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Academic Calendar

West Coast University's academic calendars are tailored to each program. 

Undergraduate and graduate programs are on semester or trimester calendars.  Some programs consists of semester or trimesters with two terms.  

An academic calendar week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.  

Courses begin the first week of the program academic calendar as scheduled by the Registrar.

 

 

Pharmacy Program Academic Calendar

Term
Start Date
Add/Drop Deadline Withdrawal Date
End Date
Holidays

Summer Semester 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021  Tuesday, May 4, 2021  Tuesday, June 22, 2021  Sunday, August 15, 2021 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021

Independence Day, Sunday - Monday, July 4-5, 2021 

Fall Semester 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021  Tuesday, August 24, 2021  Thursday, October 14, 2021  Sunday, December 19, 2021 

Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday - Sunday, November 25-28, 2021 

Intermission, December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Spring Semester 2022  Monday, January 3, 2022  Tuesday, January 11, 2022  Thursday, March 3, 2022  Sunday, April 24, 2022 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022

President's Day, Monday, February 21, 2022

Spring Break, Friday - Monday, March 18-21, 2022 

Summer Semester 2022
Monday, April 25, 2022  Tuesday, May 3, 2022  Thursday, June 23, 2022  Sunday, August 14, 2022 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022

Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022 

Fall Semester 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022  Tuesday, August 23, 2022  Thursday, October 13, 2022  Sunday, December 18, 2022 

Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday - Sunday, November 24-27, 2022

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, December 19, 2022 - January , 2023

Spring Semester 2023 Monday, January 2, 2023 Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Thursday, March 2, 2023  Sunday, April 23, 2023 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, 2023

President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2023

Spring Break, Friday - Monday, March 17-20, 2023 

Summer Semester 2023
Monday, April 24, 2023  Tuesday, May 2, 2023  Thursday, June 22, 2023  Sunday, August 13, 2023 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023

Independence Day, Monday - Tuesday, July 3-4, 2023 

Fall Semester 2023
Monday, August 14, 2023  Tuesday, August 22, 2023  Thursday, October 12, 2023  Sunday, December 17, 2023 

Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday - Sunday, November 23-26, 2023

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, December 18 - 31, 2023 

Spring Semester 2024
Monday, January 1, 2024  Tuesday, January 9, 2024  Thursday, February 29, 2024  Sunday, April 21, 2024 

New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2024

President's Day, Monday, February 19, 2024

Spring Break, Friday - Monday, March 22-25, 2024

Summer Semester 2024
Monday, April 22, 2024  Tuesday, April 30, 2024  Thursday, June 20, 2024  Sunday, August 11, 2024 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024

Independence Day, Thursday - Friday, July 4-5, 2024 

Note:  Students who are entering the APPE (4th year) of the PharmD program will be subject to the following policies:  

  1. Students who are not actively enrolled into an APPE block and will not be academically engaged for ore than 45 calendar days will be withdrawn unless they apply for an Administrative Leave of Absence.  All applicable Leave of Absence policies will apply.  Students should review the Leave of Absence section of the University catalog for more details.  
  2. Students who will not be actively enrolled into an APPE block and will not be academically engaged for up to 45 days will be withdrawn unless they resubmit a Letter of Intent to Return form to the campus financial aid department.  The Letter of Intent to Return form must be received prior to the last date of attendance in the immediately preceding term.  
Some APPE blocks may be split amongst two semesters using two separate course codes.  In these instances, students will be awarded the full course credit for the longer of the two courses.  The short APPE course will receive the identical grade, however, no credits will be earned for this course.  In the event that two APPE blocks are equal in length, the credit will be awarded to the second block, chronologically.  

