2020-2021 Key Academic Dates

July 2020

Fourth of July/Holiday/No Classes
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Fall 20 Pre-Enrollment - AMBA, Hotel MMH and MPS, and Cornell Tech
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August 2020

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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 1- Graduate* (*Professional students (MBA, Law, and Vet) enroll during Round 2)
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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 1 - Seniors
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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 1- Juniors
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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 1- Sophmores
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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 1- First-Years
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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 2 - Graduate/Professional/Seniors
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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 2 - Juniors
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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 2 - Sophomores
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Fall 20 Enrollment Round 2 - First-Years
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September 2020

Fall 20 Instruction Begins
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7w1 Session
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Labor Day (Classes Held)
7w1 add ends
Last Day to Add/Change Credits
7w1 drop/change grade basis ends

October 2020

No Classes
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7w2 Session
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Last Day to Drop/Change Grading Basis
7w2 add ends

November 2020

Veteran's Day - Classes Held
7w2 drop/change grade basis ends
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Semi-final study days - No Classes
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Last Day to Register without Late Registration Fee
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Semi-final exams-No Classes
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Students transition home and leave campus
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Thanksgiving Break
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Instruction resumes - All classes online
Pre-enrollment holds placed for non-registered students

December 2020

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Graduate/Professional Student Pre-enrollment
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UG and Vet Med Seniors Pre-enrollment
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UG and Vet Med Juniors Pre-enrollment
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UG and Vet Med Sophomores Pre-enrollment
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UG and Vet Med First-Years Pre-enrollment
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Last day of instruction
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Online final exams-No Classes
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Fall 20 Last Day for Student Academic Activity
Last Day of the Semester
Winter Term Begins
December Degree Date

January 2021

Winter Classes Begin
Fall 20 Grades Due (colleges may set earlier due dates)
Martin Luther King, Jr./Holiday
Winter Classes End, Winter Term Ends

February 2021

Spring 21 Add/Drop Begins - Grad/Prof/Seniors
Spring 21 Add/Drop Begins - Juniors
Spring 21 Add/Drop Begins - Sophomores
Spring 21 Add/Drop Begins - First-Years
7w1 Instruction Begins
Spring 2021 Instruction Begins
7w1 add ends
Last Day to Add/Change Credits
Last Day to Register without Late Registration Fee

March 2021

7w1 drop/change grade basis ends
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Wellness Days - No Classes
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7w1 Instruction Ends
7w2 Instruction Begins

April 2021

7w2 add ends
Last Day to Change Grading Basis
Wellness Day - No Classes
Wellness Day - No Classes
7w2 drop/change grade basis ends

May 2021

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FA21 Pre-enrollment: Graduate/Professional/Cornell Tech/Vet Med
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FA21 Pre-enrollment: Undergraduate Seniors
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FA21 Pre-enrollment: Undergraduate Juniors
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FA21 Pre-enrollment: Undergraduate Sophomores/First-Years
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Last Day to Drop (extended)
Last Day of Instruction
7w2 Instruction Ends
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Study Days
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Final Exams
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Last Day of the semester
Spring 21 Last Day for Student Academic Activity
Deadline to Update Name/Address for Diploma - May Graduates
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University Commencement Weekend
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May Degree Date

June 2021

Summer 21 3-Week-1 Classes Begin
Summer 21 8-Week Classes Begin
Spring 21 Median Grades Available
Final grades available on transcript
Summer 21 3-Week-1 Final Exams End
Juneteenth Observance/Holiday/No Classes
May 21 Degree certifications available
Summer 21 3-Week-2 Classes Begin
Summer 21 6-Week Classes Begin

July 2021

Independence Day Observance/Holiday/No Classes
Summer 21 3-Week-2 Final Exams End
Summer 21 3-Week-3 Classes Begin
Summer 21 3-Week-3 Final Exams End