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Academic Calendar - Fall 2016

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March 7, 2016 16/17 Annual Class Schedule Available at My Sac State
March 7-April 29, 2016 Departmental and Academic Advising
May 2-20, 2016 Fall 2016 Registration for continuing students
May 21-30, 2016 Fall 2016 Registration unavailable
May 25, 2016 Last Day of Academic Year 2015-2016
May 26, 2016 Summer Semester Begins
May 31-June 3, 2016 Fall 2016 Registration resumes for continuing students
June 6-21, 2016 Transfer student orientation and registration
June 30-Aug 4, 2016 Freshman orientation and registration
July 4, 2016 Independence Day (Holiday, Campus Closed)
Aug 5, 2016 Late Orientation and registration
August 6-14, 2016 Fall 2016 registration unavailable
August 15-25, 2016 Fall 2016 Open Registration and Change of Schedule resumes
August 23, 2016 Summer Semester Ends
August 24, 2016 Academic Year Begins
August 24-26, 2016 University-wide and/or College Meetings (Academic Workdays)
August 26-28, 2016 Fall 2016 Registration unavailable
August 29, 2016 Instruction Begins
August 29-Sept 9, 2016 Fall 2016 Late Registration and Schedule Adjustment
September 5, 2016 Labor Day (Holiday Campus Closed)
September 9, 2016 Admission Day (Holiday Observed on 12/27/16) Campus Open and Classed Held
September 12-26, 2016 Fall 2016 Late Registration and Change of Schedule done by petition at departments
September 26, 2016 Census Date
October 10, 2016 Columbus and Indigenous People's Day (Holiday Observed on 12/28/16) Campus Open and Classes Held
November 11, 2016 Veteran's Day (Holiday Campus Closed*)
November 24-25, 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday/Academic Holiday - Campus Closed except for limited intra-campus operations
December 9, 2016 Last Day of Instruction
December 12-16, 2016 Finals Week
December 16-17, 2016 Commencement
Dec. 19, 2016 - Jan. 23, 2017 Winter Recess (Students)
December 26, 2016 Christmas Day Observed (Holiday Campus Closed)
December 27, 2016 Admission Day Observed (Holiday Campus Closed)
December 28, 2016 Columbus and Indigenous People's Day Observed (Holiday Campus Closed)
December 29, 2016 Lincoln's Birthday Observed (Holiday Campus Closed)
December 30, 2016 Presidents' Day Observed (Holiday Campus Closed)
January 2, 2017 New Year's Day (Holiday observed, Campus Closed)
January 3, 2017 Last Day of Fall Semester; Fall Grades Due
January 4-17, 2017 Winter Recess Faculty

71 Instructional Days
85 Academic Workdays - Units 3 & 4

Certain collective bargaining agreements covering CSU employees are currently scheduled to expire prior to the last day indicated on this calendar. For employees in these bargaining units, any holiday(s) or winter break listed subsequent to the expiration date of the current agreement(s) are tentative and subject to negotiations with the appropriate exclusive representative.

*Assembly Bill 720 signed by the Governor and effective January 1, 2006, requires CSU to observe the Veterans' Day Holiday, November 11, and close the University on that day. When November 11 falls on Saturday, the holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday. When November 11 falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.