2018-19 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018
Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Course Add/Drop Begins¹ Monday August 6
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹ Tuesday August 14
New Student Check-in (new undergraduates) Friday August 17
Residence Halls Open/Orientation Begins Friday August 17
Graduate & Professional Student Welcome Monday August 20
Instruction Begins Tuesday August 21
Labor Day/Holiday/No classes Monday September 3
Fall Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday October 6
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday October 10
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Wednesday November 21
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Monday November 26
Last Day of Classes Friday November 30
Study Period Saturday - Tuesday December 1-4
Exams Wednesday - Saturday December 5-8
Study Day Sunday December 9
Exams Monday - Thursday December 10-13
January Graduation Recognition Saturday December 15
Winter 2018-19
Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Winter Session Period Begins Wednesday December 26
3-Week Classes Begin Wednesday January 2, 2019
Winter Session Period Ends Saturday January 19
Spring 2019
Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Course Add/Drop Begins¹ Monday January 14
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹ Monday January 14
January Orientation Begins Friday January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/Holiday Monday January 21
Instruction Begins Wednesday January 23
February Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday February 16
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday February 20
Spring Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday March 30
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Monday April 8
Last Day of Classes Wednesday May 8
Study Period Thursday - Sunday May 9-12
Exams Monday - Thursday May 13-16
Study Day Friday May 17
Exams Saturday - Tuesday May 18-21
Senior Days Wednesday - Friday May 22-24
Commencement Sunday May 26

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 29
8-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday June 10
3-Week Session Final Exams Friday June 21
6-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday June 24
6- and 8-Week Sessions Final Exams Monday/Tuesday August 5-6

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.