2016-17 Academic Calendar

Fall 2016
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence Halls OpenFridayAugust 19
Instruction Begins (Fall)TuesdayAugust 23
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 5
Fall Break BeginsSaturdayOctober 8
Instruction Resumes (Fall)WednesdayOctober 12
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsWednesdayNovember 23
Instruction Resumes (Fall)MondayNovember 28
Last Day of Classes (Fall)FridayDecember 2
Study Period (Fall)Saturday - TuesdayDecember 3 - 6
Scheduled Exams (Fall)Wednesday - ThursdayDecember 7 - 15
January Graduation RecognitionSaturdayDecember 17
Winter 2016-17
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week Session Classes BeginTuesdayJanuary 3
Spring 2017
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 16
January Orientation BeginsFridayJanuary 20
Instruction Begins (Spring)WednesdayJanuary 25
February Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayFebruary 18
Instruction Resumes (Spring)WednesdayFebruary 22
Spring Break BeginsSaturdayApril 1
Instruction Resumes (Spring)MondayApril 10
Last Day of Classes (Spring)WednesdayMay 10
Study Period (Spring)Thursday - SundayMay 11 - 14
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Monday - ThursdayMay 15 - 18
Study Day (Spring)FridayMay 19
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Saturday - TuesdayMay 20 - 23
Senior DaysWednesday - FridayMay 24 - 26
CommencementSundayMay 28

There are many summer programs that follow different calendars from the one shown here. For more information on these programs, visit Summer Sessions.

Summer 2017
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginWednesdayMay 31
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 12
3-Week Summer Session Final ExamsFridayJune 23
6-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 26
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 7 - 8

¹ Verify Add/Drop appointment window and registration holds on Student Center.

See also Key Academic Dates from the Office of the University Registrar website.

See also Key Cornell Dates which include dining, housing, and health services deadlines plus yearly major events and student governance meetings, in addition to all key academic dates. (Subscribe via: Google, iCal, Outlook, RSS.)

For complete semester start-up information visit: Cornell University Campus Life and the Office of the University Registrar.

This calendar may be subject to modification and is not legally binding.