UC Berkeley Academic Calendar 2023-2024: Important Dates (2024)

Check out UC Berkeley Academic Calendar 2023-2024 enrollment date, registration deadlines, and other important dates. A semester at UC Berkeley typically lasts for 15 weeks, not including final exams.

The fall semester usually begins in late August or early September and ends in mid-December, while the spring semester usually begins in mid-January and ends in mid-May.

Each semester is divided into two sessions of approximately 7.5 weeks each, referred to as the “A” and “B” sessions. Some courses may span the entire semester, while others may be offered only in one of the two sessions.

You can view and download the PDF version of the Berkeley Academic Calendar below. You can also add it to your bCal.

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UC Berkeley Academic Calendar Fall 2023

UC Berkeley Fall Semester begins on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, and ends on Friday, December 15, 2023.

Below are important dates and deadlines on the UC Berkeley academic calendar for Fall Semester.

  1. UC Berkeley Fall 2023 Schedule of Classes is Published on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
  2. Fall 2023 Phase 1 Continuing Students Enrollment Begins on Monday, Apr 17, 2023.
  3. Phase 1 Continuing Students Enrollment Ends on Friday, June 16, 2023.
  4. Phase 1 New Undergraduate Transfer Student Enrollment Begins on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
  5. Phase 1 New Undergraduate Freshman Student Enrollment Begins on Thursday, July 13, 2023.
  6. Phase 1 New Student Enrollment Ends on Sunday, July 16, 2023.
  7. Phase 2 Continuing Enrollment Begins on Monday, July 17, 2023.
  8. Phase 2 Enrollment Ends on Sunday, August 13, 2023.
  9. The adjustment Period Begins on Monday, August 14, 2023.
  10. Fall 2023 law classes begin on Monday, August 14, 2023, according to Berkely law academic calendar 2023-2024.
  11. Fall 2023 Semester begins on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
  12. Fee Payment Deadline (either in full or the first installment if on Fee Payment Plan) is Friday, August 18, 2023.
  13. The Last Day to Withdraw for a Full Refund (before instruction begins) is Tuesday, August 22, 2023.
  14. UC Berkeley Fall 2023 classes start on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. It is the first day of classes (UC Berkeley’s first day of school 2023) for fall 2023 on the UC Berkeley academic calendar 2023-2024.
  15. The Last Day to Drop Classes Without a Fee is Friday, September 1, 2023.
  16. The Last Day to drop Early Drop Deadline (EDD) courses is Friday, September 1, 2023.
  17. The Deadline to Become Officially Registered (enroll and pay 20% of tuition and fees) is Friday, September 8, 2023.
  18. The Last Day to Add Without a Fee is Friday, September 8, 2023.
  19. The Last Day for Undergraduates to Add/Drop Classes and Change Units via Cornell Enrollment Center is Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
  20. The Departmental Schedulers/Enrollment Managers Add/Drop/Swap/Unit Change Deadline is Friday, September 15, 2023.
  21. The Deadline for Students to be Enrolled (the record will be canceled if not enrolled) is Friday, September 22, 2023.
  22. The Last Day for Graduates to Add/Drop Classes and Change Units via Enrollment Center is Friday, September 22, 2023.
  23. The Undergraduate and Graduate Students Grading Option Deadline is Friday, October 27, 2023.
  24. The Last day of fall 2023 classes is Friday, December 1, 2023.
  25. UC Berkeley 2023 RRR Week is from Monday, December 4, 2023, to Friday, December 8, 2023.
  26. Fall 2023 Finals Week is from Monday, December 11, 2023, to Friday, December 15, 2023.
  27. UC Berkeley fall 2023 Semester ends on Friday, December 15, 2023.
  28. UC Berkeley winter break 2023 is from Saturday, December 16, 2023, to Monday, January 15, 2024.

UC Bekerley academic Calendar spring 2024

UC Berkeley Spring Semester begins on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, and ends on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Below are important dates and deadlines on the UC Berkeley academic calendar for Spring Semester 2024.

  1. UC Berkeley Spring 2024 Semester starts on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday is Monday, January 15, 2024.
  3. UC Berkeley classes start on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
  4. President’s Day Holiday is Monday, February 19, 2024.
  5. UC Berkeley Spring Break 2024 is from Monday, March 25, 2024, to Thursday, March 28, 2024. Cesar Chavez Day Holiday is Friday, March 29, 2024.
  6. Cal Day 2024 To Be Determined.
  7. Spring 2024 Formal Classes End on Friday, April 26, 2024.
  8. UC Berkeley RRR Week (Reading/Review/Recitation Week) is from Monday, April 29, 2024, to Friday, May 3, 2024.
  9. The Last Day of classes for Spring 2024 is Friday, May 3, 2024.
  10. Spring 2024 Final Examinations are from Monday, May 6, 2024, to Friday, May 10, 2024.
  11. UCB Spring Semester 2024 Ends on Friday, May 10, 2024.
  12. UC Berkeley Commencement 2024 is on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

UC Berkeley academic calendar 2023-2024 PDF

For PDFs of past, current, and future UC Berkeley Academic Calendar, visit the Calendar page on the Office of the Registrar website. See the instructions in the FAQ section of this page to “Add a Calendar to Your bCal.”

Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about UC Berkeley academic calendar. Other important dates and deadlines can also be found on theStudent Enrollment Calendar.

How do I check my final exam schedule for UC Berkeley?

All final exam times can be found on CalCentral after registration. The official Schedule of Final Examination locations will be made available on the 11th week of instruction. Online courses are those whose course numbers have a W prefix (e.g., Psych W1). Not all online courses have in-person final exams. Check with your instructor if you do not know what type of final assessment your online course will have.

What is Berkeley RRR week?

RRR Week is the week following the end of formal class instruction and preceding the final exams at Berkeley. RRR stands for Reading, Review, and Recitation. It is intended for students to have free time to prepare for exams, work on final papers and projects, and participate in optional review sessions and meetings with instructors. week is based on the pedagogical principle that students benefit from time devoted to synthesizing the course material learned over the course of the semester.

Are there classes during RRR week, Berkeley?

There are no formal classes during RRR week at Berkeley. However, RRR days are counted as days of instruction by the state legislature and federal financial aid guidelines. The UC Berkeley academic calendar includes a notation for the end of formal classes and the last day of instruction to mark this distinction.

What is Cal Day?

Cal Day is an extravaganza of events that showcase the brilliance and fun of UC Berkeley. The annual campus-wide open house attracts some 40,000 visitors to the typically bustlingBerkeleycampus. Cal Day 2023 date will be made available on the UC Berkeley Academic Calendar.

Is UC Berkeley on semesters or quarters?

The University of California-Berkeley is on a semester system. Semester systems are typically around 14-16 weeks long. They consist of 3 terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer. However, all UC’s (except for Cal and UC Merced) run off a 10-week quarter system.

How do I add a calendar to my bCal?

It’s easy to add the UC Berkeley Academic Calendar and/or the Religious Holidays Calendar to your bCal. Just open Google Calendar, clicking the + symbol to the right of the “Other Calendars” heading, select “From URL,” and then paste the URL below into the field https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=YmVya2VsZXkuZWR1X2xycGFnY3ZvdnU0N3JhajcyZG1wYXRqb3U0QGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20

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