|August 30||Boarding students requiring quarantine check-in and move into dorms, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|September 6||Labor Day - no classes|
|September 7||Registration Day for all students, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|September 8||Orientation Day for all students|
|September 9||First day of classes|
|October 18-22||Quarter Examinations|
|November 25-26||Thanksgiving Break - no classes|
|December 13-17||Semester Review and Examinations|
|December 17||Winter vacation begins after exams end, 4:30 p.m.|
|January 17, 2022||Boarding students return - by 8:00 p.m.|
|January 18||Second semester classes begin (Tuesday)|
|February 21||Presidents' Day - no classes|
|March 21-25||Quarter Examinations|
|April 7||Anniversary Antics - celebrating Southwestern's 98th birthday|
|April 8||Spring Vacation begins after classes, 4:30 p.m.|
|April 18||Boarding students return - by 8:00 p.m.|
|April 19||Classes resume (Tuesday)|
|April 28||ArtsFest, San Marino Campus, 3-8 p.m.|
|May 27||Annual Track and Field Meet, 12-4 p.m.|
|May 30||Memorial Day - no classes|
|May 31 - June 3||Review week for semester examinations|
|June 5||The Prom, San Marino Campus|
|June 6-8||Semester examinations|
|June 9||98th Commencement day - Baccalaureate, Commencement programs|
|June 13||Summer session starts|
|July 4||Independence Day - no classes|
|September 5||Labor Day – no classes|
|September 6||The 2022-2023 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.
Boarding students requiring quarantine arrive at the San Marino campus and move into dormitories on Monday, August 30, 2021 (not before) at pre-scheduled appointments during the day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Boarding students not requiring quarantine will arrive and move into dormitories on registration day.
Registration day for all boarding and day students is on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Students may leave after exams end on Friday, December 17, after 4:30 p.m. (or on Saturday, December 18). Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, January 17, 2022, by 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Students may leave after exams end on Friday, April 8, after 4:30 p.m. (or on Saturday, April 9). Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, April 18, by 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Students may leave after graduation programs end Thursday, June 9, 2022, 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.