2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog

Academic Calendar


 

 

Fall 2023 Semester

Date Day Event
Aug. 16 Wed. International students arrive; residence halls open for international students
Aug. 19 Sat.  New students arrive; residence halls open for new students
Aug. 20 - Aug. 26 Sun. - Sat. Orientation for new students
Aug. 25 Fri. Course enrollment for new, transfer, exchange and special students
Aug. 26-27 Sat. - Sun. Residence halls open for returning students 
Aug. 28 Mon. Fall semester begins
Aug. 29 Tue. Convocation begins at 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 4 Mon. Labor Day observed (staff and instructional holiday)
Sept. 5 Tue.
Deadline for (1) coursework for approved spring 2023 incompletes to be submitted to instructors, unless another deadline was approved; (2) independent study proposals for fall 2023
Sept. 11 Mon.

Last day to add a course or change board plan; last day for course fee refunds. All fees become final (art, labs, PE, music)

Oct. 4 Wed. Suggested date by which to submit low-grade notifications for fall 2023 semester
Oct. 16-17 Mon.-Tue. Fall break
Oct. 19 Thu. Last day to drop a course
Oct. 31 Tue. Student accounts must be current to register for spring 2024
Nov. 14-17 Tue.-Fri. Pre-enrollment for spring 2024 semester
Nov. 17 Fri. Last day to withdraw from classes voluntarily; Last day to choose credit/no credit grading option; last day to sign student promissory notes
Nov. 22-26 Wed.-Sun. Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 6 Wed. Last day of classes for fall semester
Dec. 7-8 Thu.-Fri. Reading days
Dec. 8 Fri. Last day to petition for an incomplete
Dec. 11-15 Mon.-Fri. Final examinations
Dec. 15 Fri. Fall semester ends
Dec. 16 Sat. Residence halls close at noon
Dec. 21 Thu. Final grades must be submitted by noon

Spring 2024 Semester 

Date Day Event
Jan. 13 Sat. Residence halls reopen
Jan. 15 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
Jan. 16 Tue.

Spring semester begins; classes begin at 8:00 a.m.

Jan. 22 Mon. Deadline for (1) coursework for approved fall 2023 incompletes to be submitted to instructors, unless another deadline was approved; (2) independent study proposals for spring 2023
Jan. 29 Mon. Last day to add a course or change board plan; last day for course fee refunds. All course fees become final (art, labs, PE, music)
Feb. 21 Wed. Suggested date by which to submit low-grade notifications for spring 2024 semester
Mar. 7 Thu. Last day to drop a course
Mar. 11-15 Mon.-Fri. Spring break
Mar. 29 Fri. César Chávez Day observed (staff and instructional holiday)
Apr. 12 Fri. Last day to withdraw from classes voluntarily; Last day to choose credit/no credit grading option; last day to sign student promissory notes
Apr. 15 Mon. Financial Aid Review Deadline
Apr. 15 Mon. Student accounts must be current to register for fall 2024
Apr. 16-18 Tue.-Thu. Pre-enrollment for fall 2024 semester
May 1 Wed.

Last day of classes for spring semester; last day to enroll in a summer research/reading course; last day to petition for an incomplete

May 2-3 Thu.-Fri. Reading days
May 3 Fri. Senior grades due to Registrar by noon
May 6-10 Mon.-Fri. Final examinations
May 10 Fri. Spring semester ends
May 11 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for non-graduating students
May 12 Sun. Commencement
May 13 Mon. Residence halls close at noon
May 16 Thu. All grades for non-graduating students must be submitted by noon

Fall 2024 Semester

Date Day Event
Aug. 14 Wed. International students arrive; residence halls open for international students
Aug. 17 Sat. New students arrive; residence halls open for new students
Aug. 18-25 Sun. - Sat. Orientation for new students
Aug. 23 Fri. Course enrollment for new, transfer, exchange and special students
Aug. 24-25 Sat. - Sun. Residence halls open for returning students 
Aug. 26 Mon. Fall semester begins
TBD TBD Convocation begins at 11:00 a.m.
Sept. 2 Mon. Labor Day observed (staff and instructional holiday)
Sept. 3 Tue.
Deadline for (1) coursework for approved spring 2024 incompletes to be submitted to instructors, unless another deadline was approved; (2) independent study proposals for fall 2024
Sept. 9 Mon.

