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Pomona College    
 
    
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
2016-17 Pomona College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG] Use the dropdown above to select the current 2017-18 catalog.

Academic Calendar


 

Fall Semester 2016

Date Day Event
 Aug. 20 Sat. New students arrive; residence halls open for new students
 Aug. 20-30 Sat.-Tue. Orientation for new students
 Aug. 27 Sat. Residence halls open for returning students
 Aug. 28 Sun. Course enrollment for new, transfer, exchange and special students
 Aug. 30 Tue. Fall semester begins; classes begin at 8:10 a.m.
 Sep. 5 Mon. Deadline for (1) coursework for approved spring 2016 incompletes to be submitted to instructors, unless another deadline was approved; (2) independent study proposals for fall 2016
 Sep. 9 Fri. Student accounts must be current
 Sep. 12 Mon. Last day to add a course or change board plan; last day for course fee refunds
 Oct. 5 Wed. Suggested date by which to submit low-grade notifications for fall 2016 semester
 Oct. 17-18 Mon.-Tue. Fall recess
 Oct. 20 Thu. Last day to drop a course
 Nov. 3 Thu. Last day to choose pass/no credit grading option; last day to sign student promissory notes
 Nov. 15-18 Tue.-Fri. Pre-enrollment for spring 2017 semester
 Nov. 24-25 Thu.-Fri. Thanksgiving recess
 Dec. 7 Wed. Last day of classes for fall semester
 Dec. 8-9 Thu.-Fri Reading Days
 Dec. 9 Fri. Last day to petition for incomplete
 Dec. 12-16 Mon.-Fri. Final examinations
 Dec. 16 Fri. Fall semester ends
 Dec. 17 Sat. Residence halls close at noon
 Dec. 29 Thu. Final grades must be submitted by noon                                                    

 

Spring Semester 2017

Date Day Event
 Jan. 15 Sun. Residence halls open for new and returning students
 Jan. 16 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 Jan. 17 Tue. Spring semester begins; classes begin at 8:10 a.m.
 Jan. 23 Mon. Deadline for (1) coursework for approved fall 2016 incompletes to be submitted to instructors, unless another deadline was approved; (2) independent study proposals for spring 2017
 Jan. 27 Fri. Student accounts must be current
 Jan. 30 Mon. Last day to add a course or change board plan; last day for course fee refunds
 Feb. 17-19 Fri.-Sun. Family Weekend
 Feb. 22 Wed. Suggested date by which to submit low-grade notifications for spring 2017 semester
 Mar. 9 Thu. Last day to drop a course
 Mar. 13-17 Mon.-Fri. Spring recess
 Mar. 31 Fri. César Chávez Day observed (staff and instructional holiday)
 Apr. 6 Thu. Last day to choose pass/no credit grading option; last day to sign student promissory notes
 Apr. 18-20 Tue.-Thu. Pre-enrollment for fall 2017 semester
 Apr. 26 Wed. Last day to petition for incomplete
 May 3 Wed. Last day of classes for spring semester; last day to enroll in a summer research/reading course
 May 4-5 Thu.-Fri Reading Days
 May 5 Fri. Grades for graduating seniors must be submitted by noon
 May 8-12 Mon.-Fri. Final examinations
 May 12 Fri. Spring semester ends
 May 14 Sun.
Commencement at 10:00 a.m.
 May 15 Mon. Residence halls close at noon
May 18 Thu.
All grades for non-graduating students must be submitted by noon

 