 

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Program Academic Calendar

This Academic Calendar supports the following programs:

  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Master of Physician Assistant (MPA)
Term Class Start Date  Add/Drop Deadline Withdrawal Date  Class End Date
Holidays 
Summer 2021  Monday, May 10, 2021  Tuesday, May 18, 2021  Tuesday, July 6, 2021  Sunday, August 22, 2021  Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021

Independence Day, Sunday-Monday, July 4-5, 2021

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, August 23, 2021-September 5, 2021

Fall 2021 Monday, September 6, 2021  Tuesday, September 14, 2021  Thursday, November 4, 2021  Sunday, December 19, 2021  Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 25-28, 2021 

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, December 20, 2021-January 9, 2022

Spring 2022 Monday, January 10, 2022  Tuesday, January 18, 2022  Thursday, March 10, 2022  Sunday, April 24, 2022  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022

President's Day, Monday, February 21, 2022 

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, April 25, 2022-May 8, 2022

Summer 2022  Monday, May 9, 2022  Tuesday, May 17, 2022  Thursday, July 7, 2022  Sunday, August 21, 2022  Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2022

Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022 

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, August 22, 2022-September 4, 2022

Fall 2022

Monday, September 5, 2022  Tuesday, September 13, 2022  Thursday, November 3, 2022  Sunday, December 18, 2022  Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 24-27, 2022 

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, December 19, 2022-January 8, 2023

Spring 2023 Monday, January 9, 2023 Tuesday, January 17, 2023  Thursday, March 9, 2023  Sunday, April 23, 2023  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, 2023

President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2023 

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, April 24, 2023-May 7, 2023

Summer 2023 Monday, May 8, 2023  Tuesday, May 16, 2023  Thursday, July 6, 2023  Sunday, August 20, 2023  Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023

Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, August 21, 2023-September 3, 2023

Fall 2023
Monday, September 4, 2023  Tuesday, September 12, 2023  Thursday, November 2, 2023  Sunday, December 17, 2023 

Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday-Sunday, November 23-26, 2023

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, December 18, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Spring 2024
Monday, January 8, 2024  Tuesday, January 16, 2024  Thursday, March 7, 2024  Sunday, April 21, 2024 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15, 2024

President's Day, Monday, February 19, 2024

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, April 22 -May 5, 2024 

Summer 2024
Monday, May 6, 2024 Tuesday, May 14, 2024  Thursday, July 4, 2024  Sunday, August 18, 2024 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024

Independence Day, Thursday - Friday, July 4-5, 2024

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, August 19 - September 1, 2024

Fall 2024
Monday, September 2, 2024  Tuesday, September 10, 2024  Thursday, October 31, 2024  Sunday, December 15, 2024 

Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday - Sunday, November 28 - December 1, 2024

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, December 16, 2024 - January 5, 2025 

Spring 2025
Monday, January 6, 2025  Tuesday, January 14, 2025  Thursday, March 6, 2025  Sunday, April 20, 2025 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2025

President's Day, Monday, February 17, 2025

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, April 21 - May 4, 2025

Summer 2025
Monday, May 5, 2025  Tuesday, May 13, 2025  Thursday, July 3, 2025  Sunday, August 17, 2025 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2025

Independence Day, Thursday - Friday, July 3-4, 2025

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, August 18-31, 2025

Fall 2025
Monday, September 1, 2025  Tuesday, September 9, 2025  Thursday, October 30, 2025  Sunday, December 14, 2025 

Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2025

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday - Sunday, November 27-30, 2025

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, December 15, 2025 - January 4, 2026 

Spring 2026 Monday, January 5, 2026 Tuesday, January 13, 2026 Thursday, March 5, 2026  Sunday, April 19, 2026 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 19, 2026

President's Day, Monday, February 16, 2026

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, April 30 - May 3, 2026 

Summer 2026
Monday, May 4, 2026  Tuesday, May 12, 2026  Thursday, July 3, 2026  Sunday, August 16, 2026 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2026

Independence Day, Thursday - Friday, July 2-3, 2026

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, August 17-30, 2026 

 

Nursing (BSN, LVN/LPN-BSN), and Dental Hygiene (BSDH) Academic Calendar

This Academic Calendar supports the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN & LVN/LPN-BSN)
  • Dental Hygiene (BSDH)
Undergraduate:  Each trimester in online programs includes sixteen instructional weeks, consisting of two eight-week terms.  On-ground classes typically begin the first Monday of the term.  Courses offered in a blended delivery format typically begin on the first day (Monday) of the term and end on the last day (Sunday) of the term.  
 
