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Academic Calendar


Intersession/Spring 2024

Registration Begins: October 30, 2023

INTERSESSION
January 2, 2024 — First Day of Instruction

January 15, 2024 — Martin Luther King Day (holiday)

January 27, 2024 — Winter Intersession Ends

SPRING
January 29, 2024 — First Day of the Semester

February 16, 2024 — Lincoln’s Day Observed (holiday)

February 19, 2024 — Washington’s Day (holiday)

February 22, 2024 — Mandatory Flex Day

March 25, 2024 – March 31, 2024 — Spring Recess (holiday)

April 1, 2024 — Second Eight Week Classes Begin

May 23, 2024 — Commencement

May 25, 2024 — Last Day of the Semester


Summer 2024

Registration Begins: April 8, 2024

June 10, 2024 — First Day of Instruction

June 19, 2024 — Juneteenth (holiday)

July 4, 2024, 2024 — Independence Day (holiday)

August 16, 2024 — Last Day of Instruction


Fall 2024

August 23, 2024 — Mandatory Flex Day

August 26, 2024 — First Day of Instruction

September 2, 2024 — Labor Day (holiday)

October 21, 2024 — Second Eight Week Classes Begin

November 11, 2024 — Veteran’s Day (holiday)

November 28–December 1, 2024 — Thanksgiving (holiday)

December 14, 2024 — Last Day of the Semester

December 16–January 1, 2025 – Winter Break


NON-PAYMENT DROP POLICY

Class Cancellation

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

All dates and hours of operation are subject to change without notice.

Deadlines for refunds, fee cancellations, registration, and withdrawals are different for each course.

For specific course deadlines, please refer to one of the following: Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill (Available via MyGWC)

Short term classes (any course other than 16-wk 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

Students must officially withdraw from classes either online or in person by the specific deadline for each class. Refer to the Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill on the Student tab of the MyGWC portal page as drop dates may vary from class to class. It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from classes and to verify all withdrawals by printing the Student Class Program.

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.

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Upcoming Elections Information

Orange County

California Secretary of State

 

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