Academic Catalogs

Academic Calendar

Date Event
Fall Semester 2021
August 26 Residency Determination date
August 27 Regular Classes Begin (16-Week and 8-Week Classes)
September 6 Labor Day (Campus Closed)
October 25 Second 8-Week Classes Begin
November 11 Holiday-Veterans Day (Campus Closed)
November 15 Filing Deadline for Fall Graduation
November 25-28 Thanksgiving Break (Campus Closed)
December 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
December 20 - January 2 Winter Break (Campus Closed)
Intersession 2022
January 3 First Day of Instruction
January 17 Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed)
January 28 Last Day of Intersession
Spring Semester 2022
January 30 Residency Determination Date
January 31 Regular Classes Begin (16 and 8-Week Classes)
February 18 Lincoln's Day (Campus Closed)
February 21 Washington's Day (Campus Closed)
March 28 - April 3 Spring Recess (Campus Closed April 1)
April 4 Second Eight-Week Classes Begin
April 15 Filing Deadline for Spring Graduation
May 27 Commencement
May 28 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 MyCoastPortal)

Academic Calendar – Available online at www.goldenwestcollege.edu/academic-calendar

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

The College reserves the right to cancel classes. All classes offered are based upon minimum enrollment requirements. Classes may be cancelled as a result of low enrollment, State legislation, and financial considerations. If classes are cancelled due to low enrollment, instructional offices will communicate with the student and provide alternative options.

Election Dates 2021-2022

STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION - JUNE 7, 2022

Voter Registration
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request

Must arrive by May 31, 2022

Completed Ballots, Including Vote-by-Mail Ballots
  • Personally delivered ballots: Must be delivered by close of polls on June 7, 2022
  • Mailed ballots: Must be postmarked on or before June 7, 2022, and received by your county elections office no later than June 10, 2022.

All dates can be verified online at the Secretary of State or Orange County Election Office.
All voter and election information can be verified online at the California Secretary of State and Orange County Election Office websites.