Academic Calendar More Information
The academic calendars for fall 2016 through spring 2023 have been approved following the conclusion of the campus open comment period. Visit our Calendar page to download calendars through 2020-21.
Fifty-eight comments were submitted on the proposed 2016-2023 academic calendar from the campus community indicating, as a whole, strong support for two proposed changes, as follows:
- Begin the fall semester on a Wednesday.
- Create a non-instructional day the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
In addition, we issued a minor adjustment to the previously-approved fall 2015 calendar to bring it into alignment with the upcoming cycle. Neither adjustment constitutes a major re-thinking of the academic calendar. The parameters that were determined by the Joint Task Force on Exams (2009) are still in place.
- UC Berkeley Academic Calendar
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Newly-Approved Academic Calendar Cycle (PDF)
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Campus Policies and Guidelines Concerning the Academic Calendar, RRR Week, Exams and Commencement (PDF)
- UC Berkeley Campus Events
- Homecoming and Parents' Weekend
- Commencement Information
For comments or questions about the Academic Calendar, please contact us.