2020-2021 Academic Calendar


In order to promote engaged instruction that follows county and state health ordinances, and be flexible enough to offer in-person and virtual opportunities, Whittier College has restructured its academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

September 8 Orientation  

September 9 Instruction begins

September 11 Last day to Add

September 16 Last day to drop without receiving a “W

September 25 Last day to drop with a “W”

October 9  Last Day Credit/No Credit Option

October 22 Instruction ends

October 26 Instruction begins 

October 28 Last day to Add

November 2 Last day to drop without receiving a “W”

November 2-6 Academic Advising for Spring 2021

November 9-13 Spring 2021 Registration

November 9 Last Day Credit/No Credit Option

November 11 Last day to drop with a “W”

November 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

December 11 Instruction ends

December 18, 5 p.m. Final Grades due

January 5 Instruction begins

January 7 Last day to add

January 12 Last day to drop without receiving a “W” 

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observed (College closed)

January 19  Last Day Credit/No Credit Option

January 21 Last day to drop with a “W”

February 18 Instruction ends

February 22 Instruction begins

February 24 Last day to Add

February 26 Fall 2020 Incomplete Grade Due

March 1 Last day to drop without receiving a “W”

March 8 Last Day Credit/No Credit Option

March 10 Last day to drop with a “W”

March 31 Cesar Chavez Day Observed (College closed)

April 2  Instruction ends

April 7  Instruction begins

April 9 Last day to Add 

April 14 Last day to drop without receiving a “W” 

April 19 - May 30 Academic advising for Fall 2021

April 21 Last Day Credit/No Credit Option 

April 23 Last day to drop with a “W”

April 26 Last Day to withdraw from College

May 3 - 7 Fall 2021 Registration 

May 19 Instruction ends

May 21 Commencement

May 25 All Grades Due