Calendar

Current and Upcoming Academic Calendars

For questions about the Academic Calendar, please contact us.

Current Student Enrollment Calendar

Includes important student deadlines and is updated periodically.

Add a Calendar to Your bCal

Follow these three easy steps to add the Berkeley Academic Calendar or Religious Holidays Calendar to your bCal/Google calendar. Updates will display automatically.

Directions for adding the Berkeley Academic Calendar

  1. Click the drop down in Other calendars and select Add a friend's calendar. 
  2. Paste the following address in Contact Email and click Add: berkeley.edu_lrpagcvovu47raj72dmpatjou4@group.calendar.google.com
  3. The Berkeley Academic Calendar will now show in your Other calendars list, and the events will appear on the calendar (color of calendar varies).

Directions for adding the Religious Holidays Calendar

  1. Click the drop down in Other calendars and select Add a friend's calendar. 
  2. Paste the following address in Contact Email and click Add: berkeley.edu_cdoidj13hrdvm2j3hsq7nutu6g@group.calendar.google.com
  3. The Religious Holidays Calendar will now show in your Other calendars list, and the events will appear on the calendar (color of calendar varies).

Using Outlook If you're using Outlook, please follow the instructions from support.office.com.

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. 

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.

Additional Links

For comments or questions about the Academic Calendar, please contact us.

Previous Enrollment Calendars

Religious Holidays & Religious Creed Policy

Religious Holidays: 2017-2018 Academic Year

Please visit the Berkeley Center for Teaching & Learning to view religious and cultural holidays. The calendar can be used by instructors developing class syllabi and for planning or by supervisors of student employees. Although many of these days are not university holidays, the information can be used by instructors or supervisors at their discretion when responding to student requests for accommodations for religious purposes.
 

Religious Creed Policy

The Berkeley campus' policy for accommodation of students who miss exams because of their religious commitment is distributed annually at the beginning of each fall semester. The most recent statement is dated August 18, 2010. The policy follows:

Accommodation of Religious Creed
In compliance with Education code, Section 92640(a), it is the official policy of the University of California at Berkeley to permit any student to undergo a test or examination, without penalty, at a time when that activity would not violate the student's religious creed, unless administering the examination at an alternate time would impose an undue hardship which could not reasonably have been avoided. Requests to accommodate a student's religious creed by scheduling tests or examinations at alternative times should be submitted directly to the faculty member responsible for administering the examination.

Reasonable common sense, judgment and the pursuit of mutual goodwill should result in the positive resolution of scheduling conflicts. The regular campus appeals process applies if a mutually satisfactory arrangement cannot be achieved.

Final Exam Schedules

Visit the Schedule of Classes and Final Exams page for exam group dates and times.