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You asked. Now it’s here.

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No. Saturday. Finals.

In response to students advocating for an end to Saturday exams, campus leadership worked with ASUCD representatives to do just that. Campus leadership forwarded the recommendation to the UC Office of the President, and it has been approved.

During finals week, alternate exam schedules are possible as long as faculty and students agree to the change. For spring quarter only, Friday is the start of finals, and the weekend can also be used for alternative scheduling.

Here’s what you need to know for the 2016­–17 academic year:

Fall Quarter 2016

  • Classes start on Wednesday, September 21
  • Classes end on Friday, December 2
  • Final exams from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 9

Winter Quarter 2017

  • Classes start on Monday, January 9
  • Classes end on Friday, March 17
  • Final exams are from Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24

Spring Quarter 2017

  • Classes start on Monday, April 3
  • Classes end on Thursday, June 8
  • Final exams are Friday, June 9 and Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15

What else changes?

  • Fall quarters will now have 50 instructional days, and winter and spring quarters will have 48 days
  • Fall quarter will begin on Wednesday and for fall 2017, 2018 and 2019, the winter break will be 23 days between the final day of fall exams and the beginning of winter classes.

Thank Goodness It’s Friday just took on a whole new meaning.

See the master academic calendar, scheduled through spring 2020.

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