Academic Calendar

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 our semester dates and deadlines.

Fall Semester 2021

Labor Day holiday (no classes) Monday, September 6
15-week semester begins Tuesday, September 7
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 13
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 20
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, November 5
Thanksgiving break (no classes) Wednesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 28
Semester ends Saturday, December 18

Spring Semester 2022

January session begins Monday, January 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday (no classes) Monday, January 17
15-week semester begins Monday, January 24
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, January 31
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 7
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, March 25
Spring break (no classes) Monday, March 28 – Saturday, April 2
Semester ends Friday, May 13
Commencement exercises (no classes) Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15

Summer Semester 2022

Memorial Day holiday (no classes) Monday, May 30
Summer semester begins Tuesday, May 31
Independence Day holiday (no classes) Monday, July 4
Juneteenth (no classes) Monday, June 20
Semester ends Saturday, August 20

Fall Semester 2022

Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/Registrar for details.

Labor Day holiday (no classes) Monday, September 5
15-week semester begins Tuesday, September 6
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 12
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 19
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, November 4
Thanksgiving break (no classes) Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 27
Semester ends Saturday, December 17

Spring Semester 2023

Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/Registrar for details.

January session begins Tuesday, January 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday (no classes) Monday, January 16
15-week semester begins Monday, January 23
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, January 30
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 6
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, March 24
Spring break (no classes) Monday, March 27 – Saturday, April 1
Semester ends Friday, May 12
Commencement exercises (no classes) Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14

Summer Semester 2023

Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/Registrar for details.

Memorial Day holiday (no classes) Monday, May 29
Summer semester begins Tuesday, May 30
Juneteenth holiday (no classes) Monday, June 19
Independence Day holiday (no classes) Monday, July 3 – Tuesday, July 4
Semester ends Saturday, August 19
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