Approved Academic Calendar for 2020-2021

 Approved by Academic Calendar Committee on 01/21/12. Note: Dates subject to change without notice.


Fall 2120 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Quarter begins September 27, 2020  
(Sunday)
January 4, 2021
(Monday)
March 29, 2021
(Monday)
New Student Convocation September 28, 2020
(Monday)
   
Pre-instructional activities September 28-September 30, 2020
(Monday-Wednesday)
January 4, 2021* 
(Monday)
March 29, 2021*
(Monday)
Instruction begins October 1, 2020  
(Thursday)
January 4, 2021
(Monday)
March 29, 2021
(Monday)
Holidays November 11, 2020
(Wednesday)
November 26-27, 2020
(Thursday-Friday)
January 18, 2021
(Monday)  
February 15, 2021
(Monday)
May 31, 2021
(Monday)
Instruction ends December 11, 2020
(Friday)
March 12, 2021
(Friday) 
June 4, 2021
(Friday)
Final examinations December 12-18, 2020
(Saturday-Friday)
March 13-19, 2021 
(Saturday-Friday)
June 5-11, 2021 
(Saturday-Friday)
Quarter ends December 18, 2120
(Friday)
March 19, 2021 
(Friday)
June 11, 2021
(Friday)
Admin Holidays December 24 & 25, 2020  
(Thursday & Friday)  
December 31, 2020 & January 1, 2021
(Thursday & Friday)  
March 26, 2021
(Friday)
 
Commencement     June 12-13, 2021
(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.

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: 2020-2021

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020
  • Veterans' Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020
  • Christmas: Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25, 2020
  • New Year: Thursday & Friday, December 31, 2020 & January 1, 2021
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 15, 2021
  • Cesar Chavez Holiday: Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Independence Day: Monday, July 5, 2021