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Approved Academic Calendar for 2017-2018

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


Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Quarter begins September 24, 2017  
(Sunday)
January 8, 2018
(Monday)
April 2, 2018
(Monday)
New Student Convocation September 25, 2017
(Monday)
   
Pre-instructional activities September 25-September 27, 2017
(Monday-Wednesday)
January 8, 2018* 
(Monday)
April 2, 2018*
(Monday)
Instruction begins September 28, 2017  
(Thursday)
January 8, 2018
(Monday)
April 2, 2018
(Monday)
Holidays November 10, 2017
(Friday)
November 23-24, 2017
(Thursday-Friday)
January 15, 2018
(Monday)  
February 19, 2018
(Monday)
May 28, 2018
(Monday)
Instruction ends December 08, 2017
(Friday)
March 16, 2018
(Friday) 
June 8, 2018
(Friday)
Final examinations December 9-15, 2017
(Saturday-Friday)
March 17-23, 2018 
(Saturday-Friday)
June 9-15, 2018 
(Saturday-Friday)
Quarter ends December 15, 2017
(Friday)
March 23, 2018 
(Friday)
June 15, 2018
(Friday)
Admin Holidays December 25 & 26, 2017  
(Monday & Tuesday)  
December 29, 2017 & January 1, 2018
(Friday & Monday)  
March 30, 2018
(Friday)
 
Commencement     June 16-17, 2018
(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: 2017-2018

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Veterans' Day: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24, 2017
  • Christmas: Monday & Tuesday, December 25 & 26, 2017
  • New Year: Friday & Monday, December 29, 2017 & January 1, 2018
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Cesar Chavez Holiday: Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, 2018