UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Campus Calendar

The information displayed in this table pertains to the 2020-2021 academic year only.  Past and future academic calendars can be viewed on the Office of the Registrar website at https://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/calinfo.aspx.


Fall 2020Winter 2021Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Undergraduate Admission
Application filing period for undergraduate admission, to be filed with the University of California, Undergraduate Application Processing website: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
Application opens:
August 1

Submission:
November 1–30, 2019
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 www.admissions.ucsb.edu
Application opens:
August 1

Submission:
November 1–30, 2020
Undergraduate Intercampus Transfer
Application filing period for UC intercampus transfer, to be filed with the University of California, Undergraduate Application Processing website: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
November 1–30, 2019See www.admissions.ucsb.eduSee
www.admissions.ucsb.edu
November 1–30, 2020
Undergraduate Returning Students
Application filing period for readmission, to be filed with the Office of the Registrar by undergraduate students who have been absent for one or more quarters, who withdrew during their last quarter of attendance at UCSB, or who cancelled or whose registration lapsed.
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Readmission / Reinstatement
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Readmission / Reinstatement
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Readmission / Reinstatement
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Readmission / Reinstatement
Graduate Admission
Application deadlines vary by department. Applicants should consult the department for the deadline, and submit the application and application fee online at www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp. For further information on the application process, visit www.graddiv.ucsb.edu.



 
Registration BeginsMay 26 2020November 2, 2020February 16, 2021TBA
Quarter BeginsSeptember 27, 2020January 4, 2021March 29, 2021September 19, 2021
ConvocationSeptember 28, 2020

September 20, 2021
Pre-Instructional Activities
Required testing, advising, meetings, and new student orientation
September 28-
September 30, 2020
January 4, 2021March 29, 2021September 20-
September 22, 2021
First Day of InstructionOctober 1, 2020January 4, 2021March 29, 2021September 23, 2021
Last Day of InstructionDecember 11, 2020March 12, 2021June 4, 2021December 3, 2021
Final ExamsDecember 12-18, 2020March 13-19, 2021June 5-11, 2021December 4-10, 2021
Quarter EndsDecember 18, 2020March 19, 2021June 11, 2021December 10, 2021
Commencement

June, 2021 


Summer Sessions*

Registration begins: April 5, 2021
First day of instruction: June 21, 2021

Holidays
Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020
Veterans' Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving: Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2020
Christmas: Thursday and Friday, December 24-25, 2020
New Year: Thursday and Friday, December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 18, 2021
Presidents' Day: Monday, February 15, 2021
Cesar Chavez Holiday: Friday, March 26, 2021
Memorial Day: Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day: Monday, July 5, 2021


*Please note that Summer quarter is optional, and considered a trailing term for financial aid and enrollment purposes.  The full Summer quarter calendar for the current year can be viewed on the Summer Sessions website at http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/.