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 beginsSaturdayOctober 8
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 12
Veterans DayFridayNovember 11
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 23
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 28
Last Day of ClassesFridayDecember 2
Study PeriodSaturday - TuesdayDecember 3 - 6
Scheduled ExamsWednesday - ThursdayDecember 7 - 15
Recognition Ceremony for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 17
Winter 2016-17
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
University Winter BreakMonday - MondayDecember 26 - 2
Winter 3-Week session beginsTuesdayJanuary 3
Winter Session 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 beginsSaturdayFebruary 18
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 22
Spring Break beginsSaturdayApril 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

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 beginsWednesdayMay 31
8-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 12
8-Week Summer Session registration/classes BeginMondayJune 12
3-week Summer Session exams endFridayJune 23
6-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 26
6- and 8-week Summer Sessions exams endMonday - 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.