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Academic Calendar

Items in bold require synchronous attendance for students in those programs.

Spring 2024

SPRING 2024
Semester Begins for ALL Students Jan. 10, 2024
ENP Procedural Intensive (Fall entry) Feb. 4, 2024
Seminar Weekend #1 – MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, Post Masters-FNP, and MSN (ANL, CNL, AC) *Feb. 16, 17, 18, 2024
Seminar Weekend #2 – MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, Post Masters-FNP, and MSN (ANL, CNL, AC) *March 22, 23, 24, 2024
ENP Procedural Intensive (Spring entry) April 7, 2024
DNP Intensive (Virtual) First Year DNP Students April 7, 8, 2024
Semester Ends for ENP, MSN/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN,Post-Masters PMHNP, MSN/PMHNP and DNP Students April 12, 2024
Semester Ends for MSN-E Students April 13, 2024

*Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend.
Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar
weekend.

The University will be closed for the following dates:

Martin Luther King Day – January 15, 2024
President’s Day – February 19, 2024

  • Summer 2024
    SUMMER 2024
    Semester Begins for ALL Students April 29, 2024
    DNP Intensive (On-Campus) Second Year DNP Students May 13, 14, 15, 2024
    Commencement May 16, 2024
    Seminar Weekend #1 – MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, Post Masters-FNP, and MSN (ANL, CNL, AC) *May 17, 18, 2024
    PMHNP Clinical Simulation June 22, 23, 2024
    ENP Procedural Intensive (Spring entry) July 7, 2024
    Seminar Weekend #2 – MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, Post Masters-FNP, and MSN (ANL, CNL, AC) *July 12, 13, 14, 2024
    Semester Ends for ENP, MSN/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN,Post-Masters PMHNP, MSN/PMHNP and DNP Students August 2, 2024
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students August 10, 2024

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend.
    Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar
    weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Memorial Day – May 27, 2024
    Juneteenth – June 19, 2024
    Independence Day – July 4, 2024

  • Fall 2024
    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    FALL 2024
    Orientation/Welcome Week for ALL New Incoming Students August 7-10, 2024 MSNE: On-Campus and synchronous online
    All Other Programs: Synchronous online
    Semester Begins for MSN-E First Year Students August 19, 2024
    Semester Begins for MSN-E Second Year, MSN, DNP-Leadership, DNP/FNP, DNP/PMHNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, Post-Masters PMHNP, and ENP Students August 26, 2024
    Seminar Weekend #1 for MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *Sept. 13 – 15, 2024 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP, DNP/PMHNP (First Year, Assessment course only), Post-Masters PMHNP (First Year, Assessment course only), and Post-Masters FNP Students *Sept. 13 – 14, 2024 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #1 for DNP-Leadership First Year, DNP/FNP First Year, and DNP/PMHNP First Year Students Sept. 15 – 16, 2024 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #2 for Spring Entry First Year Students Sept. 23 – 24, 2024 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP, DNP/PMHNP, Post-Masters FNP, Post-Masters PMHNP First Year, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *Oct. 25 – 27, 2024 First year DNP/FNP, First year DNP/PMHNP, First year First year Post Master’s PMHNP, and First year FNP Students: On-Campus
    MSN and Others: May be virtual
    PMHNP Simulation Weekend for MSN/PMHNP Second Year Students Nov. 2 – 3, 2024 On-Campus
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Fall Entry ENP Students ONLY Nov. 10, 2024 On-Campus
    Thanksgiving Break for ALL College of Graduate Nursing Students Nov. 25 – 29, 2024
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E Dec. 6, 2024
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students Dec. 7, 2024

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Labor Day – Sept. 2, 2024
    Indigenous People’s Day – Oct. 14, 2024
    Veteran’s Day – Nov. 11, 2024
    Thanksgiving Recess – Nov. 28 – 29, 2024
    Winter Recess – Dec. 21, 2024 – Jan. 5, 2025

     

  • Spring 2025
    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    SPRING 2025
    Semester Begins for ALL Students Jan. 8, 2025
    DNP Intensive #1 for DNP-Leadership Spring Entry First Year Students Jan 13 – 14, 2025 Synchronous online
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Fall Entry ENP Students ONLY Feb. 9, 2025 On-Campus
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *Feb. 21 – 23, 2025 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *March 21 – 23, 2025 Synchronous online
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Spring Entry ENP Students ONLY April 6, 2025 On-Campus
    DNP Intensive #2 for DNP-Leadership First Year Students April 8 – 9, 2025 Synchronous online
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E April 11, 2025
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students April 12, 2025

