Academic Planning and Faculty Excellence

Fall 2021 Calendar

Overview of Fall 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 Fall 2021 Academic Instruction
15-Week Session
Beginning of college year June 2, 2021
Beginning of semester for faculty August 17
Classes begin for all students August 19
Classes end for all students December 5
Finals December 6 - 12
End of semester for faculty December 17
Grades due at 6:00 a.m. December 15
Grades Finalization Date December 23
Overview of Fall 2021 Scheduling and Registration Deadlines
15-Week Session
Last Day to Apply Registration Holds to Student Records February 12
Registration Advising Period March 22 - June 11
Priority Registration Period April 19 - 20
General Registration Period April 21 - June 11
New Student Orientation (tentative) June 9 - August 6
Fee Bills Posted to BroncoDirect July 1
Fees Due July 22
Enrollment Cancellation Due to Non-Payment July 27
Late Orientation (tentative) August 9 - 13
Add Period: Students may register & add classes online August 9 - September 1
Drop Period: Students may drop classes online without record August 9 - September 1
Enrollment Cancellation Due to Non-Payment August 17
Last day to drop and receive 100% refund August 18
Last day to drop classes without course being recorded September 1
Class Withdrawal: Students may continue to withdraw from classes online. Students will receive "W" grades but may petition for "WX" grades. September 2 - 16
Census September 16
First day to withdraw for serious and compelling reasons; permitted by petition only September 17
Last day to apply for current semester graduation October 22
Last day to drop units and receive a pro-rated refund of Tuition & Fees October 26
Last day to withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "W" November 12
Last day to withdraw by petition for serious and compelling reasons and receive a "WX" December 12
Overview of Fall 2021 Holidays
HOLIDAYS Fall 2021 Semester
Holiday Closure - 09/06/2021 - Labor Day September 6
Holiday Closure - 11/11/2021 - Veterans Day November 11
Holiday Closure - 11/25/2021 - Thanksgiving Day November 25
Holiday Closure - 11/26/2021 - Columbus Day (Indigenous Peoples Day*) rescheduled from 10/11/2021 November 26
Overview of Civic and Voter Empowerment for Fall 2021
Constitution Day September 17
National Voter Registration Day September 28


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.”