President Barack Obama's last day as president will be January 20, 2017, which is a Friday. Obama's last full day in the White House will be on Jan. 19, 2017, which is a Thursday.
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The next president will be chosen in the 2016 election and be sworn into office at noon on Jan. 20, 2017. That day is called Inauguration Day.
Obama's Last Day
Under the terms of the Twentieth Amendment, Obama's second term ends at noon on Jan. 20, 2017. The first term of Obama's successor begins upon the swearing-in ceremony at that time.
When Obama Was Sworn In
Why Obama Can Serve Only Two Terms
Obama, like all U.S. presidents, cannot serve a third term in the White House because of the Constitution's 22nd Amendment, even though many conspiracy theorists believe Obama will try to remain president beyond his eight years in office.