Academic Calendar

This page provides an overview of Columbia College Chicago's academic calendar for the current and upcoming terms. For the full academic calendar, including sub-session information, please visit the Registrar's website.

Fall Semester 2018

Labor Day holiday Monday, September 3
15-week semester begins Tuesday, September 4
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 10
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 17
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, November 2
Thanksgiving break Thursday, November 22 – Sunday, November 25
Semester ends Saturday, December 15

Spring Semester 2019

January session begins Wednesday, January 2
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/registrar for details.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday Monday, January 21
15-week semester begins Tuesday, January 22
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, January 28
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 4
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, March 22
Spring break Monday, March 25 – Sunday, March 31
Semester ends Friday, May 10
Commencement exercises (no classes) Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12

Summer Session 2019

Summer session begins Monday, May 20
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/registrar for details.
Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 27
Independence Day holiday Thursday, July 4
Session ends Saturday, August 10

Fall Semester 2019

Labor Day holiday Monday, September 2
15-week semester begins Tuesday, September 3
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 9
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 16
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, November 1
Thanksgiving break Thursday, November 28 – Sunday, December 1
Semester ends Saturday, December 14

Spring Semester 2020

January session begins Monday, January 6
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/registrar for details.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday Monday, January 20
15-week semester begins Monday, January 27
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 3
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 10
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, March 27
Spring break Monday, March 30 – Saturday, April 4
Semester ends Friday, May 15
Commencement exercises (no classes) Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17

Summer Semester 2020

Summer semester begins Monday, June 1
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/registrar for details.
Independence Day holiday Friday, July 3 – Saturday, July 4
Semester ends Saturday, August 22