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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

The Registrar's Office at Stanford manages the academic calendar which has been published for the 2023-24 academic year. Below are the posted quarterly dates for the upcoming academic year; all dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University. For those looking to schedule travel throughout the year, we strongly encourage you to wait until your student has their course and exam schedule and they have reviewed the course syllabi before making plans.

2023-24 Academic Year Calendar

First Day of Classes and End of Term

  • Autumn Quarter: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 and December 15, 2023
    • New students move in on Tuesday, September 19. Housing will remain open during Thanksgiving Break. Housing closes on Saturday, December 16, for the Winter Break. All students must leave their dorm rooms during this break.
  • Winter Quarter: January 8, 2024 and March 22, 2024
    • Housing re-opens for Winter Quarter on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Housing will remain open during Spring Break.
  • Spring Quarter: April 1, 2024 and June 12, 2024 (Commencement June 16)
    • Housing closes for the academic year on Friday, June 14. All students must move out of their housing unless approved for extended stay or summer housing.
  • Summer Quarter: June 24, 2024 and August 17, 2024 (optional quarter)
    • Students who register for summer housing may choose an 8-week or 10-week summer contract. Summer housing applications will open in Spring Quarter.