May 18, 2024  
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College Year Calendar

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Summer Term 2008

February 1-April 30   Priority Admission Filing Period
June 9-July 18   Session A
July 4   Fourth of July Holiday (Campus closed)
July 21-August 15   Session B

Fall Semester 2008

October 1-November 30, 2007 Priority Admission Filing Period
September 1, 2008 Village Move-in Day
September 1 Labor Day (Campus Closed)
September 4 Classes Begin
October 1 Applications Due for Winter/Spring/Summer ‘08 Graduation
October 1 Enrollment Census Date:
  Enrollments are not accepted after this date.
October 13 Columbus Day (Offices Open, No Classes)
November 11 Veterans’ Day observed (Campus Closed)
November 17-18 Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)
December 9 Last Day of Classes
December 10 Reading Day
December 11-12, 15-17 Final Examinations
December 22 Last Day of Term
December 16-22 Grades Due from Faculty
December 25, 2008-January 1, 2009 Holiday Break (Campus Closed)

Winter Term 2009

June 1-30, 2008 Priority Admission Filing Period
January 5, 2009 Classes Begin
January 12, 2009 Enrollment Census Date:
  Enrollments are not accepted after this date.
January 19, 2009 Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed)
February 2, 2009 Last Day of Classes
February 3-4, 2009 Final Examinations
February 9, 2009 Last Day of Term
February 6-9, 2009 Grades Due from Faculty

Spring Semester 2009

August 1-31, 2008 Priority Admission Filing Period
February 5-6, 2009 Academic Holiday (Offices Open, No Classes)
Februrary 10-11, 2009 Winter/Spring Recess (Offices Open, No Classes)
February 16, 2009 Classes Begin
March 2, 2009 Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline for Fall 2008
March 11, 2008 Enrollment Census Date:
  Enrollments are not accepted after this date.
March 31, 2009 Cesar Chavez Day (Campus Closed)
April 13-17, 2009 Spring Break (Offices Open, No Classes)
May 8, 2009 Warrior Day (Offices Open, Classes Dismissed at Noon)
May 26, 2009 Last Day of Classes
May 27-29, June 1-2, 2009 Final Examinations
May 25, 2009 Memorial Day (Campus Closed)
June 8, 2009 Last Day of Term
June 2-June 8, 2009 Grades Due from Faculty
June 5 or 6, 2009 Commencement


Hours of Operation

Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours are observed from June through August, and are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Some smaller campus offices temporarily close during the winter and summer terms. Please call to verify office hours before visiting.

The 4-1-4 at CSU Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus was the first public, four-year university in California to adopt a 4‑1‑4 academic calendar. Now in its 30th year, it is well received by students and faculty. The 4-1-4 academic year consists of two 13-week semesters and a month-long winter term. Fall semester ends before the holiday break and spring semester finishes in late May or early June. A typical student load is four courses in the fall, one course during winter term, and four courses in the spring—hence “fourone-four.”

Although exactly equivalent to traditional semester or quarter programs in terms of instructional weeks (30), credit units earned, teaching loads, and registration fees, the structure of the 4-1-4 year provides greater opportunities for an innovative and challenging curriculum. The unique dimension of 4-1-4 is the winter term in which students and faculty concentrate on one course or project. To stimulate academic innovation and encourage students to explore unfamiliar disciplines, many winter term courses and projects are graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Winter term provides an unusual chance for intensive pursuit of a single subject. This concentration of time, resources, and energy constitutes a new intellectual experience for most undergraduates.