Important Dates

Summer Quarter
June 30, 2015 Tuesday Deadline to Cancel Housing Contract for a $250 Fee
Housing Contract Information

On July 1st, the fee will increase to $350. To cancel your Residence Hall contract, submit your request to Residence Hall Assignment Services at You may also stop by our office at 1501 Residential Services (located directly behind De La Guerra Dining Commons) to fill out a contract cancellation form.

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July 3, 2015 Friday Independence Day Administrative Holiday
July 27, 2015 Monday Summer Session B Meal Plans Available
Summer Meal Plan Information

The UCSB Dining Commons are open for business over the summer! Enjoy all-you-can-eat dining whether you're living in the university apartments or off campus!

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July 31, 2015 Friday FSSP Move In
FSSP Move In Info
August 3, 2015 Monday FSSP Classes Begin (Summer Session B)
UCSB Summer Sessions
September 7, 2015 Monday Labor Day Administrative Holiday
September 11, 2015 Friday Last Day of FSSP/Summer Session B Classes
Fall Quarter
September 19, 2015
Saturday to Sunday
Move In Weekend
Move In Information

If you need to make travel arrangements prior to receiving your specific room information, we recommend you plan to move in on Sunday since all halls will be open by then. 

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September 20, 2015 Sunday Fall Quarter Begins
September 21, 2015 Monday New Student Convocation
September 24, 2015 Thursday Fall Quarter Instruction Begins
October 16, 2015
Friday to Sunday
Parent and Family Weekend
November 11, 2015 Wednesday Veteran's Day (Administrative Holiday)
November 25, 2015 Wednesday Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving Holiday at 6 PM

Dining Commons close for Thanksgiving break after Lunch.

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November 26, 2015
Thursday to Friday
Thanksgiving (Administrative Holiday)
November 29, 2015 Sunday Residence Halls Re-Open from Thanksgiving Holiday at 10 AM

Dining Commons do not re-open until Monday morning.

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November 30, 2015 Monday Dining Commons Re-Open after Thanksgiving Break for Breakfast
December 4, 2015 Friday Last Day of Fall Classes

Final Exams Begin the Following Date, Saturday 12/5

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December 5, 2015
Saturday to Friday
Fall Final Exams
December 11, 2015 Friday Fall Quarter Ends
December 12, 2015 Saturday Residence Halls Close/Winter Break Begins
December 24, 2015
Thursday to Friday
Christmas (Administrative Holiday)
December 31, 2015
Thursday to Friday
New Year (Administrative Holiday)
Winter Quarter
January 4, 2016 Monday Winter Quarter Classes Begin
January 18, 2016 Monday Martin Luther King Day (Administrative Holiday)
February 15, 2016 Monday Presidents' Day (Administrative Holiday)
March 11, 2016 Friday Last Day of Winter Classes
March 12, 2016
Saturday to Friday
Winter Final Exams
March 17, 2016 Thursday Last Day of Classes
March 18, 2016 Friday Winter Quarter Ends
March 19, 2016 Saturday Residence Halls Close/Spring Break Begins
Spring Quarter
March 27, 2016 Sunday Last Day of Spring Break/Residence Halls Re-Open at 10AM
March 28, 2016 Monday Spring Quarter Classes Begin
May 29, 2016 Sunday Memorial Day (Administrative Holiday)
May 30, 2016 Monday Memorial Day (Administrative Holiday)
June 3, 2016 Friday Last Day of Spring Classes
June 4, 2016
Saturday to Friday
Spring Final Exams
June 10, 2016 Friday Spring Quarter Ends
June 11, 2016 Saturday Last Day of Move Out/Residence Halls Close
June 11, 2016
Saturday to Sunday
Commencement Weekend
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