2018-19 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 17
Instruction beginsTuesdayAugust 21
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 3
Fall Break BeginsSaturdayOctober 6
Instruction resumesWednesdayOctober 10
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsWednesdayNovember 21
Instruction resumesMondayNovember 26
Last day of classesFridayNovember 30
Study PeriodSaturday - TuesdayDecember 1 - 4
Scheduled Exams (Fall)Wednesday - ThursdayDecember 5 - 13
January Graduation RecognitionSaturdayDecember 15
Winter 2018-19
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week Session Classes BeginWednesdayJanuary 2
Winter Session Period endsSaturdayJanuary 19
Spring 2019
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
January Orientation BeginsFridayJanuary 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 21
Instruction Begins (Spring)WednesdayJanuary 23
February Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayFebruary 16
Instruction Resumes (Spring)WednesdayFebruary 20
Spring Break BeginsSaturdayMarch 30
Instruction Resumes (Spring)MondayApril 8
Last Day of Classes (Spring)WednesdayMay 8
Study Period (Spring)Thursday - SundayMay 9 - 12
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Monday - ThursdayMay 13 - 16
Study Day (Spring)FridayMay 17
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Saturday - TuesdayMay 18 - 21
CommencementSundayMay 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 2019
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-Week Summer Session Registration/classes BeginWednesdayMay 29
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 10
3-Week Summer Session final examsFridayJune 21
6-Week Summer Session registration/classes beginMondayJune 24
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 5 - 6

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 are subject to change; the 2020-21 calendar is under review and not available at this time.