2017-18 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Course Add/Drop Begins¹ Monday August 7
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹ Tuesday August 15
New Student Check-in (new undergraduates) Friday August 18
Residence Halls Open/Orientation Begins Friday August 18
Graduate & Professional Student Welcome Monday August 21
Instruction Begins Tuesday August 22
Labor Day/Holiday/No classes Monday September 4
Fall Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday October 7
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday October 11
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Wednesday November 22
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Monday November 27
Last Day of Classes Friday December 1
Study Period Saturday - Tuesday December 2-5
Exams Wednesday - Saturday December 6-9
Study Day Sunday December 10
Exams Monday - Thursday December 11-14
January Graduation Recognition Saturday December 16
Winter 2017-18
Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Winter Session Period Begins Tuesday December 26
3-Week Classes Begin Tuesday January 2, 2018
Winter Session Period Ends Saturday January 20
Spring 2018
Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Course Add/Drop Begins¹ Monday January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/Holiday Monday January 15
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹ Tuesday January 16
January Orientation Begins Friday January 19
Instruction Begins Wednesday January 24
February Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday February 17
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday February 21
Spring Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday March 31
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Monday April 9
Last Day of Classes Wednesday May 9
Study Period Thursday - Sunday May 10-13
Exams Monday - Thursday May 14-17
Study Day Friday May 18
Exams Saturday - Tuesday May 19-22
Senior Days Wednesday - Friday May 23-25
Commencement Sunday May 27

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

Summer 2018
Event Day(s) of the Week Date
3-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Wednesday May 30
8-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday June 11
3-Week Session Final Exams Friday June 22
6-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday June 25
6- and 8-Week Sessions Final Exams Monday/Tuesday August 6-7

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

*Beginning Fall 2014 no classes will be held Wednesday due to Thanksgiving Recess.

See also 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.