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Martin Luther King Day – Jan. 20, 2025
    President’s Day – Feb. 17, 2025

  • Summer 2025
    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    SUMMER 2025
    Semester Begins for ALL Students April 28, 2025
    University Commencement for Students receiving degrees May 15, 2025 In-Person in Pasadena
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *May 16 – 17, 2025 Synchronous online
    PMHNP Simulation Weekend for Post-Masters PMHNP First Year, DNP/PMHNP First Year, and MSN/PMHNP Second Year Students June 28 – 29, 2025 On-Campus
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *July 11 – 13, 2025 On-Campus
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Spring Entry ENP Students ONLY July 13, 2025 On-Campus
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E August 1, 2025
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students August 9, 2025

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Memorial Day – May 26, 2025
    Juneteenth – June 19, 2025
    Independence Day – July 4, 2025

  • Fall 2025
    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    FALL 2025
    Orientation/Welcome Week for ALL NEW incoming students August 6 – 9th, 2025 MSNE: On-Campus and synchronous online
    All Other Programs: Synchronous online
    Semester Begins for MSN-E First Year Students August 18, 2025
    Semester Begins for MSN, DNP, DNP/FNP, DNP/PMHNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, Post-Masters FNP, Post-Masters PMHNP, and ENP Students August 25, 2025
    PMHNP Simulation Weekend for Post-Masters PMHNP Second Year (4th semester) students October 18 – 19, 2025 On-Campus
    Seminar Weekend #1 for MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *September 12 – 14, 2025 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP, DNP/PMHNP (First Year, Assessment course only), Post-Masters PMHNP (First Year, Assessment course only), and Post-Masters FNP Students *September 12 – 13, 2025 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #1 for DNP-Leadership First Year, DNP/FNP First Year, and DNP/PMHNP First Year Students September 14 – 15, 2024 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #2 for Spring Entry First Year Students (3rd Semester) September 21 – 22, 2025 Synchronous (online)
    DNP Intensive #3 for Spring Entry Second Year Students September 29 – 30, 2025 Synchronous (online)
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP, DNP/PMHNP First Year, Post-Masters FNP, Post Master’s PMHNP First Year, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *October 24 – 26, 2025 First year DNP/FNP, First year DNP/PMHNP, First year First year Post Master’s PMHNP, and First year FNP Students: On-Campus
    MSN and Other Programs: May be virtual
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Fall Entry ENP Students ONLY November 9, 2025 On-Campus
    Thanksgiving Break for ALL College of Graduate Nursing Students November 24 – 30, 2025
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E December 5, 2025
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students December 6, 2025

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Labor Day – September 1, 2025
    Indigenous People’s Day – October 13, 2025
    Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2025
    Thanksgiving Recess – November 27 – 30, 2025
    Winter Recess – December 20, 2025 – January 4, 2026

  • Spring 2026

    SPRING 2026

    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    Semester Begins for ALL Students January 7, 2026
    DNP Intensive #1 for DNP-Leadership Spring Entry First Year Students January 12 – 13, 2026 Synchronous online
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Fall Entry ENP Students ONLY February 8, 2026 On-Campus
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *February 13 – 15, 2026 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *March 20 – 22, 2026 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #2 for All Second Year DNP/FNP, and DNP/PMHNP Students March 23 – 24, 2026 Synchronous online
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Spring Entry ENP Students ONLY April 5, 2026 On-Campus
    DNP Intensive #2 for DNP-Leadership Fall Entry First Year Students April 7 – 8, 2026 Synchronous online
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E April 10, 2026
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students April 11, 2026

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Martin Luther King Day – January 19, 2026
    President’s Day – February 16, 2026

  • Summer 2026

    SUMMER 2026

    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    Semester Begins for ALL Students April 27, 2026
    DNP Intensive #3 for DNP-Leadership Second Year Students May 12 – 13, 2026 Synchronous online
    University Commencement for Students receiving degrees May 14, 2026 In-Person in Pasadena
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *May 15 – 16, 2026 Synchronous online
    PMHNP Simulation Weekend for Post-Masters PMHNP First Year Students, DNP/PMHNP First and Second Year Students, and DNP/PMHNP Second Year (without RN work experience) Students June 13 – 14, 2026 On-Campus
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *July 10 – 12, 2026 On-Campus
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Spring Entry ENP Students ONLY July 12, 2026 On-Campus
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E July 31, 2026
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students August 8, 2026

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Memorial Day – May 25, 2026
    Juneteenth – June 19, 2026
    Independence Day – July 3 – 5, 2026