Fall Semester 2017

Date Day Event
 Aug. 19 Sat. New students arrive; residence halls open for new students
 Aug. 19-29 Sat.-Tue. Orientation for new students
 Aug. 26 Sat. Residence halls open for returning students
 Aug. 27 Sun. Course enrollment for new, transfer, exchange and special students
 Aug. 29 Tue. Fall semester begins; classes begin at 8:10 a.m.; convocation
 Sep. 5 Tue. Deadline for (1) coursework for approved spring 2017 incompletes to be submitted to instructors, unless another deadline was approved; (2) independent study proposals for fall 2017
 Sep. 8 Fri. Student accounts must be current
 Sep. 11 Mon. Last day to add a course or change board plan; last day for course fee refunds
 Oct. 5 Thu. Suggested date by which to submit low-grade notifications for fall 2017 semester
 Oct. 16-17 Mon.-Tue. Fall recess
 Oct. 19 Thu. Last day to drop a course
 Nov. 2 Thu. Last day to choose pass/no credit grading option; last day to sign student promissory notes
 Nov. 14-17 Tue.-Fri. Pre-enrollment for spring 2018 semester
 Nov. 23-24 Thu.-Fri. Thanksgiving recess
 Dec. 6 Wed. Last day of classes for fall semester
 Dec. 7-8 Thu.-Fri Reading Days
 Dec. 8 Fri. Last day to petition for incomplete
 Dec. 11-15 Mon.-Fri. Final examinations
 Dec. 15 Fri. Fall semester ends
 Dec. 16 Sat. Residence halls close at noon
 Dec. 21 Thu. Final grades must be submitted by noon                                                    

 

Spring Semester 2018

Date Day Event
 Jan. 14 Sun. Residence halls open for new and returning students
 Jan. 15 Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 Jan. 16 Tue. Spring semester begins; classes begin at 8:10 a.m.
 Jan. 22 Mon. Deadline for (1) coursework for approved fall 2017 incompletes to be submitted to instructors, unless another deadline was approved; (2) independent study proposals for spring 2018
 Jan. 26 Fri. Student accounts must be current
 Jan. 29 Mon. Last day to add a course or change board plan; last day for course fee refunds
 Feb. 16-18 Fri.-Sun. Family Weekend
 Feb. 21 Wed. Suggested date by which to submit low-grade notifications for spring 2018 semester
 Mar. 8 Thu. Last day to drop a course
 Mar. 12-16 Mon.-Fri. Spring recess
 Mar. 30 Fri. César Chávez Day observed (staff and instructional holiday)
 Apr. 5 Thu. Last day to choose pass/no credit grading option; last day to sign student promissory notes
 Apr. 17-19 Tue.-Thu. Pre-enrollment for fall 2018 semester
 May. 2 Wed. Last day of classes for spring semester; last day to enroll in a summer research/reading course
 May. 3-4 Thu.-Fri Reading Days
 May. 4 Fri. Grades for graduating seniors must be submitted by noon; last day to petition for incomplete
 May. 7-11 Mon.-Fri. Final examinations
 May. 11 Fri. Spring semester ends
 May. 13 Sun. Commencement at 10:00 a.m.
 May. 14 Mon. Residence halls close at noon
 May. 17 Thu. All grades for non-graduating students must be submitted by noon

 

Final Exam Schedule 2016-17

The five undergraduate Claremont Colleges share a final exam schedule. If a course includes a final exam, it must be held at the corresponding time specified below, with the following exceptions:

  • For graduating seniors in their final semester, instructors may omit the final examination or administer it during the last week of the semester, inclusive of Reading Days.
  • Students who (a) have three exams in two days, or (b) have a conflict because of a common final that occurs at the same time as another final may make arrangements with an instructor to re-schedule one of their finals, without APC approval.

Any other exceptions require approval of the Academic Procedures Committee (APC).

To determine the exam time for a particular class, look up the class’s regular meeting time on the appropriate grid below. For example, if a class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays (MW) at 2:45 p.m. during the fall semester, the final exam will be held on Friday, Dec. 16th at 2:00 p.m.

 

Fall 2016

Date 9:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M.
Monday, Dec. 12 TR 11:00-12:15

TR 2:45

TR 2:45-3:30

TR 8:10

Monday evening classes

PO common language finals

Common Final 1*

Tuesday, Dec. 13

MWF 8:00

MTWR 8:00

TWRF 8:00

MW 8:10

WF 8:10

Common Final 2

TR 9:35

MW 4:15

W 2:45-5:30

W 1:15-4:00

WF 2:45

Tuesday evening classes

Common Final 4*

Wednesday, Dec. 14

MWF 9:00

MTWR 9:00

TWRF 9:00

MW 1:15

WF 1:15

M 1:15-4:00

MWF 1:30-2:20

F 1:15-4:00

MWF 12:30-1:20

Wednesday evening classes

Common Final 5*

Thursday, Dec. 15

MWF 10:00

MTWR 10:00

TWRF 10:00

MW 9:35

WF 9:35

TR 1:15

T 1:15-4:00

TR 4:15

R 2:45-5:30

R 1:15-4:00

Thursday evening classes

Common Final 3*

Friday, Dec. 16

MWF 11:00

MTWR 11:00

TWRF 11:00

MW 11:00

WF 11:00

MW 2:45

M 2:45-5:30

MWF 2:40-3:30

Any class with conflicts using
the regular exam schedule

Common Final 6*

 

