Annual Timeline (2021-2022)

October 10/13: Call for Courses emailed to all course sponsoring departments and colleges

11/24: Call for Courses due 


Summer Session in communication with Departments and Colleges Managers to develop and finalize curriculum

12/10: Summer 2022 courses determined, listed at, and sent campus wide!

12/15: Departments and Colleges - add summer courses to their websites, planning process, and other documents



  • Promote courses in winter classes and advising meetings!
  • Prerequisites & Restrictions information collected from Faculty, coordinated by Managers

1/4: New courses and course revisions due for CCI review




  • Instructor availability and preferences collected
  • Summer Session schedules courses

  • AHR sends Faculty and Lecturer appointment letters 
  • Faculty are attached to courses in AIS
  • Mandatory discussion sections scheduled by Summer Session Office
  • Departments, Colleges, and Summer Faculty asked to review schedule
  • New Courses must have CCI approval to be offered
  • Summer term becomes active in Schedule of Classes
  • AHR sends GSI appointment letters as CCI approves
  • GSI are attached to courses in AIS as CCI approves
  • Promote courses in spring classes and advising meetings!
  • Information sessions on campus and online to provide students extensive info on summer courses, policies, costs, billing, financial aid, housing, support, accommodations, and more.
4/1: Registration opens for visitors, inactive UCSC students, fall admits, and staff, to be able to take summer classes.

5/1: Enrollment opens for all students! 

5/15: Teaching Assistant allocation estimates sent, Department and College Managers begin submitting TA appointments

Enrollment census for course cancellation and TA allocation

  • 8+ students needed in upper division course; 12+ in lower division
  • Course cancellations made - Summer Session contacts faculty, departments, and students to support them changing plans


  • Course readers for Session 1 to Copy Center due 
  • Orders for Session 1 textbooks to Bay Tree Bookstore due

6/1: Final TA allocations sent - Department and College Managers submit all TA and Reader appointment

6/7: TA appointment and Reader requests due as soon as possible

  • AHR sends TA appointment letters
  • AHR sends Reader appointment letters
  • GSIs - For any AI advancing to become TF, or TF graduating to become Lecturers, the information due to AHR at
  • Scheduling optional discussion sections with TAs and instructors


  • Start of Summer Quarter
  • Juneteenth, Observed - no instruction, administrative holiday

6/21: First day of Summer Session classes


  • Course readers for Session 2 to Copy Center due 
  • Orders for Session 2 textbooks to Bay Tree Bookstore due

7/4: Fourth of July - no instruction, administrative holiday

7/14: Session 1 course evaluations open

7/29: Session 1 Departments have access to evaluations


8/4: 8-week course evaluations open

8/19: 8-week Departments have access to evaluations

8/18: Session 2 and 10-week course evaluations open

8/26: End of Summer Quarter


9/2: Session 2 and 10-week Departments have access to evaluations

9/2: Grades due for all courses, independent studies, and field studies, undergraduate and graduate level