2023-24 Academic Calendar

Fall 2023
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence Halls OpenFridayAugust 18
Instruction BeginsThursdayAugust 24
Labor Day Holiday - No ClassesMondaySeptember 4
Fall Break BeginsSaturdayOctober 7
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 9
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 11
Veterans Day (Classes Held)SaturdayNovember 11
Thanksgiving Break BeginsWednesdayNovember 22
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 27
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayDecember 5
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayDecember 6 - 8
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayDecember 9 - 16
Recognition Ceremony for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 16
December Degree DateSundayDecember 31
Winter 2023-24
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Winter 3-Week Session BeginsTuesdayJanuary 2
Winter Session EndsSaturdayJanuary 20
Spring 2024
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 15
Instruction BeginsTuesdayJanuary 23
February Break beginsSaturdayFebruary 24
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 28
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
CommencementSundayMay 26
University Commencement CeremonySundayMay 26
Memorial DayMondayMay 27

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

Summer 2024
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-Week and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final ExamsMonday - TuesdayAugust 5 - 6
August Degree DateMondayAugust 19

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.