Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is the official University document listing the major academic dates for the academic year. The academic calendar is maintained by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.

The academic calendar is approved on an annual basis by the University President and the CSU Chancellor's Office.

Note: The calendar's are subject to change. Calendar updates will be posted on the academic calendar site.

Current Academic Calendar

Academic Year


2020-2021 [PDF]Approved academic calendar.
2020-2021 [PDF]Updated Academic Calendar.

The Fall 2020 deadline for students to request a Withdrawal (W) has been updated to December 23, 2020 [Request for Late Withdrawal form - PDF]

The Spring 2021 Commencement schedule has been updated as follow:
CLASS OF 2020 and 2021: Monday, May 24, 2021 through Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Spring 2021 Drop/Withdrawal deadline for students to request a Withdrawal (W) has been updated to June 1, 2021

COVID-19 Student Information

For the most recent student information updates and resources, please visit the campus Alert page at

Spring 2021: 
  • The Drop/Withdrawal deadlines will be modified for Spring 2021 to allow
    undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students to petition the Registrar’s
    Office to request a Drop/Withdrawal until 06/1/2021 (AA 2021-07).
  • CLASS OF 2020 - Commencement Schedule (3 ceremonies per day):
    • Monday, May 24, 2021 
    • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • CLASS OF 2021 Commencement Schedule (3 ceremonies per day):
    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • Thursday, May 27, 2021 

Additional information about the ceremonies, along with health and safety procedures, can be found on the Commencement webpage at

Fall 2020: 

  • Extension for the Deadline to Drop a Course for Fall 2020 Policy (AA 2020-09). For further information regarding grading options, please consult the University Advisement Center FAQ for Course Withdraw (W).
Spring 2020:
  • The deadline for the Serious Accident/Illness Required to Drop/Withdraw has been extended from April 10 to May 8. 

Final Examinations

You may find the Final Exam schedule in the CSUDH Class Schedule by clicking on the below links.

Proposed Future Academic Calendars
Academic YearNotes

2021-2022 [PDF]

This is a tentative calendar only. University President and Chancellor's Office approval required. Dates are subject to change.

Academic Calendar Library
Academic YearDocument
2019-2020 [Updated: 4/20/2020][PDF]
2018-2019 [Updated: 12/12/2018][PDF] 
2013-2014 (Begins Fall Semester 2013)[PDF]