Annual Calendar of Events

2018 – 2019 Calendar of Events

September 4All students register at our campuses, 4 to 8 p.m., move into dorms
September 5Orientation and placement for all students
September 6First day of regular classes
October 15-19Review week for quarterly examinations
October 22-26Quarter Examinations
November 22-23Thanksgiving Break – no classes
December 13Science Fair
December 14CHRISTMAS VACATION begins after classes, 4:30 p.m.
January 8, 2019Classes resume (Tuesday)
January 21-25Review week for semester examinations
January 28 - 31Semester exams
February 1Post-exam break – no classes
February 18Presidents’ Day – no classes
March 25-29Review week for quarterly examinations
April 1-5Quarter exams
April 5Anniversary Antics – celebrating Southwestern’s 95th birthday
April 5-15SPRING VACATION begins after Antics, 4:30 p.m.
April 16Classes resume (Tuesday)
April 25ArtsFest, San Marino Campus, 3-8 p.m.
May 24Annual Track and Field Meet
May 27Memorial Day - no classes
May 24-30Review week for semester examinations
May 31Semester examinations begin
June 2The Prom
June 3-5Semester examinations continue
June 10Summer session starts - San Marino campus. Summer info
July 4Independence Day – no classes
September 2Labor Day – no classes
September 3The 2019-2020 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 2018 – 2019 YEAR

Proctors/student leaders arrive Friday, August 31, 2018.

All students register at our campuses and move into dormitories on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Students may leave after classes end on Friday, December 14, after 4:30 p.m. (or on Saturday, December 15). Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Students may leave after exams end on Friday, April 5, after 4:30 p.m. (or on Saturday, April 6). Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Students may leave after graduation programs end Thursday, JUNE 6, 2019 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