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FALL 2012
SPRING 2013
Deadline for undergraduates to file application for Spring/Summer 2013 graduation   NA  October 1, 2012
Registration Announcement emailed  April 16, 2012   November 12, 2012
Registration (fees due within 14 days)   May 1-18, 2012
  May 29-July 31, 2012
  November 26-December 14, 2012
Independence Day (Summer holiday, campus closed)   July 4, 2012   NA
Martin Luther King Birthday (Spring holiday, campus closed)   NA   January 21, 2013
Late Registration and Schedule Adjustment (Fees due within 7 days; after semester begins Fees are due within 2 days)   August 13-23, 2012
  August 27-  September 7, 2012
  January 9-24, 2013
  Jan. 28-Feb. 8, 2013
Deadline to withdraw and receive full refund of resident fees and non-resident tuition, less processing fee   August 24, 2012   January 25, 2013
First day of instruction (unless otherwise noted)   August 27, 2012   January 28, 2013
Labor Day (Fall holiday, campus closed)   September 3, 2012   NA
Second payment of State University Fee (SUF) Installment Plan Due Date   September 7, 2012   February 8, 2013
Last day to add or drop for all semester classes, including those with late or early start dates. After today, instructor and department chair signatures are required.   September 7, 2012   February 8, 2013
Last day to take an exam for credit by challenge   September 7, 2012   February 8, 2013
Last day to file approved petition to enroll in more than 21 units   September 7, 2012   February 8, 2013
Deadline to drop courses to qualify for REFUND of resident or non-resident fees due to change in fee category   September 7, 2012   February 8, 2013
Open University registration   September 10-14, 2012   February 11-15, 2013
University Census Date
Deadline for Late Adds- Department petition required
  September 24, 2012   February 22, 2013
Last day to file for CR/NC grading option in a course   September 24, 2012   February 22, 2013
Deadline for graduate students to apply for graduation   October 1 , 2012   February 1, 2013
Presidents’ Day (campus open, classes held)   NA   February 18, 2013
Deadline to drop a course for a serious and compelling reason with department approved petition   October 5, 2012   March 8, 2013
Third payment of State University Fee (SUF) Installment Plan Due Date

  October 7, 2012   March 8, 2013
Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(campus open, classes held)
  October 8, 2012   NA
Spring Recess   NA   March 25-March 31, 2013
Cesar Chavez Birthday (Spring holiday; campus closed)   NA   April 1, 2013
Last day to receive a prorated refund for semester withdrawal   October 31, 2012   April 10, 2013
Fourth payment of State University Fee (SUF) Installment Plan Due Date   November 7, 2012   April 8, 2013
Veterans’ Day (Fall holiday; campus closed)   November 12, 2012   NA
Deadline to drop or withdraw from classes   November 16, 2012   April 26, 2013
Thanksgiving Recess (Fall holiday, campus closed)   Nov. 22-25, 2012   NA
Deadline to file edited committee-approved master’s thesis/project/dissertation for graduation this semester  November 30, 2012   May 10, 2013
Last day of instruction (unless otherwise noted)   December 7, 2012   May 17, 2013
Final examinations   December 8-14, 2012   May 18-24, 2013
Commencement ceremonies   December 14-15, 2012   May 24-25, 2013
Winter Recess (campus closed - dates are tentative -
call to confirm office hours)
  December 25, 2012
  January 1, 2013
  NA
Memorial Day (Spring holiday, campus closed)   NA   May 27, 2013
Grades due from faculty - Students can see grades on
My Sac State as they are posted
  January 2, 2013   May 30, 2013
Deadline for undergraduates to file application for Fall 2013 graduation   February 1, 2013   NA

Evening Students: The Graduate Center is open until 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, during the first week of classes. Student Services offices in Lassen Hall (Academic Advising Center, Admissions, Student Financial Services Center, Financial Aid, and the Registrar's Office) are open until 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, during the first week of the semester. The Academic Advising and Career Center service hours can be found at http://www.csus.edu/acad. Evening students must follow all procedures and meet all deadlines as published in this guide.