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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College Year Calendar

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Summer Term 2009

June 15-July 24   Session A
July 3   Fourth of July Holiday (Campus closed)
July 27-August 21   Session B

Fall Semester 2009

October 1-November 30, 2008 Priority Admission Filing Period
September 4, 2009 Village Move-in Day
September 7, 2009 Labor Day (Campus Closed)
September 9, 2009 Classes Begin
October 6 Applications Due for Winter/Spring/Summer ‘10 Graduation
October 6 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 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)
December 11 Last Day of Classes
December 14-18 Final Examinations
December 23 Last Day of Term
December 17-23 Grades Due from Faculty
December 25, 2009-January 1, 2010 Holiday Break (Campus Closed)

Winter Term 2010

January 5, 2010 Classes Begin
January 12 Enrollment Census Date:
  Enrollments are not accepted after this date.
January 18 Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed)
February 2 Last Day of Classes
February 3-4 Final Examinations
February 9 Last Day of Term
February 8-9 Grades Due from Faculty

Spring Semester 2010

February 5-8, 2010 Academic Holiday (Offices Open, No Classes)
February 10-11, 2010 Winter/Spring Recess (Offices Open, No Classes)
February 16, 2010 Classes Begin
March 2 Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline for Fall 2010
March 15 Enrollment Census Date:
  Enrollments are not accepted after this date.
March 31 Cesar Chavez Day (Campus Closed)
April 5-9 Spring Break (Offices Open, No Classes)
May 14 Warrior Day (Offices Open, Classes Dismissed at Noon)
May 24 Last Day of Classes
May 25 Reading Day
May 26-28, June 1-2 Final Examinations
May 31 Memorial Day (Campus Closed)
June 7 Last Day of Term
June 1-June 7 Grades Due from Faculty
June 4 or 5 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. Monday through Friday. 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 “four-one-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.