Approved Academic Calendar for 2018-2019

 Approved by Academic Calendar Committee on 01/20/12. Note: Dates subject to change without notice.


Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019
Quarter begins September 23, 2018  
(Sunday)
January 7, 2019
(Monday)
April 1, 2019
(Monday)
New Student Convocation September 24, 2018
(Monday)
   
Pre-instructional activities September 24-September 26, 2018
(Monday-Wednesday)
January 7, 2019* 
(Monday)
April 1, 2019*
(Monday)
Instruction begins September 27, 2018  
(Thursday)
January 7, 2019
(Monday)
April 1, 2019
(Monday)
Holidays November 12, 2018
(Monday)
November 22-23, 2018
(Thursday-Friday)
January 21, 2019
(Monday)  
February 18, 2019
(Monday)
May 27, 2019
(Monday)
Instruction ends December 07, 2018
(Friday)
March 15, 2019
(Friday) 
June 7, 2019
(Friday)
Final examinations December 8-14, 2018
(Saturday-Friday)
March 16-22, 2019 
(Saturday-Friday)
June 8-14, 2019 
(Saturday-Friday)
Quarter ends December 14, 2018
(Friday)
March 22, 2019 
(Friday)
June 14, 2019
(Friday)
Admin Holidays December 24 & 25, 2018  
(Monday & Tuesday)  
December 31, 2018 & January 1, 2019
(Monday & Tuesday)  
March 29, 2019
(Friday)
 
Commencement     June 15-16, 2019
(Saturday-Sunday)
# Mondays 9 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.

Summer quarter is optional, and considered a trailing term for financial aid and enrollment purposes. The Summer quarter calendar for the current year can be viewed on the Summer Sessions website at www.summer.ucsb.edu.

Holidays: 2018-2019

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Veterans' Day: Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2018
  • Christmas: Monday & Tuesday, December 24 & 25, 2018
  • New Year: Monday & Tuesday, December 31, 2018 & January 1, 2019
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Cesar Chavez Holiday: Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Independence Day: Thursday, July 4, 2019