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 – 2018

Note: Subject to the 2018-2019 Catalog

Jul 4 Observance of Independence Day

July 2-5 Summer Break for Clock Hour Programs

Aug 2 Summer Semester Ends

Aug 10 First Day of Faculty Accountability

Aug 13-17 Five (5) Days of Faculty Accountability

Aug 18 Classes Begin

Sept 3 Observance of Labor Day

Oct 1 - 45th Day

Nov 12 Observance of Veterans Day

Nov 22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)

Dec 9 Last Day of Classes

Dec 10-13 Final Exams**

Dec 14 Mid-Year Recess Begins for Students

Dec 14 Fall Semester Ends (Last day of Faculty Accountability)

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


SPRING SEMESTER – 2019

Note: Subject to the 2018-2019 Catalog

Jan 1 Observance of New Year’s Day

Jan 2 Employees Return

Jan 7-11 Faculty Accountability Begins

Jan 12 Classes Begin

Jan 21 Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Feb 18 Observance of Presidents' Day

Feb 25 - 45th Day

Mar 11-17 Spring Break for Students

Mar 14-15 Spring Break for Employees (Campus Closed)

May 5 Last Day of Classes

May 6-9 Final Exams**

May 10 Commencement

May 10 Spring Semester Ends (Last day of Faculty Accountability)

May 27 Observance of Memorial Day

May 28 Summer Semester Begins


SUMMER SEMESTER – 2019

Note: Subject to the 2019-2020 Catalog

Jul 4 Observance of Independence Day

July 1-3 Summer Break for Clock Hour Programs

Aug 1 Summer Session Ends

August 9 Faculty Accountability Begins

August 17 Classes Begin


* For specific information concerning the last day to apply for graduation, inpidual 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.