Academic Planning and Faculty Excellence

Spring 2021 Calendar

Overview of Spring 2021 Admission Period
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 the major department.
Overview of Spring 2021 Academic Instruction
15-Week Session
Beginning of college year May 27, 2020
Beginning of semester for faculty January 22
Classes begin for all students January 23
Classes end for all students May 14
Finals May 15 - 21
End of semester for faculty May 26
Grades due at 6:00 a.m. May 26
Commencement (Date will vary by college. Check with major department for exact date.) May 21 - 23
Overview of Spring 2021 Scheduling and Registration Deadlines
15-Week Session
Registration Holds Applied to Student Records September 21
Registration Advising Period October 5 - November 18
Priority Registration Period October 12 - 13
General Registration Period October 14 - December 2
New Student Orientation (tentative) January 7
Fee Bills Posted to BroncoDirect October 24
Fees Due December 3
Enrollment Cancellation Due to Non-Payment December 14
Add Period: Students may register & add classes online January 11 - February 5
Drop Period: Students may drop classes online without record January 11 - February 5
Last day to drop and receive 100% refund January 22
Last day to drop classes without course being recorded February 5
Class Withdrawal: Students may continue to withdraw from classes online. Students will receive "W" grades but may petition for "WX" grades. February 6 - 19
Census February 19
First day to withdraw for serious and compelling reasons; permitted by petition only February 20
Last day to apply for current semester graduation March 12
Last day to drop units and receive a pro-rated refund of Tuition & Fees April 3
Spring Instruction Break (campus open, except on 03/31/2020) March 27 - April 2
Last day to withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "W" April 23
Last day to withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "WX" May 21
Overview of Spring 2021 Holidays
HOLIDAYS Spring 2021 Semester
Spring Instruction Break (campus open, except on 03/31/2021) March 27 - April 2
Holiday Closure - 03/31/2021 - Cesar Chavez Day March 31
Holiday Closure - 05/31/2021 - Memorial Day May 31


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.”