Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

The dates listed below which are directly related to instruction refer to the traditional academic year. Some courses may be offered over time periods for which these dates are not applicable. Most dates are based on the Maricopa County Community College District Academic Calendar and are subject to change without notice.

*Please note that all Online classes start on a Monday.


Note: Subject to the 2018-2019 Catalog

Jan 1 Observance of New Year’s Day

Jan 2 Employees Return

Jan 7-11 Faculty Accountability Begins

Jan 12 Classes Begin

Jan 21 Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Feb 18 Observance of Presidents' Day

Feb 25 - 45th Day

Mar 11-17 Spring Break for Students

Mar 14-15 Spring Break for Employees (Campus Closed)

May 5 Last Day of Classes

May 6-9 Final Exams**

May 10 Commencement

May 10 Spring Semester Ends (Last day of Faculty Accountability)


Note: Subject to the 2019-2020 Catalog

May 27 Observance of Memorial Day

May 28 Summer Semester Begins

Jul 4 Observance of Independence Day

July 1-3 Summer Break for Clock Hour Programs

Aug 1 Summer Session Ends

August 9 Faculty Accountability Begins

August 17 Classes Begin


Sat Aug 17 Classes Begin

Mon Sep 2 Observance of Labor Day

Mon Sep 16 Find a Class Opens for Spring

Mon Sep 30 Spring 2020 Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students

Mon Oct 7 Spring 2020 Open Registration Begins

Mon Nov 11 Observance of Veterans Day

Thur-Sun Nov 28-Dec 1 Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)

Sun Dec 8 Last Day of Classes

Mon-Thur Dec 9-12 Final Exams**

Fri Dec 13 Mid-Year Recess Begins for Students

Fri Dec 13 Fall Semester Ends (Last day of Faculty Accountability)

Wed-Wed Dec 25-Jan 1 Mid-Year Recess (Campus Closed)

* For specific information concerning the last day to apply for graduation, individual class start dates, and final exams, consult the college of intended enrollment.

** Classes meeting on Friday evening only, Saturday only or Sunday only will have final examinations during their last regular class meeting.

+ See your student schedule in for the Last Day to Withdraw without an Instructor Signature for each class in which you are enrolled.

++ Refer to the Important Deadlines for Students section of the student handbook to determine the last day for student initiated withdrawal.