Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Year

This calendar is subject to change by University Administration.  Questions, contact the Registrar's Office at (714) 662-5201 or via email at records@vanguard.edu

The College and Graduate Programs 1,2

Fall Semester, 2019

Month Date Event
Aug. 23 Residence Facilities Open for New Students, Friday
23-25 Welcome Weekend: New Student Orientation, Friday-Sunday
24-25 Residence Facilities Open for Returning Students
26 First Day of Fall Term/Classes Begin, Monday
27 Convocation, Tuesday
Sept. 3 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Monday
6 Last Day to Add New Courses, Friday
6 Last Day to Drop a Course without it Appearing on Transcripts, Friday
Oct. 18 Last Day to Drop a Course without Academic Penalty, Friday
Nov. 18-22 Academic Registration for Continuing Undergraduate Students, Monday-Thursday
18-22 Academic Registration for Continuing Graduate Students, Monday-Thursday
27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Wednesday-Friday
Dec. 9 Last Day of Classes, Monday
10-13 Final Examinations, Tuesday-Friday
13 Residence Halls close for Christmas, Friday
14 Last Day of Fall Term
24-31 Christmas Holiday (Offices Closed)

Spring Semester, 2020

Month Date Event
Jan. 1 New Year’s Holiday (Offices Closed)
10 Residence Facilities Open for New Students, Friday
10 New Student Orientation, Friday-Sunday
11-12 Residence Facilities Open for Returning Students, Saturday-Sunday
13 First Day of Spring Term/Classes Begin, Monday
20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Monday
24 Last Day to Add New Courses, Friday
24 Last Day to Drop a Course without it Appearing on Transcripts, Friday
Feb. 17 President’s Day Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed), Monday
Mar. 6 Last Day to Drop a Course without Academic Penalty, Friday
16-20 Spring Recess (No Classes), Monday-Friday
Apr. 10 Good Friday ( No Classes, University Offices Closed) Friday
13-16 Academic Registration for Continuing Undergraduate Students, Monday-Friday
20-24 Academic Registration for Continuing Graduate Students, Monday-Friday
23 University Awards Chapel, Thursday
30 Last day of Classes, Thursday
May 1-6 Final Examinations, Friday-Wednesday
8 Last Day of Spring Term, Wednesday
7 Commencement, Thursday
8 Move-out Day for Non-Graduating Students, Friday
8 Move-out Day for Graduating Seniors, Saturday

Summer Sessions 2020

Month Date Event
May 11-August 22 Full Summer Term Dates
May 11-29 Session I
25 Memorial Day Holiday (University Offices Closed), Monday
June 1-19 Session II
June 22-July 10 Session III
July 3 Independence Day Observed (No Classes, Offices Closed)
4 Independence Day

Professional Studies

Fall Semester 2019

Month Date Event
Financial Registration for Fall 2019 – returning and new students must be financially registered for all Fall semester courses by two Fridays prior to their first semester course.
Aug. 26-29 Session 1 Begins - First five-week session
26-29 Session 1 Begins - First seven-eight week session
30 Last day to add new courses (1st module in-person and online classes)
Sept. 1 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript (online classes)
2 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes, University Offices Closed)
2-5 Lst day to drop courses without appearing on transcript (in-person course)
15 Last day to drop course without academic penalty (online courses)
16-19 Last day to drop course without academic penalty (in person courses)
30 - Oct. 3 Session 2 Begins - Second five week session begins
Oct. 4 Last day to add new courses
7-10 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript
21-24 Session 2 Begins - Second seven-eight week session begins
25 Last day to add new course
27 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript (online classes)
28-31 Last day to drop courses w/o appearing on transcript (in-person classes)
Nov. 4-7 Session 3 Begins - Third five-week session begins
8 Last day to add new courses
11-14 Last day to drop course without academic penalty (in-person classes)
11-14 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript
11-14 Academic Registration for Spring & Summer 2020 – Returning Students
27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes; Unviersity Offices Closed Nov. 21-23)
Financial Registration for Spring 2020 – returning and new students must be financially registered for all Spring semester courses by two Fridays prior to their first semester course.
Dec. 2-5 Last day to drop course without academic penalty
10-13 Last Week of Classes
14 Last day of Fall Term
24-31 Christmas Holiday (University Offices Closed)

Spring Semester 2020

Month Date Event
Jan. 1 New Year’s Day Observed (University Offices Closed)
TBA Orientation for New Session 1 Students
13-16 Session 1 Begins - First five week session begins
13-16 Session 1 Begins - First seven-eight week session begins
17 Last day to add new courses
20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (Classes in Session, University Offices Closed)
20-23 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript (online & in-person classes)
Feb. TBA Orientation for New Session 2 Students
2 Last day to drop courses without academic penalty (online classes)
3-6 Last day to drop course without academic penalty (in-person classes)
17 President's Holiday (Classes in session, University Offices Closed)
17-20 Session 2 Begins - Second five week session begins
21 Last day to add new courses
24-27 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript
Mar. 9-12 Last day to drop course without academic penalty
9-12 Session 2 Begins - Second seven-eight week session begins
13 Last day to add new course (2nd mod 7-8 week in-person and online classes)
16-20 Spring Recess, No Classes
22 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript (online classes)
23-25 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript (in-person classes)
30 - Apr 2 Session 3 Begins - Third five week session begins
Apr. 3 Last day to add new courses
5 Last day to drop courses without academic penalty (2nd module online classes)
6-9 Last day to drop course without academic penalty (2nd mod. 7-8 week in-person classes)
6-9 Last day to drop courses without appearing on transcript (3rd module classes)
10 Good Friday (No Classes, Offices Closed)
Financial Registration for Summer 2020– returning and new students must be financially registered for all Summer semester courses by two Fridays prior to their first semester course
13-17 Academic Registration for Fall 2020 – Returning Students
29 - May 3 Last week of Classes
20-23 Last day to drop courses without academic penalty (3rd module in-person classes)
23 Graduate Celebration Ceremony
30 Last day of classes
May TBA Baccalaureate
6 Last day of Spring Term
6 Nursing Pinning Ceremony
7 Commencement

Summer Semester 2019

Month Date Event
May 11-14 Session 1 Begins
25 Memorial Day Holiday (Classes in Session, University Offices Closed)
June 15-18 Session 2 Begins
July 3 Independence Day Observed (Classes in Session, University Offices Closed)
20-23 Session 3 Begins
Financial Registration for Fall 2020 – returning and new students must be financially registered for all Fall semester courses by two Fridays prior to their first semester course.
Aug. 21 Last day of Summer Term and Classes