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Key Academic Dates

2015-2016 | 2016-2017 | 2017-2018 | 2018-2019

These dates are projected and are subject to change.

July
Fourth of July/Holiday Friday July 3, 2015
Fall 15 Pre-enrollment - Incoming Freshman¹ Wednesday-Friday July 8, 2015-July 17, 2015
August
Fall 15 Add Begins - Grad/Prof² Monday   August 10, 2015
Fall 15 Enrollment Certifications Available Monday August 17, 2015
Check for Holds Preventing Registration Tuesday August 18, 2015
Fall 15 Add Begins - Seniors² Tuesday August 18, 2015
Fall 15 Add Begins - Juniors² Wednesday August 19, 2015
Fall 15 Add Begins - Sophomores² Thursday August 20, 2015
New Student Check In (Undergraduates) Friday August 21, 2015
Graduate & Professional Student Welcome Monday August 24, 2015
Fall 15 Add Begins - Freshman* Monday August 24, 2015
Fall 15 Instruction Begins Tuesday August 25, 2015
September
Labor Day/Holiday/No Classes Monday September 7, 2015
Last Day to Add/Change Credits Tuesday September 8, 2015
Last Day to Register w/o Late Registration Fee Friday September 11, 2015
August 15 Degree Certifications Available Friday September 11, 2015
Fall 15 Final Exam Schedule Available Monday September 14, 2015
October
Fall Break (begins 1:10 p.m.) Saturday-Tuesday October 10, 2015-October 13, 2015
Last Day to Drop/Change Grading Basis Tuesday October 20, 2015
Spring 16 Pre-enrollment - Grad/Prof³ Wednesday-Friday October 28, 2015-October 30, 2015
November
Spring 16 Pre-enrollment - Seniors³ Monday-Wednesday November 2, 2015-November 4, 2015
Spring 16 Pre-enrollment - Juniors³ Wednesday-Friday November 4, 2015-November 6, 2015
Spring 16 Pre-enrollment - Sophomores³ Monday-Wednesday November 9, 2015-November 11, 2015
Spring 16 Pre-enrollment - Freshman³ Wednesday-Friday November 11, 2015-November 13, 2015
Thanksgiving Recess Wednesday-Saturday November 25, 2015-November 28, 2015
December
Deadline to Apply for Internal Transfer or Concurrent Degrees Friday December 4, 2015
Last Day of Classes Friday December 4, 2015
Exams Wednesday-Thursday December 9, 2015-December 17, 2015
January Graduation Recognition Saturday  December 19, 2015
Winter Session Begins Monday December 28, 2015
January
Winter 3-week Classes Begin Monday January 4, 2016
Fall 15 Median Grades Available Wednesday January 6, 2016
Check for Holds Preventing Registration Monday January 11, 2016
Spring 16 Enrollment Certifications Available Friday January 15, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr./Holiday Monday January 18, 2016
Spring 16 Add Begins - Grad/Prof/Seniors² Tuesday January 19, 2016
Spring 16 Add Begins - Juniors² Wednesday January 20, 2016
Spring 16 Add Begins - Sophomores² Thursday January 21, 2016
Spring 16 Add Begins - Freshman² Friday January 22, 2016
New Student Check In (Undergraduates) Friday January 22, 2016
Winter Session Ends Saturday January 23, 2016
Spring 16 Instruction Begins Wednesday January 27, 2016
February
Last Day to Add/Change Credits Wednesday February 10, 2016
February Break (begins 1:10 p.m.) Saturday-Tuesday February 13, 2016-February 16, 2016
January 16 Degree Certifications Available Monday February 15, 2016
Spring 16 Final Exam Schedule Available Monday February 15, 2016
Last Day to Register w/o Late Registration Fee Friday February 19, 2016
March
Summer 16 Enrollment Begins Monday March 7, 2016
Last Day to Drop/Change Grading Basis Wednesday March 23, 2016
Spring Break (begins 1:10 p.m.) Saturday-Sunday March 26, 2016-April 3, 2016
April
Fall 16 Pre-enrollment - Grad/Prof³ Wednesday-Friday April 6, 2016-April 8, 2016
Fall 16 Pre-enrollment - Seniors³ Monday-Wednesday April 11, 2016-April 13, 2016
Fall 16 Pre-enrollment - Juniors³ Wednesday-Friday April 13, 2016-April 15, 2016
Fall 16 Pre-enrollment - Sophomores/Freshman³ Monday-Wednesday April 18, 2016-April 20, 2016
May
Deadline to Apply for Internal Transfer or Concurrent Degrees Wednesday May 11, 2016
Last Day of Classes Wednesday May 11, 2016
Exams Monday-Tuesday May 16, 2016-May 24, 2016
Commencement Sunday May 29, 2016
Spring 16 Median Grades Available Tuesday May 31, 2016
June
Summer 16 3-week Classes Begin Wednesday June 1, 2016
Summer 16 8-week Classes Begin Monday   June 13, 2016
May 16 Degree Certifications Available Friday June 17, 2016
Summer 16 3-week Final Exams Friday June 24, 2016
Summer 16 6-week Classes Begin Monday June 27, 2016

These dates and times are projected and are subject to change.

¹ Freshman Pre-enrollment begins 9:00 a.m.; ends 4:30 p.m. on final day

² Add begins 8:00 a.m.; ends 11:59 p.m. on final day

³ Pre-enrollment begins 7:00 a.m.; ends 4:30 p.m. on final day

* Freshman Fall Add begins 6:00 p.m.; ends 11:59 p.m. on final day

 


Contact Information

Office of the University Registrar
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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-4232

Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00-4:15

Questions?
Email us at: univreg@cornell.edu.