Academic Calendar

This is an archived copy of the 2020/21 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit https://catalog.vanguard.edu.

2020-2021 Academic Year

The academic calendar reflects important dates for The College, Graduate, Professional Studies and Non-Traditional education programs. It is based on a 16 week semester term and is subject to change by the University Administration.  Questions, contact the Registrar's Office at (714) 662-5200 or via email at records.support@vanguard.edu

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Fall Semester, 2020

Month Date Event
Aug. 21 Residence Facilities Open for New Students, Friday
21-23 Welcome Weekend: New Student Orientation, Friday-Sunday
22-23 Residence Facilities Open for Returning Students
24 First Day of Fall Term/Classes Begin, Monday
24- Sept. 27 Five Week Session 1
24-Oct 18 Eight Week Session 1
25 Convocation, Tuesday
Sept. 4 Last Day to Add New Courses, Friday
4 Last Day to Drop a Course without it Appearing on Transcripts, Friday
7 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Monday
28-Nov. 1 Five Week Session 2
Oct. 16 Last day to drop course without academic penalty, Friday
19- Dec. 13 Eight Week Session 2
Nov. 2-Dec. 13 Five Week Session 3
16-20 Academic Registration for All Continuing Students, Monday-Thursday
25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Wednesday-Friday
Dec. 7 Last Day of Classes, Monday
8-11 Final Examinations, Tuesday-Friday
13 Last Day of Fall Term
24-31 Christmas Holiday Break (University Offices Closed)

Spring Semester, 2021

Month Date Event
Jan. 1 New Year’s Holiday (University Offices Closed)
8 Residence Facilities Open for New Students, Friday
8-10 New Student Orientation, Friday-Sunday
9-10 Residence Facilities Open for Returning Students, Saturday-Sunday
11 First Day of Spring Term/Classes Begin, Monday
11-Fe. 14 Five Week Session 1
11-Mar. 7 Eight Week Session 1
18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Monday
22 Last Day to Add New Courses, Friday
22 Last Day to Drop a Course without it Appearing on Transcripts, Friday
Feb. 15 President’s Day Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Monday
15- Mar. 21 Five Week Session 2
Mar. 5 Last Day to Drop a Course without Academic Penalty, Friday
8- May 5 Eight Week Session 2
22-28 Spring Recess (No Classes), Monday-Friday
29- May 2 Five Week Session 3
Apr. 2 Good Friday ( No Classes, University Offices Closed) Friday
12-16 Academic Registration for All Continuing Students, Monday-Friday
22 University Awards Chapel, Thursday
29 Last day of Classes, Thursday
29 Baccalaureate, Thursday Chapel
30-May 5 Final Examinations, Friday-Wednesday
May 5 Last Day of Spring Term, Wednesday
6 Commencement, Thursday
7 Move-out Day for Non-Graduating Students, Friday
8 Move-out Day for Graduating Seniors, Saturday

Summer Sessions 2021

Month Date Event
May 10-August 29 Full Summer Term Dates
10- June 13 Five Week Session 1
10- July 4 Eight Week Session 1
31 Memorial Day Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Monday
June 14- July 18 Five Week Session 2
July 4 Independence Day (No Classes, University Offices Closed)
5 Independence Day Observed (No Classes, University Offices Closed)
5- Aug. 29 Eight Week Session 2
19-Aug. 22 Five Week Session 3
Aug. 29 Last Day of Term