Nursing Clinicals: Nursing clinical courses follow the Academic Calendar.  National holidays may be observed as long as the required contact hours are met by the end of the term, and are within the agreed upon schedule with Preceptors and Clinical sites.
Term
Class Start Date Add/Drop
Deadline 
Withdrawal "W" Deadline
Class End Date   Holidays
Summer I 2021 Monday, June 14, 2021  Tuesday, June 22, 2021  Thursday, July 22, 2021  Sunday, August 22, 2021  Independence Day, Sunday-Monday, July 4-5, 2021 
Fall I 2021 Monday, August 23, 2021  Tuesday, August 31, 2021  Thursday, September 30, 2021  Sunday, October 31, 2021  Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021 
Fall II 2021 Monday, November 1, 2021  Tuesday, November 9, 2021  Thursday, December 9, 2021  Sunday, January 23, 2022  Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 25-28, 2021
Winter Break, Monday-Sunday, December 20, 2021-January 2, 2022 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022
Spring I 2022 Monday, January 24, 2022 Tuesday, February 1, 2022  Thursday, March 3, 2022  Sunday, April 3, 2022  President's Day, Monday, February 21, 2022 
Spring II 2022 Monday, April 4, 2022 Tuesday, April 12, 2022  Thursday, May 12, 2022  Sunday, June 12, 2022  Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 
Summer I 2022 Monday, June 13, 2022 Tuesday, June 21, 2022  Thursday, July 21, 2022  Sunday, August 21, 2022  Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022 
Fall I 2022 Monday, August 22, 2022 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Thursday, September 29, 2022  Sunday, October 30, 2022  Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022
Fall II 2022 Monday, October 31, 2022 Tuesday, November 8, 2022  Thursday, December 8, 2022  Sunday, January 22, 2023 Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 24-27, 2022
Winter Break, Saturday-Wednesday, December 24, 2022 -January 4, 2023
Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, 2023
Spring I 2023 Monday, January 23, 2023 Tuesday, January 31, 2023  Thursday, March 2, 2023 Sunday, April 2, 2023 President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2023 
Spring II 2023 Monday, April 3, 2023 Tuesday, April 11, 2023  Thursday, May 11, 2023  Sunday, June 11, 2023  Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023
Summer I 2023 Monday, June 12, 2023  Tuesday, June 20, 2023  Thursday, July 20, 2023  Sunday, August 20, 2023  Independence Day, Tuesday, July 3-4, 2023 
Fall I 2023
Monday, August 21, 2023  Tuesday, August 29, 2023  Thursday, September 28, 2023  Sunday, October 29, 2023  Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023 
Fall II 2023
Monday, October 30, 2023  Tuesday, November 7, 2023  Thursday, December 7, 2023  Sunday, January 21, 2024 

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday - Sunday, November 23-26, 2023

Winter Break, Monday - Wednesday, December 25, 2023 - January 3, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2024 

Spring I 2024
Monday, January 22, 2024  Tuesday, January 30, 2024  Thursday, February 29, 2024  Sunday, March 31, 2024  President's Day, Monday, February 19, 204 
Spring II 2024
Monday, April 1, 2024  Tuesday, April 9, 2024  Thursday, May 9, 2024  Sunday, June 9, 2024  Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024 
Summer I 2024
Monday, June 10, 2024  Tuesday, June 18, 2024  Thursday, July 18, 2024  Sunday, August 18, 2024  Independence Day, Thursday - Friday, July 4-5, 2024 
Fall I 2024
Monday, August 19, 2024  Tuesday, August 27, 2024  Thursday, September 26, 2024  Sunday, October 27, 2024  Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024 
Fall II 2024
Monday, October 28, 2024  Tuesday, November 5, 2024  Thursday, December 5, 2024  Sunday, January 19, 2025 

