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 beginsSaturdayOctober 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 - FridayDecember 14 - 20
Recognition Ceremony for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 21
Scheduled ExamsSaturdayDecember 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 beginsSaturdayFebruary 22
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 26
Spring Break beginsSaturdayMarch 28
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 6
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayMay 5
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayMay 6 - 8
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayMay 9 - 16
Senior DaysSunday - FridayMay 17 - 22

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.