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.

*Please note that all Online classes start on a Monday.

Spring 2016
October 12, 2015 Open Registration Begins for All Students
January 16, 2016 Classes Begin *
(including 5-Week Session #1 & 8-Week Session #1)
February 1, 2016 14-Week Session Classes Begin *
January 18, 2016 Observance of M. L. King Birthday (campus closed)
February 20, 2016 5-Week Session #2 & 10-Week Session #2 Classes Begin *
February 15, 2016 Observance of Presidents' Day (campus closed)
+ Last Day for Withdrawal Without Instructor's Signature
March 21, 2016 8-Week Session #2 Classes Begin *
March 14-20, 2016 Spring Break (campus closed March 17-20)
April 2, 2016 5-Week Session #3 Classes Begin *
April 1, 2016 Deadline to Apply for Spring Graduation (First Friday in April)
++ Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal Accepted With Instructor's Signature
May 6, 2016 Last Day of Regular Classes
May 9-12, 2016 **Final Exams
May 12, 2016 Commencement
May 13, 2016 Spring Semester Ends
May 30, 2016 Observance of Memorial Day (campus closed)
Summer 2016
March 21, 2016 Open Registration Begins for All Students
April 1, 2016 Deadline to Apply for Summer Graduation (First Friday in April)
May 30, 2016 Observance of Memorial Day (campus closed)
May 31, 2016 First 5-Week (Day) & 8-Week (Evening) Classes Begin
June 30, 2016 First 5-Week Session Ends
July 5, 2016 Second 5-Week Classes Begin
July 4, 2016 Observance of Independence Day (campus closed)
July 21, 2016 8-Week Session Ends
August 4, 2016 Summer Semester Ends
  Final Exams will be held during the last Summer class meeting.
  Summer Hours of Operation may include campus closure on Fridays.
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
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)

  * 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.

** Classes meeting on Friday evening only, Saturday only or Sunday only will have final examinations during their last regular class meeting.

+ 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.