2017-18 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 18
Instruction beginsTuesdayAugust 22
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 4
Fall Break BeginsSaturdayOctober 7
Instruction Resumes (Fall)WednesdayOctober 11
Veterans DaySaturdayNovember 11
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsWednesdayNovember 22
Instruction Resumes (Fall)MondayNovember 27
Study Period (Fall)Saturday - TuesdayDecember 2 - 5
Scheduled Exams (Fall)Wednesday - ThursdayDecember 6 - 14
January Graduation RecognitionSaturdayDecember 16
Winter 2017-18
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week Session Classes BeginTuesdayJanuary 2
Winter Session Period endsSaturdayJanuary 20
Spring 2018
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 15
January Orientation BeginsThursdayJanuary 18
Instruction Begins (Spring)WednesdayJanuary 24
February Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayFebruary 17
Instruction Resumes (Spring)WednesdayFebruary 21
Spring Break BeginsSaturdayMarch 31
Instruction Resumes (Spring)MondayApril 9
Last Day of Classes (Spring)WednesdayMay 9
Study Period (Spring)Thursday - SundayMay 10 - 13
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Monday - ThursdayMay 14 - 17
Study Day (Spring)FridayMay 18
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Saturday - TuesdayMay 19 - 22
CommencementSundayMay 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
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-Week Summer Session Registration/classes BeginWednesdayMay 30
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 11
3-Week Summer Session final examsFridayJune 22
6-Week Summer Session registration/classes beginMondayJune 25
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 6 - 7

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.

For complete semester start-up information visit: Cornell University Campus Life and the Office of the University Registrar.

The 2018-19 and 2019-20 calendars have been revised as announced on July 13, 2017. More information is available in the Cornell Chronicle.