2019-20 Academic Calendar

Fall 2019
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 23
Instruction beginsTuesdayAugust 27
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 2
Fall Break BeginsSaturdayOctober 12
Thanksgiving Recess BeginsWednesdayNovember 27
Instruction Resumes (Fall)MondayDecember 2
Study Period (Fall)Saturday - TuesdayDecember 7 - 10
Scheduled Exams (Fall)Wednesday - ThursdayDecember 11 - 19
January Graduation RecognitionSaturdayDecember 21
Winter 2019-20
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week Session Classes BeginThursdayJanuary 2
Winter Session Period endsSaturdayJanuary 25
Spring 2020
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
January Orientation beginsFridayJanuary 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 20
Instruction Begins (Spring)WednesdayJanuary 22
February Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayFebruary 15
Instruction Resumes (Spring)WednesdayFebruary 19
Spring Break Begins, 1:10 pmSaturdayMarch 28
Instruction Resumes (Spring)MondayApril 6
Last Day of Classes (Spring)WednesdayMay 6
Study Period (Spring)Thursday - SundayMay 7 - 10
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Monday - ThursdayMay 11 - 14
Study Day (Spring)FridayMay 15
Scheduled Exams (Spring)Saturday - TuesdayMay 16 - 19
CommencementSundayMay 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 Registration/classes BeginWednesdayMay 27
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes BeginMondayJune 8
3-Week Summer Session final examsFridayJune 19
6-Week Summer Session registration/classes beginMondayJune 22
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 3 - 4

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 are subject to change; the 2020-21 calendar is under review and not available at this time.