Academic Catalogs

Academic Calendar

Date Event
Fall Semester 2020
August 3 Early Start (Special Programs-Cosmetology 1st session) Classes Begin
August 23 Residency Determination date
August 24 Regular Classes Begin (16-Week and 8-Week Classes)
September 7 Labor Day ( Campus Closed)
October 5 2nd Cosmetology Classes Begin
October 19 Second 8-Week Classes Begin
November 11 Holiday-Veterans Day (Campus Closed)
November 15 Filing Deadline for Fall Graduation
November 26-27 Thanksgiving Break (Campus Closed)
December 12 Last Day of Fall Semester
December 21-January 3 Winter Break (Campus Closed)
Intersession 2021
January 4 First Day of Instruction
January 18 Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed)
January 29 Last Day of Intersession
Spring Semester 2021
January 19-March 21 Early Start (Special Programs-Cosmetology 1st session) Classes Begin
March 22-May 29 Early Start (Special Programs-Cosmetology 2nd session) Classes Begin
January 29 Residency Determination Date
January 30 Regular Classes Begin (16 and 8-Week Classes)
February 12 Lincoln's Day (Campus Closed)
February 15 Washington's Day (Campus Closed)
March 29-April 4 Spring Recess (Campus Closed)
April 5 Second Eight-Week Classes Begin
April 15 Filing Deadline for Spring Graduation
May 4 Scholarships and Awards Night
May 27 Commencement
May 29 Last Day of Spring Semester
May 31 Memorial Day (Campus Closed)

All dates and hours of operation are subject to change without notice.

Deadlines for refunds, fee cancellations, registration, and withdrawals are different for each course.

For specific course deadlines, please refer to one of the following:

Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill (Available via MyGWC)

Academic Calendar – Available online at

If a holiday falls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet. If a holiday falls on Monday, Saturday and Sunday classes will meet. Final examinations are held during regular class meeting times during the last week of the semester.

Class Cancellation

College reserves the right to cancel classes. All classes offered are based upon sufficient enrollment to economically warrant them. Classes may be cancelled as a result of low enrollment, State legislation, and financial considerations. When classes are cancelled due to low enrollment, every attempt will be made to help students adjust their academic schedules.

Election Dates 2020

Date Event
March 3 Primary Election
Voter Registration:
September 22 National Voter Registration Day
October 19 Last day to register to vote online, by mail, or in person
Online: 15 days before Election Day
By Mail: postmarked 15 days before Election Day
In Person: 15 days before Election Day. Voters can also "conditionally" register and vote at their county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline
Early Voting - General Election:
October 24 Select vote centers open
October 27 California vote-by-mail ballot application must arrive
October 31 Additional vote centers open
Completed Ballots - General Election:
November 3 Personally delivered ballots must be delivered by close of polls
Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3, and received by your county elections office no later than November 6

All dates can be verified online at the Secretary of State or county election office.