Academics

Academic Calendar

Fall 2014

Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Course Add/Drop Begins¹ Monday August 11
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹ Tuesday August 19
New Student Check-in (new undergraduates) Friday August 22
Residence Halls Open/Orientation Begins Friday August 22
Graduate & Professional Student Welcome Monday August 25
Instruction Begins Tuesday August 26
Labor Day/Holiday/No classes Monday September 1
Fall Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday October 11
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday October 15
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Wednesday November 26
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Monday December 1
Last Day of Classes Friday December 5
Study Period Saturday - Tuesday December 6-9
Exams Wednesday - Saturday December 10-13
Study Day Sunday December 14
Exams Monday - Thursday December 15-18
January Graduation Recognition Saturday December 20

Winter 2014-15

Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Winter Session Period Begins Friday December 26
3-Week Classes Begin Friday January 2, 2015
Winter Session Period Ends Saturday January 17

Spring 2015

Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Course Add/Drop Begins¹ Monday January 12
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹ Tuesday January 13
January Orientation Begins Friday January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/Holiday Monday January 19
Instruction Begins Wednesday January 21
February Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday February 14
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday February 18
Spring Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday March 28
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Monday April 6
Last Day of Classes Wednesday May 6
Study Period Thursday - Sunday May 7-10
Exams Monday - Thursday May 11-14
Study Day Friday May 15
Exams Saturday - Tuesday May 16-19
Senior Days Wednesday - Friday May 20-22
Commencement Sunday May 24

Summer 2015

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

Event Day(s) of the Week Date
3-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Wednesday May 27
8-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday June 8
3-Week Session Final Exams Friday June 19
6-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday June 22
6- and 8-Week Sessions Final Exams Monday/Tuesday August 3-4

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

Key Academic Dates from the Office of the University Registrar website

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.