2019-20 Academic Calendar

Fall 2019
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 23
Instruction beginsThursdayAugust 29
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 2
Fall Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayOctober 12
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 14
Veterans DayMondayNovember 11
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsWednesdayNovember 27
Instruction ResumesMondayDecember 2
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayDecember 10
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayDecember 11 - 13
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - FridayDecember 14 - 20
Recognition Event for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 21
Scheduled ExamsSaturdayDecember 21
Winter 2019-20
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week Session Classes BeginThursdayJanuary 2
Winter Session Period endsSaturdayJanuary 25
Spring 2020
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 20
Instruction BeginsTuesdayJanuary 21
February Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayFebruary 22
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 26
Spring Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayMarch 28
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 6
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayMay 5
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayMay 6 - 8
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayMay 9 - 16
CommencementSundayMay 24

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

Summer 2020
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-Week Summer Session Registration/classes BeginWednesdayMay 27
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 8
3-Week Summer Session final examsFridayJune 19
6-Week Summer Session registration/classes beginMondayJune 22
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 3 - 4

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.