Annual Calendar of Events

2021 – 2022 Calendar of Events

August 30Boarding students requiring quarantine check-in and move into dorms, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
September 6Labor Day - no classes
September 7Registration Day for all students, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
September 8Orientation Day for all students
September 9First day of classes
October 18-22Quarter Examinations
November 25-26Thanksgiving Break - no classes
December 13-17Semester Review and Examinations
December 17Winter vacation begins after exams end, 4:30 p.m.
January 17, 2022Boarding students return - by 8:00 p.m.
January 18Second semester classes begin (Tuesday)
February 21Presidents' Day - no classes
March 21-25Quarter Examinations
April 7Anniversary Antics - celebrating Southwestern's 98th birthday
April 8Spring Vacation begins after classes, 4:30 p.m.
April 18Boarding students return - by 8:00 p.m.
April 19Classes resume (Tuesday)
April 28ArtsFest, San Marino Campus, 3-8 p.m.
May 27Annual Track and Field Meet, 12-4 p.m.
May 30Memorial Day - no classes
May 31 - June 3Review week for semester examinations
June 5The Prom, San Marino Campus
June 6-8Semester examinations
June 998th Commencement day - Baccalaureate, Commencement programs
June 13Summer session starts
July 4Independence Day - no classes
September 5Labor Day – no classes
September 6The 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.

OPENING OF 2021 – 2022 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.

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