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday - Sunday, November 28 - December 1, 2024

Winter Break, Monday - Wednesday, December 23, 2024 - January 1, 2025 

Spring I 2025
Monday, January 20, 2025  Tuesday, January 28, 2025  Thursday, February 27, 2025  Sunday, March 30, 2025  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2025 
Spring II 2025
Monday, March 31, 2025  Tuesday, April 8, 2025  Thursday, May 8, 2025  Sunday, June 8, 2025  Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2025 
Summer I 2025
Monday, June 9, 2025  Tuesday, June 17, 2025  Thursday, July 17, 2025  Sunday, August 17, 2025  Independence Day, Thursday - Friday, July 3-4, 2025 
Fall I 2025
Monday, August 18, 2025  Tuesday, August 26, 2025  Thursday, September 25, 2025  Sunday, October 26, 2025  Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2025 
Fall II 2025
Monday, October 27, 2025  Tuesday, November 4, 2025  Thursday, December 4, 2025  Sunday, January 18, 2026 

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday - Sunday, November 27-30, 2026

Winter Break, Monday - Sunday, December 22, 2025 -January 4, 2026 

Spring I 2026
Monday, January 19, 2026  Tuesday, January 27, 2026  Thursday, February 26, 2026  Sunday, March 29, 2026  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 19, 2026 
Spring II 2026
Monday, March 30, 2026  Tuesday, April 7, 2026  Thursday, May 7, 2026  Sunday, June 7, 2026  Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2026 
Summer I 2026
Monday, June 8, 2026 Tuesday, June 16, 2026  Thursday, July 16, 2026  Sunday, August 16, 2026   Independence Day, Thursday - Friday, July 2-3, 2026

 

Distance Education Academic Calendar

This Academic Calendar supports the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Administration
  • Master of Science, Nursing (MSN), all programs
  • Post Master's, all programs
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Term
Class Start Date   Add/Drop Deadline Withdrawal
Date 
Class End Date  Holidays 
Summer II 2021 Monday, July 5, 2021  Tuesday, July 13, 2021  Thursday, August 12, 2021  Sunday, August 29, 2021  Independence Day, Sunday-Monday, July 4-5, 2021
Intermission, Monday-Sunday, August 30- September 5, 2021 
Fall I
2021
Monday, September 6, 2021 Tuesday, September 14, 2021  Thursday, October 14, 2021  Sunday, October 31, 2021  Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021 
Fall II 2021 Monday, November 1, 2021  Tuesday, November 9, 2021  Thursday, December 9, 2021  Sunday, December 26, 2021 

Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday - Sunday, November 25-28, 2021

Christmas Day, Friday - Saturday, December 24-25, 2021

Intermission, Monday - Sunday, December 27, 2021 - January 9, 2022 

Spring I 2022 Monday, January 10, 2022  Tuesday, January 18, 2022  Thursday, February 17, 2022  Sunday, March 6, 2022  Martin Luther King Jr., Day, Monday, January 17, 2022
President's Day, Monday, February 21, 2022 
Spring II 2022 Monday, March 7, 2022 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Thursday, April 14, 2022 Sunday, May 1, 2022 Intermission, Monday - Sunday, May 2-8, 2022
Summer I 2022 Monday, May 9, 2022 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Thursday, June 16, 2022 Sunday, July 3, 2022 Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022
Summer II 2022 Monday, July 4, 2022 Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Thursday, August 11, 2022 Sunday, August 28, 2022 Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022
Intermission, Monday - Sunday, August 29 - September 4, 2022
Fall I 2022 Monday, September 5, 2022 Tuesday, September 13, 2022  Thursday, October 13, 2022 Sunday, October 30, 2022 Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022
Fall II 2022 Monday, October 31, 2022  Tuesday, November 8, 2022  Thursday, December 8, 2022  Sunday, December 25, 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday-Sunday, November 24-27, 2022

