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Office of Graduate Studies
Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on Your Admission to Sac State!

This is an exciting time and we wish you the best of luck in your academic career!

On this site you will find a wealth of resources to help you in your transition to studying at Sac State, including information on the campus and programs, as well as the Sacramento area and all that it has to offer.


June 1 - August 4, 2017: Registration period for new graduate and credential students who have accepted admission and matriculated.

Writing Placement for Graduates (WPG) Exam 
Next Exam Date:
 Saturday, August 26, 2017
Registration Period:  Monday, August 7, 2017 through Friday, August 18, 2017
For more information, please visit our Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) page

Tuition & Fees Payment and Deadline Info 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Answers to common questions for newly admitted students.

Campus Events

Wednesday Nooner: Humble Wolf - acoustic rock blues concert

Wednesday Nooner - Humble Wolf

January 25, 2017

More info

Reception for CALL YOUR CORNERS by Ryan Seng

Reception for "Call Your Corners!" by Ryan Seng

January 26, 2017

More info


Academic Calendar
March 7, 2016 16/17 Annual Class Schedule Available at My Sac State 
Nov. 28-Dec. 20, 2016 Spring 2017 Registration for continuing students in class level priority order
Dec. 21-Jan. 10, 2017 Spring 2017 Registration unavailable
TBA New Transfer Student Orientation and Registration
January 11-19, 2017 Spring 2017 Late Registration and Change of Schedule resumes
January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday) Campus Closed
January 18, 2017 Spring 2017 Semester Begins
January 18-20, 2017 University-wide and/or College Meetings (Academic Workdays)
January 20-22, 2017 Spring 2017 Registration unavailable
January 23, 2017 Instruction Begins
Jan. 23-Feb. 3, 2017 Spring 2017 Late Registration and Schedule Adjustment
January 24, 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation - Session I (Master's Degree students only)
February 1, 2017 OGS Form Deadline: Application for Graduation, Advancement to Candidacy, Application for Classification, Academic Certificate Course Verification, Application for Certificate
February 6-17, 2017 Spring 2017 Late Registration and Change of Schedule completed by petition at departments
February 7, 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation - Sessions II and III (Master's Degree students only)
February 10, 2017 Continuous Enrollment Form Deadline
February 12, 2017 Lincoln's Birthday (Holiday Observed on 12/29/17) Campus Open and Classes Held
February 20, 2017 Presidents' Day (Holiday Observed on 12/30/17) Campus Open and Classes Held
February 17, 2017 Census Date
March 20-24, 2017 Spring Recess 
March 27 - 31, 2017 Registration open for a limited number of Early Thesis/Project/Dissertation Check-In appointments
March 31, 2017 Cesar Chavez Birthday Observed (Holiday) Campus Closed
April 3 - 14, 2017 Early Thesis/Project/Dissertation Check-In (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
April 10 - May 5, 2017 Registration open for Thesis/Project/Dissertation Check-In
April 24 - May 5, 2017 Thesis/Project/Dissertation Check-In (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
May 5, 2017 Deadline to submit Thesis/Project/Dissertation
May 12, 2017 Last Day of Instruction
May 15-19, 2017 Finals Week
May 19-20, 2017 Commencement
May 22-24, 2017 Evaluation Days (Academic Workdays)
May 24, 2017 Last Day of Academic Year; Spring Grades Due
May 29, 2017 Memorial Day (Holiday) Campus Closed

New to Sacramento?

Welcome to Sacramento!  Here are some resources to help you settle in and prepare to start your studies at Sac State.  The Sacramento region has a lot to offer and we know that you will love it as much as we do!