2018-19 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Residence halls openFridayAugust 17
Instruction beginsThursdayAugust 23
Labor Day Holiday - no classesMondaySeptember 3
Fall Break beginsSaturdayOctober 6
Indigenous Peoples' DayMondayOctober 8
Instruction ResumesWednesdayOctober 10
Veterans DaySundayNovember 11
Thanksgiving break beginsWednesdayNovember 21
Instruction ResumesMondayNovember 26
Last Day of ClassesTuesdayDecember 4
Study PeriodWednesday - FridayDecember 5 - 7
Scheduled ExamsSaturday - SaturdayDecember 8 - 15
Recognition Ceremony for December GraduatesSaturdayDecember 15
December degree dateMondayDecember 31
Winter 2018-19
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
University Winter BreakMonday - TuesdayDecember 24 - 1
Winter 3-Week session beginsWednesdayJanuary 2
Winter Session endsSaturdayJanuary 19
Spring 2019
EventDay(s) of the WeekDate
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / HolidayMondayJanuary 21
Instruction beginsTuesdayJanuary 22
February Break beginsSaturdayFebruary 23
Instruction ResumesWednesdayFebruary 27
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

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

Summer 2019
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- and 8-week Summer Sessions exams endMonday - 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.