Annual Calendar of Events

2019 – 2020 Calendar of Events

September 3All students register at our campuses, 4 to 8 p.m., move into dorms
September 4Orientation and placement for all students
September 5First day of regular classes
October 21-25Quarter Examinations
November 28-29Thanksgiving Break – no classes
December 12Science Fair
December 13CHRISTMAS VACATION begins after classes, 4:30 p.m.
January 7, 2020Classes resume (Tuesday)
January 20-24Review week for semester examinations
January 27-30Semester examinations
January 31Post-Exam break – no classes
February 17Presidents’ Day – no classes
March 23-27Review week for quarterly exams
March 30 - April 3Quarter Examinations
April 3Anniversary Antics – celebrating Southwestern’s 96th birthday
April 3-13SPRING VACATION begins after classes, 4:30 p.m.
April 14Classes resume (Tuesday)
April 23ArtsFest, San Marino Campus, 3-8 p.m.
May 22Annual Track and Field Meet, 12-4p.m.
May 25Memorial Day - no classes
May 26-28Review week for semester examinations
May 31The Prom, San Marino Campus
May 29 - June 3Semester examinations
June 496th Commencement day - Baccalaureate, Commencement programs
June 8Summer session starts - San Marino campus. Summer info
July 4Independence Day (Saturday)
September 7Labor Day – no classes
September 8The 2020-2021 school year begins


Space can be difficult to find on airplanes at busy holiday times. We urge you to make reservations well in advance of school vacations to help make sure a student does not lose class time or graduation credits. Students leaving early or returning late receive lower grades and loss of credits. We are sorry, but we cannot allow students to leave classes to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

OPENING OF 2019 – 2020 YEAR

Proctors/student leaders arrive Friday, August 30, 2019.

All students register at our campuses and move into dormitories on Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 (not before) between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

A family barbecue will be served, 5:00 to 7:00


Students may leave after exams end on Friday, DECEMBER 13, after 4:30 p.m. (or on Saturday, December 14). Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, JANUARY 6, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Students may leave after exams end on Friday, April 3, after 4:30 p.m. (or on Saturday, April 4). Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, April 13, at 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 14, 2020


Students may leave after graduation programs end Thursday, JUNE 4, 2020 about 2:30 p.m. Summer session students should arrive at our campuses the day each session opens. To obtain full academic credit, there are no vacation days during the summer sessions. International students may stay on campus for all or part of any holiday by prior arrangement with the Student Office. There are activities, meal service, and supervision every day of the year.

Call or write your plans in advance:

MAIL: 2800 Monterey Road, San Marino, California 91108
or 8800 East Ranch Campus Road, Rimrock, Arizona 86335

PHONE: San Marino 1-626-799-5010 – Option 8
or Beaver Creek 1-928-567-4581