Christmas Day,  Sunday, December 25, 2022
Intermission, Monday-Sunday, December 26, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Spring I 2023 Monday, January 9, 2023  Tuesday, January 17, 2023  Thursday, February 16, 2023 Sunday, March 5, 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, 2023
President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2023 
Spring II 2023 Monday, March 6, 2023 Tuesday, March 14, 2023  Thursday, April 13, 2023  Sunday, April 30, 2023 Intermission, Monday-Sunday, May 1-7, 2023 
Summer I 2023 Monday, May 8, 2023  Tuesday, May 16, 2023  Thursday, June 15, 2023  Sunday, July 2, 2023 Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023
Summer II 2023 Monday, July 3, 2023  Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Thursday, August 10, 2023  Sunday, August 27, 2023  Independence Day, July 4, 2023
Intermission, Monday-Sunday, August 28 - September 3, 2023 
Fall I 2023
Monday, September 4, 2023  Tuesday, September 12, 2023  Thursday, October 13, 2023  Sunday, October 29, 2023  Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023 
Fall II 2023
Monday, October 30, 2023  Tuesday, November 7, 2023  Thursday, December 7, 2023  Sunday, December 24, 2023 

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday-Sunday, November 23-26, 2023

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, December 25, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Spring I 2024
Monday, January 8, 2024  Tuesday, January 16, 2024  Thursday, February 15, 2024  Sunday, March 3, 2024 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2024

President's Day, Monday, February 19, 2024 

Spring II 2024
Monday, March 4, 2024  Tuesday, March 12, 2024  Thursday, April 11, 2024  Sunday, April 28, 2024  Intermission, Monday-Sunday, April 29 - May, 5, 2024 
Summer I 2024
Monday, May 6, 2024  Tuesday, May 14, 2024  Thursday, June 13, 2024  Sunday, June 30, 2024  Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024
Summer II 2024
Monday, July 1, 2024 Tuesday, July 9, 2024  Thursday, August 8, 2024  Sunday, August 25, 2024 

Independence Day, Thursday-Friday, July 4-5, 2024

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, August 26 - September 1, 2024 

Fall I 2024
Monday, September 2, 2024  Tuesday, September 10, 2024  Thursday, October 10, 2024  Sunday, October 27, 2024  Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024 
Fall II 2024
Monday, October 28, 2024  Tuesday, November 5, 2024  Thursday, December 5, 2024  Sunday, December 22, 2024 

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday-Sunday, November 28 -December 1, 2024

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, December 23, 2024 - January 5, 2025 

Spring I 2025 Monday, January 6 2025 Tuesday, January 14, 2025 Thursday, February 13, 2025  Sunday, March 2, 2025 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2025

President's Day, Monday, February 17, 2025 

Spring II 2025
Monday, March 3, 2025  Tuesday, March 11, 2025  Thursday, April 10, 2025  Sunday, April 27, 2025  Intermission, Monday-Sunday, April 28 - May 4, 2025 
Summer I 2025
Monday, May 5, 2025  Tuesday, May 13, 2025  Thursday, June 12, 2025  Sunday, June 29, 2025  Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2025 
Summer II 2025
Monday, June 30, 2025  Tuesday, July 8, 2025  Thursday, August 7, 2025  Sunday, August 24, 2025 

Independence Day, Thursday-Friday, July 3-4, 2025

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, August 25-31, 2025

Fall I 2025
Monday, September 1, 2025  Tuesday, September 9, 2025  Thursday, October 9, 2025  Sunday, October 26, 2025  Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2025 
Fall II 2025
Monday, October 27, 2025  Tuesday, November 4, 2025  Thursday, December 4, 2025  Sunday, December 21, 2025 

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday-Sunday, November 27-30, 2025

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, December 22, 2025 - January 4, 2026 

Spring I 2026
Monday, January 5, 2026  Tuesday, January 13, 2026  Thursday, February 12, 2026  Sunday, March 1, 2026 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 19, 2026

