|August 31||Boarding students register, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., move into dorms, begin 14 day quarantine|
|September 1-4||Scheduling for all students|
|September 7||Labor Day - no classes|
|September 8||Day students register 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
|September 9||First day of regular classes|
|October 19-23||Quarter Examinations|
|November 26-27||Thanksgiving Break - no classes|
|December 14-15||Review days for semester examinations|
|December 16-18||Semester Examinations|
|December 19||Winter vacation begins after exams|
|January 19, 2021||Second semester classes begin (Tuesday)|
|February 15||Presidents' Day - no classes|
|March 22-26||Quarter Examinations|
|March 27||Spring Vacation begins|
|April 6||Classes resume (Tuesday)|
|April 7||Anniversary Antics - celebrating Southwestern's 97th birthday|
|April 22||ArtsFest, San Marino Campus, 3-8 p.m.|
|May 28||Annual Track and Field Meet, 12-4 p.m.|
|May 31||Memorial Day - no classes|
|June 1-3||Review week for semester examinations|
|June 4, 7-9||Semester examinations|
|June 5||The Prom, San Marino Campus|
|June 10||97th Commencement day - Baccalaureate, Commencement programs|
|June 14||Summer session starts - San Marino campus. Summer info|
|July 4||Independence Day (Sunday)|
|September 6||Labor Day – no classes|
|September 7||The 2021-2022 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 register at the San Marino campus and move into dormitories on Monday, August 31, 2020 (not before) at pre-scheduled appointments during the day, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to begin a 14-day quarantine.
Day students register at the San Marino campus on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at pre-scheduled appointments during the day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Students may leave after exams end on Friday, December 18, after 4:30 p.m. (or on Saturday, December 19). Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Students may leave after exams end on Friday, March 26, after 4:30 p.m. (or on Saturday, March 27). Resident students should return to their dorms on Monday, April 5, at 8:00 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Students may leave after graduation programs end Thursday, June 10, 2021, 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.