2014-15 Academic Calendar

Fall 2014
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 22
Instruction beginsTuesdayAugust 26
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 1
Fall Break beginsSaturdayOctober 11
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 15
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 26
Instruction ResumesMondayDecember 1
Study PeriodSaturday - TuesdayDecember 6 - 9
Scheduled ExamsWednesday - ThursdayDecember 10 - 18
Recognition Ceremony for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 20
Winter 2014-15
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week session beginsMondayJanuary 5
Winter Session endsSaturdayJanuary 17
Spring 2015
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
January Orientation beginsFridayJanuary 16
Instruction beginsWednesdayJanuary 21
Instruction ResumesWednesday - MondayFebruary 18 - 6
Charter Day - No classes, 8 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.MondayApril 27
Last Day of ClassesWednesdayMay 6
Study PeriodThursday - SundayMay 7 - 10
Scheduled ExamsMonday - FridayMay 11 - 15
Study DayFridayMay 15

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

Summer 2015
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-week Summer Session beginsWednesdayMay 27
8-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 8
8-Week Summer Session registration/classes BeginMondayJune 8
3-week Summer Session exams endFridayJune 19
6-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 22
6- and 8-week Summer Sessions exams endMonday - 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.