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.