2014-15 Academic Calendar

Fall 2014
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Course Add/Drop Begins¹MondayAugust 11
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹TuesdayAugust 19
New Student Check-in (new undergraduates)FridayAugust 22
Residence Halls Open/Orientation BeginsFridayAugust 22
Graduate & Professional Student WelcomeMondayAugust 25
Instruction BeginsTuesdayAugust 26
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 1
Fall Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayOctober 11
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 amWednesdayOctober 15
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsWednesdayNovember 26
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 amMondayDecember 1
Last Day of ClassesFridayDecember 5
Study PeriodSaturday - TuesdayDecember 6 - 9
ExamsWednesday - SaturdayDecember 10 - 13
Study daySundayDecember 14
ExamsMonday - ThursdayDecember 15 - 18
January Graduation RecognitionSaturdayDecember 20
Winter 2014-15
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter Session Period BeginsFridayDecember 26
Winter 3-Week Session Classes BeginFridayJanuary 2
Winter Session Period EndsSaturdayJanuary 17
Spring 2015
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Course Add/Drop Begins¹MondayJanuary 12
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹TuesdayJanuary 13
January Orientation beginsFridayJanuary 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 19
Instruction BeginsWednesdayJanuary 21
February Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayFebruary 14
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 amWednesdayFebruary 18
Spring Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayMarch 28
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 amMondayApril 6
Last Day of ClassesWednesdayMay 6
Study periodThursday - SundayMay 7 - 10
ExamsMonday - ThursdayMay 11 - 14
Study DayFridayMay 15
ExamsSaturday - TuesdayMay 16 - 19
Senior DaysWednesday - FridayMay 20 - 22
Commencement CeremonySundayMay 24

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

Summer 2015
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginWednesdayMay 27
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 8
3-Week Summer Session Final ExamsFridayJune 19
6-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 22
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 3 - 4

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.