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Where can I find the Cal academic calendar?

I am searching for the Cal academic calendar because I will submit my application to study at Cal and I would like to know its important dates. Maybe someone here can help me. I’d also like to see the Cal Poly academic calendar to know particularly the Cal Poly finals schedule.

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Kaitlin Dean on August 14, 2018

Cal is one of those higher education institutions that have joined the digital world by having a very complete website full of useful updated information that students can easily consult on their tablets or smartphones.

You can find the academic calendar of Cal on the website of the university at http://guide.berkeley.edu/academic-calendar/  
The list of the important dates for the academic year 2018-2019 is very long, but among them, you will find the following:
Start of the Fall Semester August 15, 2018
Start of Classes August 22, 2018
End of Classes November 30, 2018
Final Exams December 10-December 14, 2018
Start of the Spring Semester January 15, 2019
Start of classes January 22, 2019

Please note that some of those dates can change. It is advisable to have a look regularly at the online calendar on the website of this university. For other dates concerning the registration process, you can consult the Berkeley Student Enrollment Calendar for the Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 period at https://registrar.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/UCB_StudentEnrollmentCalendar_2018-19_V8.pdf 

The academic calendar of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ( https://registrar.calpoly.edu/2018-19-academic-calendar ) highlights the following dates for the 2018-2019 academic year:
Start of classes for the fall term September 20
End of classes December 7
End of fall term December 15
Start of winter term January 7
End of classes March 15

On the calendar of Cal Poly Pomona ( https://www.cpp.edu/~registrar/calendars/ ), you will see that the date for the start of classes at that university will be August 23. Nevertheless, to have further information about the Activity Calendar and the Final Exam Schedule you will need to contact this university directly since you cannot navigate those areas of the website if you do not have a Bronco account (for students and employees of that university).

If you choose California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (commonly known as Cal Poly or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) to take higher education programs, you will be interested to know that the finals schedule at Cal Poly is as follows:
Final examination period for the fall term 2018: December 10-14
Final examination period for the winter term 2019: March 18-22

Caroline Campbella year ago

I think that it is practical to consult the academic calendar of Cal Poly on the Internet. I like to receive updated information and the advantage of the digital calendar is that it’s always updated. If there is any change, you can be sure that it’ll be reflected on the digital calendar. You get used to the most important dates in your university as time goes by, but it is common that during the first, and also the second term, you feel that you often need to take a look at the academic calendar. When I started college, I used to see the calendar but I also wrote down the dates of my finals in my notebook. I thought that it was a good way to help me avoid forgetting them and it was also useful to help me organize my time to start preparing for my exams in advance.  

Jessie Thompson11 months ago

I agree that technology has allowed students to understand better the functioning of their schools. If there’s something that you want to know about the college that you attend, you just need to check its website to find the answer. I hadn’t taken a look at the Cal academic calendar before because I attend another university, but I wasn’t surprised to see that someone wanted to know the Cal Poly finals schedule. I think that regardless of where you study, the finals dates are the most important dates for students.  


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