2018-19 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 17
Instruction beginsThursdayAugust 23
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 3
Fall Break beginsSaturdayOctober 6
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 8
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 10
Veterans DaySundayNovember 11
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 21
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 26
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayDecember 4
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayDecember 5 - 7
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayDecember 8 - 15
Recognition Ceremony for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 15
December degree dateMondayDecember 31
Winter 2018-19
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
University Winter BreakMonday - TuesdayDecember 24 - 1
Winter 3-Week session beginsWednesdayJanuary 2
Winter Session endsSaturdayJanuary 19
Spring 2019
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 21
Instruction beginsTuesdayJanuary 22
February Break beginsSaturdayFebruary 23
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 27
Spring Break beginsSaturdayMarch 30
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 8
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayMay 7
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayMay 8 - 10
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayMay 11 - 18
Senior DaysSunday - FridayMay 19 - 24
Commencement / May degree dateSundayMay 26

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

Summer 2019
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-week Summer Session beginsWednesdayMay 29
8-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 10
3-week Summer Session exams endFridayJune 21
6-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 24
6- and 8-week Summer Sessions exams endMonday - TuesdayAugust 5 - 6
August degree dateMondayAugust 12

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.

See also Key Cornell Dates which include dining, housing, and health services deadlines plus yearly major events and student governance meetings, in addition to all key academic dates. (Subscribe via: Google, iCal, Outlook, RSS.)

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.