Academic Planning and Faculty Excellence

Fall 2020 Calendar

Overview of 2020 Fall - Application Periods
Applications will be accepted into any program up to the admission deadlines published on the Cal Poly Pomona website. For current information regarding admission application deadlines, please check the website or contact the major department.
Overview of Fall 2020 Academic Instruction
15-Week Session
Beginning of college year May 27, 2020
Beginning of semester for faculty August 17
Classes begin for all students August 20
Classes end for all students December 6
Finals December 7 - 13
End of semester for faculty December 18
Grades due at 6:00 a.m. December 16
Overview of Fall 2020 Scheduling and Registration Deadlines
15-Week Session
Registration Holds Applied to Student Records February 14
Registration Advising Period March 23 - June 12
Priority Registration Period April 6 - 7
General Registration Period April 8 - June 12
New Student Orientation (tentative) June 10 - August 7
Fee Bills Posted to BroncoDirect July 1
Fees Due July 23
Enrollment Cancellation Due to Non-Payment July 28
Late Orientation (tentative) August 10 - 14
Add Period: Students may register & add classes online August 10 - September 2
Drop Period: Students may drop classes online without record August 10 - September 2
Last day to drop and receive 100% refund August 19
Last day to drop classes without course being recorded September 2
Class Withdrawal: Students may continue to withdraw from classes online. Students will receive "W" grades but may petition for "WX" grades. September 3 - 17
Census September 17
First day to withdraw for serious and compelling reasons; permitted by petition only September 18
Last day to apply for current semester graduation October 23
Last day to drop units and receive a pro-rated refund of Tuition & Fees October 27
Last day to withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "W" November 13
Last day to withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "WX" December 13
Overview of Fall 2020 Holidays
HOLIDAYS Fall 2020 Semester
Holiday Closure - 09/07/2020 - Labor Day September 7
Holiday Closure - 11/11/2020 - Veterans Day November 11
Holiday Closure - 11/26/2020 - Thanksgiving Day November 26
Holiday Closure - 11/27/2020 - Columbus Day (Indigenous Peoples Day*) rescheduled from 10/12/2020 November 27


This is not to be construed as an employee work calendar. Certain collective bargaining agreements covering CSU employees may expire prior to the last date indicated on this calendar. For employees in these bargaining units, any holiday(s) or campus closure(s) listed subsequent to the expiration of the current agreement(s) are tentative and subject to negotiations with the appropriate exclusive representative.

* Several U.S. states as well as many cities in California now observe the second Monday in October (Columbus Day) as Indigenous Peoples Day. California Governor, Gavin Newsom, recently proclaimed the second Monday of October in 2019 (October 14, 2019) as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”