2019-20 Academic Calendar

Fall 2019
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 23
Instruction beginsThursdayAugust 29
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 2
Fall Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayOctober 12
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 14
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 16
Veterans DayMondayNovember 11
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 27
Instruction ResumesMondayDecember 2
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayDecember 10
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayDecember 11 - 13
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayDecember 14 - 21
Recognition Event for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 21
December degree dateTuesdayDecember 31
Winter 2019-20
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week session beginsThursdayJanuary 2
Winter Session endsSaturdayJanuary 18
Spring 2020
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 20
Instruction beginsTuesdayJanuary 21
February Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayFebruary 22
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 26
Spring Break begins at 1:10 p.m.SaturdayMarch 28
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 6
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayMay 5
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayMay 6 - 8
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayMay 9 - 16
Senior DaysSunday - FridayMay 17 - 22
Commencement / May degree dateSundayMay 24

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

Summer 2020
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-week Summer Session beginsWednesdayMay 27
8-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 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
August degree dateMondayAugust 10

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.