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Approved Academic Calendar for 2008-2009

Approved by Academic Calendar Committee on 12/12/05. Note: Dates subject to change without notice.


Fall 2008 Winter 2009 Spring 2009
Quarter begins September 20-21, 200
(Saturday-Sunday)
January 5, 2009
(Monday)
March 30, 2009
(Monday)
New Student Convocation September 22, 2008
(Monday)
   
Pre-instructional activities September 22-24, 2008
(Monday-Wednesday)
January 5, 2009* 
(Monday)
March 30, 2009*
(Monday)
Instruction begins September 25, 200
(Thursday)
January 5, 2009
(Monday)
March 30, 2009
(Monday)
Holidays November 11, 2008
(Tuesday)
November 27-28, 2008
(Thursday-Friday)
January 19, 2009
(Monday)  
February 16, 2009
(Monday)
May 25, 2009
(Monday)
Instruction ends December 5, 2008
(Friday)
March 13, 2009
(Friday) 
June 5, 2009
(Friday)
Study Day December 6, 2008
(Saturday)
March 14, 2009
(Saturday) 
 
Final examinations December 8-13, 2008
(Monday-Saturday)
March 16-21, 2009 
(Monday-Saturday)
June 6-12, 2009 
(Saturday-Friday)
Quarter ends December 13, 2008
(Saturday)
March 21, 2009 
(Saturday)
June 12, 2009
(Friday)
Admin Holidays December 24-25, 200
(Wednesday-Thursday)
December 31, 2008-January 1, 2009
(Wednesday-Thursday)
March 27, 2009
(Friday)
 
Commencement     June 13-14, 2009
(Saturday-Sunday)
# Mondays 10 8 9
Days of instruction 49 48 49
Total days of instruction: 146
* Quarter has a minimum of 48 days of instruction; no allowance for a weekday of pre-instructional activity.

Holidays: 2008-2009

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 1, 2008
  • Veterans' Day:Tuesday, November 11, 2008
  • Thanksgiving:Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28, 2008
  • Christmas:Wednesday & Thursday, December 24 & 25, 2008
  • New Year: Wednesday & Thursday, December 31, 2008 & January 1, 2009
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday: Monday, January 19, 2009
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 16, 2009
  • Cesar Chavez Holiday: Friday, March 27, 2009
  • Memorial Day:Monday, May 25, 2009
  • Independence Day:Friday, July 3, 2009