
Second Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline.

August 18–20, 2021
Wildcat Welcome. New students invited to kick off their Chico experience with a variety of activities and events.

August 19, 2021
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 22, 2021
Last day to drop all classes to receive a full refund (less administrative fee).

August 23, 2021
Fall classes begin.

August 23, 2021
Term withdrawals on or after this date (but by October 25, 2021) will be eligible for a prorated refund of registration fees and nonresident tuition.

September 3, 2021
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.

September 6, 2021
Labor Day. Campus closed.

September 20, 2021
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 20, 2021
Deadline for master’s students who are not regularly enrolled to register for adjunct enrollment.

September 12, 2021
Last day for Open University students to pay fees without late charge.

September 20, 2021
Last day to apply for a master’s degree expected in December 2021.

September 28, 2021
A late fee for each submission of an Add/Drop Request Form begins.

October 25, 2021
Withdrawals after this date will not receive any financial credit for refund.

November 11, 2021
Veterans Day. Campus closed.

November 12, 2021
Last day to drop classes with a serious and compelling reason with approval of instructor, chair, and dean.

November 15–December 10 2021
Dropping classes permitted only because of verifiable serious illness or accident with approval of instructor, chair, and dean.

November 22–26, 2021
Fall/Thanksgiving Break. No classes held.

November 25 & 26, 2021
Thanksgiving. Campus closed.

November 29, 2021
Last day for master’s degree candidates to take oral or comprehensive exams; submit thesis or terminal project; and submit final progress sheet to Graduate Studies.

December 13–17, 2021
Final Exam Week. See Final Examination Schedule in Portal.

December 13–22, 2021
Fall semester grade submission period. Grades are due by December 22.

December 20, 2021–January 21, 2022
Winter Break.

December 24–29, 2021
Christmas Day and winter campus closure.

December 31, 2021
Official fall semester degree conferral date.

Winter Session 2022

November 1, 2021–January 3, 2022
Winter session registration period for courses offered through Regional and Continuing Education.

December 10, 2021
Winter Session Fee Payment Deadline.

December 31, 2021
New Year's Day (observed). Campus Closed.

January 3, 2022
Winter classes begin.

January 4–5, 2022
Adds and drops require instructor approval. Use Continuing Education Add/Drop Request Form.

January 6–21, 2022
Adds and drops require serious and compelling reason plus instructor, chair, and dean approval.

January 17, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Campus Closed.

January 21, 2022
Last day of Winter Session classes.

January 31, 2022
Winter Session grades due. 

Spring Semester 2022

May 15, 2021
Last day to apply for a bachelor’s degree expected in May 2022.

August 1–31, 2021
Priority Undergraduate Application Filing Period for spring 2022 admission.

August 1–September 15, 2021
Priority Graduate and Credential Application Filing Period for spring 2022 admission.

September 24, 2021
Last day to file an appeal for academic reinstatement for spring 2022.

October 25–November 19, 2021
Continuing Student Registration.

November 15, 2021
Intent to Enroll Deadline and Enrollment Confirmation Deposit due for (spring) undergraduate applicants.

November 19, 2021
New Student Orientation.

December 6–10, 2021
Fully Admitted New Student Registration.

December 9, 2021
Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline. Deadline for continuing students with enrollment (including waitlist only) completed by this date. Failure to pay fees (or have sufficient accepted financial aid) can be subject to disenrollment, late fees, or having services withheld.

January 10–February 4, 2022
Registration Add/Drop Period.

January 13, 2022
Second Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline.

January 20, 2022
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.

January 23, 2022
Last day to drop all classes to receive a full refund (less administrative fee).

January 24, 2022
Spring classes begin.

January 24, 2022
Term withdrawal on or after this date (but by April 6, 2022) will be eligible for a pro rata refund of registration fees and nonresident tuition.

February 4, 2022
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.

February 15, 2022
Final Document Deadline for completion of admitted students’ admission files.

February 18, 2022
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 18, 2022
Deadline for master’s degree students who are not regularly enrolled to register for adjunct enrollment.

February 18, 2022
Last day for Open University students to pay fees without late charge.

February 18, 2022
Last day to apply for a master’s degree expected in May 2022.

February 28, 2022
A late fee for each submission of an Add/Drop Request Form begins.

March 14–18, 2022
Spring Break. No classes held.

March 31, 2022
César Chávez Day. Campus closed.

April 6, 2022
Withdrawal after this date will not receive any financial credit for refund.

April 22, 2022
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, 2022
Last day to drop classes with a serious and compelling reason with approval of instructor, chair, and dean.

April 25–May 15, 2022
Dropping classes permitted only because of verifiable serious illness or accident with approval of instructor, chair, and dean.

May 16–20, 2022
Final Exam Week. See Final Examination Schedule in Portal.

May 16–25, 2022
Spring semester grade submission period. Grades are due by May 25.

May 19–22, 2022
Commencement.

May 30, 2022
Memorial Day. Campus closed.

May 31, 2022
Official spring semester degree conferral date.

Summer Term 2022

August 15, 2021
Last day to apply for a bachelor's degree expected in August 2022.

April 1–August 16, 2022
Summer Session (self-support, RCE) and state term (limited state-support) Registration Period. See the Class Schedule for information.

May 19, 2022
Registration & Fee Payment Deadline for limited State summer term classes. Summer Session (RCE) fees due at registration.

June 1–August 16, 2022
Summer Session (RCE) and state summer term courses of varying lengths will be scheduled between these dates. See the Class Schedule online for more information.

June 1, 2022
Summer classes begin.

June 13, 2022
Last day to apply for master's degree expected in August 2022.

June 6–August 12, 2022
The University observes summer hours. Monday–Thursday, 7 am–5:30 pm, closed Fridays.

July 4, 2022
Independence Day. Campus closed.

August 8, 2022
Last day for master’s degree candidates to take oral or comprehensive examination; submit thesis or terminal project; and submit final progress sheet to Graduate Studies.

August 16, 2022
Last day of Summer Session and summer term classes.

August 19, 2022
Summer grades due.

August 31, 2022
Official summer term degree conferral date.