2015-16 Academic Calendar

Fall 2015
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence Halls OpenFridayAugust 21
Instruction Begins (Fall)TuesdayAugust 25
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 7
Fall Break BeginsSaturdayOctober 10
Instruction Resumes (Spring)WednesdayOctober 14
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsWednesdayNovember 25
Instruction Resumes (Spring)MondayNovember 30
Last Day of Classes (Fall)FridayDecember 4
Study Period (Fall)Saturday - TuesdayDecember 5 - 8
Scheduled Exams (Fall)Wednesday - ThursdayDecember 9 - 17
January Graduation RecognitionSaturdayDecember 19
Winter 2015-16
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week Session Classes BeginMondayJanuary 4
Spring 2016
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 18
January Orientation BeginsThursdayJanuary 21
Instruction Begins (Spring)WednesdayJanuary 27
February Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayFebruary 13
Instruction Resumes (Spring)WednesdayFebruary 17
Spring Break BeginsSaturdayMarch 26
Instruction Resumes (Spring)MondayApril 4
Last Day of Classes (Spring)WednesdayMay 11
Study Period (Spring)Thursday - SundayMay 12 - 15
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Monday - ThursdayMay 16 - 19
Study Day (Spring)FridayMay 20
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Saturday - TuesdayMay 21 - 24
Senior DaysWednesday - FridayMay 25 - 27
CommencementSundayMay 29

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

Summer 2016
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginWednesdayJune 1
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 13
3-Week Summer Session Final ExamsFridayJune 24
6-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 27
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 8 - 9

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.