University of California San Diego (UCSD) Academic Calendar 2025-2026

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University of California San Diego (UCSD) Academic Calendar 2025-2026

UCSD Commencement 2025 Schedule; University of California San Diego (UCSD) Academic Calendar 2025-2026

The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Academic Calendar 2025-2026 keeps track of activities on campus. It also contains other important dates and deadlines which students should be mindful of them. Students must use the calendars below to keep track of important deadlines throughout the 2025-2026 academic year.

The Calendar consists of past and future years where you can see the start and end dates of the term, official UCSD holidays, and dates for finals weeks.

You can also find enrollment start dates and deadlines for enrolling in courses, dropping courses, changing grading options, paying registration fees, filing for part-time status, etc.

University of California San Diego Academic And Administrative Calendar 2025-2026

Fall 2025
Fall Quarter begins Monday, September 22
Instruction begins Thursday, September 25
Fifteenth day of instruction Wednesday, October 15
Veterans Day Holiday Tuesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday – Friday, November 27–28
Instruction ends Friday, December 5
Final Exams Saturday – Saturday, December 6–13
Fall Quarter ends Saturday, December 13
Winter Break Wednesday – Thursday, December 24–25
New Year Holiday Wednesday – Thursday, December 31 – January 1
49 Days of Instruction – 60 Days in Quarter
Winter 2026
Winter Quarter begins Friday, January 2
Instruction begins Monday, January 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday, January 19
Fifteenth day of instruction Monday, January 26
Presidents’ Day Holiday Monday, February 16
Instruction ends Friday, March 13
Final Exams Saturday – Saturday, March 14–21
Winter Quarter ends Saturday, March 21
48 Days of Instruction – 57 Days in Quarter
Spring 2026
Spring Quarter begins Wednesday, March 25
César Chávez Holiday Friday, March 27
Instruction begins Monday, March 30
Fifteenth day of instruction Friday, April 17
Memorial Day observance Monday, May 25
Instruction ends Friday, June 5
Final Exams Saturday – Friday, June 6–12
Spring Quarter ends Friday, June 12
Commencement programs Saturday – Sunday, June 13–14
49 Days of Instruction – 58 Days in Quarter
Summer Session 2026
Session I
Session II
Special Session
Juneteenth Holiday Friday, June 19 For Special Session dates and deadlines, see the Summer Session Calendar or Schedule of Classes

All academic calendar dates vary by class (PDF)

Instruction begins TBD TBD
Independence Day Holiday Friday, July 3
Instruction ends TBD TBD
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 7
Final Exams TBD TBD


For more details on UCSD Academic Calendar 2025-26, visit here