  • Fall 2026

    FALL 2026

    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    Orientation/Welcome Week for ALL NEW incoming students August 5 – 8, 2025 MSNE: On-Campus and synchronous online
    All Other Programs: Synchronous online
    Semester Begins for MSN-E First Year Students August 17, 2026
    Semester Begins for MSN, DNP/FNP, PMHNP/DNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, Post-Masters PMHNP, ENP, and DNP-Leadership Students August 24, 2026
    Seminar Weekend #1 for MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *September 11 – 13, 2026 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP, DNP/PMHNP (First Year, Assessment course only), Post-Masters PMHNP (First Year, Assessment course only), and Post-Masters FNP Students *September 11 – 12, 2026 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #1 for DNP-Leadership Fall Entry First Year, DNP/FNP First Year, and DNP/PMHNP First Year Students September 13 – 14, 2026 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #2 for Spring Entry DNP-Leadership First Year (3rd semester) Students September 20 – 21, 2026 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #3 for Spring Entry DNP-Leadership Second Year (6th semester) Students October 19 – 20, 2026 Synchronous online
    PMHNP Simulation Weekend for Post-Masters PMHNP Second Year (4th semester) Students October 17 – 18, 2026 On-Campus
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP, DNP/PMHNP First Year, Post-Masters FNP, Post-Masters PMHNP First Year, MSN/FNP, and MSN Students *October 23 – 25, 2026 First year DNP/FNP, First year DNP/PMHNP, First year First year Post Master’s PMHNP, and First year FNP Students: On-Campus
    MSN and Other Programs: May be virtual
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Fall Entry ENP Students ONLY November 8, 2026 On-Campus
    Thanksgiving Break for ALL College of Graduate Nursing Students November 23 – 29, 2026
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E December 4, 2026
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students December 5, 2026

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Labor Day – September 7, 2026
    Indigenous People’s Day – October 12, 2026
    Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2026
    Thanksgiving Recess – November 26 -29, 2026
    Winter Recess – December 19, 2026 – January 3, 2027

  • Spring 2027

    SPRING 2027

    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    Semester Begins for ALL Students January 6, 2027
    DNP Intensive #1 for Spring Entry First Year Students January 17 – 18, 2027 Synchronous online
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Fall Entry ENP Students ONLY February 7, 2027 On-Campus
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *February 12 – 14, 2027 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *March 19 – 21, 2027 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #2 for DNP/FNP Second Year and DNP/PMHNP Second Year Students March 22 – 23, 2026 Synchronous online
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Spring Entry ENP Students ONLY April 4, 2027 On-Campus
    DNP Intensive #2 for Fall Entry First Year DNP-Leadership Students April 6 – 7, 2027 Synchronous online
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E April 9, 2027
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students April 10, 2027

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Martin Luther King Day – January 18, 2027
    President’s Day – February 15, 2027

  • Summer 2027

    SUMMER 2027

    Event Date/s Synchronous Event Details
    Semester Begins for ALL Students April 26, 2027
    DNP Intensive #3 for DNP/FNP Third Year and DNP/PMHNP Students May 10 – 11, 2027 Synchronous online
    DNP Intensive #3 for DNP-Leadership Fall Entry Second Year Students May 18 – 19, 2027 Synchronous online
    University Commencement for Students receiving degrees May 20, 2027 In-Person in Pasadena
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP First Year, DNP/FNP Second Year, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *May 21 – 22, 2027 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #1 for DNP/FNP Third Year Students *May 21 – 22, 2027 On-Campus
    PMHNP Simulation Weekend for Post-Masters PMHNP First Year Students, DNP/PMHNP (First, Second, and Third Year), DNP/PMHNP Second Year (without RN work), and DNP/PMHNP Third Year (without RN work) Students June 12 – 13, 2027 On-Campus
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP Third Year, Post-Masters FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN/PMHNP, and MSN Students *July 9 – 11, 2027 Synchronous online
    Seminar Weekend #2 for DNP/FNP First Year and Second Year Students *July 9 – 11, 2027 On-Campus
    ENP Procedural Intensive for Spring Entry ENP Students ONLY July 11, 2027 On-Campus
    Semester Ends for ALL Students except MSN-E July 30, 2027
    Semester Ends for MSN-E Students August 7, 2027

    *Depending on the courses you are enrolled in, you may or may not have to meet all 3 days of seminar weekend. Final schedules with dates required for attendance will be posted for student access 3 to 4 weeks before seminar weekend.

    The University will be closed for the following dates:

    Memorial Day – May 31, 2027
    Juneteenth – June 18, 2027
    Independence Day – July 5th (observed and subject to change based on official University calendar)