Last day to add a course or change board plan; last day for course fee refunds. All fees become final (art, labs, PE, music)

Oct. 2 Wed. Suggested date by which to submit low-grade notifications for fall 2024 semester
Oct. 14-15 Mon.-Tue. Fall break
Oct. 17 Thu. Last day to drop a course
Oct. 29 Tue. Student accounts must be current to register for spring 2024
Nov. 12-15 Tue.-Fri. Pre-enrollment for spring 2024 semester
Nov. 15 Fri. Last day to withdraw from classes voluntarily; Last day to choose credit/no credit grading option; last day to sign student promissory notes
Nov. 27-29 Wed.-Sun. Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 4 Wed. Last day of classes for fall semester
Dec. 5-6 Thu.-Fri. Reading days
Dec. 6 Fri. Last day to petition for an incomplete
Dec. 9-13 Mon.-Fri. Final examinations
Dec. 13 Fri. Fall semester ends
Dec. 14 Sat. Residence halls close at noon
Dec. 19 Thu. Final grades must be submitted by noon

Spring 2025 Semester 

Date Day Event
Jan. 20 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
Jan. 21 Tue.

Spring semester begins; classes begin at 8:00 a.m.

Jan. 27 Mon. Deadline for (1) coursework for approved fall 2024 incompletes to be submitted to instructors, unless another deadline was approved; (2) independent study proposals for spring 2025
Feb. 3 Mon. Last day to add a course or change board plan; last day for course fee refunds. All course fees become final (art, labs, PE, music)
Feb. 26 Wed. Suggested date by which to submit low-grade notifications for spring 2024 semester
Mar. 13 Thu. Last day to drop a course
Mar. 17-21 Mon.-Fri. Spring break
Mar. 28 Fri. César Chávez Day observed (staff and instructional holiday)
Apr. 18 Fri. Last day to withdraw from classes voluntarily; Last day to choose credit/no credit grading option; last day to sign student promissory notes
Apr. 15 Tue. Financial Aid Review Deadline
Apr. 15 Mon. Student accounts must be current to register for fall 2025
Apr. 22-25 Tue.-Thu. Pre-enrollment for fall 2025 semester
May 7 Wed.

Last day of classes for spring semester; last day to enroll in a summer research/reading course; last day to petition for an incomplete

May 8-9 Thu.-Fri. Reading days
May 9 Fri. Senior grades due to Registrar by noon
May 12-16 Mon.-Fri. Final examinations
May 16 Fri. Spring semester ends
May 17 Sat. Resident halls close at noon for non-graduating students
May 18 Sun. Commencement
May 19 Mon. Residence halls close at noon
May 22 Thu. All grades for non-graduating students must be submitted by noon

Planning Calendar 

Fall 2025 Semester

Date Day Event
Aug. 13 Wed.
International students arrive; residence halls open for international students
Aug. 16 Sat. New students arrive; residence halls open for new students
Aug. 23-24 Sat. - Sun. Residence halls open for returning students
Aug. 25 Monday Classes begin
Oct. 13-14 Monday - Tuesday Fall recess
Nov. 26-28 Wednesday - Friday Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 12 Friday Fall semester ends
Dec. 13 Saturday Residence halls close at noon

Spring 2026 Semester

Date Day Event
Jan., 17 Sat. Residence halls open for new and returning students
Jan. 21 Tuesday Classes begin
Mar. 16-20 Monday - Friday Spring recess
May 15 Friday Spring semester ends
May 17 Sunday Commencement
May 18 Monday Residence halls close at noon

Fall 2026 Semester

Date Day Event
Aug. 19 Wed.
International students arrive; residence halls open for international students
Aug. 22 Sat. New students arrive; residence halls open for new students
Aug. 29-30 Sat. - Sun. Residence halls open for returning students
Aug. 31 Tuesday Classes begin
Oct. 19-20 Monday - Tuesday Fall recess
Nov. 25-27 Wednesday - Friday Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 18 Friday Fall semester ends
Dec. 19 Saturday Residence halls close at noon

Spring 2027 Semester

Date Day Event
Jan. 16 Saturday Residence halls open for new and returning students                                         
Jan. 20 Tuesday Classes begin
Mar. 15-19 Monday - Friday Spring recess
May 14 Friday Spring semester ends
May 16 Sunday Commencement
May 17 Monday Residence halls close at noon