Calendars, Dates and Deadlines

Cal Poly operates on a 10-week quarter system. The calendar year is summer term through spring term of the following year. 


Academic Calendars (2-3 years out): Quarter start/end dates, finals, academic holidays and commencement.

Fee Payment Schedule:  Links to the university’s fee schedules for tuition, housing and dining plans.

Registration and Student Planning Calendars:  Quarterly registration rotations and student planning calendars.

University Housing Calendar:  Housing dates, deadlines and fees as well as dates housing assignments are released, move-in/move-out dates and holidays and new student orientation dates.

Freshman Housing and Dining Fees

Transfer Student Housing Fees

Continuing Student Housing Fees

Cal Poly Events and Entertainment Calendar:  Campus performances, lectures and events open to the public.

Athletics CalendarSelect the name of the sport then click on “Schedule.”

Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2016

Date/Deadline To-Do
NOW Tuition/Registration Fees: Tuition charges are due and viewable at the time of registration. Visit "How and When to Pay" for more information. 
NOW Register for WOW! Cal Poly's nationally recognized Week of Welcome! 
August 26 Register for Evening with the President and/or Gathering on the Green, both taking place during Move-In Weekend!
August 29 Deadline to reserve and/or edit your Move-In Pass for move-in weekend. Pass holds a spot and time for you to unload your vehicle. Click HERE for more information
September 1 Housing and dining payment due if student is enrolled in installment plan
September 14 AlcoholEDU and Haven Training courses part 1 due. Find out more information HERE. 
September 16

Out of State Move-In

September 17 In-State Move In
Student Life Orientation (SLO Days). Orientation for out-of-state students or for those who were unable to attend during summer
September 18

In-State Move-In
Evening with the President (5:30PM-7PM) 
Big Fall Welcome (7:30PM-9PM)


September 18-25 WOW Week
September 22 First day of Fall Quarter
September 30 Regular registration ends for Mustang Family Weekend.
Register HERE before the price increase!
October 1 Housing and dining payment due if student is enrolled in installment plan
October 14

Online registration ends for Mustang Family Weekend.

On-site registration will be available from 8AM-4PM in the UU Plaza on 10/21 and 10/22.


October 20-23

Mustang Family Weekend!

November 1 Housing and dining payment due if student is enrolled in installment plan
November 7

Part 2 of AlcoholEDU and Haven is due

November 7-December 8

Registration opens for Winter Quarter 2017.

Students should check their PolyProfile/Student Center to determine their academic progress and registration date and time. Tuition for Winter 2017 due upon registering for classes.

November 11 Veterans Day observed. No classes.
November 21-27 Thanksgiving Week Break
December 12-16 Finals Week
December 17 Fall Commencement


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