Approval of Fall Academic Calendar
The Claremont Colleges would like to update our community on the planning efforts for the fall. Although many important decisions have not been finalized, the overall structure for the fall is taking shape, and we would like to share one important element of our plans with you in an effort to provide as much notice as possible. The Presidents’ Council of The Claremont Colleges has approved a fall academic calendar for the five undergraduate institutions. This schedule attempts to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and the flu season on our community during the winter months.Under the new schedule, the first day of instruction will begin August 24, one week before the traditional start date. Undergraduates will complete all coursework by Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Final exams and assessments will be conducted remotely and completed by Friday, December 4, 2020. This early start and early end by Thanksgiving will allow students to travel home for Thanksgiving and remain there, rather than traveling back and forth for Thanksgiving and increasing the potential for virus spread. Please note the graduate institutions will maintain their traditional calendars with Keck Graduate Institute’s first day of instruction on Monday, August 31 and Claremont Graduate University’s first day of instruction on Tuesday, September 1.