2021-22 Academic Calendar

Fall 2021
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 20
Instruction beginsThursdayAugust 26
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 6
Fall Break beginsSaturdayOctober 9
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 11
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 13
Veterans DayThursdayNovember 11
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 24
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 29
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayDecember 7
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayDecember 8 - 10
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - FridayDecember 11 - 17
Recognition Ceremony for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 18
Scheduled ExamsSaturdayDecember 18
December degree dateFridayDecember 31
Winter 2021-22
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week session beginsMondayJanuary 3
Winter Session endsSaturdayJanuary 22
Spring 2022
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 17
Instruction beginsTuesdayJanuary 25
February Break beginsSaturdayFebruary 26
Instruction ResumesWednesdayMarch 2
Spring Break beginsSaturdayApril 2
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 11
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayMay 10
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayMay 11 - 13
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayMay 14 - 21
Senior DaysSunday - FridayMay 22 - 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 2022
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-week Summer Session beginsWednesdayMay 25
8-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 6
3-week Summer Session exams endFridayJune 17
6-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 20
6- and 8-week Summer Sessions exams endMonday - TuesdayAugust 1 - 2
August degree dateMondayAugust 15

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.