2021-22 Academic Calendar

Fall 2021
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 20
Instruction beginsThursdayAugust 26
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 6
Fall Break beginsSaturdayOctober 9
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 11
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 13
Veterans DayThursdayNovember 11
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 24
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 29
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayDecember 7
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayDecember 8 - 10
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayDecember 11 - 18
Recognition Event for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 18
December degree dateFridayDecember 31
Winter 2021-22
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week session beginsMondayJanuary 3
Winter Session endsSaturdayJanuary 22
Spring 2022
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 17
Instruction beginsTuesdayJanuary 25
February Break beginsSaturdayFebruary 26
Instruction ResumesWednesdayMarch 2
Spring Break beginsSaturdayApril 2
Instruction ResumesMondayApril 11
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayMay 10
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayMay 11 - 13
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayMay 14 - 21
Senior DaysSunday - FridayMay 22 - 27
Commencement / May degree dateSundayMay 29

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

Summer 2022
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
3-week Summer Session beginsWednesdayMay 25
8-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 6
3-week Summer Session exams endFridayJune 17
6-week Summer Session beginsMondayJune 20
6- and 8-week Summer Sessions exams endMonday - TuesdayAugust 1 - 2
August degree dateMondayAugust 15

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.