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.

Fall 2016
March 21, 2016 Open Registration Begins for All Students
August 20, 2016

Classes Begin *
(including 5-Week Session #1 & 8-Week Session #1)

September 5, 2016 Observance of Labor Day (campus closed)
September 6, 2016 14-Week Session Classes Begin *
+ Last Day for Withdrawal Without Instructor's Signature
September 26, 2016 5-Week Session #2 & 10-Week Session #2 Classes Begin *
October 15, 2016 8-Week Session #2 Classes Begin *
October 31, 2016 5-Week Session #3 Classes Begin *
November 4, 2016 Deadline to Apply for Fall Graduation (First Friday in Nov.)
November 11, 2016 Observance of Veterans' Day (campus closed)
November 24-27, 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday (campus closed)
++ Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal Accepted With Instructor's Signature
December 9, 2016 Last Day of Regular Classes
December 12-15, 2016 Final Exams (See Final Exam Calendar)
December 19, 2016 Mid-Year Recess Begins for Students &
Fall Semester Ends
Dec. 19, 2016- Jan. 13, 2017

Winter Intersession Classes for 2016* (see Spring 2017 term offerings)

Dec. 25, 2016- Jan. 1, 2017 Winter Break (campus closed)
Spring 2017
October 10, 2016 Open Registration Begins for All Students
January 14, 2017 Classes Begin *
(including 5-Week Session #1 & 8-Week Session #1)
January 16, 2017 Observance of M. L. King Birthday (campus closed)
January 30, 2017 14-Week Session Classes Begin *
February 21, 2017 5-Week Session #2 & 10-Week Session #2 Classes Begin *
February 20, 2017 Observance of Presidents' Day (campus closed)
+ Last Day for Withdrawal Without Instructor's Signature
March 20, 2017 8-Week Session #2 Classes Begin *
March 13-19, 2017 Spring Break (campus closed March 16-19)
April 3, 2017 5-Week Session #3 Classes Begin *
April 7, 2017 Deadline to Apply for Spring Graduation (First Friday in April)
++ Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal Accepted With Instructor's Signature
May 5, 2017 Last Day of Regular Classes
May 8-11, 2017 Final Exams (See Final Exam Calendar)
May 12, 2017 Commencement
May 12, 2017 Spring Semester Ends
May 29, 2017 Observance of Memorial Day (campus closed)
Summer 2017
March 20, 2017 Open Registration Begins for All Students
April 7, 2017 Deadline to Apply for Summer Graduation (First Friday in April)
May 29, 2017 Observance of Memorial Day (campus closed)
May 30, 2017 First 5-Week (Day) & 8-Week (Evening) Classes Begin
June 29, 2017 First 5-Week Session Ends
July 3, 2017 Second 5-Week Classes Begin
July 4, 2017 Observance of Independence Day (campus closed)
July 20, 2017 8-Week Session Ends
August 3, 2017 Summer Semester Ends
  Final Exams will be held during the last Summer class meeting.
  Summer Hours of Operation may include campus closure on Fridays.

  * For specific information concerning registration dates, class start dates, application for graduation dates, and final exam dates, consult the class schedule for the college of intended enrollment.

+ See your student schedule in my.maricopa.edu 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 to determine the Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal will be accepted.