Academics

Academic Calendar

Fall 2013

Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Course Add/Drop Begins¹ Monday August 12
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹ Tuesday August 20
New Student Check-in (new undergraduates) Friday August 23
Residence Halls Open/Orientation Begins Friday August 23
Graduate & Professional Student Welcome Monday August 26
Instruction Begins Wednesday August 28
Labor Day/Holiday/No classes Monday September 2
Fall Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday October 12
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday October 16
Thanksgiving Recess Begins, 1:10 p.m. Wednesday November 27
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Monday December 2
Last Day of Classes Friday December 6
Study Period Saturday - Wednesday December 7-11
Exams Wednesday² - Saturday December 11-14
Study Day Sunday December 15
Exams Monday - Friday December 16-20
January Graduation Recognition Saturday December 21

Winter 2013-14

Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Winter Session Period Begins Thursday December 26
3-Week Classes Begin Thursday January 2, 2014
Winter Session Period Ends Saturday January 18

Spring 2014

Event Day(s) of the Week Date
Course Add/Drop Begins¹ Tuesday January 14
Check for Holds Preventing Registration¹ Tuesday January 14
January Orientation Begins Friday January 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/Holiday Monday January 20
Instruction Begins Wednesday January 22
February Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday February 15
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday February 19
Spring Break Begins, 1:10 p.m. Saturday March 29
Instruction Resumes, 7:30 a.m. Monday April 7
Last Day of Classes Wednesday May 7
Study Period Thursday - Sunday May 8-11
Exams Monday³ - Thursday May 12-15
Study Day Friday May 16
Exams Saturday - Tuesday May 17-20
Senior Days Wednesday - Friday May 21-23
Commencement Sunday May 25

Summer 2014

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

Event Day(s) of the Week Date
3-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Wednesday May 28
8-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday June 9
3-Week Session Final Exams Friday June 20
6-Week Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday June 23
6- and 8-Week Sessions Final Exams Monday/Tuesday August 4-5

¹ Verify Add/Drop appointment window and registration holds on Student Center

² Fall exams begin Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

³ Spring exams begin Monday at 9:00 a.m.

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.

*Beginning Fall 2014 no classes will be held Wednesday due to Thanksgiving Recess

This calendar may be subject to modification and is not legally binding.