Academic Planning and Faculty Excellence

Winter 2021 Calendar

Overview of Winter 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 or contact the major department.
Overview of Winter 2021 Academic Instruction
4-Week Session
Beginning of college year May 27, 2020
Beginning of semester for faculty December 19
Classes begin for all students December 19
Classes end for all students January 20
Finals January 21
End of semester for faculty January 21
Grades due at 6:00 a.m. January 22
Overview of Winter 2021 Scheduling and Registration Deadlines
4-Week Session
Registration Holds Applied to Student Records September 21
Registration Advising Period October 5 - November 18
Priority Registration Period October 5 - 6
General Registration Period October 7 - December 3
Fee Bills Posted to BroncoDirect October 12
Fees Due November 30
Enrollment Cancellation Due to Non-Payment December 3
Add Period: Students may register & add classes online December 4 - 20
Drop Period: Students may drop classes online without record December 4 - 20
Last day to drop and receive 100% refund December 18
Last day to drop classes without course being recorded December 20
Class Withdrawal: Students may continue to withdraw from classes online. Students will receive "W" grades but may petition for "WX" grades. December 21 - 23
Census December 23
First day to withdraw for serious and compelling reasons; permitted by petition only December 24
Last day to drop units and receive a pro-rated refund of Tuition & Fees January 7
Last day to withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "W" January 19
Last day to withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "WX" January 21
Overview of Winter 2021 Holidays
HOLIDAYS Winter 2021 Session
Holiday Closure - 12/25/2020 - Christmas Day December 25
Holiday Closure - 12/28/2020 - Lincoln's Birthday rescheduled from 02/12/2020 December 28
Holiday Closure - 12/29/2020 - President's Day rescheduled from 02/17/2020 December 29
Holiday Closure - 12/30/2020 - California Admission Day rescheduled from 09/09/2020 December 30
Holiday Closure - 12/31/2020 - Must use Personal Holiday, Vacation or CTO Hours December 31
Holiday Closure - 01/01/2021 - New Year's Day January 1
Holiday Closure - 01/18/2021 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 18


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.”