Spring 2017

Date 9:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M.
Monday, May 8

MWF 11:00

MTWR 11:00

TWRF 11:00

MW 11:00

WF 11:00

MW 2:45

M 2:45-5:30

MWF 2:40-3:30

TR 4:15

R 2:45-5:30

R 1:15-4:00

Monday evening classes

Common Final 3*

Tuesday, May 9 TR 11:00-12:15

TR 2:45

T 2:45-5:30

TR 8:10-9:25

Tuesday evening classes

PO common language finals

Common Final 1*

Wednesday, May 10

MWF 8:00

MTWR 8:00

TWRF 8:00

MW 8:10

WF 8:10

Common Final 2*

TR 9:35

MW 4:15

W 2:45-5:30

W 1:15-4:00

WF 2:45

Wednesday evening classes

Common Final 4*

Thursday, May 11

MWF 9:00

MTWR 9:00

TWRF 9:00

MW 1:15

WF 1:15

M 1:15-4:00

MWF 1:30-2:20

F 1:15-4:00

MWF 12:30-1:20

Thursday evening classes

Common Final 5*

Friday, May 12

MWF 10:00

MTWR 10:00

TWRF 10:00

MW 9:35

WF 9:35

TR 1:15

T 1:15-4:00

Any class with conflicts using
the regular exam schedule

Common Final 6*

 

Common Finals

  • If you have a common final, your instructor will provide information about the day, time, and location for the final exam.
  • All Pomona lower-division language courses numbered 001-051 which have multiple sections have a common final except for FREN 044 PO  and SPAN 044 PO . Pomona lower-division language common finals are marked with an asterisk (*) on the grids above. Final exams for FREN 044 PO  and SPAN 044 PO  follow the regular final exam schedule.
  • Faculty members teaching two or more sections of the same course may request a common final by contacting the Office of the Registrar. Priority goes to faculty members teaching three or more sections of the same course.
  • Regularly scheduled final exams have priority over common final exams. Faculty using a common final option must accommodate students who have conflicts with regularly scheduled finals at another mutually agreeable time.

 

Planning Calendar 

Fall 2018 Semester

  Day Event
Aug. 25 Saturday New students arrive; residence halls open for new students
Sept. 1 Saturday Residence halls open for returning students
Sept. 4 Tuesday Classes begin
Oct. 22-23 Monday - Tuesday Fall recess
Nov. 23-24 Thursday - Friday Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 21 Friday Fall semester ends
Dec. 22 Saturday Residence halls close at noon

 

Spring 2019 Semester

Date Day Event
Jan. 20 Sunday Residence halls open for new and returning students
Jan. 22 Tuesday Classes begin
Feb. 15-17 Friday - Sunday Family weekend
Mar. 18-22 Monday - Friday Spring recess
May 17 Friday Spring semester ends
May 19 Sunday Commencement
May 20 Monday Residence halls close at noon

 

Fall 2019 Semester

Date Day Event
Aug. 24 Saturday New students arrive; residence halls open for new students
Aug. 31 Saturday Residence halls open for returning students
Sep. 3 Tuesday Classes begin
Oct. 21-22 Monday - Tuesday Fall recess
Nov. 28-29 Thursday - Friday Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 20 Friday Fall semester ends
Dec. 21 Saturday Residence halls close at noon

 

Spring 2020 Semester

Date Day Event
Jan. 19 Sunday Residence halls open for new and returning students
Jan. 21 Tuesday Classes begin
Feb. 14-16 Friday - Sunday Family weekend
Mar. 16-20 Monday - Friday Spring recess
May. 15 Friday Spring semester ends
May. 17 Sunday Commencement
May. 18 Monday Residence halls close at noon