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