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Academic Calendar [Fall 2019]

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

Link to 2019-2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR (PDF)


                        ***Find information regarding work days on the 
                              CSU, Chico Faculty/Staff Calendar (PDF)

October 1- November 30, 2018
Priority Undergraduate Application Filing Period for fall

October 1, 2018- March 1, 2019
Priority Graduate and Credential Application Filing Period for fall admission.

October 20, 2018
Chico Preview Day

December 1, 2018- March 1, 2019
School of Education Credential Application Filing Period.

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

January 2- February 15, 2019
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office application filing period for 2019/2020 scholarships.

April 5, 2019
Last day to file an appeal for academic reinstatement for fall 2019.

April 6, 2019
Choose Chico!

April 22-May 17, 2019
Continuing Student Registration.

May 1, 2019
Intent to Enroll Deadline and Enrollment Confirmation Deposit due for admitted (fall) Undergraduate applicants.

June 1, 2019
Priority deadline to submit requested verification items to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

June 11-July 30, 2019
New Student Orientation (period varies).

July 15, 2019
Final Document Deadline for completion of admitted
students’ admission files.

July 31, 2019
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 have services withheld.

August 5-7, 2019
Fully Admitted New Student Registration.

August 12- September 6, 2019
Registration Add/Drop Period.

August 15, 2019
2nd Registration & Tuition Fee Payment Deadline. See for additional information.

August 21, 2019
Academic year begins; all faculty on duty.

August 22-25, 2019
Wildcat Welcome activities.
Events and activities for new students. Refer to Wildcat Welcome 2019 for details.

August 22, 2019
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 25, 2019
Last day to drop all classes to receive a full refund.

August 26, 2019
Fall Classes Begin

August 26, 2019
Term withdrawals on or after this date (but by October 28) will be eligible for a prorated refund of registration fees and non-resident tuition.

September 2, 2019
Labor Day. Campus closed.

September 6, 2019
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 20, 2019
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, 2019
Deadline for master’s students who are not regularly enrolled to register for adjunct enrollment.

September 20, 2019
Last day for Open University students to pay fees without late charge.

September 20, 2019
Last day to apply for a master’s degree expected in
December 2019.

October 1, 2019
A late fee for each submission of an Add/Drop Request form begins.

Last day to apply without a late charge for a California teaching credential expected in December 2020.

October 28, 2019
Withdrawals after this date will NOT receive any financial credit for refund.

November 11, 2019
Veterans Day (observed). Campus closed.

November 18-December 13, 2019
Dropping classes permitted only because of serious illness or accident and with the approval of the college dean.

November 25-29, 2019
Fall/Thanksgiving Break. No classes held.

November 28 & 29, 2019
Thanksgiving. Campus Closed.

December 2
Last day for master’s degree candidates to take oral or comprehensive examinations; submit thesis or terminal project; and submit final progress sheet to Graduate Studies.

December 16-20, 2019
Final exam week.
See Final Examination Schedule in Portal on the CSU, Chico Web.

December 16-31, 2019
Fall semester grade submission period. Submit grades to Office of Registrar.

December 23, 2019- January 17, 2020
Winter Break.

December 23-27, 2019
Winter Campus Closure

December 25, 2019
Christmas Day. Campus closed.

December 31, 2019
Fall 2019 semester ends.


Winter Session 2020

November 1, 2019- January 2, 2020
Winter Session registration period for courses offered through Regional and Continuing Education.

December 12, 2019
Winter Session Fee Payment Deadline.


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January 1, 2020
New Year’s Day. Campus Closed.

January 2, 2020
Winter Session classes begin.

January 3-7, 2020
Adds and drops require instructor approval. Use Continuing Education Add/Drop form.

January 8-17, 2020
Adds and drops require serious and compelling reason plus instructor, chair, and dean approval.

January 17, 2020
Last day of Winter Session classes

January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Campus closed.

January 31, 2020
Winter Session grades due.