President's Day, Monday, February 16, 2026 

Spring II 2026
Monday, March 2, 2026  Tuesday, March 10, 2026  Thursday, April 9, 2026  Sunday, April 26, 2026  Intermission, Monday-Sunday, April 27 - Ma 3, 2026 
Summer I 2026
Monday, May 4, 2026  Tuesday, May 12, 2026  Thursday, June 11, 2026  Sunday, June 28, 2026  Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2026 
Summer II 2026
Monday, June 29, 2026  Tuesday, July 7, 2026  Thursday, August 6, 2026  Sunday, August 23, 2026  Intermission, Monday-Sunday, August 24-30, 2026 
Fall I 2026
Monday, August 31, 2026  Tuesday, September 8, 2026  Thursday, October 8, 2026  Sunday, October 25, 2026  Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2026 
Fall II 2026
Monday, October 26, 2026  Tuesday, November 3, 2026  Thursday, December 3, 2026  Sunday, December 20, 2026 

Thanksgiving Break, Thursday-Sunday, November 26-30, 2026

Intermission, Monday-Sunday, December 21, 2026 - January 3, 2027

 

Class Schedule Information

Classes are typically scheduled during the hours of 7:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday through Friday and 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Most often, students attend classes between two to four days per week; however, some courses (most notably in the nursing programs) may require additional days of instruction per week. Nursing clinical rotations may be scheduled any day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays, 24 hours a day. The Dental Hygiene core curriculum requires students to attend classes, labs, and clinic sessions up to five days per week. After program completion and in preparation for clinical board examinations, Dental Hygiene students will be allowed to attend specific clinic sessions.  

Most distance education programs do not have face-to-face class meetings scheduled.  However, the MSN-FNP curriculum includes scheduled weekend intensives during the FNP trimesters.  The courses for the online programs are open for students to commence coursework on the first Monday of each eight week term as part of a trimester and close on the last Sunday of each eight week term within the trimester.  

Class Times

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 Saturday

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-6:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

 7:00am-11:00pm

 

Classes scheduled between

7:00am-6:00pm

 

Please Note: Nursing clinical rotations may be scheduled any day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays, 24 hours a day.

University Hours of Operation

California and Florida: The campus administrative offices normal hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Texas:  The campus administrative offices normal hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

All Campuses:  Online courses and related technical support are available and accessible to enrolled students seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Holidays Observed

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday- January 18, 2021
President's Day
Monday - February 15, 2021
Memorial Day
Monday - May 31, 2021
Independence Day
Monday - July 5, 2021 
Labor Day
Monday - September 9, 2021 
Thanksgiving Break
Thursday - Sunday, November 25 - November 28, 2021
Holiday/New Year Break
Thursday, December 24, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022

*Holiday schedule may vary for distance education students and associates.  

Religious Observance Policy

West Coast University grants students excused absences from class, laboratory, and/or clinical practice experiences for the absence of religious holy days.  Students must inform the Dean/Director of their program by completing the Religious Observance Absence Request form of their religious obligations at least one (1) week before the requested absence.  It is the student’s responsibility to also inform the faculty of their requested absence.  Faculty are asked to be responsive to a request when student informs them in ADVANCE, in accordance with this policy (one week advance notice) of their excused absence.  The student should be given an opportunity to make up missed work because of religious observance.  It is the responsibility of the student to manage the work or student time lost as the result of the religious observance. 

Students are advised to scan syllabi at the beginning of each term to detect potential conflicts with religious observances.  Please note that this Religious Observance policy does NOT apply to a specific church holiday, festival, weekly meetings or church camps.  The Religious Observance addressed by this policy is a tenant of the whole Faith, a day set aside for special religious observance. 

Rescheduling of Class Time

Occasionally, due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances, students may be required to make-up class hours that have been missed due to campus closures.  Any courses that are required to be made-up may be done so at the direction of the appropriate dean and may be made-up at any point throughout the term.  The delivery method of the make-up hours will be dictated by the appropriate dean/chair based upon University, state, and/or accreditation requirements.  Any student who will miss courses due to these circumstances should speak to their program dean/chair for clarification on make-up work obligations.