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.


FALL SEMESTER – 2019

Sat Aug 17 Classes Begin

Mon Sep 2 Observance of Labor Day

Mon Sep 16 Find a Class Opens for Spring

Mon Sep 30 Spring 2020 Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students

Mon Oct 7 Spring 2020 Open Registration Begins

* Application for December 2019 Graduation

+ Last Day for Withdrawal without Instructor's Signature

Mon Nov 11 Observance of Veterans Day

Thur-Sun Nov 28-Dec 1 Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)

++ Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal Accepted

Sun Dec 8 Last Day of Classes

Mon-Thur Dec 9-12 Final Exams**

Fri Dec 13 Mid-Year Recess Begins for Students

Fri Dec 13 Fall Semester Ends (Last day of Faculty Accountability)

Wed-Wed Dec 25-Jan 1Mid-Year Recess (Campus Closed)


SPRING SEMESTER – 2020

Wed Jan 1 Observance of New Year’s Day

Sat Jan 11 Classes Begin

Mon Jan 20 Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Mon Feb 17 Observance of Presidents' Day

Mon Feb 18 Find a Class Opens for Summer/Fall 2020

Mon Mar 2 Summer/Fall 2020 Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students

* Application for May 2020 Graduation

+ Last Day for Withdrawal without Instructor's Signature

Mon-Sun Mar 9-15 Spring Break

Mon Mar 16 Summer/Fall 2020 Open Registration Begins

++ Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal Accepted

Sun May 3 Last Day of Classes

Mon-Thur May 4-7 Final Exams**

Fri May 8 Commencement

Fri May 8 Spring Semester Ends (Last day of Faculty Accountability)

Mon May 25 Observance of Memorial Day


SUMMER SEMESTER – 2020 Note: Subject to the 2020-2021 Catalog

Tues May 26 Summer Semester Begins

Mon-Wed Jun 29-Jul 1 Summer Break for Clock Hour Programs Only

Thur Jul 2 Observance of Independence Day

Thur Jul 30 Summer Semester Ends


* For specific information concerning the last day to apply for graduation, individual class start dates, and final exams, consult 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 section of the student handbook to determine the last day for student initiated withdrawal.