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 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.
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.
Independence Day holiday Friday, July 3 – Saturday, July 4
Semester ends Saturday, August 22

Fall Semester 2020

Labor Day holiday Monday, September 7
15-week semester begins Tuesday, September 8
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 14
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 21
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, November 6
Thanksgiving break Thursday, November 26 – Sunday, November 29
Semester ends Saturday, December 19

Spring Semester 2021

January session begins Monday, January 4
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday Monday, January 18
15-week semester begins Monday, January 25
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 1
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 8
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, March 26
Spring break Monday, March 29 – Saturday, April 3
Semester ends Friday, May 14
Commencement exercises (no classes) Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16

Summer Semester 2021

Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 31
Summer semester begins Tuesday, June 1
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session.
Independence Day holiday Monday, July 5
Semester ends Saturday, August 21
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