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Golden West College Important Dates

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Fall Semester 2014
July 7, 2014 Fall Registration begins. To view your appointment, log in to your MyGWC account.
August 24, 2014 First Day of Instruction
September 1 Labor Day (holiday)
October 20 Second Eight Week Classes Begin
November 11 Veteran's Day (holiday)
Nov. 27 - Nov. 30 Thanksgiving (holiday)
December 14 Last Day of the Semester
Dec. 22 - Jan. 4, 2015 Winter Break
Winter Intersession 2015
January 5, 2015 First Day of Instruction
January 19 Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)
January 30 Winter Intersession Ends
Spring Semester 2015
January 31, 2015 Spring Semester - First Day of Instruction
February 13 Lincoln's Day (holiday) No Classes
February 16 Washington's Day (holiday) No Classes
March 30 to April 5 Spring Recess - No Classes
April 6 Second 8-week Spring classes begin
May 25 Memorial Day (holiday) Campus Closed
May 31 Last Day of Spring Semester

Short term classes (any course other than 16wk which would include Winter Intersession Courses and Summer Courses)

  • 10% of the course - Last day to drop for a refund
  • 20% of the course - Last day to drop and not receive a “W”
  • 75% of the course - Last day to drop a course and receive a “W”

For all sessions

  • If a holiday falls on Friday, then Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet.
  • If a holiday falls on Monday, then Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
  • If a holiday falls on Monday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet.
  • Final exams are held during regular class meeting time during the last week of the semester.


College reserves the right to cancel classes. All classes offered are based upon sufficient enrollment to economically warrant them. Classes may be cancelled as a result of low enrollment, State legislation, and/or financial considerations. When classes are cancelled due to low enrollment, every attempt will be made to help students adjust their academic schedules.