2016-17 Academic Calendar

Fall 2016
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 19
Instruction beginsTuesdayAugust 23
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 5
Fall Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayOctober 8
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 12
Veterans DayFridayNovember 11
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsWednesdayNovember 23
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 28
Last Day of ClassesFridayDecember 2
Study PeriodSaturday - TuesdayDecember 3 - 6
Scheduled ExamsWednesday - ThursdayDecember 7 - 15
January Graduation RecognitionSaturdayDecember 17
Winter 2016-17
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
University Winter BreakMonday - MondayDecember 26 - 2
Winter 3-Week Session Classes BeginTuesdayJanuary 3
Winter Session Period endsSaturdayJanuary 21
Spring 2017
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 16
January Orientation BeginsThursdayJanuary 19
Instruction BeginsWednesdayJanuary 25
February Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayFebruary 18
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 22
Spring Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayApril 1
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 10
Last Day of ClassesWednesdayMay 10
Study PeriodThursday - SundayMay 11 - 14
Scheduled ExamsMonday - ThursdayMay 15 - 18
Study DayFridayMay 19
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - TuesdayMay 20 - 23
CommencementSundayMay 28

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

Summer 2017
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-Week Summer Session Registration/classes BeginWednesdayMay 31
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMonday - MondayJune 12 - 12
3-Week Summer Session final examsFridayJune 23
6-Week Summer Session registration/classes beginMondayJune 26
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 7 - 8

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.