Annual Calendar of Events

2017 – 2018 Calendar of Events

September 5All students register at our campuses, 4 to 8 p.m., move into dorms
September 6Orientation and placement for all students
September 7First day of regular classes
October 23-27Quarter exams
November 23-24Thanksgiving Break – no classes
December 14Science Fair
December 15CHRISTMAS VACATION begins after classes, 4:30 p.m.
January 16th, 2018Classes resume (Tuesday)
January 29 - February 1Semester exams
February 2Post-exam break – no classes
February 19Presidents’ Day – no classes
March 19-23Quarter exams
March 23 - April 2SPRING VACATION begins after classes, 4:30 p.m.
April 3Classes resume (Tuesday)
April 6Anniversary Antics – celebrating Southwestern’s 94th birthday
April 26ArtsFest, San Marino Campus, 3-8 p.m.
May 25Annual Track and Field Meet
May 28Memorial Day - no classes
May 29 - 31Review Week for Semester examinations
June 3The Prom
June 1 - 6Semester examinations
June 11Summer session starts - San Marino campus. Summer info
June 18Summer session starts - Beaver Creek Ranch campus. Summer info
July 4Independence Day – no classes
September 3Labor Day – no classes
September 4The 2018-2019 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.


Proctors/student leaders arrive Friday, September 1, 2017.

All students register at our campuses and move into dormitories on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Students may leave after classes end on Friday, December 15, or on Saturday, December 16. Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Students may leave after exams end on Friday, March 23. Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Students may leave after graduation programs end Thursday, JUNE 7, 2018 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