2020-2021 Academic Calendar P1s

This calendar applies to 1st-year students entering the PharmD program in 2020. When a discrepancy exists with the Registrar’s calendar, our academic calendar takes precedence over theirs.

Summer 2020

Required orientation for first-year students

Jul 21–July 24, Tues-Fri

Foundations I/APCS/IPPE

Jul 27–Oct 2, Mon–Fri

Labor Day holiday

Sep 7, Mon

Foundations I Synthesis Week

Oct 5–9, Mon–Fri

Fall 2020


Oct 10–18, Sat–Sun

Cardiovascular Theme/APCS/IPPE

Oct 19–Dec 11, Mon–Fri

Veterans Day holiday

Nov 11, Weds

Thanksgiving holiday

Nov 26 & 27, Thu–Fri

Cardiovascular Theme Synthesis Week

Dec 14–18, Mon–Fri

Winter break

Dec 19–Jan 3, Sat–Sun

Winter holiday

Dec 24 & 25, Thurs & Fri

New Year’s Day holiday

Dec 31 & Jan 1, Thurs & Fri

Winter 2021

Inquiry Immersion

Jan 4–15, Mon–Fri

MLK Jr. Day holiday

Jan 18, Mon

Respiratory Theme/APCS/IPPE

Jan 19–Feb 26, Tues–Fri

Presidents Day holiday

Feb 15, Mon

Respiratory Theme Synthesis Week

Mar 1–5, Mon–Fri


Mar 6–14, Sat–Sun

Spring 2021

Renal Theme/APCS/IPPE

Mar 15–Apr 16, Mon–Fri

Cesar Chavez Day holiday

Mar 26, Fri

Renal Theme Synthesis Week

Apr 19-Apr 23, Mon-Fri

Gastrointestinal Theme/APCS/IPPE

Apr 26–May 28, Mon–Fri

Memorial Day holiday

May 31, Mon

Year 1 Professional Readiness Week

Jun 1-Jun 4, Tues-Fri


Jun 5-Jun 13, Sat-Sun

Break/Two-Week Health System IPPE

(based on student schedule)

Jun 14-Jul 23, Mon-Fri


  • APCS = Applied Patient Care Skills
  • IPPE = Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
  • Holiday = Classes are not in session, administrative offices are closed.
  • Break = Classes are not in session, administrative offices are open.

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